madvermin (86) - California, USA - JAN 31, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a crystal clear pale yellow, with generous amounts of pure white foamy head on top that laces averagely. Smells of hops, lemon citrus and zest, with not much malt behind it. Taste is very light, and not too strong. Has a nice zesty hop/malt blend to it, with nothing really overpowering, but at the same time nothing really sticking out either. I’m kind of disappointed at how lightly flavored this beer is, but in terms of drinkability it is really as good as it gets, since the abv is low as well. Mouthfeel is straight up thin - again, disappointing after having some other excellent APAs in the last couple days. Great session beer, a bit underwhelming compared to some of firestone walker’s other offerings though.
BrewBoxer (2442) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 23, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at mission dolores. Pours a light brown color with a thick white bubbly head. Smells of some citrus, grass and soap. Tastes is crisp and orange zerztish. Hops are not overpowering. Very drinkable, but nothing special going on here
rayl101 (163) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - JAN 14, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle courtesy of Norcalgrowler. Pours a deep gold with a thin white head that lingers leaving nice lacing behind. Aroma is strong, but not overpowering citrusy hops with a hint of oak. Flavor is hoppy, but smooth - letting the malt come through with a little oak character. Liked this a lot.
Quack-Duck (8434) - Down South, GERMANY - JAN 14, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle from Braufactum. Clear golden colour, mid-sized white head. Aroma of mango. Light-bodied, yet with a pleasant malty base. Shy hop flavours, fruit (tropical fruit, mango perhaps). Smooth palate. A very well balanced beer with a nice fruity accent.
DavoleBomb (1522) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 11, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured into a pint glass.
3.5 A: Medium orange color. Very clear. Snow white head with less-than-average retention.
3.0 S: Some citrus and some hop aroma, but mainly not much of anything.
3.5 T: Pretty good. Nice hop profile and great balance between hops and malts. Still, nothing spectacular. Citrus with a pleasant hop bitterness.
3.5 M: Smooth, a little undercarbonation. Medium body.
3.5 D: Good drinkability in that it’s very smooth, but simply too boring.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 01-11-2009 18:42:56
SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 10, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Pap. Golden color pour with an off white head. The aroma is earthy hops mixed with caramel, pale malt, orange. The flavor is much the same. Light bitter hops and sweetish malt. Good all around, but nothing really stands out.
llcooldave (1161) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - JAN 8, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slightly cloudy yellow in color. Basic pine spruce aroma. Light flavor of crusty bread with some bitter citrus mixed in. Overall, it’s solid but not too exciting as evidenced by my short rating notes...
cstuartj (1018) - Washington, USA - DEC 17, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bright clear golden yellow color. Pale off white head. Nice hop and wet grass and pine nose. Very clean crisp hop taste. Yum.
armando629 (2447) - Budapest, HUNGARY - DEC 13, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 fl. oz at a tasting session, Brau Beviale, Nuremberg.
Golden body with a small lacing white head. Moderated hoppy-floral aroma with citrusses, some malt. Medium bodied beer with a mild hoppy aroma on a light malty base. Easy drinkable pale ale with a nice fruity palate.
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 10, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Firestone pale 31. Draft at Haven, orange, ca... Pours a mostly trans
orange cidery brown with a medium fluffy white head ... Crisp citrus
hop profile, not too assertive... Flavors are citrusy hopped focus
with a semi-dry finish. Lighter bodied but understandable given the abv.