merc7186 (1462) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 25, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
A: Off Brown Hue (weird color), Passes Almost No Light, White Head, Great Lacing
S: Floral, Grapefruit, Mild Lemongrass, Earthy
T: Floral, Lemongrass, Mild Grapefruit
M: Great Carbonation, Light to Medium Bodied, Semi Drying, Mildly Bitter
Overall, a really solid APA with great nose and taste, doesnt burn out at all, very drinkable, wish I bought more.
Aarond (110) - Westlake, Ohio, USA - OCT 24, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Aroma is bright citrus, floral, sweet malt, and warm bread. Appearance is bright gold with brilliant clarity and a large soapy white head. Good lacing. Taste is floral and citrus hops, honey, and biscuits. Medium body with good carbonation. Clean finish. Overall a great beer that is both complex and subtle. Very well balanced.
Dan269605 (135) - Rocky Hill, Connecticut, USA - OCT 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy yellow with large fluffy white head and huge carbonation. The bottle conditioned looks great. Aroma is lemon, grass, biscuit, cereal and a little spice. Taste is pretty hoppy with citrus and grass flavors coming out most. It’s a little thin in the body, flavor is decent, but a higher ABV and more body would help round this out for me, but a very "nice" APA.
patxa (160) - MEXICO - OCT 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours great head, then thin and no much lace but still. Some yeast floating around which is always nice. Too pale in the other hand. Regular but consistent aroma, leaves and flowers. Soft sweetnes with good bitterness and a lasting malty palate. Nice looking package too.
DrewFace (230) - Rockledge, Florida, USA - OCT 5, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from bottle. Pours a dark straw color with a bit of haziness. Large, white head, good retention. Aroma has some some light citrusy hop notes grapefruit and some lemon character followed by a touch of pine. Flavor much the same, moderate-restrained bitterness. Maybe a slight touch of oxidation, unsure of bottle age. Overall, very good, sessionable pale ale.
jmarsh123 (163) - Indiana, USA - OCT 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a somewhat cloudy gold with a finger of creamy head.
Smells is strong citrus/floral with a much more pronounced malt aroma than expected.
A touch of citrus and a bit more floral at the front. Light sweet malts hit and it finishes with a touch of bitterness.
Mouthfeel is good and carbonation is as well.
After having Zoe, honestly a bit underwhelmed by this. Solid, but would prefer a little less malt for the style and nothing overly special.
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - SEP 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle served in a Deschutes snifter. Bottled 4/16/13 and enjoyed on 6/3/13.
A: Pours a hazy golden color with a white head forming on the pour. Great retention on the head as it slowly dissipates to a thick cap and ring. Sticky lace is left down the glass.
S: Bright and fruity initially with a nice citrus zest backing. Floral hops with a some sweet cracker malts and a little orange.
T: Very bright flavors. Lots of floral notes with a lot bright fruit as well. Mild citrus with an accompanying sweet cracker malt base to it.
M: Light bodied with a medium high carbonation. Great drinkability.
O: Not overly complex by any means, but incredibly drinkable. Nice bright hops flavors with just enough malt sweetness to balance it out.
Serving type: bottle
nuplastikk (3818) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 28, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
16.9oz bottle shared by Anndiesel. Hazy orange-yellow body. Big, foamy white head. Lemony dry, straw tinged aroma. Kind of has a rindy, noble hop going on..maybe it’s just the amarillo. The bottle is well past the expiration date, pretty shabby that beer stores don’t pull this kind of thing. Has a nice bold hop tone, but has developed a stale cardboard thing too. Would like to try this fresh.
Ontape (80) - Valley Village, California, USA - SEP 27, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, sent in a trade by the great Lukaduke. Pours a nice golden yellow with lots of carbonation that settles down quick enough. Good hop character but nice and light like a Belgian pale. Could have put away quite a few of these during the hot LA summer.
Marheb (1514) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Une pale ale qui fascine par son peu d’amertume, très chlorophyle, verte. Bonne buvabilité mais manque de complexité.