ChrisSc (463) - 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 (743) - - 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 (1013) - 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 (621) - 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 (5783) - 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 (1509) - 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 (1606) - Costa Mesa, 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 (9401) - 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."
orangesol (987) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 4, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Served on-tap at Al’s of Hampden into a standard pint.
A - Pours a pale copper with no head whatsoever leaving no lacing at all. It appeared to be served far too cold.
S - Hints of piney hops and faint citrus fruits but both were fairly muted. Lots of sweetness from the roasted caramel malts.
T - Similar to the nose. Muted flavors of citrus fruits and piney hops. Strong roasted caramel malts that overpower nearly all other flavors. Is this one a little past its prime? Looks like it. It is a borderline malt bomb at this point in time.
M - Light body and flavor with moderate carbonation. Slight hop bitterness on the finish with more and more malt coming thru as it warms.
D - One of these was enough for me. It seemed to be a little bit old. I think I might revisit this one down the line when I know I can guarantee the freshness.