TheHOFF43 (1439) - Bloomington, Minnesota, USA - MAY 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Nothing too special about this. Drinkable, would be nice in warmer weather. Surprised its an APA.
Theydon_Bois (5486) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler at Endo’s house, 25/05/13, thanks to Jim - labelled as ’summer ale’.
Lightly hazed pale golden with a thin white head of bubbles.
Nose is fresh hops, citrus, bitter tangerines, light pine.
Taste comprises hops, tropical fruits, light manfo, grapefruit, orange pith.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, hop bitterness in a crisp and refreshing finish.
A nice APA.
ACHops (477) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 28, 2013
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap @ Two Bells. Pours light golden with thin head. Aroma is fresh grassy hops. Taste is thin lightly sweet crisp malt with big fresh hop taste. Notes of earthy grass, grapefruit, and pine in the hops. Incredibly flavorful for the light body. Could easily be considered an IPA with all the fresh hops loaded on here. I remember when this was called the Solstice Ale... tastes the same, kinda a bummer since that was a better name and one Fremont should have in a just world... I digress. Still, a wonderfully tasty summer beer.
jnanakul (26) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - MAY 18, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured in to a tulip from a 22oz bottle. Hazy gold color with thick, frothy popcorn colored head. Aromas of grapefruit, orange juice and hops. Tastes like Grapefruit, peaches, grassy hops. Light body, refreshing, goes down easy. Definitely one of my staple warm weather beers.
50belair (1718) - Florida, USA - MAY 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can labeled Summer Ale. Light yellow pour with a white head. Bland hop aromas. Light and refreshing with a good mouthfeel. Grass and melon flavored hops notes. Enough malts to keep the bitterness from the hops in check.
crossovert (5695) - Illinois, USA - APR 30, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hot as fuck day, just sitting on the couch watching hockey I’m sweating. This is the ideal thirst quencher. Loads of spicey yet citrusy hops, sooo drinkable.
kbutler1 (1334) - Minnesota, USA - APR 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Labelled Summer Ale but I think this is the same beer. Pours a honey golden color with a white head. The aroma is pretty light but notes of melon and hops. Medium mouthfeel. Sweet taste with a light hop bite in the back. Very easy drinking.
Prufrockstar (476) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Pours clear gold/yellowish with frothy white head. Nice lacing. Aroma: citrus (mostly picking up grapefruit), floral. Grassy; some cooked green vegetables (I’d say "vegetal" but I hear that doesn’t mean what I think it means). Taste: Toasted grains; floral and citrus-laden bitterness. Subtle sweetness with nice lingering bitterness. Medium body, average carbonation, bitter finish. Overall: a perfectly nice beer, but probably my least favorite of the seasonals.
Dogbrick (6864) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 31, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer pours a clear pale yellow color with a medium foamy white head that dissipates steadily. Small patches of lacing on the glass. Aroma of citrus and grain. Light-bodied with flavors of grassy hops, citrus and malt. The finish is mildly bitter with a fruity hops aftertaste. Decent overall.
shadey (1823) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at my friends wedding reception. I’m glad my friends know how to pick good beer. Yellow color with nice lacing. Light honey aroma. Crisp hop bite up front with some nice sweetness. Good 6/3/7/4/16