razzle (8) - Montana, USA - OCT 6, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great sessionable drink. Smooth, finish with hints of the caramel coming through. Hops that were added were floral with hints of citrus. Not a mind blowing pale, but is going to be revisited often with this limited release.
Darkmagus82 (2093) - - NOV 23, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from bomber into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a lightly hazed golden orange color with a one finger head of thick white foam. The head fades very slowly over time to leave a ton of streaky lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the brew is rather strong of a bready smell mixed with a good showing of some grain and a bit of a grassy smell. Along with these aromas comes some hay and a touch of lemon, but even so, overall the hop is rather light.
Taste – The taste begins with a rather cracker like taste with a bit of a more bready flavor mixed within. As the taste moves on, the bready fades, leaving the more crisp cracker taste to be the malt base of the brew. While very light upfront, some hop develops in the middle of the taste and more toward the end. The hop is mostly of a grapefruit and earthy flavor, but contains some light grassy notes as well. A bit of sweetness of an orange and tropical fruit nature develop at the very end, leaving on with a rather crisp and lightly hopped taste to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the brew was rather thin and light with a carbonation level that was on the medium side. For the lighter hop and more crisp flavors of the brew the feel was rather nice and created an easy drinking brew.
Overall – An alright brew overall, but in many respects, it is just a standard pale ale. It is nothing worth the added price that you will likely pay for the bomber of this. Fun to try, but nothing all that fantastic.
VertBaconStrips (2227) - Asshat, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thx Ferris! Bright cloudy yellow gold. Grains, lemon, earthy, plenty of lemon, very nice. Flavour is a bit weak - mellow brew , soft malty stuff, lemon, earthy, some biscuit. This subtle brew is really enjoyable to drink so muh so that I almost wish the bare minimal bitterness didn’t exist.
dfearnley (1419) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 1, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle to tulip
Light sour citrus, wheat, spruce and grass.
Pale cloudy yellow and a creamy white head.
Taste is grass, lemon, and a little bitterness. Enjoyable, but a little too grassy.
gramity (1582) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 1, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a pale yellow with à small white head. The aroma is grassy with hits of lemon and bread. The flavor is soft and subtle. Lemon, herb, grass, spice and bready yeast.
kyzr (1189) - Belgrade, Montana, USA - OCT 15, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poyrs cloudy yellow with soft white head. Grass and hoppy aroma. Flavor is sweet with light hop bitterness.
Ferris (8967) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 26, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2014 Bottle - 2012 Nice lemon grass and citrus aroma. Clear pale orange with an awesome thick head that looks like it will last forever. Lots of grass and lemon, much like I expected from this style. A mild bitterness that fades nicely. This is very comparable to Deschutes Chasing Freshies but much better in my opinion. Great mouth feel as well. 2013 Leafy vegatal hops with some light lemon. Clear gold with a thin bubbly white head. Leafy hops, light but great. A very light sessionable IPA, probably the best fresh hop this year.
beernovice39 (3270) - Montana, USA - DEC 4, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle pours a hazy deep golden with a thin white head. Scent is citrus and bread. Taste is biscuits and a touch of lemon. Will try again when fresh in September.
riversideAK (5831) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - OCT 17, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nose of fresh floral and citrus hops. A little danky. Light.biscuit. pours golden nice clarity whispy head. Flavors of fresh citrusy hops ligbt dank a little floral light biscuit. Very easy to drink. Fresh. Tasty.
presario (4901) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 18, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at the brewery. The bartender said they had found a few extra kegs and put it back on in February. Still had very fresh tasting hops. A very nice pale ale. Amber. Nice head.