Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - NOV 25, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Courtesy of fbm115. Hazy golden, wispy head, oily lacing. Huge citrus zest up front, resin, not much else in aroma. Flavor much the same, huge zest and resin, enough malt through the middle to get by, hops dominate again in backend. Soft billowy mouthfeel. Borderline one dimensional but works, quite nice.
rayl101 (163) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - NOV 25, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2011 Pours hazy straw color with a thin white head that hangs around with a litte lacing. Aroma is citrusy hops with a little sweet malt background. Medium full body. Flavor is intensely hoppy, but not overly bitter. Nicely balanced with a crisp malt backbone.
Pailhead (5554) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - NOV 25, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Courtesy of fbm115
Bottle: The aroma consists of mild grapefruit with some faint fruity caramel and fruity sweetness. It pours a hazy amber with some sediment and a small creamy off white head that leaves some spotty lacing. The flavor starts with a quick dose of tropical fruits. There’s a touch of caramel in the background. The finish has moderate grapefruit. Overall, another very sessionable Pale Ale, but the aroma is slightly lacking in comparison to Nelson.
SrSilliGose (3309) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - NOV 23, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
growler. pours a bright orange with a tiny offwhite head. aroma of potent juicy grapefruit, resin, and peculiar kiwi fruit sweetness. additional layors of green grapes and pineapple. a beautiful hop fruit medley. Unique hop profile. taste is bitter citrusy grapefruit, toasted walnuts, a touch of melon, and passionfruit juice. tasty, unique beer. when done well, hoppy APA is easier one of my favorite styles, and this surely didn’t dissappoint. another winner from HF.
Reynolds314 (2797) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 23, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very interesting and great pale ale. Nice malty/caramel sweetness with a crisp dry finish of spicy herbal/citrus hops. I wish i could get a six pack of this stuff.
Ernesto987 (4548) - Arizona, USA - NOV 19, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
On tap at three penny, again stellar beer. Amazing delicate malts with a solid hop profile.
arminjewell (8582) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - NOV 7, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours is clear yellow with white head from growler, aroma brings notes of spicy yeast, biscuit, lemon, some nice pine, grass notes in there as well, balanced well. Taste is a nice a mix of biscuit, grass, pine and some citrusy notes, goes into some nice sweet and spicy notes, finishes bitter and fairly dry.
Hawksfan17 (890) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 1, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy amber orange with a spotted white head. Pine, pine, pine aroma with subtle citrus notes. You can actual smell the dryness from the resin as well as taste it. It is light, slightly sweet, bitter, pine and bitter. Dry, light and smooth finish.
lachrymalisis (424) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 23, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 2, 2013 Serious pine, and earthy citrus aromas. flavors are pleasant: nice earthy pine and citrus hops, light biscuity malts and some slight caramel sweetness. moderately thick mouthfeel, but finishes dry, mild carbonation, very drinkable.
Ratman197 (11074) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 20, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler shared with Doodler and company poured a hazy gold with a small lingering white head. Aromas of straw, biscuit, lemon, pine and light earthiness. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of straw, biscuit, citrus and light pine with a smooth dry lingering bitter finish.