islay (1493) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 20, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle. Soapy, hoppy aroma with banana hints. Pours an orange-tinted brass color; sparkling but slightly hazy liquid; short-lasting small amount of near-white head. The flavor contains hops bitterness, but the hops are unmistakably Cascade and feature lemon rind and slight pine tastes. Quite appetizing but simplistic. Pleasant bitter aftertaste. Smooth and buttery in the palate. This is a good, solid, hoppy ale that quenches the thirst and wets the appetite, but it doesn’t stand out from the pale ale crowd.
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - SEP 27, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Light pine and citrus on the nose. Pours orange/gold with a thin off white head. Creamy body with a nice pleasant amount of dry and citrus hops. Decent, everyday APA.
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 7, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Scary frothy head. Dirty amber color. Aroma is astringent perfume. Flavor has astringently bitter toffee and citrusy perfume. Eh...
heykevin (1281) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - DEC 17, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy gold with fruity perfumey aroma. Bright crisp hop flavor It has a refreshing bitterness, moderately sweet finish. has a bit of a hop juice character to it, but it is my kind of hop juice.
gws57 (1275) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - AUG 5, 2007
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Found this bottled at the Cashwise in Duluth, Minnesota. Clear, dark orange pour with a wispy tan head, citrusy hoppiness in the nose, balanced but not much happening here.
GodOfThunder (1248) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUN 21, 2010
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Thanks to Armin for the bottle. Aroma of sweet malts and aged hops. Flavor is more of the aged hops, sweet with a slight bitterness.
tennisjoel (1223) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - APR 21, 2006
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Thin white head with amber body. Fruity & earthy/grassy aromas. Tast is light & buttery, maybe diecytal but not to the point of being overly offensive. I can tast the hops up front, but the finish has no bite, which leaves me unsatified. The aroma got me excited about this beer, unfortunately the ending is disappointing.
Guerde (1218) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 10, 2010
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(bottle) Pours a hazy orange color with a medium white head that leaves good lacing. Aroma has papery hops, light must, banana, cracked pepper, dusty yeast, bread, and some strong orange scents as well. Really unique for a pale ale, and to me it smells more like a tripel. It’s also unique in that sometimes it smells great, and upon other sniffs it smells off. Taste also shares some similarities with a tripel, as it’s quite spicy and full of orange zest, grapefruit pith, light banana, and ends with a fair dose of dry bread. A pretty good, but also really weird Pale Ale/Tripel something or another.
bvc (1180) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - NOV 11, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle from theisti. Pours a very slightly hazed orangish/tan golden with smaller dense white head. Very subtle nose, more forward on the malt with the hops just adding a bit of orange sweetness. Touch of bitter astringency up front, light pine and citrus, definitely get the lightly toasted english malt character. Different take on an american pale and fairly enjoyable. Thanks Tim.
ketchepillar (1172) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - AUG 8, 2008
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pretty average. Caramel. Hay. Grass. Stinging carbonation but good body, not watery.