Huhzubendah (3542) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 22, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cans received as extras from caiken. Thanks Chris!
The beer appears hazy and light yellow hued, with over an inch of thick, white head. Ample lacing coats the sides of the glass.
The aroma offers a variety of tropical citrus fruits, particularly grapefruit and orange.
Wow! Simply fantastic. Shockingly good. This is absolutely effortless to drink, and teeming with amazing citrus and hop flavors. Very little, if any, malt to speak of...perfect. It takes Herculean restraint not to upend this beer and go get the other one out of the fridge.
Light bodied with spot on carbonation. No trace of alcohol. Smooth and creamy.
Certainly one of the best pale ales on the planet. One of the most easy drinking beers I have ever had. At only 5.2%, it would be a cinch to go through several of these. I would drink this regularly and year round if I could. Absolutely terrific!
Serving type: can
Reviewed on: 07-28-2011
scottyshades (130) - Parkland, Florida, Florida, USA - SEP 20, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Big thanks to AgentZero for sending this awesome extra my way
A: Pours a hazy bright orange color with a frothy white cap. Retention is pretty nice...looks hoppy
S: Big resin and pine notes come through followed by a subdued caramel sweetness. Lots of citrus (orange and lemon) are apparent as it warms
T: The taste is strikingly similar to Sculpin in a few ways. Resin, pine, citrus with a big bitterness, especially for the style. Malts do a good job of balancing and provide a little sweetness and caramel as well as bread.
MF/O: The body seems a little thin at times, carbonation is mild and a little prickly. The finish is bitter resin/pine and that unique yeast that reminds me of Sculpin
Awesome Pale Ale, really drinkable...wish this was distributed in my area
Marsiblursi (3076) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 17, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Bottle) Pours cloudy deep golden with an off white head. The aroma holds green hop notes of passion fruit, strawberry jam, green mango, apricot, soft pine, subtle herbs, light flowers and touch of grass. Malty tones of doughy bread and a whisper of light toasted caramel. Clean, juicy and bright on the nose. The flavour is light sweet t dry, medium bitter and tiny acidic with notes of green, citric, fruity, floral, resinous and sweaty hops alongside slim and bready malt. Touch of honey. The mouthfeel is super soft and light watery with a light carbonation. Light astringent, tea-like afterbitterness. Light bodied.
_angst_ (4553) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 17, 2012
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
440 ml can received as an extra in a trade. Thanks pandableh! Pours hazy vibrant orange with a frothy and slightly fizzy offwhite head that is rather slow to dissipate while leaving some thick lacing on the glass. Smell is hoppy fresh, fruity, floral and tiny herbal with passion fruit, slightly dry grass, strawberry jam, unripe mango, bread, lemon balm, pine, dried flowers, orange peal, dew and hints of caramel and parsley. Taste is bitter, herbal, slightly floral and tiny fruity with grapefruit juice, moist grass, lemon balm, dill, bread, unripe strawberries and raspberries, pine needles, unripe rock hard peaches, mineral rich spring water, orange peal and and gooseberries. Mouthfeel is soft, slightly watery, slightly dry, tiny astringent and light bodied. Finish is bitter and herbal with grapefruit rinds, lemon balm, dill, freshly cut grass, parsley, crackers, unripe tropical fruits and hints of wet stone. Great hoppy fresh smell supported by a very light slightly lacking body.
conway (2210) - - SEP 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very complex and earthy. Some floral overtones. One finger head. Very crisp with good carb
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Rando7 (778) - Iowa, USA - SEP 13, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can pours slightlt cloudy light orange with bubbly white head. Pleasant aroma of citrus and pine. Taste slight citrus and sweetness followed by moderate hops. Hoppy but not overbearing finish. Medium tingly palate with carbonation. Alcohol not noticeable.
Expected more hops but this is really pretty easy-drinking beer.
nsquishee (638) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - SEP 10, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 3, 2013 Very solid, hoppy pale ale. Crisp, grassy hops linger with citrus notes and sweet, medium intensity malts. I would drink this as a go to beer.
adnielsen (10490) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 29, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can @ Dan’s house, courtesy of Armin. Thanks! A bit hazy, orange appearance with a white head. Rich grapefruit, peach, orange fruity, somewhat floral hoppy, bready, tasty aroma. Somewhat spicy, piney, big grapefruit, lemon, orange citrusy, floral flavor. Pretty tasty beer.
oc4111 (119) - USA - AUG 27, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft at Stocks & Blondes. Poured into shaker glass. Wow!! Best pale ale I’ve tasted. Well balanced.
DrinkEmUpJones (1069) - Georgia, USA - AUG 26, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours cloudy yellow. Aromas of underbrush, grass, and patchouli. Very big, very hoppy palate with robust earthy flavors and a strong finish.