obguthr (4224) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - SEP 26, 2009
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pretty nice aroma of grain, oranges, and rose hips. Clear amber, thin head, some lacing. Rose hip flavor, with a slight maltiness. A bit of grapefuit peel in the finish. Uncomplex, sessionable. Nicely done and keeps well. Underrated and a good find.
DialSquare (3096) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 19, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle. clear murky yellow pour with a thin white head. muted citrus hop aroma. light to medium tingly texture is the first thing I notice. taste is sharp grapefruit and grass with a subtle bitter finish that lasts. kind of a smack in the face - but in a good way I think.
nearbeer (3936) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 14, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. Creamy lemon, honey and resin aroma. Taste is resin, lemon and caramel grain. Light body is soft and mostly smooth.
AlabastorJones (810) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 4, 2009
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
clear gold... like macro clear, thin white head, delicate yet non-discript hop nose, cascadey, flavor is pretty ’meh’, not much going on here, slightly bitter and quite refreshing, I’m not getting any bold hop flavors and am certainly not getting that toffee or any sort of malt complexity, finishes dry, pretty average pale ale.
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - SEP 2, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Serving: 12 oz. bottle.
Appearance: Pours a slightly hazy, deep gold with a small, foamy, white head. This one has poor head retention, but decent lacing.
Aroma: Floral and pine hops are very vibrant and forward. Light caramel and toasted malt notes. Just a bit of grapefruit too.
Taste: The grapefruit takes a bigger part of the stage on the tongue. Light biscuit notes, light grass, and a bit of dust round out the taste. Lighter on the tongue than I was expecting based on the aroma, but still quite good.
Palate: Medium carbonation with a light mouthfeel and a medium-short finish. The finish has just a bit of bitterness on the very back of the tongue. Light and delicate on the tongue.
Overall: A light, well made beer that is worth trying and constructed well enough to enjoy again and again. Finally, a good session beer!
Rebuy: Definitely. Give this one a go if you get the chance.
Lubiere (10644) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 28, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A golden blonde ale with a thin white head. Pungeant floral c-hops, grapefruit, biscuitty. In mouth, a light pale ale with light resinous, rather weak in mouth. On tap at brewpub, August 16 2009.
Earlier Rating: 12/12/2004 Total Score: 4
Draft. Golden ale with an intense floral aroma, very resinous. Very hoppy in mouth, due to lower gravity and high hops (Brewer sitting next to me). Excellent balance. Im trying to imagine what the IPA is like.(June 2004).
cryfreedmb (113) - Ocean, New Jersey, USA - AUG 26, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had it at 24 in New York New York in Vegas. Excellent PA. Really enjoyed it.
DJMonarch (9163) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From the Jug at the GABF Colorado Convention Center, Denver 09/10/2008
Citrus and pine hop aromas. Clear golden coloured smooth on the palate and hoppy with a crisp dry and creamy finish.
robforbes (2084) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - AUG 17, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours a clear yellow with a medium size white head, and good lacing.
smell of hops, floral, a touch of caramel, and just a little pine.
taste is crisp and clean, a little sour, hops, a little caramel, and some grain, ends with a little bitterness.
TheBeerBaron (261) - Florida, USA - AUG 15, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear yellow color with a sizable white foam that leaves an impressive lace. Not much carbonation but good looking in totality. Strong citrus aroma of orange and lemon chased by a delicious honey scent. A light but pungent hop finished the complex aroma. The flavor is mostly hoppy with a grass mint combination. The malt takes second fiddle to quenching water and hops in this pale ale. The light watery palate makes for easy drinking. A solid choice but not exactly groundbreaking.
Earlier Rating: 7/8/2008 Total Score: 3
Clear yellow color high white head with some lace. Slight carbonation action in the glass. Lemon and pine aroma that feels like i’m in for a clean beer. Citrus flavor very light. This beer is lacking malts to make it a preferred ale in my book. More similar to a lager than a pale ale. Nothing awful, just nothing special.