Beese (1099) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at JDW in Finchley Road, London on 1 July 2013.
Poured a clear orange with a nice white head. Good hop aroma with hints of caramel malts. Beer was in excellent condition. Strong initial grassy bitterness with hints of citrus, balanced by some brown sugar and cereal flavours. Palate was a little thin, but a pretty good beer to find in JDW.
kidmartinek (3306) - austin, Texas, USA - FEB 21, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light golden clear. No bubbles. Pleasant citrus aroma and flavor. The malt is subdued. The beer is very sessionable. Refreshing moderate carbonation. Strong and mild.
robforbes (2048) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - AUG 25, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours a clear orange-yellow with a small bubbly head, and good lacing.
smell is of some citrus, grain, and cereal.
taste is of grain, lime, some caramel, malt, and hops. ends dry and somewhat bitter.
LinusStick (2757) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 10, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow! What a great beer for such a small ABV. Bought this from House of 1000 Beers not knowing it was retired. I was expecting a weak flavored watery beer, but this beer has a great hop profile and a lot of flavor for a 4.5% beer. Aroma was alright. Freshly cut grass and pine. Pour was a medium light gol with no bubbles or head. Uh oh...is this beer flat? Nope. Taste was a big surprise. Strong hoppy flavor with the pine and grass big and bold. Nice and bitter with little sweetness. If this was regularly available in PA I’d buy it by the case. Nice hop flavor, strong carbonation and low ABV. A gem.
FROTHINGSLOSH (4547) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 9, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a bright golden color with a large foamy yellow-white head that faded and left minimal lacing. The aroma was bitter and tart with notes of pine, resin, lemon, caramel and then more pine. The flavor was bitter, dry and somewhat tart with pine, lemon and an astringent presence. The finish was medium length dry pine. Thin and watery body. Unimpressive.
aaron_bossart (33) - Idaho, USA - JUN 11, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is a refreshing summer beer. The type of ale you’d want to enjoy after a hot days work. However, it was nothing special. The taste was alright, but the top was very thin, and seemed slightly flat. Almost comparable to Firestone’s Solace seasonal release, which I would HIGHLY recommend.
ChiefBeer12 (81) - Irvine, California, USA - APR 25, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Strong hops, bitterness, pine on the nose. Pours golden in color, not cloudy at all, white head that disapates quickly. Flavor isn’t as strong as the nose suggests, moderate palate. Easy drinking pale.
MadDogMD (213) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Mostly yellow in color. A little cloudy w/ a thin head. Nice floral hops, some orange/ citrus flavors. Very easy drinking & ’light’ but flavorful & enjoyable.
ClubGonzo (3509) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 21, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Galeria Kaufhof, Berlin. Slightly hazy golden body, small white head. Nose is syrupy caramel malts, peaches, strawberry and hints of vanilla. Very fruity, and little hops to be found. Strange for an APA. Taste is mild caramel tones, grass, kiwi, peaches, hints of citrus. Very fruity and equally drinkable. Light, refreshing palate. A great summer beer for sure! Maybe a bit more hop bite would be good, but...wait...it’s a Golden Ale/Blonde Ale? Talk about misleading title, then... :-P In either case, this beer is very good. :-)
killjoy966 (677) - Washington, USA - MAR 11, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pint at Sweet Lou’s. Don’t let the low overall percentile fool you. This is a good beer that is simply not of a well-appreciated style. The flavors are subtle and light and balanced with enough of a hop aroma to rise above just "meh".