pintsize (1042) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 9, 2007
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Thick, murky sppearance - lots of sediment. Very foamy head (similar to the consistency of whipped cream) at first. Orange amber color. Smell is very grassy. Decent taste - fairly muted though. Just okay overall for me. I expected more.
RblWthACoz (964) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - NOV 8, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a nice foggy gold with a minimal creme head. Nose is mild with a slight citrus tone. Not much to it really. Flavor is bitter hops with a leafy, earthy edge. Feel is a bit thicker on the liquid and the carbonation is decent. Overall a fairly good one here. A bit bitter and lacking a smooth even profile, but nice enough to try.
madcow75 (426) - Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 1, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours very hazy burnt orange with a thick slightly off white head. Aromas of lemon and flowers. Nice change of pace hop aroma. Taste is citrus, more lemons, with some earthy malt. Not real bitter, just enough. A little thin, but not bad, overall, I really enjoyed this and will drink often.
tagz (337) - Alabama, USA - OCT 31, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle. pours hazy orange gold with a lasting, cakey, white head. aroma of lemons and light grassy hop. taste is dry grapefruit and a moderate bitter. mild carbonation. this is just a perfect balance of aromas, flavors, bitter, carbonation. its crisp and clean. just a fantastic pale ale.
bp (757) - Queens, New York, USA - OCT 24, 2007
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle: clear amber color, lasting white head, floral hoppy aroma, taste is mostly hoppy with a bit of a malt presence, slight bitter finish, not a bad APA but nothing Iíll buy again.
jvmiller (558) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - OCT 21, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A little on the hoppy side. Feels out of balance. The hop presence is nice, but could use a little biscuity-malt flavor to even it out. Just ok.
deline7 (13) - Michigan, USA - OCT 21, 2007
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Orange and a little cloudy- the sign of a good ale. Aroma is Americana hops. Flavor between hops and sweet malt balance quite well and a little on the dry bitter side. Most importantly it finishes clean and drinkable. Mt favorite Michigan pale ale.
lb4lb (2112) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 14, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Orange amber sedimenty laden hazy pour with about the biggest meringue like head ever.. Ridiculously carbonated and a HUGE psssstttt sound when popping the cap. Also underfilled bottle. Very strange. That aside it had an earthy, grassy hop aroma and flavor, along with a very light sweetness. Big hop flavor, mild bitterness, kind of over carbonated and felt like champagne in the mouth towards the end of the glass. Flavor needs a bit more body, sweetness, but still a good pale overall.
jgb9348 (4283) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - SEP 29, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy golden coloured body with a bit of an unfiltered characteristic and a very large slightly off-white coloured head. Very nice looking, for sure! Aroma of fresh lemons, limes, hops (of course), flowers and a dose of malt that packs nicely. Medium-bodied; Strong potent hoppiness up front with a good citrus taste and a prolonged floral aftertaste coupled with the hop twang. Aftertaste shows some malt and more of the hops - very nice throughout. Overall, a very good APA - definitely a consistent beer that shows well for the style. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Merchantís in Dearborn, Michigan on 29-September-2007.
Firemoose15 (567) - Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 18, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Aroma all hops, yum yum pine. Pours a nice lively golden with a foamy head that settles nicely to a thin white cap nicely lacing. Flavor, mmm mmmm nicely layered hops first floral, then citrus light malt at the end. Palate smooth filling and crisp. This is quite tasty.