Illini08 (541) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUL 31, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle picked up in a small grocery in downtown Philly. Very light yellow pour with a smallish white head. Light floral hops aroma. An almost Belgian spiciness that I didn’t expect at all comes through. Lemony, a little barnyard funk as well. Good, but not a traditional APA by any means.
AZBennett (84) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - MAY 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle courtesy of Porcelainbomb (reddit trader). Pours a hazy golden color with sporadic head that fades quickly leaving minimal lacing. Aroma is lemon zest, big sweet malts and bread, and finally some sharp grass. Flavor is an even mix of sweet malt and lemon bitterness followed by a big dose of bitter hops that diminishes into a clean aftertaste. Palate is quite heavy for this style as the beer actually sits and weighs on the tongue and with the minimal carbonation this feeling increases. Overall, this is a strange pale almost like a Pilsner/Pale hybrid based on the flavors that come through with the strong Pils bready malts mixing so much; also the bitterness is almost off-putting as it doesn’t do well with the sweetness and almost turns an off sour. I would like to try one fresh to compare but it’s barely above average for me.
RichTheVillan (845) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from International Trade; hazy amber pour zero head no carbonation, this beer had oxidised, screw top failure. Benefit of the doubt rating.
altonbrownd (4210) - Brussels, BELGIUM - APR 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Belmont Station. Hazy orange body with medium head. Nose is hoppy, sweet, citrus, oranges, floral. Very nice. Taste is light hops up front, crisp texture with more subdued tastes of fruits and hops in the finish. Nice and easy pale ale.
kennydiaz (342) - staten island, New York, USA - MAR 27, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour a light brown with lots of carbonation. Has a very sweet sugar taste. Has a floral, vanilla aftertaste.
Ed5388 (521) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - MAR 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle thanks to Stevepsycho. Pours a cloudy straw color with no head. Aroma of lemon, grapefruit, and some wheaty malt notes. Taste is lemon and grapefruit up front and ends with a lot of citrus hop bitterness.
beernovice39 (2778) - Montana, USA - FEB 18, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap. Hazy golden/amber with a thin lacing off white head. Scent is bread, citrus and earthy. Taste is caramel, grassy with a bitter finish. Nice
Patrickctenchi (1693) - columbus, Indiana, USA - FEB 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: 4.5% Label.
Pours nearly clear, deep gold with a craggy, puffy, off-white head...awesome lacing and retention.
Aroma is pleasant, citrus/sour malt.
Taste is malt, bready, crisp over bitter hops...grassy and creamy.
oRos (612) - sacramento, California, USA - FEB 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Beercraft. Pours a golden hazy color. Aroma is malty. Taste is plane with a nice balance of malt and hop bitterness
whicheck (66) - California, USA - FEB 4, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a light cloudy yellow. Smells slightly bready. Light sour hint in the flavor but overall very mild in flavor over all. Not my favorite beer. But also not bad.
jrgratz (113) - New York, USA - JAN 31, 2013
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap at Stagheads UES.. Pours a golden, hazy straw color with some sediment. Little head to it that didn’t retain very long. Aroma of yeast with little detection of hops. Taste is sweet yeast, citrus, light wildflower honey, lavender. No hops. Weird. I thought I ordered a pale ale.