thome50 (1083) - Morro Bay via Orange County, California, USA - JUL 19, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle via my Summer Secret Santa alexsdad06, thanks for this want list beer! Pours a nice hazy orange with decent white head. Aroma is extremely fresh with grass, pine and citrus. This one tastes like a mix of spring and summer. Light, crisp hops come through with a nice array of pine, orange, lemon and various citrus notes. Overall this is an outstanding West Coast Pale brewed in the mid-west. Keep it up, would love to get some more of these for the coming hot days.
agl108 (797) - Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 16, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
16 oz. can. Poured hazy gold with some bubbly lace. Grassy nose. Flavor of oranges, tangerines, and light notes of pine. Mildly bitter, dry finish. Clean, crisp, and refreshing. An excellent session pale ale. Delicious!
unclemike (2309) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - JUL 16, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
16oz Can. Pours a clean golden orange with a big frothy head which dissipated quite quickly. Huge floral and citrus hop presence on the nose! Not what you would expect from a pale ale! A lighter sweet malt profile with a hearty level of carbonation adds balance to the beautiful (grapefruit) bitter citrus and slightly grassy notes on the palate
coharahawk (170) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 14, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pint at Hackney’s Printers Row. Pours hazy golden with frothy white head.. Aroma of fresh, juicy citrus fruit. The nose is amazing. Flavor is crisp hops, citrus fruit, and finishes only moderately bitter. It’s really refreshing on a hot summer day on the patio. Straight forward and a very well done West Coast pale.
elgiacomo (745) - Ringgold/Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, USA - JUL 14, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
16oz can, unknown date. Served at around 45F. Thanks to Ryan for the hookup on this one!
Pours cloudy golden amber with a nice two finger foamy white head that retains exceptionally well and leaves a lot of lacing behind.
Aroma is citrus of grapefruit and orange, a hint of pineapple, quite floral with some grass and pine as well. A touch of bready malt rounds things out. Very good to excellent strength.
Flavor is citrus hops, grass, pine, a bit earthy, some bready malt for balance, finishes dry with nice bitterness.
Mouthfeel is light-medium bodied, good carbonation. Very easy drinkin’
Fantastic American Pale Ale. One of the best I’ve had so far!
dionysian_son (277) - Colorado, USA - JUL 12, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Late add from a trip to Chicago. Pours a pale gold with white head. Nose is thin but delicious with fruity hops. Taste is well balanced with a refreshing, watery burst moving into a finish of cirtus hops. A session beer for a hophead.
Strykzone (5074) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUL 6, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at an ESBLS tasting. A hazy golden beer that has a decent white head. The nose is grapefruit and pine hop notes. some caramel. The flavor is very dry and bitter. That bitterness is so cloying that little else can be tasted. Aggressive to the max! Subtlety is lost and is missed.
dinkle50 (1025) - 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 (2907) - 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 (2100) - 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.