ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAY 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle into a pint glass.
A: Pours a hazy gold color and a three-fingers high head, shaded just off white. There’s an appropriate level of froth to the head’s texture, and an incredible amount of lacing is left behind as it recedes.
S: The hops here take a grassy, mildly citrusy tone here. After a while, this gradually shifts into a spicier note. Malty sweetness is evident yet non-intrusive.
T: Piny, peppery bitterness opens the palate, while the close seems to introduce a very subtle touch of grapefruit juiciness to counteract the mild bitterness. The cracker-like maltiness stays even throughout, providing a good ballast to the pleasant hoppiness. There’s a nice level of finesse here, and even a modicum of depth.
M: I certainly appreciate a crisp, light feel like this one has. The body is medium in thickness and quite firm, yet with a wonderful finishing dryness. Carbonation is medium.
O: This is quite good, I must say - but I have to dock points here. Simply put, it’s priced like an import, without any significant standout qualities to justify it. $6/500ml is a hard sell for something not really far off from SNPA. The increased level of refinement and subtlety compared to its peers might make it a worthwhile purchase to some, though.
jc1762 (656) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 29, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap into a snifter showing well filtered yellow with a half a finger of clean white foam.
The nose shows lemon and pineapple on a light bed of malt.
The palate is moderately carbonate and light bodied. Light flavors of lemon and pineapple with an equally light bitterness. Simple pale ale.
ROGUE (2182) - Lewes, Delaware, USA - JUL 27, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at SLL tasting and 500ml bottle. Pours a slightly hazy bright straw color with a 2 finger bright white head. Retention is excellent and there are many spotted chunks of lacing. Smell is grapefruit, lemon, orange and floral/grassy hops. Taste follows suit with a slight twang on the finish reminiscent of a wheat beer. Feel is light, crisp, refreshing and very drinkable.
Mark_Eck (1921) - - JUL 24, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy yellow color. Aroma and taste are citrus, some biscuit, and floral.
jflopsu (1186) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 20, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a bright hazy yellow with light white head. A faint lemon, hop and pine aroma. A very strong hoo bomb taste with citrus, spices, and put with some grains and dry yeast. A lingering bitter hop and dry yeast aftertaste.
Dodgrblu (731) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 15, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
16.9 ounce bottle from Hannaford in Westbrook, pale yellow, crisp, lasting head.
ebone1988 (1321) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - JUN 15, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Going All In with koleminer20 at Maine Beer. Aroma is lemon soap, pine, light. Appearance is straw golden, white head, clear. Taste is very pilsner-like, lemon, sugar, earthy hops, pine, corn. Mouthfeel is light to medium body, light crisp carbonation, lemon aftertaste. Overall, eh. Not great for the style but good still.
hopdog (11274) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 13, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured a golden color with an averaged sized head. Citrus, floral hops, and some earthiness.
riversideAK (6104) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JUN 11, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bread grain orange tangerine leafy herbal soft spice. Golden pour light haze frothy white head. Spicy hops tangerine orange bread wheat biscuit soft dust. Spicy dry resin my finish. Dry quenching nice carb. Good
shrubber85 (10587) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUN 5, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Orange, biscuit malt, and orange peel aroma. Bright yellow with large white head. Moderately sweet tangerine-lime, biscuit malt, and moderately bitter orange peel flavor. Okay body.
Patrickctenchi (5951) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JUN 4, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pale yellow with a sudsy white head.
Lemon, grapefruit, grain malt scent.
Taste is citrus, grain malt.
Light, but bright....nice flavour.