MrDick (351) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 16, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
A blend of different styles put together really well. A light body, some spice and floral notes of a saison, some hops and a long finish. Lighter than a pale, spicier than a saison. Very tasty.
bartzluke (390) - Oklahoma, USA - AUG 26, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
6 oz pour from 42 degree tap into mini-sniffer at Churchkey in DC. Clear as day, orange, moderate foamy white head with decent lacing. Nose has strong fruity notes-- orange and lemon-- with some malts and pine mixed in there. Light bodied and smooth, fairly thin, dry finish. Taste is not very forward. Citrus up front with a gentle malty backbone. I’d prefer a bit more substance or a bit less alcohol, but definitely not a bad choice.
Franckg (526) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 24, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bel odeur de pamplemousse et mandarine. Goût un peu sec, légèrement fruité mais manque de saveur. Belle amertume. Une bonne bière de soif
tekstr1der (147) - New Hampshire, USA - AUG 15, 2015
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Golden pour with lasting white head. Pretty. Aromas of fruit and pine are prevalent. Same comes through in delicious flavor, never tending too bitter. Very balanced, but slightly too much carbonation for my liking. Otherwise top-notch.
Johnstledger8 (261) - Dublin, IRELAND - AUG 11, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy orange with a white head. Aroma of grapefruit, pine, orange, melon, mango. Similar flavours, long bitter finish with pineapple, mango and orange coming through. Oily mouthfeel, medium carbonation.
lownote (327) - USA - AUG 5, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The piniest of the Maine beers I had. Still sense grass. Pours super clear golden with some white head. Aroma is hops. Super dry. Light bodied.
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 (1105) - 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)
4.47 99 A
N3lson1 (533) - 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 (2519) - 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 (2840) - 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.