jeremytoni (2836) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - FEB 25, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a bottle poured a hazy straw color with a fair amount of head. Nice hoppy flavor with a light sour citrus finish.
MeadMe (1174) - Riverview, Florida, USA - FEB 12, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: Pours a nice golden orange with a small white head that quickly dies.
S: Nicely hopped aroma. Lots of citrus with milder notes of pine. Light malt sweetness hides beneath, but the hops are very powerful for a pale ale.
T: Hopped up in flavor as well. There is a nice caramel sweetness but it really is not match for the hops. We are not talking West Coast IPA here, but it is highly hopped for a pale ale. The hops are very citric, but there is a touch of sweet pine and even a little grass as well.
M&D: Medium in body, smooth, it drinks good.
TLNash886 (228) - Idaho, USA - JAN 7, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle pours dark amber with plenty off white head into a tumbler. Hoppy aroma with sweet malt, lemon peel, biscuity. Starts with much more bitter hops than I would have thought; pretty citruisy overall but has some sweet malt through the middle of each drink to help it out. Finishes dry and very orange peely. Fuzzy on the palate with mid/high carbonation. Low body. Tasty.
Heathen (1444) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - DEC 7, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
THOUGHTS: Nice. Not the typical pale ale. Way more acidic and less bitter than most. Nice and fairly sessionable. Nice balance.
TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a hazy, light orange with an average to large, off-white head that kept a thin sheet and left excellent lacing. The aroma was nice but a little weak. There was light caramel malt, moderate grapefruit and orange citrus hops, earthy hops and lots of fruit. The initial flavor was slightly sweet and rather acidic; while the finish was very acidic, lightly bitter and sour with an average duration. The medium body was dry with soft carbonation and a dry and moderately astringent finish.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - NOV 11, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a honey body with a white head. Pine y light metallic aroma. Grass pine, and a herbal tea like quality. A hint of honey. A good pale ale.
Ibrew2or3 (6210) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - OCT 30, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Courtesy of jcwattsrugger. Pours clear copper with thin off white head. The aroma is sweet with malts, grains, earthiness, grass and pine. The taste is pretty smooth and refreshing with malts and a touch of biscuit to start and then moving toward a tasty thicket of pine, grassy and earthy hops. To midway and finish a tangy yet sweet up welling of citrus and esters joins in to provide added interest and balance. Nice pale ale.
keepersj12 (2460) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - SEP 30, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice citrus pine aroma. Pours amber with a lacing head. Flavor is nicely balanced with malty sweetness up front followed by a hop bitterness. Finish is dry and smooth. Good stuff.
EithCubes (4420) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 21, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Lovely fruit and heavy pine nose. Lychee, mild grapefruit, some lemon cleaner, and spice. Pour is an orange gradient (rather like some ESBs) which supports a rocky, tiny-bubbled beige head. Taste is bone-dry and lightly bitter with medium-strong tart-/sourness, just imagine super-heavy orange peel. If it had some wheat in the bill, would be a damn good base beer for adding coriander and lacto and getting a bitter Gose. Medium body and a puckering aftertaste. Different and interesting.
jcwattsrugger (10731) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - SEP 20, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle-pours a rich light tan head and copper/amber color. Aroma is citrus-orange/some herbal-tea hops, sweet medium malt-honey. Taste isherbal-tea, citrus-orange/resin hops, sweet medium malt-honey, a bit too herbal for my taste. Soft carbonation.
beerbill (3200) - Laurel, New York, USA - AUG 15, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle courtesy of a trade with ditmier. Pours a very hazy gold with a moderate off-white head that faded to a film after the first quarter of the glass and left partial lace. Pleasant aroma of citrus (predominantly grapefruit but not solely) along with some light malt. The flavor is dry malt up front followed by a solid dose of grapefruit hops bitterness. The grapefruit is a combination of fruit and pith. A solid pale ale.