phaleslu (9311) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 14, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft sample. Pours a cloudy, deep, orange-hued gold with a small eggshell white head. Aroma starts with a ton of tropical and citrus fruits- melon, peach, mango, orange- then some clearer citrusy and herbal hops. Flavor of citrusy hops, crackers, pale malts, and other dry grains. Light-bodied, with medium crisp carbonation and a really dry mouthfeel, especially late and in the finish. Really nice APA but it’d be better if the flavor could maintain the initial rich, juicy promise of the aroma.
wavers1 (916) - Notown, California, USA - OCT 17, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
fresh bottle courtesy of bauermj, thanks man! pours a coudy pale yellow, has a nice aroma and flavor, nice light malt profile in the back end. a bit thin in the body, but not too bad. nice hop profile, good stuff, drinks really fast and easy.
17thfloor (2443) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 29, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. Pours a murky orange yellow with a small minimal head. Aroma is super orangy, very nice amarillo? cut grass, light sweet note, maybe citric tangerine. Very sessionable! A little more approachable then daisy cutter but just as flavorful, medium punch of bitterness at the tail end that lingers, some orange up front, very nice and super drinkable. Thin body with light carbonation.
alexsdad06 (8917) - Ohio, USA - DEC 25, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle via trade. Pours a slightly hazy orange golden color with a medium sized white head. The aroma is grassy, juicy citrus with oranges and clementines, and doughy bread. The flavor has more juicy citrus with the focus being oranges and clementines, grassy, and biscuity malts. Easy to drink and would serve as a tasty alternative on a summer day.
tastybeer (1853) - Indiana, USA - APR 22, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Pours mostly clear gold, white head. Some retention/good lace. Aroma is grassy/tropical/citrus hop, dough, earth. Taste is bitter, tropical/grassy, light malt sweetness. Palate is lightly oily, creamy, bitter finish. Really nice.
Hair6a11 (1476) - Illinois, USA - OCT 15, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle; pour is murky dark golden with a modest off white head that retains on the average side in this glass. The nose is caramel,biscuits, grapefruit really. This is a nice, fairly balanced pale that doesn’t seem to have any remarkable elements, but overall; a nice drinker.
chibuck (3510) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 17, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle... dark hazy gold, a bit or orange, not much of a head, watery light tin and thin... really enjoyable aroma, tons of fresh hops, a touch dank, a bit of cascade, not much malt, more of hop bomb... tastes a touch to grassy, could use balance but pretty good, and happily HF finally put out a good beer in the last year
andyhwcinc (1822) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 28, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Purchased at Half Acre Brewery in Chicago, IL; enjoyed with a good friend while watching game 7 of the World Series. Appearance pale yellow, slightly cloudy, thin white head. Aroma of grapefruit, touch of citrus, smells light. Taste is crisp and light, definite grapefruit, light hops, crisp, slightly refreshing. This is a session ale, but at $8 a bomber it’s a bit steep.
Tmoney99 (13344) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 7, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured a hazy orange color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate sour citrus hop aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. I would recommend this to a freind.
jgb9348 (5612) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - NOV 14, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Super pale golden coloured body with a nice three centimetre tall pure white head. Aroma of fresh grassy hops with a pungent herbal malt kick and some light alcohol noticeable. Medium-bodied; Assertive hop flavour with some small malt kicks and a touch of sugar near the end, but fairly simple and easy-to-drink without a big complexity at all. Aftertaste shows a touch of herbs along with the hops and a touch of perfume in the flavour as well. Overall, a nice APA with a good kick from the hops, but not assertive nor pungent at all. Good to try, and well recommended if you can find this as easily as I did. I sampled this twenty ounce pint on draught at Portillo’s in Chicago, Illinois while eating some of the best hot dogs in the city on 14-November-2015 for US$5,00.