TheBeerGod (5642) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAR 19, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Slightly murky orange-amber pour with a short white head. Aroma is pine, wet hops, dew covered grass, and spicy notes. Taste is soft lemon and grapefruit, pine needles, wet grass, spicy hops, toasted malt, and light toffee. Body is medium-full with a soft, resinous feel and a prickly carbonation. Finishes with more toasted malt, light toffee, big pine, spicy and earthy hops, more wet grassy notes, and citrus flavors. Very tasty!
boFNjackson (4192) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 17, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I’m not sure I am ready for this Extra Pale Ale style, to big for pale, but not quite IPA??? Oks. Bottle... Poured a vibrant orange with a nice, white head. Pretty refreshing with the initial pour and chill straight from the fridge. Lots of cracker-like malts with a peppery, spiced, earthy hop flavor creeping in there for some dimension. Not bad.
cprochak (590) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 16, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz bottle tasted blind on 3/11/10. Pours orange with little head and only a little lace. Aroma of grass and funky sweat. Weird off-bitter flavor. Okay mouthfeel and carb. Strange noble hops bitter finish. One of the more disappointing offerings from Full Sail.
radagast83 (5959) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAR 13, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle. Wow, a very good beer here. Pours a crystal clear golden color with a foamy white head. Aroma is hops, touches of malts. Flavor is a nice, clean citrus hop one, with slight notes of malts, but for the most part, a good, decent, extremely well hopped pale ale.
after4ever (6821) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAR 12, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22. thanks clint! pours a crystal clear coppery light amber with a loose tan head that doesnt stick around. nice pleasant pine and grapefruit nose, not pushy at all but inviting. creamy medium body with lively carb. caramel mid palate with pine and grapefruit overtones. mild finish.
robforbes (2089) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - MAR 12, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours a clear pale yellow-orange with a small white head, and some lacing.
smell is of grain, citrus, a little caramel, and a touch of floral.
taste is refreshing, hops, lemon, a little pine, some toffee, and malt, ends somewhat dry and nicely bitter.
TheSponge (342) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - MAR 11, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle purchased at QFC in Mukilteo/Harbour Pointe. Pour a beautiful clear copper color with a white head that dissipates quickly. Flavor: Plenty of hops, but just the right balance. However, I wish it had a fuller body.
trevor211 (1472) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 8, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a yellowy copper with a thick head. Aroma isn’t much - some mild citrus hops, with a weak malt backbone. The flavor brings me right around, though. It’s incredibly clean, hop-forward, and has a depth that makes me want to keep drinking it all night - a caramel-like note that almost reminds me of toasted marshmallows, but not nearly so sweet. It’s crisp, it’s tasty, and in no way overbearing - a great change of pace from the sticky PB Mongo I had last night.
glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 7, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a light copper with medium head. Moderate citrus hop aroma. Taste starts with a bit of citrus and floral hops, but bready/biscuity malts come on strong quickly after. A moderate bitterness finishes things off and really keeps going, but it never gets too intense. Lightly sweet and drinks very light. It’s a nice pale ale that gets more bitterness than flavor from the hops, but it has more than enough malts going on to keep it drinkable. This would actually make for a really nice six-pack beer, but it doesn’t stick out much as far as a special release.