superspak (2903) - Michigan, USA - JAN 7, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, no bottle dating. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy golden straw color with a 2 finger dense and rocky white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of lemon, orange zest, pear, apple, white grape, peppercorn, cracker, bread, herbal, straw, grass, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good complexity of bright citrus/fruity hops and light-moderate pale malt balance; with good strength. Taste of lemon, orange zest, pear, apple, white grape, peppercorn, cracker, bread, herbal, straw, grass, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Good amount of peppery bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, orange zest, pear, apple, white grape, peppercorn, cracker, bread, and herbal/yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity and robustness of bright citrus/fruity hops and light-moderate pale malt balance; with a nice malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and lightly sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish as expected of 5%. Overall this is a very nice pale ale style. All around good complexity and robustness of bright citrus/fruity hops and light-moderate pale malt balance; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.
cheap (4271) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 28, 2014
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
So, are we running out of decent names for breweries in californ-eye-eh?? From a bottle looks like a wit beer almost. Smell is a little hoppy. Yes, does have some green grapefruit attributes. Could almost be a lighter IPA. Comes across stronger than 5% fer sure. Now a lasting astringent bitter thing set s in in the finish. Fer sure, I pa territory but less viscous on the palate. Can’t taste the wheat thing other mention here. Every swig evolves from this fruity green grapefruit citrus thing into a bustling ambiguous piercing ale bitter bite.
nathan30533 (725) - Clifton, Ohio, USA - NOV 7, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is an ok pale ale but I don’t see what the hypes about. This one is wheat tasting behind the hops?? Not great in color. Big head. Maybe I needed a fresh one or one on tap as mine was enjoyed from a bottle.
Jado (582) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - OCT 23, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From 355 ml bottle. Pours a mostly clear yellow-gold with a fluffy lasting white head that leaves good lacing. Aromas of lemon, cut grass, white bread and white wine. Taste is light sweetness at first, quickly overtaken by a firm grapefruit and lemon zest bitterness with a distinct peppery note. Slips away a bit at the end to a fairly clean finish. Fresh fruity aftertaste. Super refreshing pale ale.
Andrus86 (81) - Busselton, WA, AUSTRALIA - OCT 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
BOTTLE. Straw blonde with minimal white head. Sweet citrus nose which rolled into sweet tropical fruit up front with a very small bitter finish. Really amazing flavours.
Sledutah (5211) - Utah, USA - OCT 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Idyll Awhile
Hazy yellow with a medium sized white head, good lacing. Aroma of citrus, grapefruit and lemon. Taste of citrus, grains and lemon
rondphoto (2365) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - SEP 29, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle @ Vino Bellissimo / Lima OH --- Strands in a clear straw color, frothy white head, bulging blobs of lace. Taste is malt that adds bitter citrus in the palate. Citrus dominates the rest of the way, allowing just a bit of malt to occasionally show. Overall, thirst-quenching and enjoyable.
mkel07 (3817) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - SEP 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Wine Emporium 250914. Cloudy and fruity. Nice citrus flavour, not overly hoppy but leaves piney aftertaste.
slowrunner77 (6160) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 24, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
"sure to please hopheads" says their facebook page. Eh...not so much. Is ok. Some soft citrusy hops, not a whole lot going on, but pleasant enough. Made my first and last visit to Iron Fist."
Tonkun (930) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 31, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Hazy yellow orange pour with a big white head. Passion fruits, citrus, pine, floral. Surprisingly bitter considering the fruity aroma. Refreshing carbonation. The body and finish is less complex and lacks the depth but overall a nice beer