DiarmaidBHK (3546) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 14, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Mad Mex Cranberry Township. Pours orange with a thin white head that leaves a lot of lacing. Fairly big wet hop floral notes. Massive hop flavor on the tongue. Itís like I just swallowed a grapefruit and pine cone whole. Finishes clean. Very nice!
pottygok (486) - Ohio, USA - AUG 21, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: Floral, pine and spruce hops.
Appearance: Clear orange with rich head.
Taste: Medium bitterness with sweetness at the edges.
Palate: Medium body, slick texture, lively carbonation, long finish.
Overall: A very solid, well developed beer. Nothing standout, but nothing disappointing either. Plus, itís for a good cause!
JStax (3234) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - OCT 15, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft pour into a pint glass. Pours a translucent copper with a fluffy white head of foam with good retention. Aroma has juicy citrus, light grass, and lemon peel. Taste is fruity sweet, while still being Nigel bitter throughout. Dry finish. Light bodied and supremely easy drinking. Very good beer.
Beerman6686 (4676) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 8, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This one poured a hazy light orange with a white head. Aroma was big tropical and piney hops, definite citra and simcoe here. with no malt getign in the way. Flavor was big fruity hops, light pale malt and wheatyness innthe background. Great Pale Ale
Slats (7) - Ohio, USA - APR 24, 2014 does not count
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Review from a growler fill I got back in mid Winter. Itís a clear amber color that pours with approximately two fingers of pure white head. The fresh hopping with whole flower Citra and Simcoe hops gives it a big nose of fresh green hops. Like other great examples of style the hop aroma is grassy, reminiscent of hemp, with notes of pine. The fresh green hops come through big time in the taste as well, itís really what this beer is all about. The malts donít really register on my taste buds, nor is there much bitterness, other than a slight lingering bitterness on the finish. The mouthfeel is relatively light and easy drinking. No oily mouthfeel like you get with some IPAs and DIPAs.
Overall this beer does just one thingófresh hopsóbut it does that thing very well. Although I canít do a side by side comparison I think it would hold its own pretty well against Founderís Harvest Ale, which is the standard against which I judge fresh/wet hopped beers.
Ed5388 (2235) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - JUL 3, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz can given to me from JohnGonk. Pours a clear amber color with a thick frothy off white head. Aroma of caramel malt, oranges, pineapple, grapefruit zest, and pine. Taste is refreshing and hoppy. Lots of grapefruit and pine up front, followed by citrus zest, resin, pine, and caramel malt. Solid
vtafro (3795) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - AUG 20, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Orange pour with tan head. Light citrus, grassy hop flavors. Aromas are similar. Nice pale ale, could drink this all day.
Huhzubendah (2656) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 21, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The beer is light orange with a white head. Big hop aromas, with oranges and assorted citrus shining through. Tangy citrus, nectarines, mild sweetness. Medium bodied with ample carbonation. Solid.
dfroms (348) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - SEP 30, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can dated 9/16, wet-hopped variant. Pours a deep orange/amber with one inch of gorgeous head, good retention. Aroma is pungent grapefruit, pine, orange peel, candied lemon, dank hops. Taste is bitter orange juice with notes of grapefruit peel, caramel, light mango, and resinous/soapy hop bitterness. Medium to low carbonation. Super quenching but still somewhat old-school Ė on the maltier side Ė like a super-charged, new wave Sierra Nevada Pale Ale. Really good, if not a showstopper.
tonypreto (119) - Akron, Ohio, USA - DEC 5, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz. can poured to pint. Great hoppy aroma with a thick fluffy white head. Real crisp hop flavor. Great pale ale.