marv3mania (185) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAY 10, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle poured into a tulip glass. The appearance is a clear golden-orange color with a moderate off-white head which dissipates quickly and leaves little lacing. The aroma is fantastic assortment of pine and citrus scents with a hint of malt and caramel. The taste is heavier on the malt than the aroma was. It has good balance between malt and hops, though not has hoppy as I would prefer. Nice smooth feel which is richer than I expected. Overall, this is pretty good, though I’d hardly set it as the benchmark for American pale ales.
markducommun (487) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 2, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear golden-amber with a light tan head. Lightly toasted grains, pine, orange citrus. Bitter, strong malt backbone. Medium body, fairly acidic, long finish. Cleaner. Good.
Jared_Clifton (76) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 1, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a light amber with white head. Medium body. This is a toned down version of the chillwave. Light hop bitterness, peach, citrus, malt flavor. Really smooth and enjoyable.
justsayswell (208) - Mission, Kansas, USA - SEP 17, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Foggy amber pour. Thinnish white head with almost no lacing. Nose is pine, caramel, citrus. Medium body. Resinous hop, nice caramel malt, and a little peach pokes through. Finish is slightly sweet. Tasty old school APA.
mambossa (144) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - SEP 2, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour from bottle, clear amber with fairly robust head that bubbles away with ease. Nose is malt and bright floral hop. Classic Great Lakes taste, showcasing both the malt and hop profiles, not letting one override the other. Very crisp, floral, gentle grapefruit atop a lucious malt presence, yet still a very light and refreshing body. Certainly not a new-era hop bomb, but a tasteful balance and nice drinkability.
Darwenus (671) - Virginia, USA - AUG 27, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not a shockingly original pale ale, but a pretty good one. Pours bright orange with a lot of carbonation and average head. The aroma is citrus and malt. The flavor is citrus and malt, too, with slightly herbal/grassy notes. The finish is a little too sweet, but not enough to ruin it.
tia (1342) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - AUG 24, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap from source. Orangey gold with oatmeal head and decent lacing. Smells a little tropical to me, like ripe pine apple plus pine. A little grainy, bit then a nice light bitterness comes in.
chinchill (3221) - South Carolina, USA - AUG 1, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle.
Pours with an over sized foamy head that won’t allow me to gently pour the entire 12 oz bottle into into a 18 oz mug. The foamy head lingers on and on, with some settling that leaves it looking like a fitting topping for a vanilla float. The aroma is more earthy, English hop than I prefer but also has an attractive malt aroma that is bolder and darker than expected. The taste follows, with the darker malts coming out in the finish and aftertaste.
O: nice but should revisit with a fresher bottle.
bubblehouse (862) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 27, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
One of the better great lakes I have had. Good and hoppy with a descent aroma. Pretty good.
ffaoe (354) - Moorestown, New Jersey, USA - JUL 23, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
nice aroma with both malt and hop notes. golden in color with a light head. nice balanced flavor of caramel malts and citrus aroma hops
bpar73 (754) - Bellaire, Michigan, USA - JUL 18, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Gold pour with a white head. Pine and citrus hops with malt in the taste and aroma. A nice APA.