bytemesis (4468) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - APR 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Pours a clear golden yellow with a medium white creamy head and nice lacing. Aroma is citrus and light passionfruit. Flavor is the same, lightly sweet and lightly bitter - not quite up to the promise of the aroma. Light body, somewhat watery in the mouth. Kind of like Daytime in that it has a great hop base that it cannot quite live up to in the flavor, but given that it is a 3.6% beer, this is pretty impressive. I could see myself dropping a six pack of this on a summer day in the yard.
Iphonephan (4301) - McLean, Virginia, USA - APR 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft at westover beer haus. Pours black with a tan head. Hoppy aroma. Some notes of toasted malts and coffee. Mild bitter finish.
boFNjackson (4189) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 18, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap @ The BeerMongers... Poured clear amber orange with a thick forming, fizzy head. Super quaffable with loads of flavor. Danky, pine-like resinous hops with a mild mouthfeel and malt sweetness to balance. Strong citrus with some honeydew melon notes along with a smooth malted grain tone to help the finish. Really digging this one.
maxwelldeux (4158) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - MAY 5, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught. Pours a slightly hazy copper color with a moderate white head. Nose is very hoppy with a lot of floral elements to it. Taste, though, is only very slightly bitter; nowhere near as strong as the nose would suggest. Very smooth and easy to drink. I like it.
joeneugs (4115) - Livermore, California, USA - APR 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the brewery. It pours a clear yellow with a white head. The aroma is fresh with citrus and hints of coniferous tree, mango and minor menthol aromatics. The flavor is lightly spicy and citrusy with lemon and a very light malt profile. Reminds me of Daytime. Really good.
TURDFERGUSON (4018) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Milltown. Lighly hazy yellow straw pour with think foamy white head. Nose is citrus, florals, lots of grass, light cannabis. Flavor is nicely balanced, on the bitter side of things, again very grassy with citrus zest. Wow, can’t believe this is 3.6%. Pretty amazing body and balance if that is indeed true. Perfect lunch beer and another impressive pale ale from Lagunitas. They should replace their regular ipa and Maximus with this and sucks and I would buy a lot more of their stuff.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Tyler’s, Durham, with ucusty. These guys know what they’re doing with all things pale and hoppy, and it’s nice to get a crack at this session brew. Ranks up there with the recent Drake’s offering. Pale gold, well carbonated, with a light cloudiness in there for an earthy look. Grassy and modestly fruity in the nose, hints of a spicy finish. Light and playful mouthfeel, and indeed there’s nice bitterness in the finish. Balanced and bright throughout, very enjoyable.
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Sugar Maple during MKE beer week 2013. Pale yellow with a thin white head. Aroma is mildly dank with floral hops and paler malts. Taste is a touch dank with floral hops, malt and a moderate bitter finish.
PhillyCraft (3875) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 8, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap at pour house, pours clearish golden with medium soapy white head, not too lasting. Aromas and taste of dank hops, lemons, pine, grapefruit skins, toasty malt and melon. Medium body, nice and dry. This is what a hoppy pale should taste like. Reminds me of a light elder. Excellent
HonkeyBra (3707) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - OCT 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled on draft at World of Beer in Naperville. Rating from notes. Pours a nice orangish color with a small white head. Bright aroma of hoppy goodness, lots of pine and citrus, some resin. Flavor is light, but hoppy, rich waves of delicious hop bitterness balanced by a mild malt sweetness. It’s clear the focus is on the hops here. Nice, light bodied with lots of carbonation. Finishes hoppy. Interesting beer.