deyholla (7576) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a clear gold with a grayish head that dissipates completely. Aroma has an earthy combination of earthy pine and grass with a solid grain backbone. Flavor has a nice earthy pine with some underlying nice sweet grain.
jcr (2278) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JUN 15, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Cloudy deep gold/orange. Dense, off-white head. Aroma of orange, citrus, raw hops. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes lightly to moderately sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Earthy, raw hop flavor. Taste of citrus, orange, dough. Standard fare.
keith0718 (408) - Kansas, USA - APR 21, 2013
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
Growler. Consumed same day. This would be a decent hoppy pale ale, except for the fact that it is virtually flat.
RobertDale (3988) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JAN 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewery. Comes a clear light amber with a small off-white head. Aroma of citrus, malt, and caramel. Taste is tropical fruits and caramel malt. Uncomplicated but very tasty!
TomDecapolis (4604) - Milton, Delaware, USA - JAN 7, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a mostly translucent copper with a smaller white head. Aroma of citrus, mango and light caramel malt. Flavor is dry and hoppy. Really well done pale ale. The citrusy and tropical fruit hop notes shine. Some bready malt poking through.
mdntklrmth (34) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - OCT 30, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ah, Free State. I'm proud to have you in my back yard. This beer is nice. Simple. Damn simple. Not a lot of malts thrown at you and not a lot of hops. And the simplicity works. Light straw-amber in color and brilliantly clear, this beer goes down great after a mountain bike ride. Clean tasting and some slightly fruity hop character, this beer is not too bitter. It's refreshing. I'd call it a pale ale even though it's classified as an IPA.
ads135 (3251) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - APR 22, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very good pale ale. I wish this was available more often. Pungent hop aroma. Pours golden yellow. Tangy and delightful.
LilBeerDoctor (3509) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 4, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a cloudy orange with a white head. Aroma of floral hops and bready malt. Flavor is very very bready with a bitter hops finish. Pleasantly drinkable and an interesting pale ale.
badlizard (5535) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUN 25, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear golden with a fizzy white head. Caramel cereal grain and earthy hops aroma and taste with a pungent bitterness.
beastiefan2k (2718) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - OCT 15, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 29, 2013 Citra version
10oz long thin tulip glass. Beer pours beautifully with a frothy head and a definitely unfiltered, dark orange color that allows little clarity. Aroma is fresh and crisp with tangy, light, citrus hops. The hops are accompanied well in the flavor with a malt backbone that is present but does not get in the way of the hops. Goes down easy.
German Norther Brewer
Similar score, the floral/herbal hops work well with this malt bill as well.
This was by far the least interesting. It felt like there were less hops or the hops were more subtle, can’t pinpoint exactly the defining character of this hop.