dinkle50 (943) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 4, 2011
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Super carbonated with a bit of a watery feel. This brew has suddenly popped up all over Chicago in about every bar in town. This is a very easy drinking Pale Ale. Incredibly refreshing.
madvike (2666) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 3, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can shared by MrPickles - Pours light clear amber with a nice white head. Smells citrusy, but with a decent amount of fruitiness. Not a ton of malt. Taste is the same, but not as pungent. Feels a bit watery in both taste and mouthfeel, and the carbonation is jacked up a bit much. Nice herbal finish. Very good stuff, and could see drinking a couple of these on a hot day.
pushkinwow (1966) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 1, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can from Matt as a nice extra. Pours a straw yellow but its a nice opaque amber/orange in the glass with a large white bubbly head. Great nose of hops without being too overwhelming, some citrus, floral and grass notes as well. Taste is quite strong - medium bodied, well carbonated, nice bitterness with a good aftertaste. Seems to be somewhere between a DIPA and IPA but regardless its tasty.
Shaftie (218) - , Maryland, USA - JUN 29, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can from theTomG, thanks Tom. Grapefruity citrus hop profile throu, meh, just not my thing.
pineypower (2478) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - JUN 27, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to EzAnt for sharing a can of this at Dmac’s. Pours out a moderate golden color with a big white head. Aroma is of nice citrus, and light bready malts. Taste is complex and well balanced, citrus, light grass, some grainy malts, but the hops are upfront, but never the punch you in the face of a West Coast IPA. Very nice session.
bierkoning (9999) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JUN 26, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I’m not ashamed to admit I had it straight from the can, @ the NK Wielrennen in Ootmarsum. Firm oily grapefruit-like hopflavor. Long earthy, almost plastic aftertaste. Grapefruity hoparomas. Thin to medium bodied. Bone dry with a long aftertaste. Tart and pleasant.
bhensonb (10764) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 25, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can from jrallen34. A canned pale ale rating in the high 90s? Thanks for this one guy!!! Popped the top and had a real foamer. Quickly to the glass for a four finger off-white head that did exotic foamy things. The aroma is like a NW IPA. Med+ body. Flavor is lots of citrus and floral hop over a roasted malt. Hop wins!!! This is good stuff. The bitter is not harsh, but it’s really bitter. Brilliant!
burg326 (3543) - Florida, USA - JUN 24, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
16 ounce can pours a deep golden yellow had a huge white head that retained really well. Had a great aroma of hops, floral notes, and citrus. Its very light and refreshing, a really good APA.
wchesser (1114) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 21, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to jrallen. Pours a thick foamy head that subsides pretty quickly with minimal lacing. Cloudy orange brown. Nice floral aromas with a little honey after it warms. Hoppy bitterness but needs more malt for a fuller mouth feel. Some mild but unattractive ’wheaty’ elements. Mostly mid palate. Decent not great.
changeup45 (1715) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - JUN 21, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can from bauermj. This is my first beer from this brewery and if this is a good representation of the rest of their lineup then I want to try more! The aroma is bright and citrusy; a real nice floral and citrus hop scent here. A little catty as well. This is crisp, refreshing, and fairly bitter for a Pale. The flavor, again, is very citrusy and floral, like a bunch of oranges, lemons and wild flowers. Dry finish with a note of pine and lots of lingering citrus. Light caramel malt lends support but I really like the fact that this is fairly light in the body without a ton of thickening malt getting in the way. This is one of the better Pale Ale’s I’ve had and it definitely has that West Coast feel to it. I could drink a lot of this is the summer. Thanks Matt!