strattonspeaks (113) - Springfield, Missouri, USA - DEC 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep orange pour with solid off-white topper. Sweet nose. An earthy hop aroma with a dash of citrus zest. I’m down with the flavor of this guy. Not the huge, fruity, pine bomb that we’re all accustomed to these days, but a solid representation of the American ale. Citrusy and herbal with subtle caramel and resin notes. Well balanced and pleasantly bitter. Lively and smooth. Enjoyed this one a lot more than I anticipated.
marcus (5896) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Total Wine, Sacramento. Pours light copper with an attractive off-white head and a floral aroma. There is a medium-bodied pale malt flavor with a fairly bitter and dry hoppy finish.
bucs572000 (220) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 10, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured from a 12oz bottle. Aroma is pine and caramel. Flavors are grass, pine, grapefruit, and caramel. Really well balanced pale, has a little lingering bitterness in the back of the mouth. Otherwise it’s a very nice beer.
bwa5879 (501) - Portage, Michigan, USA - MAR 8, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pristine ruby pour with an inch of slightly offwhite head. Marzen-y scent of doughy and Carmel malts, saltiness, creaminess and floral hops. Lively carbonation, tingly mouthfeel, dull but clean finish. Taste is similar to a red ale, nuttiness, hefty malt but not too much, lots of citrus and floral hops. Taste of fresh orange juice on finish. Good robust APA with above average complexity that's very light bodied.
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onceblind (3575) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 8, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Clear copper with a thick foamy white head. Nose has plenty of leafy and fresh hoppy resin with a lovely sweet floral dank aroma. Bitter and lovely floral/fresh hop flavor with some perfumey herbal hop resins, a bit of pine, sweet nutty caramel undertones, and a semi-bitter bit mostly clean finish with a lasting floral aftertaste. Really swell!
Beerathon (889) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 6, 2014
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
The only thing that I like about this beer is its look. Amazing clarity, deep orange, with 1-finger head. Too malty for a pale ale. Hops don’t shine through at all. I get a metallic smell.
Cornfield (5347) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - MAR 6, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
6-pack 0f b0ttles fr0m the nearby Jewell: Amber b0died with a creamy head 0f m0derate height, the beer had a warmly malty n0se with a bit 0f citrus juiciness. The flav0r is malt f0rward and sweet with a str0ng d0se 0f citrusy h0ps. There seems t0 be little fr0m the Perle and Saaz, mayhaps a slight earthiness. It’s drinkable, but unremarkable, an 0kay kind 0f an APA. The h0ps sh0uld be put t0 better use with0ut hiding them beneath the sweetness.
r464 (1738) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 6, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Lightly malty, balanced with a nice hoppy punch that comes stronger through the finish. Light citrus zest, earthiness.
CanIHave4Beers (2880) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - MAR 4, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a copper color with a good head and some decent lacing on the glass.
The aroma is sweet & citrusy with some herbal notes. It’s generally a touch too sweet to be inviting, but it’s ok.
The flavor has a very classic, old school pale ale thing happening. This is fine, and it’s tasty but it seems a little late in the game for a beer like this to show up, it’s outdated & outnumbered.,,, but then it’s Goose Island so if anyone can cut in at this level with this kind of beer then I don’t see why they wouldn’t. The hop bitterness is nice, the malt is toasty with some caramel notes. The beer has a fruity hop flavor that brings a lot of needed balance.
Not bad at all, but like I said... awkwardly late to the scene.
kidmartinek (3220) - austin, Texas, USA - MAR 3, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Copper color. Lasting, frothy white head. Balanced aroma of malty bitterness. I like the flavor quite nice. Its strong and bitter with a heavy malty backbone. The sweetness in minimal and the awesomeness is maximized.
rumproasts (2038) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 2, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle. Amber with one finger head. Medium malt body. Moderate hop bitterness. Carbonation seems rough. Average at best.