ononews9 (52) - Hanover, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 24, 2009
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle in tulip glass. light and refreshing, not as bitter as most IPAs i have had. not high in flavor, but still tasty. slight hop aftertaste. good light beer.
ljay6880 (475) - , Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 24, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle served in a tulip glass. Pour is a hazy copper with 4 fingers thick of pillowey head; it also left fantastic lacing on the glass. Nose is yeast, hops, and light malt. Not much citrus or pine in the bottle, as I’ve become accustomed to with most Pale Ales. Taste is similar to a light lager with a higher hop profile, however, not nearly the hop smack I’ve come to expect. A fairly light, not too extreme Pale Ale that would be a nice companion on a hot summer day.
dchmela (2766) - 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 (7622) - 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 (3192) - 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 (2792) - 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 (1916) - 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 (5188) - 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.