MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 2, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Sample Date: 11/28/2008 Source:Other) Big orange citrus hop nose. Mostly clear light orange/golden. Nice floral citrus hop flavor over caramelized malts sweetness. Finish is dry with tea like hop notes and bitterness.
dwaggs2 (1297) - Jefferson City, Missouri, USA - JAN 1, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured a hazy yellowish color with a little white head. The head went rather quickly. Aroma was faint hops, floral and herbs. Flavor was some citrus, and mild hops. Weaker for a pale ale, but still very drinkable.
JK (4837) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - DEC 25, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark gold color. Medium carbonation. Solid malt base with citrus hop aroma, and a hop finish. Good palate, and a mild hop burn by the end of the beer.
drpimento (2395) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 21, 2009
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Ppretty decent pale ale of the dry hopped variety. Poured with a large fluffy, frothy, foamy off white head and lots of lace. Color is a clear light to medium amber. Aroma is not overly bold, but hoppy, malty, earthy, not much citrus. Flavor’s about the same. Body is excellent and great carbonation. Nice clean balanced finish. Session beer. Very good beer, solid and workmanlike.
acearl (408) - The Ham, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 20, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From memory, orange hue with small white head, some nector a la grapefruit, a bit flat, seemlingly astringent lasting aftertaste, had several times, was better intially
GT2 (9165) - San Diego County, California, USA - DEC 18, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle courtesy of Santa!!!! Pours a translucent orange with a thin, but rocky off-white head. Aroma is grassy, pilsener malts, Saaz hops, a bit of citrusm and then some really rich caramel shows through and something like Hershey’s chocolate syrup. Nothing like the grapefruit peel found in the Centennial IPA. Taste is hop forward: Saaz-like bitterness, a bit metallic, somewhat watery. Hmmmm. Not quite what I was expecting, but I am very thankful I got to try this seeing its distribution is a mystery (MI, OH only?). Thanks Santa!
wavers1 (910) - Notown, California, USA - DEC 11, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle courtesy of tytoanderso. decent pale, nice hop presence but not very well balanced. mouthfeel is too macro, hops only appear in the aftertaste in not the best way imaginable, but not that bad.
fiulijn (15990) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 10, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Monk’s Café, Stockholm, Wallingatan; 35 IBU, 5.4% ABV
Golden color. The aroma is initially grassy; it’s also a bit creamy and dusty, meaty; ah, there is some malt too. Medium-light body, with dry toffee flavor and strong bitterness; the hop brings only a very light fruity touch, and there is a rare rose flower aftertaste. I can’t see much of the promised Cascade, but it’s still a god thirst-quenching beer.
beernbourbon (1366) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - DEC 5, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Pour is cloudy golden color with small white head. Aroma is pleasant citrus hop aroma with some nice underlying maltiness. Mild pine hop as well. Flavor is true to nose and very refreshing. Solid and easy to drink, I like it.
HomeBrewHawk (464) - De Soto, Kansas, USA - NOV 21, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz. bottle served in a shaker pint. Poured a slightly hazy gold with a sparse white head. Pretty subdued aroma of citrusy hops and some carmel malt. Solid malt base to this one with a crisp hop bite, but not a whole lot of bitterness. On the lighter side of medium body. Nice lingering dry finish from the hops, but not a mouth puckerer. Very drinkable, a solid Pale Ale.