pmuzz (400) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This was my xmas pick of the beers. It was a great PA, good hop presence, nicely balanced and finishes well. Lacks the punch of a great PA but very sessionable.
ads135 (2814) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - DEC 16, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I’m probably being unfair with this beer. I did not get a fresh version of this, in fact, it is no longer distributed to KS and I may have gotten one of the last available in my area. Stale bread, a mild funk, and whatever crispness there may have been in the hops is more or less gone. Would love to try a fresh version of this in the future. Come back to KS!
Cantabrian (784) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 24, 2012
3.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Wonderful aroma of dessert wine. Now I know what kind of hops gives out this delicious bouquet of ice wine: it’s one of the 15. The appearance is nice for a pale ale, coppery, a bit turbid, with a clean, white, persistant head. Flavours of grapes, grapefruit and peach, unfortunately all flatenned on top of each other. The beer loses in complexity. Palate is not too resinous. Great to have, but this would not be the first choice.
TheEpeeist (3297) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 6, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
16.9 oz bottle. Clear copper with white froth. Nose is orange juice, peach and lemon tea. Crisp with sharp carb; juicy then dry and resiny. Taste is orange peel, lemon candy and kiwi. Soft lingering bitterness.
jonnyguns (886) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 21, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 22, 2012 Bottle from Mane Liqour. Review from a while ago forgot to upload. Aroma is wonderful with lots of fresh hops and citrus fruits. Pours with beautiful off white head which lasts. Flavour is fantastic with grapefruit, hints of passionfruit, blood orange combing with a subtle malt backing and nice crisp bitter finish. Awesome pale ale one the best
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 31, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A - Pours a fairly clear golden-orange color with a finger of frothy white head. The head fades down at a normal pace leaving behind some lacing.
S - Aroma is a mix of sweet caramel malts with pineapple, grapefruit, mango, and spicy hops.
T - Starts off with a mix of sweet caramel malts with pineapple, grapefruit, and mango hops with some bitterness. Through the middle, some spicy and floral hops come through with some more bitterness and a touch of biscuit malt. The finish is a mix of tropical and spicy hops with some bitterness and some sweet lightly bready malts and a bit of pepper.
M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a dry and bitter finish.
D - Very drinkable. Nice balanced APA with a good hop profile and bitterness.
drowland (5981) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - AUG 22, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
8/22/12. Bomber-ish bottle from Grassroots. Clear dark golden apple juice pour with a small khaki head. Spicy, floral, and lightly citrus aroma with an earthy caramel aspect. Light hop bitterness with tea and lemon along with some pine. Not sure about the hubbub but not bad.
petergaynor (111) - NEW ZEALAND - AUG 16, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Fantastic beer, copper in the glass, not much head, slight lacing, super hoppy. Overall lovely beer.
Kobal (64) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 13, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Copper/golden in color with a respectable head. Smells like fresh, grassy hops with a hint of citrus. The citrus comes out in the flavor, mostly grapefruit with some lemon as well. Refreshing and not too heavy, body semi-creamy at the front, followed by a dryness I often associate with rye. Pleasantly bitter but not overwhelmingly so with a finish that hangs around for a minute.
jdpeebs (687) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 27, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle.Copper in colour. Good hop aromas. Nice initial malt flavour with a bitter hop finish.