brokensail (15468) - Dublin, California, USA - APR 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Listed as the Lemon Drop Hop version. Sort of an orange-amber our with a dense off-white head. Strong lemon and grapefruit peel hop character. Floral, some biscuit, and a decent amount of caramel. Flavor starts off with a nice bright citrus character, but the sweetness of the malt comes to dominate. Floral, light bitterness, and some subtle pine.
madmitch76 (21235) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
17th August 2012
Release #27! Cloudy amber beer, good pale cream coloured head. Smooth palate, a little soft and airy with mild fine carbonation that provides a bite. Reasonable balance - mild toffee malt. A little orange marmalade but the dominant hop flavour is nettley pine. Finishes smooth with a little more citrus and subtle red berry fruits. Nice piney hop aftertaste. Good stuff!
KansaiBeerLvrs (4248) - Kyoto, JAPAN - APR 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Yokohama Brewer’s Cup. It poured a slightly cloudy orange color with a tan head and had good lacing. A nice crisp pale ale with a piney bitterness but very smooth. Good stuff.
EdInSaltLake (727) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - APR 11, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 30, 2014 Lemony citrus aroma, with a little bit of earthy yeast. Orange, lemon candy-like hop flavor. Spicy, floral. Light caramel and sweet malt. Release #40; dry-hopped with EXP1210. Whoever nicknamed that varietal "lemon drop" was not far off.
Release #56, with Amarillo: Tart citrus, somewhat floral hop aroma, with just a little caramel malt. Lemon/grapefruit citrus, floral, spicy hop flavor. Tart fruitiness, with sweet, biscuity malt. Almost a lemon frosting or candy kind of flavor.
Release #59, with Simcoe: Spicy, pine, earthy, subtle citrus hop aroma and flavor. Light caramel malt aroma; Sweet/light caramel/bread malt flavor. Moderate bitterness.
Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - MAR 28, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
May 2011. 22 oz bottle. pours amber/copper color with a white head. Big on flavor with floral and grassy notes following by a hoppy finish.
KajII (800) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - MAR 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz Bottle. The pour was a hazy medium to dark copper orange with an average (1-2 finger) off white creamy head that was mostly diminishing, down to a large puddle of residue and a medium collar which produced awesome sheets of sticky streaky lacing.
The aroma was of a sweet toasted grain malt, pine and floral hops and a doughy yeast with notes of caramel, citrus (grapefruit peel) and a slight fruity ester (pineapple).
The taste was bitter sweet and rather malty with a light caramel sweetness and a mild fruitiness early on, and then became a tad bitterer and very hoppy with a pronounced citrus peel bitter ending. The flavor lasted an average time after the swallow, with a sweetly bitter hoppy taste fading steadily off the taste buds.
Mouthfeel was right between light and medium in body with a dry and slightly oily texture and a medium carbonation.
Overall I found that I really enjoyed drinking this brew, the fruity caramel sweetness was offset nicely by the harsh citrus peel bitterness and the smooth hoppy profile. This all together created a smooth easy to drink Pale Ale. I think, I just may have another…
thewolf (11931) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAR 24, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, bought @ Barleywine.
Pours murky orange (copper, perhas?) with a small, staying, creamy, off-white head. Nice hoppy aroma, peach, apricot, orange peel. Mild doughy and crisp malts. Medium carbonation, fine dry and quite creamy mouthfeel. Flavour has resin, caramel, pine, apricot, red apple. Lingering, quite bitter finish. A very well-balanced drink.
jsquire (4097) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - MAR 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy amber out of the bottle with a foamy khaki colored head. Nice fresh aroma of oranges and hop flowers. Fresh tangerine, orange juice and sweet grapefruit flavors over enough of a malt backbone to support it all. Sweet hop candy taste with long hop flower bitterness in the finish. Very nice hoppy beer.
anders8000 (390) - aarhus.c., DENMARK - MAR 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy amber with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, amlty, caramel and rather hoppy - peach. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish
jonno (2442) - JAPAN - MAR 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great ballsy Extra Pale. Lots of weedy hops, good balance from the toffee malt and a clean, drish finish. Pretty solid.