BrewHaMeister (228) - - DEC 25, 2013
2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle pours a pale hazy amber with small head and little lacing. Malt with light hop flavor. Ok, not great.
bytemesis (4295) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUN 29, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, pours clear pale amber, small off white head, some lacing. Aroma is faint pine, caramel. Flavor is the same, light sweet, medium bitter, a bit metallic. Light body.
BVery (7681) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - MAY 25, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Slightly hazy yellow-orange pour with a minimal white head. Aroma is grain and hop. Taste is better than I was anticipating - grassy hops with some citrus and a bit of malt - very drinkable.
DasBierChef (1083) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 5, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This rating vanished a while back, so here I am... a rather lacklucter beer.
boozedude (2173) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - FEB 18, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle pours copper. grassy piney smell with med hopps... Not my favorite but not bad either..good floral finish
beaz1591 (238) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JAN 26, 2012
3.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From bottle. Poured amber gold, thick head with good lacing. Light odor of hops. Smooth hops taste.
CanIHave4Beers (3539) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - AUG 16, 2011
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours golden with a medium sized slightly loose head that fizzes out fairly quickly into a smaller tighter head. The aroma is soapy but also floral with some toasty malt notes. The flavor is a fairly good balance between some toasty maltiness and a fairly heavy handed hop bitterness. That’s not to say that the beer is loaded with hop flavor, but it does have more than I guess I had remembered the beer having from a few years back. The hops seem more about bitterness here and light citrus tones compliment this throughout. The beer tastes soapy in the finish and there are some mild caramel flavors that exist nicely without adding much in the way of sweetness to the beer. This is certainly better than I remember it being. I wouldn’t have a qualm drinking another one of these.
TheRealMGD (551) - Lakewood, Washington, USA - JUN 13, 2011
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Cloudy orange-gold pour with a short and brief white head leaving minimal lace. Caramel, malty nose. Caramel medium body with moderate coarse carbonation. Hops are a bit lightweight here, adding some peppery and light citrus to the middle. Finish has some rye funkiness.
DrnkMcDermott (2882) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - OCT 12, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Single 12 oz. bottle, $1.50 @ HyVee, Carroll, IA. Rather promising start. Smell under cap and in the glass lets loose some nice American hops in courteous proportions. Color is the light end of the Pale Ale spectrum, a little hazy, with some packed, small bubbles in the foam. Taste? Sure, it’s good. Nice brace of Cascades up front. Malts are a little thin and stingy against the hops, befitting the standard abv. Seems to have been force carbonated, giving it a fizzy soda mouthfeel, which I haven’t much cared for in a hoppy beer. Still, this is worth a try.
RSRIZZO (1882) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - AUG 5, 2010
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottle courtesy of Headbanger poured into a shaker at 41°. Color is a slightly hazy amber with good carbonation and a thin head. Aroma is a soapy hop scent with rich malt. This is a medium body brew with a smooth mouth feel. Flavor is malty, some caramel, floral hops and a mild bitterness. In the after taste the soapy thing that is in the aroma comes back out. Overall its good but the soap thing throws it off.