BrettTaylor (738) - Radford, Virginia, USA - OCT 25, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from a bottle. Pours a light gold color, creamy head, moderately heavy lacing. Strong citrus aroma, bit of pine and mineral. Taste is a bit of malt sweetness and a moderately heavy dose of hop bitterness. Nice clean finish, medium length on the palate. Super drinkable and delicious.
DomD (278) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - OCT 15, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle into glass. Very citrus heavy aroma. Pours a clear golden with white head. Light bitter taste. A very nice pale ale.
eaglefan538 (3032) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - OCT 13, 2016
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Maine Beer Co does it all so well. I didnít rate this when I had it in a bottle, just donít get around to typing these things up anymore. But, after grabbing a keg, itís worth it. Pour is yellow full bodied and hazy unfiltered, huge head with pillowy rings lacing all the way down. Aroma of pineapples, citrus, floral. Flavor is rich citrus and tropical and resinous pine, finishing with a lightly sweet malt base, some biscuit flavors, hearty mouthfeel and nicely carbonated, just fantastic. The best pale ale Iíve ever had. Not even close, starts to present itself as an IPA, and a darned great one at that too.
GenDV138 (6102) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 11, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
4 oz pour on draft at Spacebar. Clear golden yellow with off-white head. Aromas of floral, citrus, tropical fruit. Tastes of lemon and grapefruit citrus, floral notes. Medium body with a dry finish.
ffaoe (427) - Moorestown, New Jersey, USA - OCT 6, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Unbelievable citrus aroma. golden and hazy in color with nice fluffy head. Taste is well balanced between malt/hop, medium body. Finishes citrus hops with lingering grapefruit flavor.
hershiser2 (2176) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - SEP 28, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
$7.49 bottle from Whole Foods, CHO. Whatís a better medicine to fight a sore throat than beer? I suppose a stronger alcohol, but Iím not going there (today).
Pours only slightly hazy golden with a large, frothy off-white head. I smelled it as soon as the cap was coming off - it wasnít even off when the aroma hit me. Yummy grapefruit, peach, light pineapple in the nose. Flavor is bittersweet grapefruit, clementine, pineapple, pine, and some toasted bread in the back end. Good stuff.
Stoned99 (1321) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 18, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml 08.16.16 bottle, thanks Guillaume for buying. Aroma: fruit salad of oranges, peaches tropical fruits. App: clear golden, medium white head leaving beautiful lacing. Taste and palate: medium body, great mouthfeel. Some lichis in mouth, silky (in a good way), clean moderate bitter finish. Overall: well executed. This bottle is one month old, wonder how it would be even fresher. This is made on the "old" apa style, before NE style existed. Iím still surprise to see how much I like it since Iím now converted to that NE style. The aroma could be a bit more fruit-in-your-face or even have some pines in it to make it a bit more strong aroma-speaking. On the end the taste is fruity enough. Great mouthfeel. Pretty good.
tia (1789) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - SEP 17, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smells nice and fresh and citrusy. Pretty classic golden beer looks. Clean grapefruit flavor with pleasant light hoppiness. One of the better pale ales Iíve had recently.
islay (2276) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 15, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
16.9 oz. bottle, consumed on 9-15-16. ď083016Ē born on date, so itís just over two weeks old. Pours a mostly clear but slightly hazy bronze with a moderate amount of substantial, beige head. Produces good, extensive lacing. Pleasant, hoppy aroma features scents of orange and balsamic vinegar. Bitter, citric, mineral, herbal, dirt-like flavor. Thyme and lemon peel. Quite a nice pale ale. Dry, lightly bitter finish and aftertaste. Medium body. Seems substantial in the palate but nothing special. A notably good beer but not as outstanding as for what I was hoping from this very highly regarded brewery. Reads somewhere between a typical APA and IPA, although I do think it leans toward the former and is appropriately marketed and classified. A good beer but not a special one and nowhere near as good as the ratings here imply.
Sudz4Dayz (45) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 13, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
500ml bottle purchased at the beverage warehouse in Winooski, VT. Not a huge aroma, pours darker orange and less hazy than the top IPA/APAís. Citrus and pine notes with a lasting flavorful bitterness. Great American Pale Ale. Not Maine Beer Companyís best but very good nonetheless.
Gluepot (452) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 29, 2016
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A minimalist white head but a stupendous grapefruit, pineapple, fruit rind and sweet malt nose. The taste is significantly more understated with a nice array of hop flavours - tropical fruit such as kiwi, peaches, and orange. Solid bready sweet malt backbone. Taste falls away pretty quickly, though.