tfratzke (61) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - JAN 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Huge aroma of citrus sweet malt. Flavor of piney citrusy light caramel. Nice bitterness but well balanced. This is great.
beerbaaron (1497) - Arizona, USA - JAN 15, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear amber. Great frothy off white head. Nice hoppy aroma. Lighter medium body. Pleasant easy bitterness. Fresh. Pretty dry. Floral. Citrus. Nice.
cbfobes (2609) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - JAN 5, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at 2014 GTMW, pours a clear amber with a thin head, the aroma has a decent amount of citrus and hops with a nice malt backing, the flavor has a hoppy front end with a well balanced finish of sweetness, but just enough, more hoppy and fruit than anything, not bad.
johnnymusky (432) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from can....sample from beer rep....first beer i have tried from this brewery...nice hopped up nose....good balance of malt and hops....reminds me of indeeds day tripper.....i definitely enjoyed this one.
RobertDale (3920) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - OCT 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
16 ounce can. Pours a clear reddish gold with a nice white head. Aroma of malt, citrus, and grass. Taste is malt, grass, citrus, and some pine. Easy to drink.
TripCampbell (13) - USA - AUG 14, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I bought this for a friend’s bachelor party because it’s name was appropriate for the occasion and it looked like it could be decent. This is one of my favorite new finds
vandc01 (145) - North Branch, Minnesota, USA - JUL 27, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from a 16oz can.
Aroma - nice aroma, inviting
Appearance - Golden in color. 1/2 of finger of eggshell head. Plenty of bubbles coming up.
Taste - Easy drinking pale ale....6 pack of this will go nicely anywhere bottles are not allowed.
Palate - Nice mouth feel. Not too malty, not too bitter.
Overall - very nice pale ale, spot on rating.
Bulk_Carrier (2442) - Temporarily, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reviewed from notes. Rcvd in trade.
This was poured into a pint glass.
The appearance was a nice somewhat hazy orange color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute. There was some light speckled and foamy lacing all around.
The smell had some light sweet citrus also letting in some grapefruit. Caramel malts are there but pretty subdued.
The taste was pure bittersweet all the way through letting the hops dominate over the malts.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. The carbonation was there and somewhat sharp but not overbearing.
Overall I say this was a pretty good APA well worthy of having again if available to me.
TXBadger (1705) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a 16oz can: pours a nice clear copper color with white head. Pine, citrus, and a slight floral note on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with a nice little malt note.
AWISLguy (1572) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
16oz can from Steve’s in Fitchburg. Pours a golden copper with an off-white head. Some nice streaky lacing. Aroma has fresh fruit and pine. Later down in the glass some sour fruits and caramelly malts kick in. Taste is of sweet fruits, grapefruit, some spruce, a solid caramel malt backbone and a touch of the grape. Medium bodied with more alcohol presence than expected from 5.2. Finishes somewhat sweet, somewhat bitter ... and somewhat short. Pleased to have a Menomonie brew for my 50th APA rating, in honor of the second son. 13.6
tennisjoel (1191) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - MAY 13, 2014
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A very nice aroma of fruit, citrus, and caramel malts. Unfortunately the taste does not match the aroma. Diacetyl is too dominant in this beer, and thus, it suffers. Not undrinkable, but not so enjoyable either. Slightly let down, as I love a well made pale ale.