seekingup2 (80) - - DEC 21, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Light color on pour. Great hops aroma right from the start. Very tame flavor but still a nice amount of bittnerness. Really nice!! Glad I have a 22oz bottle!
Smeade (80) - Illinois, USA - MAR 9, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled in Sept. 2011, drank in Mar. 2012; could attribute to mild flavors
S: gold color, slight haze, solid collar, thick lacing
A: very light smell, not much going on, but there is a faint sweetness, kind of like a creamy butterscotch
T: very mild bitterness, slightly sweet at the beginning, dries out at the end, medium finish
O: this is a good beer, but not a lot going on. I'm afraid the "fresh" hops are no longer fresh
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ESPh (80) - Branchburg, New Jersey, USA - OCT 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice caramel color and lacing. Mild grassy aroma. Tastes a little sweet, grassy with a little pine coming through. Moderate bitterness and a dry finish. Less bitter than an ipa but different for a pale ale.
ShawnC (76) - - OCT 28, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark gold. Nose is small with a hint of stone fruit and grass. Great mouthfeel. Finish is singing to me. The hops are crisp and well defined. Clean grass and underripe peaches. Very nice.
---That dog will hunt!
JohnCoyne (73) - Alabama, USA - AUG 13, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Smells of crisp citrus, nice hops, then thick and syrupy grapefruit. Pours an orangey copper color with big white head and floaters in the column. Tastes of green plant like hops and balanced out by malt presence. Nasal Hops.
aplus01 (71) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 26, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great grassy fresh hop aroma. Moderate bitterness. Perfect balance of maltiness and hoppyness to create a dangerously drinkable beer.
steindds (70) - - APR 2, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a light orange color with a good sized white head, and good lacing. smell is of malt, caramel, and citrus hops. taste is of caramel sweetness in front and a piny bitterness that finishes well. Medium bodied.
NateBarnett (69) - Augusta, Georgia, USA - DEC 22, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bomber. Pours deep gold. Aroma is caramel and bready, with citrus and floral notes. I taste sweet caramel malts and bitter resinous hops. Mouthfeel is a bit thick and sticky.
hopnpop (69) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 21, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured deep gold & coppery with a strong, sustained head. Nose of grapefruit and fresh cut grass. Initial taste of wood, pine & grapefuit finishing with a alcohol heavy, tangy warming feel. This beer is anything but subtle. Frankly, Iím surprised the IBUís & alcohol content arenít higher. I love it, nevertheless.
Dhrjericho (66) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 28, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a rich amber color. Aroma is malty with mild hops. Flavor is intially bitter with a mild hop and malt finish. A nice pale ale.