drfabulous (3899) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - AUG 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 ounce bottle thanks to GCurlow. Big orange pour. Malty for sure. Decent nose. Some sweetness and a light wheat finish.
BuckeyeBoy (2672) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
16oz can pours out a orangeish amber topped with a sand head. Nose is pine citrus caramel sweetness and a nice malt. Taste is as the nose with a good hop mix nice malts and a good amount of sweetness.
improvjock (321) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tall can. Pours an opaque golden honey with light and soft off-white head. Aroma of biscuit-y malts and a complex mix of hops. Taste is overpowered by the hops and bitterness up front, but with a lingering sweetness in the back end. Pretty heavy mouth-feel, with a dry finish. Decent overall
Mora2000 (5650) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAR 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to 5000 for sending me this can. Orange pour with a white head. The aroma has some very nice tropical fruit notes as well as some pine and biscuit malt. The flavor has some of the same notes. I get a ton of tropical fruit and orange citrus notes. The biscuit malt keeps the bitterness fairly low. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Really liked this one.
AmEricanbrew (5790) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JAN 26, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy amber color with ivory head. Pine, soap, stale bread aromas. Medium bodied with average co2. Hoppy floral, pine flavors with a light pale malt base___drying finish---
Hanuta06 (320) - Washington, USA - DEC 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Serving: from can--purchased at PCC.
Aroma: moderate pine hop aroma.
Appearance: large, rocky, off-white, initial head with very good lacing and mostly diminishing longevity. Cloudy, medium-orange body.
Taste: moderately bitter, initial flavor and finish with short duration.
Palate: medium body with watery texture and lively carbonation.
Overall: very good.
maxwelldeux (3539) - Everett, Washington, USA - DEC 8, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught. Pours a hazy darker amber color with a smallish off white head on it. Some EXTREMELY light citrus notes in the nose, though I had to warm it to even smell anything. Taste is a bit sweet up front, though it finishes a little bitter. Kinda unremarkable.
5000 (6239) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 22, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught @ Brouwer’s Café:   Deep amber, fiery, moderate to large foamy head, tannish, nice lacing.   Soft citrusy nose, a little mealy.   Soft citrus bitterness up front, followed by a grainy/mealy background.   Can’t tell this is 8% at all, which is nice, but its not a very bright beer.   As a double Pale Ale, its not all that bitter, nor hoppy.   Has a stronger malt bill, which is fine, but its a bit out of balance.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Finishes very pedestrian like, pale hops, almost stale, with slight grainy/mealy maltiness.   Pretty boring overall.   I had my hopes up...
Reid (1873) - Salem, Oregon, USA - NOV 17, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
16 oz can from "Lifesource" in Salem OR
What have we here a Hales beer, a company that has been around now 30 years but never seemed to make the top tier of "microbreweries" or even make it semi-big like Pyramid or Redhook. Ive had their beers before but hard to find even in Oregon.
Beer is a slightly hazy light amber/orange colour with a small cream coloured head.
Aroma surprisingly,given the description, is muted
a little floral and resin/herb but mostly caramel malts.
Taste is weird..dark coffee and weak pine needles start it off, the carmale malts calm it down and a regular pine hop takes over then goes..this gives me heart burn on the first swallow..not so good.
Mouth feel is thin and medium carbonation..no sign of alcohol.
Disappointing stuff for a 30th anniversary..well at least they lasted that long.
BrewDad (4889) - Olympia, Washington, USA - NOV 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber in color clear with a thin head. Super IPA flavor and lots of hops. Love the citrus flavors and finish. Terrific IPA.