Blairgus (4183) - California, USA - OCT 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 Oct 2014, bottle (best by date: Dec 31 2014). light gold, clear, steady bubbles. nose is peaches and pine hops. smells great! med body and moderately fizzy. pine hops and mildly sweet cereal malt. the nose is gorgeous but the flavor is a bit muted. more bitter than sweet or fruity. decent.
ChrisSc (464) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 20, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle into Tulip. Minneapolis.
Appearance: Copper in color. Very slight haze, but mostly transparent. Very little head.
Aroma: Hops - I get mostly floral and piney. Light malty backbone.
Taste: Mildy bitter. A touch of sweetness.
Palate: Medium/thin body. Slick texture. Moderately long finish.
Overall: A pleasant beer, but a bit of a disappointment. It is a pale ale I suppose, but I was hoping the hops would be a little less delicate. Still, the flavor is nice and the hop profile is well done.
TylerGreenDC (803) - - OCT 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft. Classic, dank wettish hop aroma. Big lacing. Flavor is... sour? Kind of, yes. More sour hops than anything else. Finishes with some tangerine and a hint of caramel. Superb.
beechner224 (1024) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - OCT 11, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is the 2014 version, not the 2013 version being sold in 2014... Pours a lite copper, with white head. Aroma is dank hops, just hint of sweetness. Taste is lite, hoppy, not too bitter, finishes dry. Nice pale ale.
kidobutai (643) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - OCT 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a bottle. This is a tasty beer! Short lived head, but good lacing and a fruity aroma and taste that went down quite smooth.
Patrickctenchi (6101) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - OCT 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours copper-amber with a short, off-white head.
Pine, grapefruit aroma.
Taste is caramel malt, orange/grapefruit-peel.
Floral, piney, leafy bitter....dank hops...
Wonderful, even bittering throughout.....without going over the top.
Luvystypotables (1694) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - OCT 9, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma of grapefruit and pine resin, clear caramel color virtually no head. Dry feel with a great taste of hops, citrus and pine resin with a slightly sweet malt undertone. Bitter sweet hop finish.
JpTree (7) - Iowa, USA - OCT 5, 2014 does not count
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted at taproom. Balanced floral, citrus, and pine aroma. Soft mouthfeel with bright bitterness turning into a pleasant citrusy after taste. Not dry on the finish. Nice fresh hop beer.
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haddon90 (1619) - Newport Beach, California, USA - OCT 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a clear, copper color with a thick, white head. Strong, citrus aroma with a nice, wet hoppy finish. Grassy notes with a thick, fresh hop presence. Dry finish. Pretty darn good balance. Really, really good.
slowrunner77 (10251) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
"i was hoping for great, and got very good. no complaints, my expectations for GD have become so high it’s hard to measure up. this has a nice zesty, spicy, grassy and citrus hop bitterness which is very nice in the flavor and nose. a little light bodied, but fitting for the style. not a ton of malt presence. slightly darker than usual for the style. nice beer. one of the better pales i’ve had."