ClarkVV (4591) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 12, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Emmett Watson’s, 11/4/15.
Good clarity throughout this copper-brass colored beer, with ample carbonation creating a medium-sized white head that shows moderate retention.
Soft, but quite fragrant hops in the nose add a dusty, lightly dried floral aroma with just a hint of lemon. Bits of caramel and honey play about but it never seems biscuity or toasty, which is nice (I think). No alcohol, nor flaw.
Moderate carbonation and a soft, lightly malty texture go down very easily in this hoppy, but not overly bitter pale ale. Floral notes, vanilla, light baked bread and a lightly dextrinous chewiness to the texture, on the finish. Very reserved, and while it’s brewed admirably, I can’t help wanting just a little more brightness and punch to it. The delicate flavors seem to fade in to the more domineering malts while a lightly piney note appears on the finish, rather out-of-place for the rest of the beer.
mcberko (10565) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 27, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Maritime Pacific, pours a hazy golden with a small white head. Aroma brings out dry hopping upfront along with biscuity malt. Flavour is pleasant, with notes of floral dry hopping and biscuity malt. Well-balanced and clean. Very drinkable.
gnoff (9191) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUL 10, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On June 24, 2015. At Jolly Roger Taproom (Maritime Pacific) in Seattle, Washington.
As "Islander Dry-Hopped PAle Ale" listed as 5.8% ABV and 40 IBU.
Hazy golden color, white head. Herbal, bitter, hoppy taste. Herbal aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, medium bitterness. Hoppy, herbal scent.
commonmac (758) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 19, 2015
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap at the brewery with commonshawn, rosskyle, and wildcard. Pint glass. Golden in color with a hint of orange. Minimal froth. Aroma has plenty of pine and floral characteristics. Vibrant and refreshing on the nose. Mouthfeel is oily and resiny. Taste is mostly bright, citrus with pine cones kind of running the show. Not necessarily overly bitter but definitely hop resiny. Not really unique or impressive. Harmless.
furthur (543) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - JAN 2, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear pale Amber, nice head, great lacing. Aromas of spruce and lychee, grapefruit. Taste follows aroma,!with nice pale malt. Finish is lightly butter. Body is smooth, carbonation mild and fine.
Luvystypotables (1234) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUL 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of citrus and hops, great looking beer amber colour with a lasting well laced head. Bitter, citrus taste with an oily feel and a bitter grapefruit aftertaste.
fiulijn (16924) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 6, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Serious Biscuit, Seattle
Golden color. Light malt aroma. Soft mouthfeel, moderate residual sweetness, pleasant pale malts flavor, strong bitterness and a cites touch.
Davhgbrew (948) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 20, 2014
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice looking brew. gold to light amber. Lasting frothy white head. Slight citrus flavor with big hop bitterness. Medium body with a numbing mouthfeel. Mostly hop flavors with slight malt and citrus sweetness. Mostly dry but finish lingers on the tongue. I would guess this beer had higher than 5 abv because of the bold hop presence. Very tasty!
Travlr (17662) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dry hopped draft at the source. Hazy yellow color, white head. Aroma of grass and pine. Taste is bitter pine.
Mora2000 (6100) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAY 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to 5000 for sending me this bottle. Hazy yellow with a white head. Aroma is biscuits and oranges. Flavor is orange, lemons, biscuit malt and low bitterness. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.