5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 23, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle:   Bright straw, a little cloudy, moderate to large frothy off-white head, nice lacing.
Very soft hop aroma, smidgen of citrus.   A little muted on the tongue, in otherwords its very light on hop
flavor.   Has a bit of biscuitiness to it.   Somewhat reminds me of an English Pale.   Body and
mouthfeel are moderate.   Backside leaves a bit to be desired.   Finishes too quick, and falls off the
tongue very quickly.   I thought this one would be the opposite, but its not.   Decent little beer, if a
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 23, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden yellow, white cover. Aroma is spicy, piney hops, some crackery malt, but little malt character. Taste is the same, nice West Coast hop juice, light bodied.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - NOV 21, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Colibris, SF. Another meh session brew from Firestone I’ve had in the past couple days. This was a fairly dark hued brew with a nice fluffy head and a nose of toasted malts and mild hops. Some more liveliness to taste, with bright fruits and a semi-bitter finish, but could easily pass for a modest amber rather than an APA.
notalush (5234) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 17, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle - clear pale golden - frothy, lasting lace - nose is earthy hops (pine, citrus rind) and crisp, crackery maltiness (quite pleasant, really) - flavor starts with a lightly prickly acidity - taste is crisp, clean, lean malts, moderately earthy, woody hops - a bit of zesty citrus - finish is spicy/peppery - straightforward, almost simple, but very balanced, tasty and refreshing.
neur0 (943) - GERMANY - NOV 13, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Flasche) Es hat ein mitteldunkes Gelb, klarfiltriert mit weißer Schaumkrone. Aromatisch ist es sehr lipulin-citrus gewichtig. Im Geschmack gibt es eine breite Bittere die alles umgibt mit einer kurzen Spitze im Abgang. Retronasal gibt es ein starker hopfig-lipulin-citrusartiger Geschmack. Zusammengefasst ein sehr lecker und interessantes Bier.
jfb (4479) - Freising, GERMANY - NOV 13, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
(bottle) pours a clear deep golden colour with a frothy white head. aroma of powdered sugar, lime and tangerine, with a hint of grass and a medium spiciness. flavour is mostly the same, with notes of honey, mango and pale malts and a light floral-hoppy bitter finish. light-bodied with average carbonation.
grimreaperguru (245) - santee, California, USA - NOV 8, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a light gold color with a short lived white head.The aroma is of floral pine hops.The flavor was a pine hop taste.Goes down clean with a light hop aftertaste.Overall a good beer.
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - OCT 13, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at Deconstructed event during LA Beer Week, a pre-dinner beer. Nice and light. But with a certain English heaviness to it as well. Before I knew it, I had drained the glass.
adnielsen (9920) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 8, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ home. Completely transparent, golden orange appearance with an off white head. Strong piney, grapefruit citrusy, bitter, resin hoppy aroma. Crisp, pale malty, grapefruit, piney hoppy, a bit sticky flavor. Slightly sticky, grapefruity aftertaste. Solid beer.
reebtogi (4583) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 7, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
355mL bottle poured a golden color with loads of white head and some good retention leaving some nice lacing behind. Aroma of grain and hops. Taste is lightly sweet maltiness and some citrus and pine hop bitterness in the finish. This is one of the finest pale ales I have tried.