GJF (1520) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - APR 15, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from hy-vee. Copper color. Thin white head disappears almost immediately. Not much aroma. Flavor is straight ahead pale ale, a bit of sharpness in the finish. Medium body.
bartzluke (598) - Oklahoma, USA - MAR 11, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 7, 2015 12 pour from a refrigerated bottle into a pils glass. Great pour. Very fluffy head. Lasting with good lacing. Great copper color, nice carbonation, and clear as day. Beautiful beer. Creamy mouthfeel. Nose is malty, a little piney, a little resiny. Taste is bitter, light hops, light malt. Very balance beer. A great pale ale.
JonLaRue (59) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 28, 2015
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sourced from a 12 oz bottle. Remimds me a lot of thin maple syrup. Acid at the front, hops and then a sweet finish. This thing is hoppy, its more of the english style hoppy beers rather than a citrus style.
TheAlum (6956) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - FEB 17, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Flight pour on tap at the brewery (Lawrence, KS). Pours a nice glowing copper pour, a bit fiery and near transparent with that luscious ruby red body and glow. Frothy offwhite head is sizable, cakey with good retention and lacing. Aromas present grapefruit and citrusy hops, touches of gentle bready malts, a bit of biscuit and earth. A bit spritzy, hoppy and citric as it settles and warms. Initial is fuzzy and bitter, a good hit of "C" hops gives floral bitterness, pithy grapefruit and rind oils. Some gentle bread and earth, grass. A firmer hop profile and bitterness grows as a wave on the palate. A bit earthy, bready, that cool and bitter citric and grapefruit element flows well, hits the senses with a nice hop character. While the malt bill shows just a touch of depth, this one ends up fairly C hop-centric and bitter, a bit earthy and fairly session worthy. Nice stuff. Potent hoppy nose, good look and a nice flow on the palate with a firmer hop element that it’s overwhelming. Tasty.
DBob5150 (235) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - JAN 31, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Grinders downtown KC, pours a nice copper-orange with a thick white head that lasts. Aroma is hops, some pine. Taste is a more subtle hops, slightly mild for an IPA. Finish is clean, recommended.
KapitiCritique (379) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - JAN 26, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
mediocre dense head and middling lacing, pale brown and sparkling, acidic, alcoholic nose, roasted malts; citric acidity, rounded, sparkling, clean palate and quick finish, very good.
boozedude (2228) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - JAN 11, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle from Michigan, brought ome from snowmobile trip, cloudy dark orange pour with white head, aroma and taste is hoppy
cbfobes (2881) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - JAN 5, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at 2014 GTMW, pours a dark copper amber with an off white head, the aroma has some pine and hops on the nose with more of a malty touch to it, the flavor has a nice hop front end with a pretty balanced caramel and malt finish, pretty easy drinking and not that bad at all.
Bacterial (2871) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - DEC 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep copper pour from a 12oz bottle with a nice white head. Citrus nose with a slight malt character. Easy drinking, nice hop profile, just a little bitterness in the finish. Solid.
rjwhite41 (55) - osceola, Iowa, USA - DEC 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle poured into a tulip glass. Pours a crystal clear light copper with a small white head that dissipates quickly. Smells of floral, piney and caramel. Tastes of caramel, pine, floral, and light citrus. Light bodied with a drying finish and a moderately high bitterness. Nice and refreshing, a good beer.