savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - FEB 26, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. Clear golden yellow with a small white head. Aroma of floral honey, citrus and light malt. Flavor of bread dough malt with a mild sweetness and a crisp bitter finish. Medium to light body with average carbonation and a light, clean mouth feel. Nice easy drinking Pale Ale.
bhensonb (11789) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 27, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Hopmonk. Pours amber with a fruity/floral aroma. It tastes hoppy in an Over the Pond way. Flavor is lightly spiced in the finish. Drinks very well.
Earlier Rating: 3/9/2007 Total Score: 3.5
Aroma of evergreen and grapefruit. Maybe a little malt. Light golden amber color with a white head that didn’t linger. Starts with light to medium mouthfeel, with dilute grapefruit and pine hop. Underlying caramel malt. Nice bitterness in the finish.
jredmond (5812) - Manhattan, New York, USA - APR 1, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 21, 2012 Cask at the Get Real NY Cask Ale Event with Andrew, Streets, Brendan, and Linh. Aroma and flavor are pale citrus hops and very slight tart.
thetmaxx (763) - West Sacramento, California, USA - APR 4, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a 12oz glass. Bottle is dated 11/29/10, 5 months old. Pours a light some what cloudy yellowish amber. Aroma is fresh citrusy hops. Flavour is freshly bitter and citrus hopped. Followed up by a maltiness, and finishing slightly dry. Palate is pretty light and watery, with a good amount of carbonation. Overall I don’t usually like blondes this light but the hops really take it up a notch. Pretty good beer.
crossovert (8330) - Illinois, USA - MAR 6, 2011
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Really muddled and nondescript. I love this brewery but this one kinda fell flat.
murphym45 (769) - New York, New York, USA - APR 13, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Get Real NY. Brown, light fruit, tea, hoppy, light bitterness, pretty straightforward, easy drinking.
tennessejed420 (927) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 7, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle my friend from work brought back from a trip to cali. Copper gold pour, small off white head. Aroma of metallic hops, coppery, also citrus, orange and grapefruit, with a touch of honey. Medium bodied, smooth, with a lasting bitter finish. Flavor is bright and hoppy, with a peppery finish, a touch of cayanne maybe?
maneliquor (3361) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 9, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: APR 7, 2014 On tap at The Monk. Pours a clear copper with a small white head. Aroma isn’t great, light citrus is all I get. Taste is a little better. Lemon, orange zest. Palate is nice, bubbly lacing on the tongue. Ok pale
j12601 (7248) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - APR 4, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pouring at Get Real NY. Pours a clear gold with a thin white head. Sweet malt, light hops. Sweet with a light citrus and pine note. Malt and toast. Lightly sweet, very drinkable and sessionable.
Earlier Rating: 6/30/2010 Total Score: 2.6
Bottle at the Shenandoah Throwdown. Bottle was labeled June 20, 2009, and the age definitely showed. Pours a clear orange amber with a bit of a soft white head. Caramel and paper aromas. Old hops throughout. Very stale. Just old all over. The sad part is that I think this bottle was purchased a day before we drank it, meaning some store somewhere was fine with selling year old pale ale. Must revisit with a fresh bottle.
Edit: Apparently this is retired, so no fresh bottles for me.
MoritzF (8639) - Bochum, GERMANY - APR 26, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(bottle, 35.5cl) Clear, pale golden colour with a blond and short foamy head. Cara-malty aroma with fruity notes of grapefruit, mango and flowery, slightly piney hops. Moderately bitter flavour, light bodied but not watery with a rather soft carbonation. Mildly (cara-)malty taste with a fruity and slightly piney hops character, accompanied by subtle nutty spots; quite dry and delicately bitter finish with fruity and slightly flowery hoppy notes. A pleasant session beer. 24.IV.11