newbrewguy (145) - Mechanicsville, Maryland, USA - MAR 10, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a nice golden color from a bottle with plenty of head. Nice pine aroma. Nice hoppy beer this could probably pass for an IPA, could drink several of these no problem unlike allot of hoppy beers at least for me.
IEBAILI (123) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 23, 2008
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear gold, small white head, aroma seems a bit faint n this one but there’s some fruity hops and lightly toasted bread, nice bright refreshing flavor of orange lemon citrus and peach with some bitterness on the finish. Smooth and satisfying palate, pretty solid example of the style. Among San Diego’s more flavorful beers in the under 5% ABV category.
Boutip (3971) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 20, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of Wickedpete: Poured a deep golden color ale with a nice foamy head with good retention and some nice lacing. Aroma of crisp dry hops with some light bitterness. Taste is a nice mix between some crisp hops with light bitterness and a medium sweet malty body. Full body for the style with some good carbonation. Very refreshing and well balance for the style.
Stine (1434) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 18, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours pale, slightly hazy, and orange; firm crown of white and lots of sticky lace. Aroma is tightly balanced with a blast of citrus, tangerine and aromatic wood hops tapering into a sweet malt and yeast collage of cotton candy, cookie dough, and toasted white bread. Pleasant and soft. Taste is more plain and not exciting, but without flaws; flavors of basil and mint leaves, iced tea, copper, lavender and light sourdough. Crisp palate is medium bodied and smooth; finishes loosely with a stale crystal and iceberg lettuce coating that is thick and stubborn in the mouth. A fine pale ale for the most general of markets. Thanks Pete!
SuperDave (1933) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - FEB 3, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a nice clear golden color with a thick white lasting head. Good hoppy aroma with some nuttiness and caramel. Slightly sweet flavor with a nice bitter citrus peel finish. Not bad at all.
dmac (3166) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - FEB 3, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz botltle from West Coast. Pours a lack luster hazy honey gold with an average size slightly fizzy white head. Large malt aroma with lots of bread and slight caramel shinning through. Medium bodied with average carbonation and a dry palate. Malt dominant flavor of dry toast with a slightly bitter finish. In the world of color this beer is gray, goes well with lots of stuff but can’t really stand on it’s own.
jcwattsrugger (10000) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JAN 16, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap-pours a white head and hazy gold color. Aroma is light crisp floral hops. Taste is light crisp floral hops, with some metallic (?+chinook), faint light malt. Dry finish.
Wulfstan (509) - California, USA - JAN 15, 2008
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: MAY 15, 2008 This is a wonderful beer that beautifully balances refreshing, crisp lightness and smoothness with great taste, body, and both malt and hop character. It is a golden amber with a good-sized, dense off-white head that lasts forever, only slowly shrinking, and leaving some good lacing. The aroma is light but extremely pleasant, honey, lightly toasted grain, pine and citrus. The taste from start through the long finish has wonderful sweet-bitter balance, elements of toffee, grain, honey, grapefruit and lemon. The palate is smooth but still lightly crisp at the end. In the end, this beer is outstanding for the balance it achieves between lightness, body, and flavour blending the lightness of a good, crisp pale lager with the flavour and body of a malty-hoppy ale.
thegreat78 (32) - San Marcos, California, USA - JAN 9, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Extremely light crisp bright golden perfectly clear and nice white head. Great grain flavour and citrus hop flavour as well. A perfect summer brew
randomgarbage (1320) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - JAN 5, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours a murky gold with a thin white head. Citrus, malt, and floral hops in the nose. Flavor is similar, a little sweeter than expected. Finishes clean. Decent.