Chalsk (1101) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - DEC 31, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
On Cask at Blind Tiger. Pours a golden orange color with white foam head. Aroma of grapefruit and caramel. Light, sweet earthy taste with a muted bitter layer. Decent.
Leafs93 (1987) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours gold with awhite head. Arom is citrus, pine, grass and some breadyness. Taste is bittersweet. Light mouhfeel with good carbonation. Very enjoyble.
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - DEC 27, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12oz bottle -
I have to admit that this stape in my fridge during the warmer months. Why it’s not been rated til now is odd. It’s just a light, semi-hoppy, full of flavor, easy quaffing beer that’s always a nice price $7-8 a sixer.
Aroma is really floral. It’s easy to forget about the hops and think this thing was infused with some herbs, petals or fruit, because it has such a unique aroma for a pale ale. Flavor had some medium sweetness to it, keeping things very well balanced with the woody hops. There’s a zing of fresh hop right at the end of the swallow that’s easy to notice and quite welcome. Phenomenal beer for the Summer time weather.
Macegan75 (778) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 26, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Capone’s. Pours a nice golden straw color. Nose is passion fruit, peaches and lime. First sip pale malt, bready flavors with tangy citrus and hoppy bittern ess that lingers nicely.
italianjohn (2682) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Almost clear golden/copper pour thin off white head light sticky lacing .... aroma of light grapefruity citrusy hops and light pine .... taste is light with a nice grapefruity citrusy and piney bite .... light floral hops, little sugary and malty on the tongue towards the finish .... dry and bitter hopped finish ..... nice brew light and easy drinking
culchiem (3236) - Berlin, GERMANY - DEC 17, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Kaufhof. Medium gold with a thin head. Aroma is lightly soapy lemon. Flavour is citrus bitter with a fresh tangy palate.
high_on_hops (799) - Burlingame, California, USA - DEC 16, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. A clear gold color with a white head that stays around and a bit of lacing. Pleasant hoppy aroma with some lemon zest. The flavor is mostly hops with a bit of the lemon and a long aftertaste.
MattH (714) - California, USA - DEC 10, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Gold pour. Inch head that recedes to a quarter inch and lasts for at least fifteen minutes. Aroma is of floral hops and sweet malts. Taste is bready, floral, and a little hoppy
phaleslu (8215) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 8, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at iTap Soulard served in a pint glass. Pours a somewhat cloudy gold with a finger of uneven eggshell head and lace. Aroma of fresh herbal hops, citrus, sweet malts, and a bit of pine. Flavor of herbal hops, sweet and pale malts, straw, pine, grains, and crackers. Light body with soft carbonation and a dry, quick mouthfeel. Finishes fast and dry for sure. Nice overall.
Embrouille (2831) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 8, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled 355ml. It pours a clear golden beer with a creamy off white head. Deeply inviting hop accented nose with grapefruit, sweat, vanilla, mango, devonshire cream, caramel, quince, a lot of pine accompanied by some earthy components showing up. Medium bodied. Good head retention. Flawless malt back. Leafy. Beautiful lacework. Lovely bitterness. Perfectly balanced. I love the hop profile. Dry bitter finish which is reminiscent of quince, pine, some earthy hops and whipped cream. Excellent.