brokensail (9213) - Orange County, California, USA - SEP 4, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A: The pour is a hazed golden orange color with a sticky white head and nice lacing.
S: Smells a bit sweet, but there’s plenty of citrus and even a few tropical fruit notes. Mild grass with a nice pine note to it as well as a light floral scent. Some bready malt gives a little body.
T: Like the nose, it’s a bit sweet, but it works fine for a pale ale. Lots of citrus hops (especially orange and tangerine, a little less grapefruit). Some pine bitterness as well as a little bit of floral character.
M: Medium bodied with medium carbonation.
O: I really like this beer, a solid pale ale that I know will pretty much always be good.
DJMonarch (9160) - 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.
Lubiere (9085) - 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).
Rasmus40 (8920) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 10, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear golden with a white head. Aroma is sweet, malty and rather hoppy - fruity and pine needles. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 100412
BeerandBlues2 (8557) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JAN 10, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours golden honey to light copper with a thin off-white head that clings to the glass edge leaving a fair film of lacing. Fragrant floral hop aroma with a crisp pine nose, hints of honey and citrus on the end. Floral hoppy flavor with a mildly tart beginning and a mild citrus end. Palate is extremely refreshing and mild-bodied and a little clean water feel.
Ratman197 (8518) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 29, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap @ Firestone Walker poured a clear gold with a small diminishing white head. Aromas of carmel, citrus and pine. Palate was light bodied. Flavors of carmel, lemon and a hint of orange with a lingering moderately bitter finish.
rlgk (8508) - Skövde, SWEDEN - SEP 7, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Blind Tiger, NYC. Clear golden beer with a small offwhite head. Fruity aroma, citrus, pine, orange, mandarin, pear, peach, hay, lemon, some perfume, some floral notes, herbal, dandelions, notes of caramel. Hoppy floral flavor, grapes, pine, mandarin, peach and pineapples, woody, hay, some perfume. Refreshing on a very hot summer day in Greenwich Village.
hopscotch (8394) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 10, 2006
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: MAR 5, 2007 Bottle... Clear, light golden ale with a small, creamy, off-white head. Excellent retention. Malty, fruity nose with notes of grapefruit, vanilla, toffee and a hint of oak. Good balance. Mild to medium sweetness and bitterness with a little vanilla, toffee and oak. Medium-bodied with a watery mouthfeel and lively carbonation. Crisp, fairly clean finish. More like an EPA than APA.
pivnizub (8388) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - JUL 10, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Golden, small and stable off-white foamy layer, moderate to solid grapefruity-herbal hoppy nose with a slight bready background; moderate bitter-sweet flavour, not too dry; grapefruits and pale malt in the lingering dryish bitter finish. A good one......
hopdog (8254) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 26, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle (ABV is listed as 4.6%). Poured a medium and cloudy golden color with a smaller sized white head. Aromas of citrus, grainy, floral, and some breadiness. Tastes of ligther citrus, grainy and the same floralness. Thinner body.