dekester1 (327) - Neenah, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 23, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Served on tap at Keweenaw Brewer in Houghton. Appeared as a clear, light gold with a light head. Aroma was of malts and pear-like hops. Taste was slightly malty upfront with a nice pear-tasting moderate to strong hop finish, although bitterness was low. Palate was decent. I am not big pale ale fan, but this one I could work with.
superspak (2903) - Michigan, USA - JAN 3, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce can into pint glass, canned on 8/22/2014. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy golden orange color with a 1 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass. Aromas of grapefruit, lemon zest, orange peel, pine, floral, grass, light caramel, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of citrus/floral hops and moderate pale malt sweetness; with solid strength. Taste of grapefruit, lemon zest, orange peel, light pine, floral, grass, light caramel, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Light pine/grassy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, lemon/orange zest, light pine, light caramel, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Good complexity and robustness of citrus/floral hops and moderate pale malt sweetness; with a good malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, fairly crisp, and lightly sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with zero warming present after the finish. Overall this is a nice pale ale style. All around good balance, robustness, and complexity of citrus/floral hops and moderate pale malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.
njager246 (382) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 25, 2014
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can ... aroma is resin and citrus, sweet citrus flavor would rate higher but a metallic taste, not bad if the
czar (4761) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 20, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
can. pours hazy pale golden with a decent off-white head showing some retention and lacing. spicy oranges, lightly toasted peppered maltiness, usual suspects - c’s, earl grey, slightly off-fruitiness, some apricots and peaches, almost rotten, touch of caramel. light carbonation, light body - kind of watery, balanced spicy-peppery-citrusy finish. shy but drinkable apa. o-k.
Nero55 (788) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 13, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can. Copper with thin white head. Aroma of grain and not much else. Light body, light malt notes, and some citrus hops. A little bland.
Beerman6686 (4779) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 10, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
This poured a darker golden color with a white head. Aroma was of grass, pale malt, and metal. Flavor was similar, bland malty and.uninviting.
artmcd8 (1847) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 4, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear copper orange with a small white head. Aromas of apple, citrus, and caramel. Taste is slightly bitter but fairly smooth. Light carb and med mouthfeel.
stevoj (2379) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 31, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Weak and bland pale, watery. Hops swimming around somewhere in the mix. Finish is flat and metallic.
BelgianBeerGal (3254) - Panama City, Florida, USA - APR 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can in A squared sweating profusely at the HGI pool. Nice pale ale that had buckets of orange and pineapple notes. Light bitterness overall but very refreshing. Nice.
Aggie80 (788) - Michigan, USA - NOV 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thin white head with a bit of lacing. Slightly cloudy orange from the can. Solid hop flavor with the malt coming through in the aftertaste.
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 18, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Murky apricot with a medium off white quickly fading crown. Aroma of grains and malt with mild floral hops. Taste is funky with off flavors, caramel, floral hops and mild bitterness.