Concealer (1192) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 25, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can. Hazy dark gold with a small, off-white head that lasts and laces. Aromas of grapefruit, orange, pine, toasted malt, biscuit, light caramel and floral notes. Flavor is the same. Medium bodied, smooth with a dry end.
BucannonXC5 (1436) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 24, 2016
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Type: 16-oz. can
Glass: Clear hotel snifter glass
From: Malloy’s Finest Wine & Spirits in Naperville, Ill.
Price: $9.99 for a 4-pack
Purchased: Sept. 16, 2016
Consumed: Sept. 16, 2016
Reviewed as: American Pale Ale
Misc.: Packaged on Aug. 22, 2016
Took a long time to decide what to get at Malloy’s, but finally settled on Half Acre’s Daisy Cutter Pale Ale after seeing that the 3 Floyd’s Alpha King was almost three months old. Had high hopes for this one.
Poured a light amber hazy color with four fingers of rocky, creamy white head. Lots of bubbles coming from the bottom of the glass, looking like a snow globe. Looked pulpy underneath. World-class lacing. Excellent retention. (Sight - 4.50)
Smelled Citra, floral, Cascade, resin, pine, lime, reminding me slightly to Sixpoint’s Resin. Also go tangerine, lemon zest and sugary nectarine. Hard to not think of this as an IPA on the smell. (Smell - 4.50)
Taste was not nearly as good as the nose, getting tangerine, Citra, bitter citrus rind, orange blossom, sugary floral, light resin, citrus zest, lemon, lime and watery pine. (Taste - 3.75)
Light body. Creamy texture. Average-to-lively carbonation. Abrupt, bitter finish. (Feel - 4.00)
This was good, but not great. I think I overrated it a smidgeon. (Overall - 4.00)
4.05 91 A-
sharkbcr (160) - Illinois, USA - SEP 11, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden color with an ample white head. Aroma is of crystal malt with a hint of hops. Taste is slightly grassy with a clean finish. A decent pale ale.
muzzlehatch (4835) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 30, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught pint at The Rock in Beloit, WI, August 29th. Clear pale amber verging on gold, with a thickish lasting creamy head...nose is faint lemon-piney, grows slightly more distinct with warmth to include a vague herbal character (thyme, rosemary)....barely a hint of sweetness throughout, very dry with a strong citric acidity throughout, woody, slightly resinous hops dominating the whole taste...slightly watery but decent enough body, moderate to strong carbonation. A disappointment given it’s reputation for sure; I didn’t actually even finish it, not that it was that bad, but what was the point? The Surly Todd I had before this was too sweet, this was too dry, I guess like Goldilocks I should have had a third beer that was "just right" but alas didn’t have the time.
Slipstream (2480) - USA - AUG 26, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Good Beer. Good pale ale. Fresh grains. Some pleasant sweetness in the aroma, and a little acidity. Not especially exciting but could be a good session brew.
andrewje41 (2964) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - AUG 17, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
16 oz can poured at home to a can glass. Glass seems half the size of the tall boy can, but it’s been proven. They are pint glasses. Amazing. Thanks to luttonm for gifting this can. Pours dense cloudy orange color with a mountain of cone foam head. Hop centered aroma, with a pleasant invitation. Mild sweet malt, juicy hops, cool, low bitter finish. With the name and illustrations, I expected a total floral bomb going on here, but it’s not the headliner here. I’d guess more of an orange peel soft bitter over a floral bitter. All adds up to be a refreshing pale, that rivals some of the hop heavy delicious pales here in the NW. If accessible, I would totally get on board with this one. Very nice beer here.
akoeninger (685) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 13, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pale orange color. Light floral and citrus rind aroma some earthiness . Light rind, grassy, and floral hop flavor with a clean finish. Overall a clean bright pale ale. Medium body and finisb
acearl (498) - The Ham, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 9, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From memory, clear golden pour, white head, light medium texture, nothing really stood out, aight
Maverick34 (3016) - New York, USA - AUG 4, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured orangey draught from Marshall stack. Lots of floral up front. Some weed notes, pine and citrus quite flavorful
Maakun (4066) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 4, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can shared. Almost clear golden with white head that leaves a thin film. Mango, passion fruit, quite some grass and bitter herbs, a bit of caramel and sweet malts. Under medium sweet and over medium bitter. Medium bodied.