Indra (2626) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - MAY 7, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 23, 2013 12oz. bottle. Gentle aroma of lemon, flowers and maple sugar combined with a light dosage of grassy, piney, spicy hops. Clear medium golden color with a slight, fading head. Predominantly dry, citric flavor, lightly bitter and very brief on the palate, fading quickly into hop spiciness with a dash of faint, grainy malts. Mouthfeel is a bit thin, body is fairly light. I never would have realized this was oak-aged by sampling it. Highly quaffable, ultimately. Cheers to Brian.
surf1284 (91) - USA - MAY 6, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours golden with a medium head. Doesn’t retain well. Strong citrusy flavors along with strong hops. Very refreshing beer.
riversideAK (5625) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAY 2, 2007
3.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma of perfume and grapefruit. A little breadiness. Pours golden with big bubbles. Flavor is alot different than aroma. Very bready with medium bitterness. Easy drinking. Refreshing even. The aroma is quite a bit better than the taste, but the taste is by no means bad.
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - APR 6, 2007
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is an incredible fireworks of very clean piney,citrusy hop and bursts of caramel and toffee,theres a real unique crispness to it ,like a garden after a shower,very intoxicating, taste could not deliver all that, piney grassy hop ,with caramel malt trying to provide backing,but all eventually yield to the bittering hops,which dominate at the end. The body is light medium,making this an almost perfect session brew for hopheads
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - MAR 29, 2007
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Clear pale with a medium white head. The aroma is bread, honey and light pine. The flavor is pine, bread and slightly metalic. Medium/light body with sharp carbonation. Lame.
brettpace (176) - New York City, New York, USA - MAR 24, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good beer, only had a taste. But I can tell you right now that is better than Sierra Nevada. Hopsy, yet smooth. I want to try this again, and will soon.
brianjames1 (539) - Northridge, California, USA - MAR 22, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very smotth ale, nice mid-golden color, recommended to all. Good balance of malts and hops.
pineypower (2523) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - MAR 13, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Seeing as men’s health, or whatever men’s magazine rated this in the top 25 beers, I had to give it a whirl. Pours out medium shade of gold with a thin fading white head. Aroma of citrus and pine hops with slight malt, nothing overpowering. Taste is well balanced and smooth. Citrus/pine hops with a slight malt in the background. Solid beer, I would drink this again.
JonnyC22 (164) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - MAR 5, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer is awesome when it’s really cold. It’s very hoppy, and has a distinct flavor reminiscent of Sweetwater 420 but a little sharper.
NachlamSie (2783) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 17, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. Pours a clear gold with a tall, frothy white head. The aroma is assertive with pine, grapefruit, leaves, and a bouquet of citrus. The hops are tamer in the flavor than in the aroma, but still very present. This pale is nicely tart throughout with an appropriate level of sweetness. The finish is lemony with suggestions of dough. I’d say this is quite similar to Sierra Nevada’s classic take on this style, but with its own subtle nuances.