dchmela (2998) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 23, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to Durhambeer for the bottle. Hazy orange pour with a huge white head. Nice floral citrus aroma. Smooth crisp malt body with a nice citrus hop bitterness. Very balanced and tasty.
deyholla (9752) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 22, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured gold with a large thick white head. Aroma is nicely balanced with a nice combination of hops and malts. A nice balance flavor, starts malty and leads to a bitter hoppy finish.
Blaze312 (132) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUL 5, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at founders. Pours a golden color. Smell is sweet with slight hops, taste is mostly just sweet. Not a strong taste of hops coming through here. My dad enjoyed this one.
DialSquare (4063) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 3, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle. cloudy gold pour with a thin white head. citrus hop aroma. taste is dry and tangy with lightly sweet malts, orange peel and some piney hops. nice and refreshing - like the tangy bite.
tmoreau (3474) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JUN 24, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Brixie’s, Brookfield. IL. Shaker served a hazy golden amber with a white, foamy head that reduced to a bubbly layer but left a good curtain of lacing. The nose was a little yeast, malt, and sweet fruit. The flavor offered about the same with a low level of hop bitterness, medium to light body, a bit of dryness to the finish, and a sessionable nature. Didn’t blow my socks off. Leave the lawn mowing to the wits and wheats...and macro American lagers.
hombrepalo (1971) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 23, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 OZ bottle from Archer Liquors. Aroma was typical of a good pale. Maybe a little sweetness to it. It poured fairly thick, white head. Head shrunk but did remain until I was done. Slightly cloudy light gold in appearance. Outstanding taste! Getting some nice caramel and bread flavors. Grapefruit, pine, and fresh grass when the hops kick in. Bitterness is light and refreshing. Palate: Medium bodied. Medium carbonation. Nice clean finish. Awesome Ale. Strongly flavored but not bitter - no wicked aftertaste. Overall a superb pale ale.
jodah52 (210) - Michigan, USA - JUN 15, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours cloudy and gold, thick rough white head. Slight malt flavor and sweetness, but dominated by hop bitterness. Hops are fairly prominent, though less than an IPA; good Cascade citrus aromas. A good example of a typically American ale.
JaBier (6502) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUN 14, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Cloudy and chunky orange pour with a huge white head. Malty aroma with some floral hops. Bitter citrus flavor up front with a good malt balance.
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 9, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours with a golden body topped by a thin to medium head with a good amount of lacing. It’s slightly sweet and hoppy with notes of grass and a bit of citrus as well as light malt notes. Light to medium bodied, smooth and slightly dry.
brewski519 (644) - Morrisville, North Carolina, USA - JUN 3, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle at The Flying Saucer. Poured a cloudy orange with a 2 finger white head and lots of lacing. Strong citrus aroma along with hops, malt, and caramel. It had a nice hoppy taste balanced by the malt - the citrus flavor was big and also picked up a tropical flower type scent/flavor on the backside. Very easy drinking especially for those afraid of the IPAs.