bhensonb (10692) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 20, 2011
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Half Time. Pours golden amber with a small creamy near-white head. Mild aromas of resin and citrus. Flavor is resin with a touch of citrus sour. The malt is there, but the hops dominate. Sort of a citric bitter finish. Nice.
Bif (1379) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 9, 2011
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle- Pours a slightly hazy copper color with a small head that fades and some lacing. Has an aroma of fresh grain and citrus. Quite clean. Has a nice citrus bite with a bit of sweetness. Anice bitterness and a clean finish. Fairly light body, crisp and refreshing. Quite smooth with a nice balance. Easy drinker. Nothing fancy just a nice pale ale to relax with. No problem putting back a few.
pilgrimoutlaw (752) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 30, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Moosewood. Opaque copper with white head. Pine, citrus. Fairly bitter and acidic. Dry. Medium bodied. Decent.
jcr (2160) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JUN 14, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Deep gold body with an off-white fizzy head Aroma of toasted grain, resin, grapefruit and a hint of flowers. the flavor is lightly to moderately sweet and moderately bitter. It finishes lightly sweet and moderately bitter. Medium body, water texture, lively carbonation. Not a lot depth to this beer. It is bitter from the get-go. A little orange juice taste behind the bitterness.
Ughsmash (7086) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 25, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled. Poured medium orange with a short, fairly dense whitish head. The aroma picked up bready and pale malts with earthy and oxidized accents.. not a whole lot of hop presence. The flavor found more bitterness, but it was hard to define.. pale and honeyed malts supported.. dry on the finish with grainy residual sugars and a little tartness.. not all that good. Light-medium bodied with moderate carbonation.. didn’t flow very well. This bottle must’ve been a little old.
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 19, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A - Pours a fairly clear copper-orange color with a finger of frothy white head atop. The head fades down to a ring around the glass leaving behind some nice lacing.
S - Aroma is a mix of sweet caramel malt with some strong citrus hop notes. There are also some other fruity esters mixed in as well.
T - Starts off with some sweet caramel malts and some citrus hop flavor and bitterness. Through the middle, some beady malt flavor and bitterness come through. The finish is a mix of citrus lemon and some bitterness that lingers nicely.
M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth and crisp without a watery feeling. The bitterness creates a really dry mouthfeel, especially at the finish.
D - Very drinkable. Feels balanced and has enough flavor to stay interesting. The hop profile is pretty solid and the malt hop balance is nice.
murphym45 (769) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 12, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours an orange-gold with some light head. Nice hop aroma with some citrus notes, well balanced by malts. Medium bodied, smooth and enjoyable. A solid pale ale.
MrChopin (3220) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 30, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
hazy orange-amber body, thin cream head. Nose strongly of candied orange and caramel, a bit minty and refeshing. Flavor is less refreshing, the citrus a bit acrid in the finish and the earthy caramel less lively, though peach emerges near the back. Thin and Drying but lively, definitely one of the more interesting, flavorful, and refeshing APAs, though a bit of malt balance would be nice.
jrob21 (2463) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 2, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A nice hop profile for an american pale. Getting a bit of citrus and orange peel in the nose. Flavor is smooth and balanced with a nice grapefruit bitter finish. A decent body and overall very nice drink.
auerbrau (3146) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - AUG 8, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz Bottle. Thanks Kevin! Strong floral citrus and pine nose, heavy on the C hops. Pours a clear copper and orange with a nice, super-lacey rim of white. Flavors are crips and rich. Nice strong malt backboned with some carameled nuance. Hops flavors and bitterness are great. Snappy, leafy, and bright. A really great, flavorful pale ale. Balanced. Exemplary for the style, in my opinion.