Hopper (827) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - JUL 23, 2009
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
A golden-brown beer with no head. Aroma was crispy hops & sweet. Taste was sweet malt with not much hops to back it up. Uninspiring.
phobos1031 (87) - Paradise, Nevada, USA - JUL 14, 2009
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz. bottle. pours amber with a frothy big head...that goes away quickly. nothing special by any stretch of the imagination, but more drinkable then i thought it would be.
MrRoss (646) - Delta, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 14, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I bought this beer just to acquire another state (Hawaii) and really didn’t care if was good or not. However, it was a right choice. The head was frothy as opposed to foamy, tan, and two fingers deep. Falling away to just a thin layer, underneath was an orange/brown body giving off an aroma equally divided beltween hops and malt. Taste was mainly the malt with undernotes of hop. Mouthfeel was decent and the finish belied more malt sweetness on top of the hops.
WVHouseofBeer (1026) - Florida, USA - JUL 12, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured a deep amber color with a small head that stayed throughout. Light grassy aroma with good flavors of toffee and hops. Not anything special, but this is definitely a solid APA.
Hawksfan17 (890) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUL 8, 2009
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This amber pour was very crisp and refreshing for a warm summer day. Good balance in the flavor throughout. I am glad they distribute this on the east coast now!
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 29, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at The Yard House in SD. Pours a dark amber with an ecru-colored head. This has a really atractive citrus/evergreen/spruce like aroma. Nice grapefruit rind flavor that is mild, not palate crunching. I like.
ben4321 (5642) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUN 24, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Location:I remember getting this on tap at a bar in NYC one time, and I know I’ve had it others, this rating is from 9/08
Half decent pale ale, drinkable but not spectacular.
NachlamSie (3251) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 22, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
6 pack bottled on May 29, 2009. I was expecting a little more from this given the surprising drinkability of their lager. The aroma is leafy and grassy with very low bitterness. This could use more hops and still be in the realm of light, tasteful APA’s. The flavor has more emphasis on the malt again, with generic sweetness. The finish is slightly sour and bitterness comes across as tame citrus and a spiced note that reminds me of watered down 420 ale.
can8ianben (1484) - State College, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 21, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I’m wondering if this was a mis-pour at the IPA festival at Lucky Baldwins. Sure did strike me as a Belgian beer - sweet caramel with very little hop presence at all. Floaty yeasty thingies hanging around in the bottom of the glass. I’m going to have to try this one again.
presario (4903) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 20, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Hazy amber. minimal head. Nice soft woody hop nose. Woody light hop flavour with a dry hoppy finish.