hockeybeerguy (544) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - MAR 13, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Reviewed from notes.
The appearance has a golden colored body with a nice one finger white foamy head that mushroom caps and settles leaving some nice foamy speckled white lacing in the wake.
The smell has citrus, pine and malts strong up front coming through in a floral sense. There is a slight malt profile really more or less subdued only coming out after some warming.
The taste is mostly bitter with a decent refreshing quality coming out in a nice way. There is a slight warming sweetness coming through.
On the palate, its a light to medium, sorta crisp and sharp, sessionable, sticky citrus aftertaste with a dry finish.
Overall, this is a pretty good APA that I wish I could get in my distro, but makes a wonderful APA to have to break into Spring.
jh773 (31) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden yellow. Good effervescence, large head. Light body like a pale ale but with a strong bitter note -- not really much fruit or pine flavor, just kind of a uniform "dank" quality. Good.
fluffy (1252) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - MAR 9, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
im not much of a hop head, but this was a really well done pale, better than most out there.
bley7211 (13) - - MAR 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a can. Light golden color with decent head. Heavy grassy hoppy aroma. Good taste.
boisebeerguy (39) - boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very heavy in the aroma hops. Light in the flavor hops. Goes down very smooth, with what almost tastes like a slight vanilla hint.
ElCapitan22 (26) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a nice gold color. Smells mildly of grassy notes and citrusy hops. Tastes of mild hops and grass. A great summer time beer.
jahshuwuh (292) - USA - FEB 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark golden color hazy with a fluffy off white head. A dank smell with pine, a light flower sweetness. Taste is surprisingly smooth bitter with a little caramel malt backbone. Some dankness as well in the taste, a little honey. Very nice overall, crisp and enjoyable.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Hollyw (19) - - FEB 5, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Probably my favorite lower alcohol content beer. Super drinkable. Hoppy. Flowery. Smells great. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
bwcjune74 (3) - north royalton, USA - JAN 29, 2014 does not count
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Every time I go to Chicago I bring home several cases. Excellant aroma with a creamy head, nice belgium lace on glass, smooth with an IPA kick. Goes down easily,
ARH (110) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 18, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 10, 2014 On tap into a shaker. The aroma is a pleasant, and intriguing, combination of floral and spice (pepper and coriander mostly) with some mild yeast and some subtle grassy, wood, and pine notes. Not much malt coming through in the aroma; maybe some mild toasted notes, but I really have to hunt for íem. Itís a clear orange-pale color with a soapy white head that recedes to a thin film, but leaves a decent lacing down the glass. Mild bitter tastes a predominate; there are some subdued sweet citrus notes, but very much in the background. Itís not a dissimilar profile to a mild IPA. In the mouth itís medium-light body is very much a spicy pepper, floral combination at first. This is followed by a dry citrus / grapefruit sweetness, and flowing nicely into a hoppy bittering at the end. Thereís also some very subtle earthiness and nuttiness on the palate which didnít come through on the nose. Itís crisp and dry with lively carbonation. A very unique, and well done, take on an session APA.