eriendeau22 (23) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 11, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Without question the best pale ale Iíve ever had. The hops, malts, and yeast come together perfectly in this beer. Another great beer from Hill Farmstead.
brewolf (169) - Wilderness, WA, USA, - FEB 29, 2012
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: APR 16, 2012 Unfiltered, honey-colored pour with a thin white head. Tangerine, pine, tropical fruit funk, and nicely floral nose. The yeast is amazing, and you can tell they have great water. Flavor is earthy, full of mango/apricot, and is wonderfully balanced by firm malt and just enough resin. Ample but soft carb carries the flavors through a fantastic medium-bitter finish. Sitting very lovely around 5%. This just works for me. It has proven to be, far and away, my favorite pale ale.
reggiedunlop (3536) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 29, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy honey/amber with a medium white head. Aroma has some mild butterscotch (diacetyl?) And hints of earthy spice. Flavor is more bitter and earthy/spicy with notes of citrus and butterscotch creeping in. Mouthfeel is light/medium and lively with a dry, bitter finish.
tastybeer (1852) - Indiana, USA - FEB 28, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Pour is hazy orange with a small white head, some retention/lace. Aroma of floral, citrus hops, cracker, light pine. Taste is pineapple, mango hops, moderate bitterness, with a cracker and light caramel malt. Palate is dry, soft, oily, bitter finish. Very good.
LadySusan (724) - Ste-Therese, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 22, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Three Penny tap room in Montpelir Vermont. The color is a hazy honey with a thick beige head. The aroma is of hops+++ and citrus fruits. The taste also of hops and citrus fruits plus a touch of malt and a pinch of herbs with that great bitter fish of a super American pale ale.
boxofrane (2553) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 25, 2012 Draft. Pours hazy orange with a small white head. Smell is light but has some citrus and pine scents. Taste is crisp and enjoyable with a nice hop bite. a solid pale.
pushkinwow (2345) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 5, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewery. Pale yellow with off white head. One of the most flavourful APAs Iíve had - nice balance of citrus, light pine, some mango and pineapple, overall very refreshing. Slight bitterness, light soapiness on the palate, moderate body and above average carbonation, light dryness on the finish along with some citrus.
MesandSim (7118) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A Mes rate. Tap at Lord Hobo.
Ugly as a tired old slapper who hasnít put her teeth in. Milky, dirty yellow brown with just a wisp of white head. I feel bad marking it down for something that really shouldnt matter but all i can do is be honest. Thankfully, once this little gem reaches the olfactories, itís nothing short of sublime. Perfectly spiritely, bright and floral and aromatic. Itís a real feast for the senses. It has an earthy Nelson Sauvin on rye character about it. Just a lick of resin, perfect bitterness and the yeast sings like an angel all the way through. Epic citric notes, orange and tangerine all over the place. Balance, poise, finesse, itís got the lot. Other than the looks... Shit the bed.
bu11zeye (12367) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 2, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Draught) Pours a cloudy orange body with a medium white head. Aroma of earth, weed, apricot, and citrus. Flavor of citrus, earth, stone fruit, caramel, and grass with a dry, bitter finish.
sethbreaker (178) - New York, Greater London, USA - JAN 27, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Absolutely love this beer. Fresh pine and citrus hop aroma exactly as they describe it. Crisp and clean on the pallet, thick white head lasting all the way to the end, superb balance of upfront hops with subtle malt undertones.
Straight in to my top 10 beers for this year.