msojka (457) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 23, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour is a light golden color with a small white head. Nose is of some light malts as wellasa grassy contribution from the hops. Taste is similar, though more dominated by the light hop character.
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at TJ’s: Aroma of hops, pine, citrus, slight caramel malt, and some grass. Poured golden/amber in color with a tiny, white head, really only as a film on top of the bar. Hazy. Very slightly sparkling. Flavor is heavily bitter and slightly sweet. Tastes of hops, pine, resin, light citrus, grass, and some caramel malt. Medium body. Lightly dry texture. Average carbonation. Hop, grass, pine, resin, malt, finish is lightly dry.
joeneugs (4587) - Livermore, California, USA - DEC 20, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can from bauermj. Thanks! It pours a clear golden color with a small white head. The aroma is very nice with a blast of citrus, pine, grass and a malt character that resembles peanut shells. The flavor is light and citrusy with some grapefruit, passionfruit and light pine in the finish. The body is very light with some crackery malts in the background. Softer carbonation than I expected. Nice easy drinking APA.
markwise (4898) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 13, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to Beerman6686 for this one as a bonus. Cheers, Dan! Pours a fizzy, hazy yellow with a white head. Nose is grassy, lemony, herbal, and floral hops with some some pepper and light malt. Flavor is similar- hop assault comes first with an afterthought of malt. Hops are herbal, lemony, grassy, and citrusy. Pungent, hoppy finish of prickly citrus and grapefruit-esque astringency. Interesting beer, especially for 5.2%
Sammy (9981) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 12, 2011
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Outstanding flavour, and in a can. Great bitterness, very lacey. Floral, yes it smells like a flower store in the background. ultimate beer after a large amount of taking care of the garden.Thanks Tom. Smooth, I would drink this regularly and convert others to the charms of craft beer.
Newk (299) - - DEC 9, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From can. Pours a hazy light orange color with a nice 2" foamy head.
Very aromatic with good hop aromas along with oranges and various citrus aromas. Hop based, but not even close to overly hoppy.
Medium bodied with a very nice feel. Delicious flavors of citrus, oranges, pine resin and some hop flavors as well
As always, a great pale ale. Brings a good amount of flavor for a pale ale with a really good feel too.
Block (1824) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - DEC 2, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer was awesome. Very refreshing. Great hop flavor and a nice malt profile. Just a very solid beer. Simple and good.
piscator34 (2181) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 1, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Canned sample via and shared with oakbluff. Gold in colour with fairly strong carbonaton. Aromas are of pink grapefruit, lemon peel, sour melon, nettles, and a whole lot of cut grass. Hop forward in the mouth as well, with more grasses, grapefruit, and herbs. Light malts are vaguely present as well. Medium bodied, with a solid bitterness level. Good stuff!
ccex (1121) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 28, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
16 oz. can pours a somewhat hazy yellow/amber with a 1 finger off-white head that lasts a while. The first whiff is floral. My first taste had me thinking citrus (grapefruit) with hops secondary. Medium body and cabonation. Finish tastes piney. Overall very pleasant and better than I expected out of a can from one of Chicago’s many newer yuppie breweries.
corby112 (2704) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 24, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a golden yellowish-orange color with a thick, two finger, frothy white head that slowly fades into a lasting ring. Sporadic spots of lacing left behind.
Floral hop aroma with some earthy pine, citrus rind and subtle pale malts. The citrus presence is subtle with faint hints of grapefruit and orange peel and the malt backbone gibes off some biscuit and crackery notes.
Medium bodied with resinous hop oils and a blast of bitter, earthy pine needle flavor up front that is countered by the sweet citrus and pale malt notes. Slightly spicy with some earthy grass followed by hints of pineapple, orange and grapefruit before being rounded out by the biscuity malt character. Well balanced and easy to drink with a crisp, dry finish.