hbmason (1086) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - OCT 8, 2011
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft. A nice orangish color with a light white head. Refreshing and very drinkable. Citrus/piney
kenwall17 (232) - new york, New York, USA - OCT 4, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Beautiful amber pour with nice head. Refreshing pine-citrus hoppy brew. The high quality bleeds through.
joet (2259) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - SEP 20, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fine white foam, Full aroma propelled by medium effervescence - lotta volatiles. Pine and citrus primarily, bits of finer neroli, firm acidity, quite in feel and taste, tangy and almost piquant. No appreciable alcohol. Malt riding properly as background with light and clear biscuit and grape nuts flavors.Solid.
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - SEP 9, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler, courtesy of joet. Thanks, Joe! Pours a hazy, golden-orange color; fine-bubbled off-white head; nice lacing. Vibrant pithy grapefruit and citrus hops, with a solid crystal malt character (not my thing). Modest carbonation; chewy grapefruit and citrus; again, solid crystal malt character filling out the center; too chewy for my tastes, but pretty tasty overall. Lingering, modestly dry and sticky / crystalline sugar finish.
Diogène (1067) - Mirabel, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 7, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at Vermont Brewer’s festival 2011. Pale yellow with a very hoppy aroma. Fresh hop juice, very piny and citrusy. Flavor is similar with pale malt. Medium body.
wavers1 (909) - Notown, California, USA - SEP 6, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
another delicious pale ale, i love that the malt body is so slight but so tasty also, it really lets the hops shine and gives just the right amount of cereal and crackers in the finish. lots of nice citrus, some bitter soapyness, terrifically dry and smooth, crisp, and refreshing.
Sean9689 (286) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 26, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On-tap at my house...yeah, that doesn’t suck. 1/6bbl in the kegerator poured into a Surly Imperial Nonic. Oh yeah!
A - Pours a mirky golden yellow, nice white frothy head, very sticky lacing, thin filmy cap, thick collar.
S - Light hoppy bitterness, lots of pine, slight floral and tropical citrus notes. Very mellow but still lots going on, just the way I like my IPAs.
T - More hoppy/bitter then the nose suggests. Pine, tropical citrus, slight herbal/floral notes that really adds nicely to the bitterness. Not overdone or trying to be an IPA, it’s just right and exactly what I want. Light hoppy, slightly floral finish.
M - Light, crisp and refreshing, perfect carbonation, clean finish.
O - As far as APA’s go, this one is really hard to beat. It’s amongst the class of Alpine Hoppy Birthday and Russian River Parking Violation, my two favorites. It’s good out of a growler, but on-tap, it’s at the top of its class. If you’re in Chicago, come on by for a pint (while it lasts!).
czar (4930) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 23, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 3, 2013 tap: growler and eh pint. cloudy golden with a nice white head, good retention and lacing. aromas of malts and loads of citrus, herbal-floral hops and dry-lightly toasted malts. tingling alcohol, peppery, floral hopping, light grapefruit bite. hint of caramel - very well dosed. average carbonation, medium body, short to medium long citrusy finish. excellent ipa!
fbm115 (184) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 17, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
i’ve had really good pours of edward and a couple mediocre. i’ll rate overall. Pour from a 750ml growler. pours a golden color with a soapy head that hangs out for a bit. smell is of rich citrus pine peach melon grassy hop blend with a slight malty hust is the background. taste is rich with floral citrus grassy herbacious vegetal hop and finishes a touch malty sweetness and rustic husk. mouthfeel is smooth with a clean potent bitterness. overall very enjoyable and highly drinkable. would drink this again.
piscator34 (2021) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 14, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler sample shared with oakbluff. Hazy pale orange in colour with medium carbonation. Strong hoppy aromas dominate, with elements of herbs, citrus and tropical fruit, and fresh cut pine. Hop forward in the mouth as well, with notes of tangello, lemon, white grapefruit, and juniper boughs. On the back end there’s a mellow pale malt note that rounds things out. Drying, but not overly bitter. Super refreshing, super hoppy, super good.