DubC5000 (305) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 29, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer is a showcase for hops. Strong leafy hop aroma along with some honey and malt. A bit chewy and thick for a pale ale, it is nonetheless solid, bright and flavorful, with prominent hop flavor without the bitterness, and a strong malt backbone. One of the better light pale ales, good if you don’t want excessive bitterness.
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - DEC 23, 2008
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Poured a crystal clear copper color with an off-white head that had a thin layer lasting and light lace. Very subdued aromas of hops and perfume. Flavors of grass and caramel. Medium body with a light bitterness.
gte620v (29) - Georgia, USA - DEC 21, 2008
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Draft. Decent pale ale, but nothing special. The flavor is weak and the body lacks umph. there is just not much going on with this brew.
bw1982 (113) - , Arizona, USA - DEC 18, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark yellow to orange color, thin head. Tast was surprisingly good, with some sweet notes up front followed by a nice bitter hoppiness. The bitter backnotes were very nice. The overall beer was much better than I had been expecting!
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 16, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft. Pours an amber body with a white head. Sweet citrus and floral hoppiness with a light caramel backbone. Not bad.
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 10, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark red-orange with a thin white head that leaves only a cover with wispy fingers of lacing. Caramel malt aroma, piney light hops, taste is good caramel backbone and a nice bitter hoppiness.
Rusty (1545) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - DEC 5, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Dukes Waikiki Hawaii.
Pours a nice golden orange with a small white head. ARoma of hops, and malt. Flavor is much the same with just enough hoppiness to be put into the category of decent IPA in my book. Nice IPA.
alexanderj (3542) - Branson, Missouri, USA - DEC 4, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. I stole this from my sister. I do not think she has realized it. Color of amber with a short lasting head. Aroma of grass, earth, caramel, fruit and apple. Flavor was solid. Caramel and toffee, with some biscuit, apple and a light hop finish. Solid taste for the style, but what is that really saying.
pkbites (871) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 30, 2008
1.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
I’m quite surprised by the high ratings here. I had this on tap in Honolulu over Thanksgiving 2008. Pour is amber orange with nice nose of caramel and flowers. That’s where it ends. Mine tasted like it had soup bullion in it. Thick and fakey tasting. I didn’t for it at all.
drjay44 (3434) - Salida, Colorado, USA - NOV 28, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a thin head over a copper golden body....nose is mild floral hop....taste of hop and sweet malts fairly light in all characteristics....light mouth feel...good balance....honey nose at the very end. Good for the style. 11/16/2008