hombrepalo (1714) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 7, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at CBF. Pours a hazy deep golden, orange with a beautiful twi finger head. Aroma is pine, grapefruit, sweet malts, grass. Taste is bitter, pine forward, grassy, sweet malts, caramel, grapefruit, toast, earthy. An interesting and refreshing APA!
bluekarma (1) - chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 8, 2013 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Golden orange color with a white head. Great citrus hop aroma. Nice grapefruit hop flavor. medium body with good carbonation. Very balanced. Great example for the style
jmagnus87 (2033) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JUL 3, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
12oz bottle poured into a shaker. Pours a slightly cloudy dark copper with minimal head. Aroma of pine, grapefruit and citrus with a strong caramel malt backbone. Taste is medium bitter. Pine and grapefruit. Medium bodied with a slick texture. Lively carbonation and a long finish. Overall, very solid. Ill have to seek out more from this company.
rumproasts (1842) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. golden with small head. really like the hops in this one. one of the best pale ales i’ve had.
Tmoney99 (9601) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured hazy dark copper color with an average frothy white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate to heavy hop bitter aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Moderate bittersweet flavor with a smooth bittersweet finish of average duration. Solid drinkable brew.
ccex (868) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle pours a hazy orange/amber color with decent white head and lacing. Aroma has lots of orange and tropical fruits, pine resin, and caramel with a bit of grass and bread. Body is medium with average carbonation and an oily mouthfeel. A solid, easily drinkable pale ale which I’ll gladly try again.
justsayswell (37) - Missouri, USA - DEC 28, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a nice copper with a foamy head. Aroma of tropical fruit/ floral hops, clean sweet crystal malt. Mouthfeel is smooth, average carbonation. Hops are dominated by pineapple and papaya flavors, a good burst of bitterness followed by slightly sweet caramel malt. More tropical fruit and a lingering bitterness on the finish. Great effort from a small brewery.
ads135 (2340) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - DEC 27, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This was a pretty impressive pale ale, really, almost an IPA for the amount of bitterness and piney aroma. Very spicy, very resiny. A delicious beer, but maybe not one you’d want if you’re really in the mood for a session pale.
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 5, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had on tap at the Village Tap for their Local Tap Takeover. Served in a pint glass.
A: Pours a typical copper with some lighter hues throughout with a white head that subsides into a nice film ring.
S: I get some wonderful citrus hops with some slight grassy undertones. Toffee-like malts as well.
T: The taste follows the nose to a tee. Nice citrus peel hops and the cracker malt gets bigger on the back and fades to light bitterness that ties it all together.
M: Light bodied with a crisp mouthfeel that leads to a dry finish. Nice little citrus lemon peel left on the palate.
O: A very solid pale ale overall and I was pleasantly surprised. Easily drinkable and I would definitely get this guy again if I wanted a nice local session beer.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 09-02-2011
burgy (452) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - AUG 1, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Great brew! It holds up against the best IPA’s on the market! It’s not #1 but it is damn good!