kaser (2982) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from 22oz bottle at home. Orange and clear. Good fruity taste, mild hops, orange and vanilla notes. Like this, especially for being a pale ale
harrymel (1503) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 7, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Good toasted corn color with a solid quilt of light creamy foam leaving behind some ropes of lace. Herbal hops with a tea like character on the nose and some english crystal malts remind me of an old ale. There is also a small amount of detergent in the nose for me along some grass. Flavor is mostly dry tea leaves and some sweet malts alongside a bit of bitterness. I think with a bit of CaraPils, this one would actually make a really nice ESB, but it’s not doing it as an APA for me. Medium bodied with slightly slick feel. Overall drinkable, but think their Summer version should be the headliner.
Serving type: can
Bacterial (1675) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - NOV 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour from a 12 oz can. Big white head over a clear amber pour. Lots of white lacing on the glass. Citrus and slight pine nose. Lots of citrus in the taste. Slight lingering bitterness. A bit floral on the finish.
GT2 (8671) - San Diego County, California, USA - OCT 18, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Fremont. Pours a clear, bright golden with webby lacing. Nose has the brewery’s characteristic weedy skunk note universal in their hoppy stuff along with some raw brewhouse/sweet wort boil. It doesn’t bother me- makes it feel rustic. But for others this may be seen as flawed. Taste is full biscuit balance, beautiful malt showcase as always with this brewer. Thick mango, marmalade, grilled papaya, huge sourdough biscuit. Balancing, beautiful. Shows a lot of brewer aptitude.
AdamJackson (2786) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 16, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy gold. Lots of west coast hop notes. I get pine and tangerine. Nose is weak but with a hint of grass
LilBeerDoctor (3506) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap, served through randall with mosaic hops. Pours a cloudy orange with a thick creamy white head. Aroma of grassy hops, citrus, hop oils. Flavor of hop oils, fresh bitter grassy hops, garlicky hops, crackery malt, more hop oils in the finish. This is a hop bomb for sure, although the underlying malt base could be stronger.
daknole (9401) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pale gold with a white head. Clean and tasty. Nice grassy hops with some dank flavors. Very light malt bill. Quite refreshing.
thirdeye11 (5618) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(draught at black bottle) clear medium gold, creamy white head with excellent lacing. Nose of tropical fruit, cereal grain, citrus fruit, smells fresh too.taste of fruit loops, very light bitterness, cream, nice smooth beer and overall I enjoyed it.
Nellie (349) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 20, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smells great citrus and floral. Tastes honey, dandelions, fresh and light. A perfect pale ale in my opinion. Pair with dried cherry, smoked chicken, Gouda flatbread at Black Bottle in Seattle. Heaven I tell you.
gmellison (426) - Colorado, USA - AUG 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at fremont. Pours a clear amber color. Aroma is fresh and hoppy. Taste is hops with a malty finish, really well balanced