tectactoe (1443) - Michigan, USA - JUN 19, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2014 Bottle: Far too volatile on the pour, one inch of beer and five inches of head... Even with a slow pour! The foam lasts forever, too, & while it leaves good lacing, it takes 15 minutes before I can drink the damn thing. The liquid has a deep amber, cloudy copper body, darker than expected. Aroma of heavy hops; pine, zesty, floral, and lightly soapy. Faint juicy oranges and bready malt backbone. Taste is quite spicy, lots of white pepper, earthy, dirty, herbal hoppage. Brash bitterness and a heavy toasted and caramel malt sweetness that helps balance. Bitter finish, thicker than expected body with lively carbonation. Not as "drinkable" as I’d like a pale ale to be. Not awful but more of a "miss" than a "hit", that’s for sure.
miyauchi38 (157) - chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 27, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
troyc (2422) - Illinois, USA - JUN 23, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
[Bottle] Pours a hazy orange color with a small cap of off-white head. Sweet malts and floral hops come out in the aroma. Caramel malts, light fruits, citrus, lemongrass and sweet honey in the taste. Definitely a bit too sweet for my liking. Not even sure what style this beer is supposed to be.
wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 8, 2014
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. Pours deep amber to brown. Nose is malts. Butterscotch, toffee, caramels. Flavor is similar. Pretty bleh. Diacetyl
Dfonorow (1329) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 24, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at The Chicago Beer Festival 2014. Murky amber/brown with a large white head. Sweet caramel, candi sugar, pine, orange zest, pepper, earth. Finish is pale malt and spice.
koleminer20 (542) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAR 23, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From notes. 12 oz bottle shared during a sharing of the Advent Calendar (not finished) on March 15. The color is a solid copper color with a thick white head and a good amount of lace. The aroms is a combination of bitter hoppiness and and a little caramel sweetness. The flavor is a little bitter and somewhat skunky. It’s definitely strange to a few of the beers I have had from Greebush. There is a subtle hoppiness and it’s one of the better things about this one. The mouth feel is light and slick, with a medium carbonation and a dry aftertaste
CpyNPrnT (304) - Indiana, USA - MAR 21, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Well, some hops. Not much flavor. Rather bland. A little bit of citrus, not much more...
BEERSOLDIER (42) - Illinois, USA - FEB 28, 2014
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Orange/rose colored with a big off white head that leaves excellent lacing. Semi cloudy with yeast floating in it. smells very appealing with notes of semi-sweet caramel and floral with hints of fruit and a touch of malt. Right away you get the caramel flavor with some dried fruit. Pretty smooth drinking beer. overall its a very good beer but doesn’t quite deliver what I expected. I would drink this beer again but nothing to write home about.
Frank (2737) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is a nicely balanced and very drinkable pale ale. The focus is mostly on juicy citric hops which are nicely subdued w/ a mild sweetness to soften firm bitterness in the finish. This is not jumping out at me as a particularly magical experience but it is a solid and well done brew all the same.
paintedmaple (372) - Fenton, Michigan, USA - JAN 8, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very good APA with nice floral hop aroma and flavor. Nothing wildly exciting about it, but just good well made beer.
MrBunn (2438) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (with no mention of hops, but I’m guessing based on wind currents and rating numbers and such...) Pour is a very slightly hazy copper with a big foamy head and aromas of floral hops and a little bit of caramel. Flavor is soapy and floral with a little bit of sweetness.