smooch (238) - Sylvania, Ohio, USA - AUG 11, 2010
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nose, nose, nose....such a nice mixed hoppy nose. This is good stuff...a light resiny mouthfeel that sticks all over. The appearance is pretty average, but the taste is a nice beer. More hops in the nose than the palate which is a unique touch. A really nice effort.
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 8, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can, thanks to Joey! Pours pale gold with a tall white head. Aroma is floral and pine hops, with thin grassy malt notes. Flavor is thin, pale and grassy malts, some floral notes again, and a nice bitter pine finish. Pretty assertive for a pale ale.
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 7, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours clear gold, thin white head, ropey lacing. Nose is citrus, tea, white pepper, spice, lemons. Flavours are spice and citrus. Okay, maybe I’m missing the boat on something fantastic, but I don’t get it.
kbutler1 (1323) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 7, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Can and Tap. Have heard and read good things about this brew and am looking forward to trying it. Bought a 4 pack of it in Chicago only to find it on tap at the hotel I was staying at, total score! Poured a slightly cloudy golden orange/yellow color with a tight little 1 finger head. The aroma that I get is mostly of citrus hops and rind. The taste can easily be described as smooth and balanced with a nice hops presence up front that transitions to the malt backbone. This to me is one of the best Pale Ales I have had in a long time.
Barrios (1243) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 6, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lacing beige head with a golden-amber body. Aroma of some fresh hops with some tropical fruit. Flavor is much the same. Finish is bitter and dry.
kmeves (1098) - Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 5, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy amber with a medium frothy white head that almost makes it to the end of the glass with good lacing. Medium grapefruity citrus hop aroma, light malt and very clean yeast. Medium bitter flavor with a slight malty sweetness, finishes dry although it lingers a bit. Medium body with a slick texture and normal carbonation. Very pleasant find!
jkaiser (279) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 20, 2010
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Monster head and lacing. Thick orange color, balanced, easy to drink, lite citrus and pine taste and smell. Chicago Trip 1 of 10. 95%
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 16, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A damn fine beer, I would drink it until my liver gave way. Nothing offensive at all, just beer bliss. Would get again fo sho. I wanted a little more when i heard all the boasts, it had a nice bouquet of hops, but the flavor wasnt quite as big, and it just wasnt a flavorfull as some of the best of the style (hoppy birthday, Dales, etc)
nickd717 (3400) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 16, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a mostly clear golden color with a decently formed white head fading to some foam. Aroma is piney, resinous, and grapefruity. Not too much malt presence. Flavor is also very hoppy. Not much malt, a little watery even, but the hops are there. Really resinous and piney with sharp grapefruit. A litle thin on the palate with hop oils and average carbonation. A great (IPA masquerading as a) pale ale in the west coast style, but not quite something like Alpha King.
Snojerk321 (2975) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 13, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can. Pours a cloudy gold, small white head. Great nose of citrus and floral hops. Nice and dry on the palate.