MrHangover (3855) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - NOV 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Clear, beautiful golden colour with a soapy white head. Fresh aroma of raisins, grapes citrus and coriander. Flavour is fresh bitter, decent amount of hop character and very easy drinkable. Medium body and carbo but really refreshing and thirst quenching. If I had better access to this, I would defintely stock my fridge with it. Very nice APA.
lukemundy (33) - California, USA - NOV 4, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This pours a beautiful gold with a hazy head. The aroma is bright and citrusy with a faint smell of crusty bread... think San Francisco sourdough.
The flavor is spot on for a California pale: bold hops with their piney bitterness, but nothing big or overbearing. It's a crisp, balance and refreshing beer.
ADfan (815) - Orange County, California, USA - NOV 2, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a golden color with a nice head. Aroma has some flowers with a little pine. Taste is crisp with a mild bitterness. There is some grapefruit on the finish.
Thisis12ptfont (1099) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - OCT 22, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Strong hops on the nose with some crisp bread-like malts behind it. Light gold in color with a fast dissipating foam. Assertive hops greet the palate followed by a steady caramel and biscuit malt flavor. Overall, this is a well done pale ale. Simple yet, assertive and balanced. I’d give this a B rating.
jstraw (1960) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 18, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pale gold with good, foamy, white head / Bright nose of soap, citrus, and pine / Light to medium body, a tad thin, some resin, good balance and bitter finish / Weak but fine flavors of soap, grapefruit, honey, and orange peel / Just a little too light, but wouldn’t turn one down.
abemorsten (3503) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - OCT 16, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Small bottle kindly shared by Valeria at Galeria Kaufhof Berlin Alexanderplatz. Clear golden with a white film. Heavy dry hopped nose where the cascade seems to dominate. Medium bodied hoppy juice.
ciaranc (1102) - Dublin, IRELAND - OCT 16, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear, pale copper, small white, fizzy head that doesnt stick around. Small bubbles pepper the body. Aroma is fruit, malt, caramel, honey and a nuance of sour yeast - husky sweetness cut with the hops. Quite clean and crisp and a little dry in the mouth. A bready, malt sweetness offset by the bitterness of hops that are big in the middle and finish, but never overdone. More bready malt in the finish. Smooth mouthfeel, medium bodied and quite lively carbonation. Another nicely balanced, quite sessionable APA.
lusikka (7680) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 14, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
355 ml bottle. Rated on 13.10.2012.
Pours a golden colour with a foamy white head. Aroma of really strong and fresh hops and grass. Flavour of strong bitterness, citrus, grass, floral notes and caramel. Medium bodied, high carbonation and a grassy bitter finish. Summery and refreshing.
pinkzambia (1803) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 14, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap: Clear gold with small white head. Fresh hop aroma, lemon, and light juniper. Light hop flavor with a solid balance with a bit of soapy aftertaste. Solid brewskie!
UncleKorm (1203) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - OCT 13, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle poured clear golden hue w/ a med-large frothy white head and excellent lacing. Big aromas of floral hops, pine, citrus and a biscuity malt. Taste is a crisp light sweetness initially with a dry hop bitterness of short duration on the finish. Flavors of grain, biscuit, pine, and lime. Body is medium, a slightly dry texture, lively carbonation. A lovely beer.