KajII (770) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - AUG 15, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: DEC 4, 2011 Bottle. The pour was clear medium orange with a small (less than 1 finger) fizzy white head that did not stick around too long and had what I would call OK lacing.
The aroma was of quite noticeable of citrus and pine hops right off, with a mild caramel malt and an earthy yeast undertone with mild notes of fruit and citrus towards the end.
It tasted nice and hoppy with a strong note of citrus (grapefruit) right off the bat then became a tad malty with a note of fruit and a nice strong hoppy finish. The flavor lasted for quite a while after the swallow allowing the bitterness of the hops to settle in nicely on the taste buds.
Mouthfeel was medium to full bodied and very smooth and a bit dry in texture with a medium carbonation.
Overall a very satisfying Pale Ale that had a nice blending of fruit, malts and hops.
Kavu (1970) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 20, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
0,33l bottle from Systembolaget, Haparanda. Pours clear golden with a medium head. Aroma is malts and peaches. Flavor is malts, fruits and hops with a nice balance. Excellent.
HonusWagner (1230) - Florida, USA - APR 18, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Its pale and really hazy. Crispy clean malt flavor of light crackers with grapefruity hop presence and a bit of sweet...apricot? midpalate, dry and really just a solid tasty pale.
OldMrCrow (1718) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottles at some way upscale restaurant in Tempe AZ.
Cooper pour, modest head. Hoppy nose, slightly metallic. Heavily hopped (but not so leafy) for an APA, less overdone caramel malt than with other Lagunitas beers. I’d call it a drinkable but by no means exceptional IPA.
malkyore (136) - - APR 17, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
In the vein of beers that are as hoppy as they come this one is up there... I feel like it should be an ipa (written from notes(i was quite blitzed at this point)).
UXO (11) - CANADA - APR 16, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a light straw gold with two fingers of frothy white head diminishing gradually to a thin skim and moderate lacing. Nose is dominated by hops, pine and citrus, with very little malt in the back. Taste is dominated by grapefruit, maybe a very little dry cracker. Mouth feel is on the light side, with an astringent and oily hop finish. A nicely hoppy pale ale and very drinkable.
Beese (1099) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at the Euston Tap, London on 28 March 2014. Poured a clear, deep golden colour with a dense white head. Aroma of fresh hops, citrus and biscuity malt. Initial flavours of ripe grapefruit, passion fruit and chewy malt. Finish was very nicely rounded hop bitterness, mixed with syrupy fruit and dry grain.
Cybercat (2990) - Georgia, USA - APR 12, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a pretty and appetizing clear amber - not much head, but that is how it got poured. Bold aroma has sweet malt and resiny hops in equal strength, almost more an IPA than a "regular" pale ale. Flavor is more hoppy than malty, scarcely bitter, with a whisper of caramel. Firm texture has a strong, persistent fizz. Will have you barking for more!
homebrewgeek (28) - Frederick, USA - APR 6, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very STRONG hops aroma and taste yet not bitter at all.great pour of head and excellent color.if you haven’t tried this ale before you should
minutemat (886) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Keg @ Euston Tap. Seems this brewery can do no wrong. Great hop aroma, great hop bite, floral with a slight bitterness. Hugely enjoyable American Pale.
Nejhleader (1183) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A nice faint hop pine aroma, taste is a nice subtle pine hop, some citrus, a bit of grass, decent.