nbondi (201) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 24, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 15, 2011 Hmmm, this doesn’t look very pale...Murky Copper-amber color with thin white head. Smells like caramel, brown sugar, juicy fruit gum, with slight hints of pine and citrus. Medium bodied and, as the color would suggest, less bright than most pales. Ripe dark fruits with nice hop balance. Clean finish with lasting faint hop bitterness.
HighWine (951) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - JUL 14, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at the brrwery. Ligh golden pour with a big white head. Excellent lacing. Pine and citrus hop nose. Flavor is very hoppy...pine citrus and a bitter bite. Med palate.
BeerandBlues2 (9601) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUN 19, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap in Palatine. Pours clear amber with a medium, fizzy white head, medium retention with good to excellent lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (caramel, toast, cookie), heavy hops (floral, pine, citrus), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of apricot. Flavor is initially malt, then hop dominant and fruity notes. Medium body and carbonation, low warmth, and a dry finish.
Boutip (4701) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - APR 22, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Poured a hazy deep amber color ale with a nice foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma consists of hoppy and bitter citrus notes with recognisable caramel malt. Taste is also a solid mix between some caramel malt with great notes of citrus and bitter hops. Body is quite full with great carbonation. Very refreshing with nice level of hoppiness.
edwardbass (504) - Illinois, USA - APR 22, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Copper pour with a nice head. Lots of lacing. Nice grapefruit hops aroma. Hops in your face on the first taste. Strong grapefruit hop bitterness that sticks around a long time. Some nice malty background, but the hops are the star. I’d have this again - and it’s from a local brewpub, and I definitely believe in supporting the local brewers. If you love hops, you’ll love this one.
paulwastaken (17) - - APR 16, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great beer. Tried it at the chicago day of the ales 2011 event. Second beer i tried that day and i really enjoyed it.
bertram (16) - Illinois, USA - FEB 20, 2011
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very nice beer. Pours a nice copper color with a minimal head. Not overly hoppy, has a bit of a sweet taste. Quite tasty and would definitely enjoy this Pale Ale again.
rubbishystuff (1832) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had at Emmett’s in Downers Grove. This is a very nice pale ale. Quite hoppy but not overwhelming. Serving: Tap
DuffMan (6670) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 18, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle, enjoyed on the 95th floor of the John Hancock building in Chicago. Bright orange copper, like a shiny new penny. Big bold grapefruit and sweet resin aroma and flavour, hoppy hoppy hoppy! I would have sworn this is an IPA. Fantastic!
sickboy79 (66) - USA - JUL 24, 2010
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Tap. Hands down one of my favorite pale ales. I’m a stone’s throw from the Ale House so I have it quite a bit. Just a wonderful beer witht he right mix of malt and hops. It’s just right. Highly recommended.