cstuartj (1020) - 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 (2453) - 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.
evr1dr (145) - Virginia, USA - DEC 9, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours clear and golden, average head and lace for a PA. Citrus nose with a hint of malt. Fresh taste with a little sweet up front and some hop on the finish. Some chalk on the aftertaste.
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - NOV 27, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A: Pours a deep gold with a nice wheat head.
S: Plenty of hops for the style with some mild sweetness.
T: Slightly sweet malt with some citrus/grapefruit hops.
M: Medium bodied and well-carbonated.
D: Quite good in this department. A nice, low abv beer with plenty of hops--my definition of great session-style drinkability.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 10-01-2009
DruncanVeasey (7882) - NUNEATON, TOP, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - NOV 12, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: SEP 11, 2012 1) 12oz bottle. Brilliant orange-gold with a spotted white sheet of foam. Tinned peaches and honey aroma with a soggy biscuit backdrop. Tang of marmalade hop upfront ending cleanly with a crisp bitterness and dunked biscuit, wafery, orange cream aftertaste. Straightforward tasty stuff, and a fine brew to kick the weekend off with...but (there’s almost always a but), the hopping is watery and peachy sweet compared to the pale ales of equivalent strength being brewed on the other side of the pond...
2) Tap@Hopmonk Somoma, CA, 14/08/12 (as "Hopmonk Tavern Ale".) Proper pint. Frosted gold draped thinly. Bostin rubbed hop merging into peach, honey and lemon aroma. Peach iced tea taste. Alright. 736313.
BeerMePodcast (96) - Palm Desert, California, USA - NOV 8, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Light head, great lacing. Aroma and taste of pine and resin with a perfect caramel malt backbone. Medium carbonation and a slight, short-lasting bitterness. Not as well balanced as the Union Jack, but highly sessionable.
GKillian (525) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - OCT 10, 2010
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours pale amber with foamy white head and lacing. Notes of pine cones. Well balanced taste; crisp and sessionable.
chaz01 (190) - Miamisburg, Ohio, USA - SEP 29, 2010
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle courtesy of thirdeye11 (thanks!) poured into a pint glass.
Golden color, just a bit cloudy, with a thick head that leaves some lacing.
Wonderful fruity citrus aroma -- very strong and bold for a pale ale. Apricot, grapefruit, apple and honey aromas -- smells like a fresh fruit cup.
Nice and well balanced. Apple and citrus flavors with some malty sweetness. Not as hoppy as the aroma would indicate -- what I would expect from a pale ale. Medium to light bodied with a dry, peppery finish.
Very smooth and easily drinkable -- this would make a really nice session beer -- if only it were available in this area.
theOptimator (346) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 17, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rerating as of a few beers later........ Beer is an excellent session ale. Aroma is sweet malty and light citrus hops, bright. Appearance is orange brown. Crystal clear. Small white head. Taste is malt and hops balanced very nicely. Hops are very floral and citrus, slight earthy. Honey, caramel, strawberry... very mild. Palate is light, a little watery, drinkable. Overall this is a very nice beer. Hops are perfect IMO. Could have a bit fuller palate for my liking, but perfect for session drinking. Excellent session beer. One of the best commercial examples I have had.