Jjg226 (71) - Staten Island, New York, USA - SEP 6, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a slightly cloudy golden color with a thick white head that has some staying power. Lots of lacing. Very citrusy on the nose, redolent of grapefruit and tangerines. Mild sweet malt notes in background. Subtle sweetness with some citrusy hops hit the palate first followed by some bitterness. Finishes bitter, but not overly so. Malty sweetness provides the right amount of balance. Smooth mouthfeel, medium bodied with lots of carbonation. Overall, a well crafted, balanced Pale Ale that is almost hoppy enough to be an IPA. Another great beer from Maine.
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BananaBi11 (29) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 20, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
awesome pale. wish i could have more maine beers. solid palate. some what sweet with great citrus and hop.
BucannonXC5 (1082) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 18, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Type: 500ml (16.9-oz.) bottle
Glass: Pint mug
From: Eddy’s Beverage Inc. in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
Purchased: July 14, 2015
Consumed: July 16, 2015
Misc.: Born on June 30, 2015
Poured a golden, pale, semi-clear color with 4-to-5 fingers of off-white, frothy head. Average amount of bubble streams coming up from the bottom of the glass. Great looking spiderweb layered lacing on the sides of the glass. Good retention. (Sight - 4.25)
First thought on the smell was wow. Getting floral, Citra, pine, tropical, tangerine, red grapefruit rind, pineapple, nectarine zest, light mango, sharp apricot and faint peach. Kind of reminded me of Alpine’s Duet. This was great on the nose. (Smell - 4.63)
Taste didn’t quite live up to the nose, but very good. Actually reminded me of a session IPA, which I get is pretty close to a pale ale. Got floral, tropical, pineapple, pine, tangerine rind, orange blossom, light passion fruit, sharp grapefruit and juicy apricot. Could almost taste pulp. (Taste - 4.38)
Light body. Creamy texture. Average carbonation. Long, fruity finish. (Feel - 4.63)
This was fantastic. Not quite as good as an Alpine (not Green Flash) Hoppy Birthday, but pretty damn close. So fresh. (Overall - 4.50)
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N3lson1 (482) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - JUL 18, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Drank from a solo cup, poured out of bottle, thank you brother Bob. Has a nice peppery aroma. Has a nice sweet, peppery, slightly piney flavor from the hops.
radiomgb (2503) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 16, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle from Binny’s in Chicago, Illinois. Golden orange in colour with a thin white head, light lacing. The aroma is quite tropical, some pine, some apples. The flavour is lightly bitter, tropical fruits, oranges, pine hops. Finishes long, some sweetness, citrus.
Ktwse (2798) - SWEDEN - JUL 8, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours cloudy golden with low white head. Aroma of pine, citrus, light grapefruit, peach. Taste is distinct pine hoppy bitter with mellow fruit sweet finish. Nicely balanced. Light, smooth body with soft carbonation.
simont1 (416) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 29, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma of mango, stonefruit, passionfruit, loaded with floral and juicy hops. Taste completely lives up, had this next to Zombie Dust which faded in comparison.
tillmac62 (420) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - JUN 29, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
BOD 3/10/15. Pours a clear golden with just a touch of amber. World class head volume, lacing and retention.
World class rich complex nose of tropical hops (pineapple, mango), citric (orange), a touch of pepper and pine resin over very subtle biscuit.
Light body with a smooth texture coupled with a subtle oily character. Normally carbonated with a touch of effervescence in the middle and a fair burst in the finish.
The flavor profile is almost world class. It lacks just a bit of biscuit sweetness to provide more balance and enhance the complexity. It is a tropical hop forward pale ale with a pine resin background. Bitterness is mild with a subtle orange bitterness underneath. The hop flavors of the nose all make an appearance. The finish is slightly dry and a pine/rind bitterness lingers.
skmikeg (1318) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - JUN 28, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours bright orange with a one finger white head with nice lacing. Aroma is of citrus,tropical fruits, pine, light grassy hops, and light bready malts. Taste is zesty citrus, tropical fruits (mainly passion fruit), pine, grassy hops, and some light bready malts. Has a medium mouthfeel with a very creamy, moderately bitter, semi dry, long finish. Overall, another excellent APA from Maine that is super juicy, refreshing, and drinkable.
Meilby (9624) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 20, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ Pizzeria Paradiso - Dupont Circle, Washington, DC
Pours hazy golden with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, citrus grape and pine. Taste is light sweet and medium bitter with a long dry, citrus, grape and piney finish. Body is medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.
yngwie (15379) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 20, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Pizzeria Paradiso. Almost clear in the glass, orange in color and with a dense off-white head. Some curtains. It’s quite peachy on the nose, with a touch of grapefruit and pepper. There’s a nice bitterness in the mouth, with peaches, pine cones and a generic fruityness. Full to medium body and a nice carbonation level. Mostly fruity finish. A bit boring, but nice anyway. 150620