HonkeyBra (3530) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - FEB 18, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep, dull orange pour with a medium eggshell colored head. Aroma of orange sherbet, pine, some spruce, earthy hoppiness. light grapefruit. Some apricot and melon as well. Fruit cocktail. Flavor of orange, apricot and fruit cocktail, mild pineapple and juicy mango. Medium bitterness, nice flavorful hop presence. Medium bodied, nice carbonation. Finishes perfectly dry and hoppy. Really excellent session pale ale.
Vir4030 (530) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 19, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2011 Pours a medium brown out of a grwoler with as much off white foamy head as you want. Hop grass aroma. Watery flavor, but hoppy. Feels a bit unfinished, actually. Still a pretty good beer,though. My wife says, "I wouldnít drink that voluntarily.". Repour from a growler a year later. Next batch? Very hoppy aroma, sweet and fruity. Flavor is hoppy also. I think this beer has been hopped up a bit more, or itís fresher. I like this beer.
sherm1016 (1178) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 21, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler from Half Acre drank on 2/19/11. Pours an amber color with a white head. Aroma is nice and hoppy. Medium on the palate with average carbonation. Sweet malty flavor up front with a nice, bitter hop finish. I know it is listed as a pale ale, but seemed more like an IPA to me.
Capa (2031) - Manama, BAHRAIN - FEB 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden orange with a white head. Aroma was citrus and tropical fruits, light sweetness, floral notes. Medium thin body. Flavor was heavy on the hops with light malt backbone. Tropical and citrus fruit tones, floral, sweet candied malts. Love how much flavor is packed into the low abv. Delicious.
TheAlum (5950) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAR 3, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler picked up by pantanap for me while I was out of town and delivered this last weekend. Thanks, Kan! Pours a fiery orange amber hue, dulled, with an offwhite almost yellowish head, moderate sized dies to a thick film, small with a good lacing. A good bit darker than Daisy Cutter.. Hmmmmm. Aromas are a nice bouquet of citrusy lemons, oranges, and grassy hops, fuzzy peach, tangerines, and grapefruit come in, a touch of tropical fruit. The nose is quite rich and hoppy, very fruity with pale malts, bread, biscuits coming in behind. Really like this nose, fresh and vibrant. Initial is lighter end of medium bodied, some very fruity hops, grapefruit and peach, with some touches of mango, grass, and earth. A decent bitterness grows into a moderate dry and bitter feel, with pale malts, toasty bread, biscuits. Lighter bodied overall, a nice hop profile and flavor, lighter bodied really wins me over. Touches of gumball, tropical fruits, citrus, peach. Dry and soapy. Really nice, easily quaffable. The head really sticks around, surprising for a growler almost a week old. A great fruity hop forward APA, itís fairly complex in the hop profile, light and sessionable for the most part. Itís not quite among my favorites.. But itís really good and fresh. A perfect "Come on and get here, Spring" beer. Very happy with this, the hop profile grows, bitter and soapy, dryness grows on the palate. A bit better, freshness probably the key, than DC in my opinion. But, it gets a similar score.
jrallen34 (3485) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler thanks to Chris, drank from a Cigar City snifter... Pours a dark orange, hint of brown, clear. A light off white head rises about a finger, ok cap, no lacing... The aroma has a ton of citra and a hint of pine, light malt backbone... The taste is pretty good, but something that can get lost amount other beers, now wow factor. A lot of the citra hops are gone, what you get is more tropical fruits, some toffee and a light pint of finish. Doesnít have the dry feel or taste I was expecting. Drinkable but just blah.
I must admit that I was very excited to get to the Hoppy Birthday so I just blew right through this. Good, not great, not in the league of HB or Daisy Cutter, however Iíd drink it again on tap.
17thfloor (2434) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 26, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler. Seemed to be just a bit darker in color than daisy color, little more caramel looking. Great hop combination, super drinkable, lightly grainy, light biscuit sweetness, just very very refreshing, grassy and citusy.
Christpuncher (1401) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very golden orange in appearance and smooth to the taste. Not very bitter and goes down easy. One if their best
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douglas88 (6336) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 10, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler at RBWG, thanks! Pours a clear amber color with a medium white head. A sweet caramel and earthy hop nose. The flavor is similar; sweet earthy malts, toast, caramel and light citrus. Lots of citrus in the finish. Nice.
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 27, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler pour at RBWG 2011. Pours clear orange, no real head, no lacing, but still, growler, right Nose is grapefruit, spice, pine resin. Flavours of apricot, peach, ruby red grapefruit, tight herbal notes, BIG marijunana notes here too. Balanced, herbal, juicy, Great!!!