rmussman (1701) - California, USA - APR 12, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I really like this beer. Pours deep amber brown. A bit on the cloudy side. Pours with a good off white head on it. This drink is really refreshing. Hops are quality and fresh. Really nice malts. Great brew.
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - APR 11, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Serving: 22 oz. bottle from Total Wine Sterling.
Pours a clear amber color with a frothy off-white head. The nose is slightly fruity with grassy hops and a bit of bread. The taste is hop forward with notes of grass and pine. Some bread and cracker notes come from the malt side. A medium mouthfeel leads to a medium to long, bitter finish. Overall very sessionable and rather tasty. Bordering on an IPA in my mind. Definitely worth taking a drink of.
obguthr (5492) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - APR 9, 2010
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 17, 2010 Orange peel, weak. Clear golden, medium head. Dry malt flavor, distinctly barley at midpalate, with a lemon zest finish. Well assembled, with nice transitions. Nothing exotic, and lacking oomphf, but it has its charms. Quaint.
bhensonb (13861) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 8, 2010
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from the Co-Op in Davis, CA. Pours hazy amber with an ok off-white head. Aromas of fruit, floral and a touch of something citrus/spicey. Medium plus body with creamy carbonation. Very nice feel. Flavor is not harsh bitter, but more floral over a decent amount of caramel. Smooth enough to be English - almost. Some bitter does come forth, but the hop is more lush than bitter. Very nice beer.
DYCSoccer17 (3614) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 4, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
22 ounce bottle purchased at the Davis Food Co-Op. Aroma has a sweet, fruity, and floral character. I am guessing this is the yeast strain, because I get this character a lot with the Full Sail beers. There is also a mild spiciness present in there, too. Mildly hazy golden-copper body present with a smallish off-yellow head. Starts spritzy, with spicy, peppery, and earthy hop flavors present. There is a fair graininess and cereal-like character in the middle. Finishes with a bit of a lingering metallic bitterness and a chalky texture. Not really digging this one.
BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - APR 2, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz Bottle – Gravity Beer Market – Olympia, WA
Aroma – Nice hops aroma lots of fruit and floral in the nose.
Appearance – Dark Golden in color, Clear with a thin head.
Flavor – Nice malt flavoring with a good addition of hops. This felt bigger than a regular pale.
Palate – Dry finish with a Nice Mouthfeel.
Overall – Very easy drinking ale. Not sure on the style more like a weak amber or a strong Pale.
Reid (2280) - Salem, Oregon, USA - APR 1, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bomber bought at S.Salem Freddy’s.
Pretty pedestrian in appearance lighter amber with a small dirty white head. Good lace.
Aroma is pleasant and pretty balanced considering the name! Hops balanced out by buiscuity malt.
The taste is also balanced well buiscuity malts and lemon zesty hopping then near the end the hops spring into action with a massive fruity spicy aspect that makes one want another gulp.
very nice palate..so very very drinkable.
This is overall a very nice summery pale ale. Gulpable rather than spippable!
riversideAK (6079) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAR 31, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nose is crackery and bready with a good deal of floral and citrus hop notes. Nice fresh and crisp hoppy aroma. Pours light golden with a soapy head that lasts. The flavor is more crackery and bready malts with floral and citrus hops, a bitey bitterness, very sharp and lingering fruity and floral bitterness. Solid lingering bite and some resin notes as well. High drinkability level.
raphael (1143) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 28, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Such a bright, springy label. not a strong aroma but a good balance of resiny hops, caramel and water. nice clear amber but minimal head. definite citrus edge to this, with some grapefruit rind damping out what malt might want to express itself
EricE (1367) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 27, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Part of a blind IPA tasting with brainlair and ryan. By far the worst of the bunch. My notes:
Ap. 3/5 Clear orange pour. Thin white head.
Ar. 6/10 Weak bitter hop. Some pine
Fl. 6/10 Definitely the weakest so far. Some bitterness. A bit of skunk and maybe even a bit of sourness (Not really strong, but noticeable). Maltiest so far. Eh.