iowaherkeye (2696) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - AUG 5, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thank you Floydster for the undated 12oz bottle. Clear golden with a one finger off-white head, good retention. Aroma has sweaty grapefruit rind Cascades up front with some light pale malt behind. The flavor is much the same, with a touch of pine coming through. The finish is semi-dry with bitterness around a 3 at the back corners of my tongue. Also, there was something slightly grassy at one point. Light body with light to moderate carbonation. Good enough APA with no flaws.
beernbourbon (1326) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JUL 8, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to hophead22 for this rare treat! Pour is copper with a slight haze and a smallish white head. Aroma is earthy, pine hops, citrus hops, slight sulfur, and mild cookie malt. Flavor is subtle yet has some complexity. Flavor is true to nose except that hops are more floral early and citrus later on. Finish is cookie malt. Very light and drinkable pale ale. Hops are smooth and citrusy; this is easy drinkin’.
SrSilliGose (3270) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - JUL 1, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle from hophead22 aka TIM. Thanks tim! Pours a clear amber with a foamy beige head. Really nice floral hop aroma, with some bread, and some citrusy hops. flavor is citrus, earthy, grass. loved the initial aroma, but it faded fast. very smooth. seems nice enough
can8ianben (1343) - Souderton, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 20, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Smooth and drinkable. This is one fine PA. I could drink this one all day long. Orange/yellow in color with a thick white head. Spicy pine notes in the nose with a clean bitter finish.
hopdog (9189) - 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 (4545) - 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 (1003) - 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 (2960) - 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.