hopdog (8760) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 13, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle acquired in trade with hophead22 (thanks!). Poured a medium amber color with a smaller sized white head. Aromas of citrus, earthy, and floral hops. Tastes of citrus, the same earthiness, and a little toasty.
markwise (4424) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 30, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to gcphilli for this extra. Overall a pretty solid pale ale. Big hiss of carbonation escapes as it is opened. Pours clear yellow with a small white head. Nose is malt, grass, hay, and stinging pine hops with a bit of caramel in the background. Flavor is malt, piney hops, with some tangy grapefruit and a lingering hoppy flavor. Pretty balanced, light-bodied, and sessionable pale ale.
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 17, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of hophead22. Pours a hazy copper with a thin white head. Smells of citrus, earth, perfume. Tastes of citrus, perfume, earthy, dry. Light peppery finish.
dogfish120love (912) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 9, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours golden with an orange tint, somewhat medium sized white head. Smells significantly of pine, followed by some citrus, grass and floral aromas, but predominantly pine. Flavor is heavily consistant with taste, pine dominates the other flavors at an unusual level. Usually citrus and grapefruit overtake pine in my opinion, but this is different in a good way. This may not be a favorite but I can’t help but love how this beer seprates and differentiates itself from the pack. Slightly over-carbonated.
punkrkr27 (903) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - MAY 6, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 8, 2009 Bottle thanks to DuffManSW. Clear gold pour with a 1 finger, frothy white head. Biscuit, bread, a light caramel notes come out in the aroma with a light balance of citrus and pine. Definitely more malt forward in the flavor too. There’s lots of biscuit and graham cracker with moderate hop bitterness and just a hint of phenol pepperiness. Thin body with lots of tingly carbonation.
Snojerk321 (2975) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 30, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ Hamilton’s Tavern. Pours a clear deep golden color with a one finger thick white head that left some spotty lacing. Nice nose of light hops, grass and cereal grains. Flavor was crisp and malty with a light hop bitterness.
pantanap (3349) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 22, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle from hophead22.....pours a mostly clear light amber brown with a thin wispy white soapy head..... aroma of bready malt and light citrus hops. not too much goin for it.....flavors are equally hop and malt based. citrusy hops meld with biscuity malts. slight bitterness in the finish. somewhat sweet in nature overall. medium carbonation and goes down pretty well.
NickTheElder (25) - California, USA - APR 10, 2009
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice and clean flavor. This beer is on the upper end of pale ales in my opinion.
DuffManSW (436) - Riverside, California, USA - APR 6, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of Hophead22.. Thanks Timmy...Aroma: Bready, kinda earthy nothing is really too dominate...Appearance: Golden body with a foamy head that dissipates to nothing....Flavor: Has the citrusy hop flavor that only lingers for a little while after finished.. Very tasty and easy to put down...Palate: Very light on the palate with good carbonation....... There you go guys here’s my first rating
drewbeerme (3879) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 2, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. pours clear light gold with white head. nose is earthy, lawn clippings. flavors is earthy, grassy, doughy malts.