rjplumer (953) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 3, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Grapefruit and pine hop aroma. A clear mild amber color. Mild bitterness. Sweet grapefruit sourness. Refreshing but the sourness kind of lingers in the finish.
wlajwl (5507) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAR 1, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Biscuit-like malts and citrus in aroma. The flavor is citrus, grapefruit, malts and a hint of hop resin. The malts and hops in this were balanced well, a very good APA.
UDBeernut (2567) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - FEB 26, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap poured into a pint glass.
A: light tan amber color with a foamy 2 finger head, gobs of head retention and lacing rings
S: slight citrus hop aroma, light caramel
T: grapefruit and slight orange molds well with a caramel malt base. Very nice
M&d: medium mouth feel, well carbonated. Not drying like some pale ales. Very easy to drink. I think this beer would make a good beer for changing of seasons from hot to cool or visa versa.
GranvilleTim (1840) - Granville, Illinois, USA - FEB 25, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light amber pour with a white head. Aroma is fruity, malt. The aroma invites you to take a sip. It is niocely balanced. A little fruity, nice malt backbone. Nice aftertaste and lacing.
Hermod (5985) - Vantaa, FINLAND - FEB 25, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
355ml bottle. Deep golden with next to no head. fruity, leathery, sticky aroma. Flavor is sweet malt bitter hops, slight harshness. Might be a bit old perhaps.
nathan30533 (1007) - Clifton, Ohio, USA - FEB 11, 2012
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Great pale ale. sweet caramel hints in the aroma with a little floral hop. Good smoothness and great finish. little lacing. Good golden color. great brew.
BucannonXC5 (1365) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 11, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a 12-oz. bottle into a pint glass. Color was pale, fairly clear. A bit like apple juice or very dehydrated urine. About 1 ½ fingers of head. Nice lacing on the top with some circular bubbles, that lasted throughout. Foamy head on the sides, pretty sporadic.
The first smell was citrus hops, which was a pleasant surprise. Kind of a mixture of lemon and grapefruit, probably more grapefruit. Also got a small whiff of caramel sweetness, but very minimal.
The taste wasn’t as much like the nose as I would have hoped. Definitely more pale notes than the hoppy taste. Grainy and wheaty. Pretty smooth.
Light body. Thin texture. Soft-to-average carbonation. Bitter, but somewhat smooth finish.
Overall a decent beer. I guess I was secretly hoping for something a bit better since it’s Lagunitas, but I’d have it again.
jcos (1779) - Maryland, USA - FEB 2, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Location/Date:Bottle on February 2nd, 2012.
Appearance: Pours a dark copper clear.
Aroma:Aroma is very high in resiny hops, some grass. Strong for a pale ale.
Taste: Just like the nose, more bitterness than average APA, whic I like.
Palate:Lighter body, slick, lingering aftertaste.
Summary: An APA that is JUST below being an IPA, I really enjoy this beer.
Aniela (4207) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 1, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a bottle at home in Skövde. Golden beer with an offwhite head. Fruity aroma with some malt and caramell. Fruity, flavour with some hops and some bitterness.
r464 (2254) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 1, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very punchy and bitter with a great kick of hops. Hints of pine and citrus zest lay deep down. Very good.