Barrios (1243) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 5, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours an off-white head with legs and a clear, golden body. Floral hop aroma. Flavor is floral and spice hops. Finish is not overly bitter.
Russo (1789) - Hemhofen, Baden-WŁrttemberg, GERMANY - JUL 4, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Drank at Brasil Brau 2009 on Hops USA booth. Golden color almost amber with a nice and dense foam. Aroma is hop and floral notes as well. Flavor is bitter and mouthfeel keep for long time his bitterness. Good stuff.
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 26, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (in NZ). Pours a deep gold with a filmy white head. Sweet hoppy aroma with elderflower and caramal. The palate is a bit soapy, the malt is caramal flavoured with some citrus from the hops. The finish has some moderate bitterness, but also a touch tangy. While at first I thought it was just "nice", it really grew on me.
beerledgend (1197) - Waterloo, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 24, 2009
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Big hop aroma, hint of honey at back. Bright orange in colour with thick firm white head, Soapy flavour, which is a shame
nbutler11 (1267) - Wiesbaden, Hesse, GERMANY - JUN 18, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Papago. Pours a golden with an off-white head. Smells mildly of citrus and hops. Tastes just as mild with added notes of caramel and cream. Fair, at best.
mrhoppy (1289) - Santa Clara, California, USA - JUN 14, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very good. Comparable to Sierra Nevada in quality but lighter and sweeter. Creamy and good all around. Grassy finish. I donít think that I would crave this beer later on.
Grovlam (4162) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 12, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ Pismo Beach. Average light beige head that mostly diminished. Spare display of lacework. Amber color. Aroma of grapefruit, pine like, citrus, fruit, mild caramel and light toasted malty notes. Medium bodied with an average carbonation and dry texture. Moderated bitter flavor with light sweetness. Lingering bitter dry finish.
zizzybalubba (1590) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - JUN 12, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottle from Grape & Gourmet. Yellowish-orange in color with a creamy white head. Clean hop aroma of grass, grapefruit, and citrus. Clean, satisfying hop flavor. Nothing surprising given the aroma. Itís a pale ale so thereís nothing to get too excited about here, but at 4.8%, and for what it is you really canít go wrong. One of the best pale ales around in my opinion.
trevor211 (1402) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 12, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 27, 2010 Pours a hazy light amber with a decent head. Citrus hops, honey, and cereal grains in the aroma - nice and mild, but intriguing. Malts are more prevalent in the flavor, with a nice, refreshing hop backbone. Nothing too fantastic, but itís a nice, entirely satisfying pale.
Re-rate: Pale orange. Jane says itís lovely. Packed with hops for a pale - it moves into malts, but up front, itís all piney hops. Balances like a seesaw in motion - first one thing, then another.
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - JUN 5, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 21, 2011 Pale gold, strong vibrant head. Pale malt, hoppy aromatics. Pale malt forward, earthy hops, so forward with the bready malt, finishes dry.