DocLock (7865) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 2, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Whole Foods. Pours clear copper with 2-finger off-white head. Nose is intense piney hops, caramel malt in balance, black pepper. Tastes hoppy piney, caramel malty, well balanced, crisp, and with a bitter and hoppy finish. This is another great one from Green Flash.
zizzybalubba (1421) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - MAY 2, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. bottle from Total Wine, Chesapeake, VA. Hazy orange pour with a short off-white head. Beautiful pine and citrus hop aroma. Taste is of pine needles, grapefruit rind, and wet grass. Bitterness is lingering but not off-putting. One of the hoppiest American pale ales I have ever tried.
GIJOE (635) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - MAY 1, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber pour with a thick, foamy, white head that stays forever. Permanent lacing. Curtains is more like it. Nose is like an IPA. Taste is like an IPA: bitter and hoppy as hell. Good though. Full body, lively carbonation. Nice brew.
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DialSquare (2663) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle from Proof bottle shop. Gold pour with an off-white head. Aroma of grapefruit, resiny citrus and caramel. Tastes are citrus, grass, floral, pine mixed with a strong caramel malt backbone. Little lemon cake element to it. Well balanced, light bitterness. Really like this - easy drinking.
phaleslu (6517) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Keystone-Hyde Park, served in a pint glass. Pours a somewhat cloudy orange color with a small eggshell white head that forms a lasting, soft cap atop the beer. I mean, it lasts all the way to the bottom without any holes. The beer starts grassy, with some herbs and florals and straw, and has an almost watery mouthfeel. As it opens, though, it gets increasingly fruity and balanced by a bready malt backbone. Citrus, light tropicals, a bit of pine. Light-medium bodied, with moderate soft carbonation. At first, I was a little disappointed based on how much I’ve liked other GF offerings. But this was pretty good by the fifth sip or so.
lb4lb (2546) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours orange with offwhite head. Smell is floral and tea like hops. Tastes more like an IPA than most IPA’s. Very hoppy. Sharp, astringent, grassy bitterness and not very fruity at all. Crisp carbonation and great, full mouthfeel. I prefer more fruity flavored hops than this. This is well made and very drinkable, but a different flavor profile than I prefer.
NikkTwist (1630) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Khyber Pass. Clear dark gold pour that started with a swath of white foam. Generally mild but extremely well balanced. Quite good for yhe style.
unclemattie (4191) - Georgia, USA - APR 28, 2014
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tall, 22oz Green Flash bottle. Orange pour, thick white foam, sexy lace. Mild flavor, nice malts, citrus oils finish. smells of pale grains and simple hops. An easy drinking brew. (4044)
rbrazell (1656) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - APR 27, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Proof. Deep gold pour with a a frothy white head. Piney, citrus hop aroma with flowers and pale malts. Piney and floral on the front with a pale malt backing with a juicy pineapple and mango finish. Medium bodied smooth carbonation. Not too shabby.
BlackHaddock (3780) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
In a flight on 13th March 2014 at the Back Bay Bar inside Wholefoods store in Newport Beach. Clear amber pour this hoppy brew hit the spot nicely. I don’t usually like over hopped or citrus flavoured brews but this seemed just about right in every aspect, certainly bitter but not overly so. One of the best Pale Ales I had during my whirlwind visit to California. My British palate really took to this and I would have had a pint, but I was on a mission to try as many beers as I could before the wife dragged me away (to a near-by Yard House).