rondphoto (1546) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - MAY 15, 2012
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light haze in orange gold with a minimal head and small swirls of lace. This brew’s advantage is also its downfall. A nice malt taste is quickly pushed aside by pine hops. The problem is that the hops are too much for non-hop geeks and not enough for hopheads. There isn’t a middle ground, so, even though this is quite tasty and drinkable all day, who is it for?
Gription79 (2158) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - MAY 14, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 ounce bottle. Slight skunk, citrus, floral hop notes. Slight grainy character. A nice beer but not an IPA. Let’s call this a pale ale and its great.
bhiner41 (177) - La Grange, Illinois, USA - MAY 14, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Smells of citrus and a bit of malts. Thin IPA, easy drinking. Hint of lemons and slight orange. No head to speak of, golden, yellow clear color. Had this at Luca’s and was suprised to see it at an italian place in LaGrange. Dry finish but easy to drink. Great IPA!
KajII (770) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - MAY 12, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. The pour was a cloudy light copper amber with a small (1 finger or less) white fizzy head that quickly diminished down to a very thin film and small collar with a minuet amount of spotty lacing.
The aroma was right up front with a spruce hop, some grain malts and a strong bitter citrus note (lemon peel and orange peel).
The taste was bitter from the word go with a nice strong hoppiness developing slowly and a harsh citrus peel note towards the end. The flavor lasted an average time after the swallow with the strong hoppy taste left to linger for a while longer.
Mouthfeel was light in body and dry in texture with a nice mild carbonation.
Overall a very good IPA with a great hoppy finish along with low ABV, make this an awesome everyday brew...
JoeinEscazú (1325) - Ozark, Missouri, USA - MAY 10, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Loving the trend of lower-abv, or hoppier pale ales, or whatever you want to call them. It all reads: more hop flavor and aroma in a more drinkable package. Mine has a fruity-citrus nose and a sharp bitterness, medium body and a little sticky. I’m not sure I quite got a handle on this one but will look for more.
goosegossage12 (36) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 7, 2012
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very floral in taste. Very strong spices. I have had a lot better IPA's but this one was definitely unique
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slimchill (1044) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 6, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle e. Big bright aroma. Huge fresh citrus and floral notes. Pale orange with a thin whispy head. Sweet orange and tangerine flavors with a grapefruit finish. Subdued bitterness. Plays against the sweetness well without lingering in anyway. Finishes dry with a mild astringency. Very drinkable but full flavored. Delivers on its promise as a session IPA.
bigbish (493) - California, USA - MAY 5, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very good session IPA. Not too hoppy or heavy, great for an all day beer, hence the name I’m sure.
Fred82 (2093) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 3, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle thanks to grub.
Appearance : Clear amber with small white foamy head. Short head retention, not much lacing.
Aroma : Fresh floral and piny hops. Quite fruity. Some malt.
Taste : Fruity and piny hops with malt. Finish is rather resinous and piny with some floral notes. Moderate bitterness. No trace of alcohol. Persistent hops on finish, slightly oily.
Palate : Average carbonation. Could a bit mellower.
Overall : Great stuff. Would have been more sessionable for me if the resinous notes were tone down a bit and if carbonation was slightly less fizzy. Overall a very nice offering. Well made, well balanced.
bmerz (665) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAY 2, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught. Deep yellow clear with a little lace. Really fresh crsip round aroma of sweet citrus grapefruit and something Smokey, or maybe that is just the BBQ which it goes so well with. Very nice soft but crisp pale ale mouth feel woth grain present and hops not totally dominating the flavor. Really great pale.