AZBennett (114) - 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.
JakeG (20) - Sherwood Park, Alberta, CANADA - APR 23, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy bubbly orange-yellow with a small white head. Nice lacing. Aromas of citrus hops, fruit, malt and spices. Tastes very juicy and citrusy -- quite refreshing. Medium bodied.
hopdog (9570) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 21, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Poured a hazy golden color with an averaged sized head. Floral, toasty, some citrus, and fruity.
fiulijn (16003) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 5, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at the brewpub
Cloudy blond color. A beer rooted in the quality of the malt, and ethereal for its freshness; delicate hops, the mouthfeel has a gentle sweetness, the final is bitter and long.
WABeerFiend (301) - - JAN 16, 2015
0.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a tumbler on 04.29.14.
A: Flat. No head or lacing at all. Somewhat opaque orange. Sediment is there.
S: Corn or grain first. Citrus, orange, lemon. It’s very sour.
T: Burnt biscuit, bitterness, tangerine.
M: No carbonation.
O: The bottle read that this was unfiltered so I couldn’t use that as a gauge for how old this was. At any rate, this was simply terrible. 3 sips into it and it was a drain pour. The was one of the most unbalanced beers ever. It was undrinkable.
Sarlacc83 (1170) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewery.
A: Cloudy orange color with a foamy white head.
N: Biscuit, pine, oranges, some grapefruit. Toast. Not as complex as I would like.
T: Sweet and lightly bitter.
M: Light body, creamy carbonation, and light alcohol presence.
O: A sweet throwback APA. Hard to rate this when every APA is an IPA in disguise, but it’s easy enough to drink.
bmsulliv (200) - - NOV 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Solid pale ale, nice hop balance. Way better than the other beers on tap at hair of dog brewery
Art (2093) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Picked up a bottle without noticing the date. Ended up being a year old. Pours a clear golden yellow with a full white head. Floral aroma with slight oxidation. Taste is slightly bitter and the "old hops" taste isn’t really there. Pretty good actually. Not the same beer but great base.
Danyel (1290) - Colorado, USA - NOV 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Hair of the Dog. Pours hazy yellow with white head. Aroma is wheat, lemon, lager, lots of citrus. Taste is bitter, light, medium carbonation. Overall, good.
UDBeernut (2003) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - NOV 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy golden yellow, head leaves a thick lacing coat. Nose of pine, dankness. Taste has enough malt before a nice wave of bitterness that lingers well after finish. Slightly syrupy mouth. Cool beans dorks.
BiddleBrau (1001) - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 1, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Old bottle bought a case for $12... Went ’off’... more like funky. Hazy gold visible carbonation and thin white head. Noses must be in horse blanket. Flavor of a Belgian sour, funked out saison or gueuze. Tart and now a bit oxidized. Not a pale ale by a long shot but for $12 for a case, I got a decent american Belgian sour.