gururyan (638) - Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA - MAY 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from bottle into snifter, not much head or aroma whatsoever and is a clear deep red/orange...darker than I was expecting. The taste is like a medium hopped bread, very smooth and chuggable (I think the proper term is sessionable, but let’s call it what it is). Quite a big boy for a pale, not quite big enough for an IPA...I like this. A lot.
JonLaRue (28) - 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 (6027) - 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 (203) - 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 (367) - Xincheng, Henan Province, CHINA - 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 (2126) - 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 (2601) - 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 (1828) - 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 (53) - 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.
elninoict (7) - Wichita, Kansas, USA - DEC 4, 2014 does not count
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured from a bottle. Light copper with a small, quickly receding head. Slightly fruity, with a nice, lightly hoppy finish.
jmohno (1170) - Iowa, USA - NOV 24, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber/light amber. Short head. Clear. Nice hop aroma kinda fruity and earthy.Want to say a mix with fuggles possibly, haven’t smelled this armoa in a while, planty herbal with a bit of mint. Slightly vegetably,slight spice pepper. Want to say dank and resiony but has a bit of vegetable/plantyness. Overall better experience with aroma in this than many good pale ales. Same in taste with hop flavor and some acidity orange and carbonic sting, good caramel and a mild/medium malty toast buiscuit , just about the right about of sweetness maybe a bit more. Not real dry, think I would like this more if it were a bit drier and a tad less sweet. But its a pretty nice fullish bodied tastey rounded pale ale. Really nice drinking though altogether.