GuillaumeCL (343) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 26, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a can, thanks John. Pours a hazy orange with lots of lacing. Smell is a whole lot of citrus with a slight sweetness to it. Palate is on the lighter side of medium bodied with some good carbonation. Taste is smooth with some sweetness and bitterness well balanced and a long bitter aftertaste.
blklab2007 (1863) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 26, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can poured a golden orange color with a 1 finger white head that fell back right away. Aroma has bright Citrus hops , pine resin , a nice malted body, and some perfume. Mouth feel is medium with plenty of carbonation. Flavor Wallops you with the hops, citrus rind, medium firm bitterness, very green, plenty of resins, and a lingering grassy perfume finish. Extremely assertive for a pale ale allowing all of the hops to come through. There is plenty of malt to hold up to this and the whole thing goes together very well. Such a pleasant surprise.
theisti (3064) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - NOV 23, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz can purchased at Zipp’s in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Canned on 10/28/12 according to the sticker on the six pack holder (nice solution to the dating challenge). The pour is a lightly hazed golden orange with a smallish white head. The head leaves behind nice lacing. The aroma is bright and fresh grapefruit bitterness, resin and a gentle pine. Soft grassy malt underneath is present as well. The taste is a really nice balance between the grapefruit resin and pine bitterness and the cracker grass malt. A tiny hint of caramel sweetness comes out as the beer warms. The palate is light bodied, soft natural carbonation, and a great dry grass and bitter finish. Super easy drinking Pale Ale, crisp, clean and fresh. Right up my alley. Thanks to Tyler, and my Dad, for the assist on this one. Reminded me of Victory Headwaters, which I also love.
BreWedge (252) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 19, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
355 ml can via Piscator 34 (thanks buddy)!! Pours a clear light amber with a large off-white head. Aroma is heavy malt, grapefruit, and a little damp basement. Taste is an assertive caramel maltiness and doubly assertive bitterness. Biting mouthfeel with an intensely astringent bitterness right from the start through to the lengthy finish. This is a "punch you in the face" kinda pale ale. A little much for my personal preferences but an interesting beer nonetheless.
northropfrye (1889) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 13, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pine resin aroma. Nicely bitter, with a woodsy, meaty, resinous flavour. A great APA.
bookman10 (575) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - NOV 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a slightly cloudy, golden yellow with big head that dissipates rather quickly. Big hop aroma. Flavor is very hoppy, with an almost soapy aftertaste. Grassy and citrus flavors as well. Very bitter finish to the beer. Nice--looking forward to what else these guys come up with.
burgy (454) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - NOV 11, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is soft and piney... With a mild foral note. It pours deep golden with a nice lingering white head..... Taste starts sharp and astringent it finishes long and bitter. Not a whole lot of discernable flavors mainly sharp and bitter hops. Palate is even and medium. Overall this is a solid brew worth a try but I won’t make room in my fridge for it...
Lukaduke (1677) - Portland, Maine, USA - NOV 8, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a nice deep golden color with three fingers of sticky foam that laces and sits nicely. Aromas are big and ripe hop notes; spicy, rustic grass, citrus ,mango, pineapple on the front and some caramel malts in the back. On the palate its focused and clean with great citrus fruit and grassy bitterness riding a smooth malty backbone ! Nice Beer... Thanks Khoffman !
bytemesis (2433) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 7, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Pours clear amber with a small white head and decent lacing. Aroma is grapefruit and pine. Flavor about the same, lightly sweet, lightly bitter. Light bodied, but very refreshing.
piscator34 (1884) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 3, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft sample. Dark gold in colour with moderate carbonation. Aromas are of sweet orange, black pepper, pine sap, a bit of pale malt, and herbs. Favors are super hop forward with notes of raw hop cone, white grapefruit, spice, and tangerine. Quite dry on the palate and light bodied. Magnificent stuff.