JDUB (178) - Venice Beach, California, USA - DEC 9, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
white moderately lasting head. realy nice piney citrus aroma (best attribute of this beer)
luvcasks (178) - USA - SEP 29, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden pale ale with a nice white head with fine beading of bubbles. Toffee and slightly nutty malt aroma with leafy hop aroma (slight citrus)
Nice clean malt note with drying notes of spicy and firm bitterness.
Finish: This is where this beer shines long lasting dry citrus pith like notes with some toffee like notes as well.
Overall: A really well made pale ale. I would say enjoy at cellar temps makes the beer more enjoyable
bhiner41 (177) - La Grange, Illinois, USA - JAN 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
There is more to the floral citrus smell and golden hue than actual flavor. It smells great, pine and a back note of citrus but becomes a watered down version of their other pale ales. Good if you are drinking a bunch of these over the course of a day. A bit lacking if you expect a hop note finish, deceptively smooth with no hops lingering.
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arnold931 (177) - Iowa, USA - APR 7, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours crystal clear golden color. White head dissipates quickly. Nose and flavor are pine. Dry bitter aftertaste.
JBoan (176) - Arizona, USA - SEP 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ BLD in Chandler, AZ. Pours a golden clear yellow with a good off-white head. Smell of this beer is clean hops, wet hay, some citrus fruit and mild sweet malt. Taste is citrus fruit and mild hops. Medium bodied, creamy mouthful with a pleasant bitter finish. Refreshing good pale ale.
muteprint (176) - Olympia, Washington, USA - SEP 12, 2010
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle. Grass, resin and floral abound on the taste buds. Decent beer but have had better in the style.
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.
sethbreaker (173) - New York, Greater London, USA - MAR 17, 2012
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Brouwerij Lane, Fresh Pine and citrus hop aroma.
Forward pine hops with some citrus on the palate, clean and crisp , nice dry finish, a well executed pale ale, easy drinking.
chadje (171) - California, USA - JUL 27, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 22, 2012 Pours a nice copper color with a good white head. A sweet fruity hoppy scent and taste that is citrusy, sweet and damn good.
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.