phaleslu (9415) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 2, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Jackie-O’s. Pours a pale, clear gold with a small white head. Notes of pale malts, light orange citrus, florals, and grass. Light-bodied, with medium carbonation and a dry, lightly bitter mouthfeel. Very light, simple pale ale. Nice.
Travlr (21638) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the source. Clear golden amber. Aroma of floralblemongrass. Taste is bitter lemon and flowers.
BeerandBlues2 (12189) - Escondido, California, USA - DEC 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at the brewery. Pours clear amber with a medium, frothy off-white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is citrus hops, pear and apple esters with biscuit and honey malt. Flavor is moderate hops and bitterness with light malt and fruity esters with a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
Sammy (11219) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 3, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewpub. 5.9% abv. Cascade hopped among others, Pearl and Saaz. Decent bitterness and drinkability.
Tmoney99 (13590) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 26, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Poured a clear copper color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate west coast hop and small malt aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Solid beer.
Sheerbrewing (117) - Athens-Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 15, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma is citrusy and has a distinctive and unique hop scent. Left a nice lace behind. You can really taste the hops in this pale ale very citrusy just like the aroma suggests. Overall pretty solid beer from this nice little craft brewery.
unclemike (2922) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - OCT 28, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a deep golden brown with very few bubbles and not a lot of head. Looks like a beer and not apple juice like many other lagers. Very faint malty aroma with an even fainter hint of fruit. Smooth tasting with little aftertaste. Not very bitter, definitely tastes like a beer. Ultimately, Y. is an American macro that’s drunk more for texture (fizzy) and temperature (cold) than taste
Drake (11913) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 16, 2011
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Sampled on draft at the brewpub. Pours a hazy orange color with a medium sized frothy head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of butter notes and leafy hops. The taste is earthy hops, butter, caramel and a bitter finish. Medium bodied. Too much butter... hopefully this is a bad batch.
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAY 31, 2011
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy gold pour. Aroma is grassy hops, cereal grains and biscuit malt. Not enough hops for my palate
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 5, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 21, 2015 Golden-orange appearance, light to decent head. Nice hops aroma, but more watery tasting than I prefer. Nice crisp texture, though. Short aftertaste.
Re-rate on 4/10/2012: On tap. Mildly hazy yellow-orange color. Good, thin white head, leaving good lace. Great light bitter taste. Awesome satisfying hops here. Nice crisp carbonation, dry texture. Definitely an excellent batch of OPA (it can vary). Palate score adjusted from 3 to 4. Overall score adjusted from 13 to 14. 6/4/7/4/14
Update rate, 10/21/15: On tap at Dutch’s. Keg filled 9/9. Hazy orange color. Bigger off-white head. Awesome balance of citrusy, mild peppery hop, and bready malt. Hoppy, but not too bitter, assertive, or biting like some hoppy pale ales can be. Moderate bitter taste, light sweet, mild dry finish. Medium body. Smooth, kind of soft, lighter carbonation. Great, perfectly balanced, satisfying smooth and easy-drinking pale ale.