mnmike (606) - Minnesota, USA - APR 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
As far as flagship beers go , you can’t go wrong with a solid ipa like this one.
bytemesis (1400) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - APR 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle -thanks Artem! Pours clear amber with a large creamy off white head that dissipates with great lacing. Aroma is pine, spruce, citrus, mango. Flavors the same, very light sweet, light bitter. Bitter in the finish, a touch metallic. Light body, bit watery.
theisti (2816) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - FEB 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz can given to me by bvc. The pour is a mostly clear orange golden with a full two inch off white head. The head falls with splotchy lacing. The aroma is floral lemon peel bitterness along with cracker malt. The taste is sharply floral and lemon hops up front, then some pine hop, all layered on top of the clean cracker malt. The pine becomes more pronounced as the beer warms. The palate is light bodied, average carbonation, and a mineral earth bitter finish. Easy drinking Pale. Thanks for this one Brandon.
Hanuta06 (140) - Washington, USA - FEB 9, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Serving: from can--purchased at Full Throttle Bottles.
Aroma: lightly hoppy with grapefruit overtones.
Appearance: large, rocky, off-white, initial head with fully diminishing longevity and very good lacing. Hazy, dark-yellow body.
Taste: lightly sweet initial flavor and lightly citrusy, slightly acidic finish with average duration.
Palate: light bodied with watery texture and lively carbonation.
Overall: excellent. Very subtle, appealing taste with no overpowering attributes. Easy to drink.
Sledutah (3172) - Utah, USA - FEB 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz can from Total Wine in WA
Appearance: A huge gusher out of the can onto my desk, not good. Pours cloudy golden with a huge frothy white head that recedes quickly leaving spotty lacing in the glass
Aroma: Floral, lemon peel and wet grains
Taste: Citrus, caramel, bready, herbal and pine bitterness
A nice hoppy pale ale. Not happy about the gusher, but what was left was tasty
Dogbrick (5984) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 28, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This brew pours a mostly clear dark orange color with a medium bone white head that recedes quickly to an outer ring. Partial rings of lace on the glass. The aroma is hoppy with some pale malt behind it. Light body with flavors of biscuit malt, citrus and mildly bitter hops. The finish is fruity with a short hops aftertaste. Slightly above average overall.
jcwattsrugger (10000) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
trade with hbmason-12oz can-thin white-gold. A-spruce/some spice, lt/med malt. T-spruce/some spice/orange/grapefruit zest hops, some soapy, lt/med malt.
Theydon_Bois (2957) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Fremont, Seattle - 08/11/12.
Clear pale golden with a thin white head that soon clears to the edge and forms a pond. This retains well and good lacing ensues.
Nose carries floral tones, light malt, touch of citrus, perfumed.
Taste of floral hops, pale malts, grain, a little citrus.
Medium bodied with soft carbonation leading to a light bitter finish.
Ok drinkable fayre - nowt special.
Elwood (2490) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - NOV 12, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Serving: 12 oz. can from 5000. Thanks Andre! Deep gold pour with a dense white head. Hoppy nose with light pine notes. The flavor has a touch of cracker, light pine needles, and a dry finish. Nice daily drinker.
robforbes (1883) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - OCT 22, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
pours a pretty clear amber-orange with a very large white fluffy head, and good amount of sticky lacing.
smell is of hops, a little wet grain, caramel, dish soap, floral, and a little malt in back.
taste is of malt, grain, some hops, and caramel. ends a little thin and somewhat bitter.