cladinshadows (48) - USA - OCT 30, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled on date of Oct. 5, 2012. Pours with a medium off-white head that dissipates quickly. Very perfumy aroma with a little fruit and some slight malt hiding in the background. Brilliantly clear with a great dark amber/light copper color. Taste is medium-low hop flavor and bitterness with a grassy/resinous character and a peppery finish. Malt is lower than expected for a beer of this color, but holds its own against the fairly subtle hops. While this beer is fairly malty, some additional malt sweetness (not just maltiness) would have been enjoyable. Mouthfeel is fairly dry. Overall, this is a well-crafted beer, but additional malt sweetness would have helped more satisfyingly balance the resinous, peppery finish of 55 IBUs of wet hops.
kingaugusta (176) - Georgia, USA - DEC 28, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours clear gold with a foamy white head. nose is moderately strong hops with a bit of apple sweetness behind it. the flavor is less hoppy than expected but quite well balanced between a pleasant malt and modest West Coast hops. finish is short and sticky. basically a session IPA, just higher alcohol.
fidelis83 (2270) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - DEC 26, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear, light amber pour with a one finger, soapy, fluffy off white head, aroma is fruity, grassy, faint pine and citrus hops, some light cereal and breadiness. Flavor is light biscuity, cereal and bready malt, a hint of caramel, fruity, floral, and grassy hops with more juicy citrus than the aroma lets on. Fairly light body, juicy, slightly slick feel, medium carbonation, slightly drier finish with a decent hop acid bite. Good stuff, not great, definitely not worth the $12/4pk for me, maybe the same price for a 6pk, but even then there are better for less.
Hiledd (60) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 13, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hop and lemon aroma, light copper and clear, bitter and earthy flavor with hint of citrus, medium body and crisp finish
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markducommun (801) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 24, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep amber golden, light tan. Light pine, grassy, citrus. Bitter, quite dry. Lighter body, some oiliness. Medium length finish. Good.
peterschreurs (113) - Illinois, USA - NOV 24, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Middleton's. Refreshing pale ale with plenty of hops to give the beer the perfect balance of crispness.
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BierMeHoos (524) - Maryland, USA - NOV 22, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Where: Old Line Fine Wine Spirits & Bistro.
How: 12 ounce bottle.
Appearance: Amber in color with a half finger of white foam.
Aroma: Faint pine, earth and some biscuit.
Taste: Mild grapefruit, some pine and bread in the finish, very good.
Palate: Crisp and clean with a slight bitter and dry finish.
Overall: Very hoppy and clean, really liked this one.
snoworsummer (4243) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 15, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Odyssey. Pours hazy amber with a thick, fizzy off white head and lots of lacing. Tastes like citrus hops, leafy greens, hop resin, and caramel malt. Light/medium body and low carbonation. Smells like citrus hops caramel, greens, and hip resin.
Darwenus (774) - Virginia, USA - NOV 12, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is delicious. Very, very good. It pours bright amber in color with a fair amount of foam and carbonation. The aroma is big, grassy hops and cereal malt. The flavor is wet, pungent hops through and through. Lemon and buttery sweetness on the finish. Really nice beer.
seymour (1827) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - NOV 6, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from 12oz brown bottle into nonic pub glass, a clear medium orange amber colour with white foam, lasting with lace. Caramelly grainbill underneath predictable intense American hops, grapefruity and grassy, little else. I drank this super fresh, but didn’t detect any greater "freshness" than any other APA or A-IPA. Very coarse bitterness, not smooth at all. Light-medium body, moderate carbonation, lingering bitter aftertaste. This is another one I can’t understand why the average ratings are so high.
zickbeer_ye (441) - Virginia, USA - OCT 29, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Aromas of fresh crisp hops and juicy citrus. Nice golden body and white foamy head. Fresh piney hops and juicy orange flavors. Crisp and refreshing on the palate.