jnanakul (26) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - MAY 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured into a tulip from a can. Hazy golden color with a small off white head. Citrus and slight floral hoppy aroma. Flavor follows aroma. The hops come through fairly strong towards the end and it finishes fairly bitter. Not as well balanced as I’d like, but overall I’d say it’s drinkable.
50belair (2955) - Florida, USA - MAY 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Light yellow pour with a white head. Bitter hop aromas. Grassy hop notes. Bitter and refreshing. Average mouthfeel and body. Good carbonation. A nice pale ale.
brenn79 (1723) - Idaho, USA - MAY 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. can poured into my new Sierra Nevada IPA glass- Pours slightly hazy golden with a huge three and a half finger head and nice sheeting lace. Aroma is very citrusy, resinous pine, sweet. The flavor is kind of grainy surprisingly, cereal, a good amount of bitter hop bite after the swallow that would rival some IPA’s, but the nice aroma did not translate to the taste unfortunately. As it sits a mild sweetness does present itself, mellowing out the harsh bitterness, I was considering giving the taste only a 6, but this has really improved, a pale ale that you need to let breathe, that’s a new one. Body is medium to light, carbonation is medium. Overall I don’t really understand the whole pale ale for an anniversary beer, or is this the Seattle beer week anniversary(?), kind of confusing, but a pretty basic beer and intentionally sessionable.
trujahwarrior (509) - Monroe, Washington, USA - MAY 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap pours a pale golden color with a thin white head that leaves great lacing. Smells of pine, citrus,and tropical. Tastes of all the same things with a pretty good hop bite. Mouthfeel is pretty light with good carbonation. This was a good and hoppy session pale ale. Could probably drink 3 or 4 pints of this no problem.
jimmytalent (84) - New York, USA - MAY 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pale yellow with a tight white head. Strong scent of citrus. Flavors: pineapple, citrus, and a little grain. Very nice session ale.
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BrewDad (5117) - Olympia, Washington, USA - APR 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pale yellow in color, clear with a thin head. Super flavor and a nice hoppy flavor and finish. Very good Pale ale.
mar (5018) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pale yellow, white head. Nose is fresh citrus, grass, earth, light bitterness. Easy palate, grassy hops, lemon, clean finish.
BillKismet (3502) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 23, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Frothy foam head atop a bronzed body. Burst of orange citrus dominates the nose, though some grains eke in. Wonderful freshly milled pale grains dominate the palate with citrus-accented hops lightly playing off of it. A solid pale ale.
ACHops (957) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz can poured into a pint glass. Pours bright golden yellow with thin white head that lingers well. Aroma is slightly spicy fresh hops. Taste is crisp dry malt with earthy grassy bitter hops. Body is a little thin, but it doesn’t taste like a 4% beer. This would be perfect on a hot summer day. Certainly a departure from past SBW beers.
kbutler1 (1377) - North Carolina, USA - APR 19, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can. Recieved as an extra. Pours a clear golden color with a white head. Fruity hop aroma. Medium mouthfeel with carbonation. Nice flavors of peach and apricot. Nice level of bitterness as well that lingers after the initial drink. It’s not bad. Organic too!