rondphoto (3843) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JUN 2, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle @ Jungle Jims / Cincinnati OH --- Strong aroma of bitter grapefruit and malt. Nearly clear medium / light amber with an out-of control white head (you could eat it with a big spoon!), bulging lace bands. I canít explain the head, maybe itís getting old. Taste is highly carbonated malt that adds mild citrus hops as it moves through a relatively short finish. Simple and drinkable,....except for that head.
superspak (4474) - Michigan, USA - MAY 30, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, no bottle dating. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy golden yellow color with a 2 finger dense and rocky white head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice dense soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a large amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of grapefruit, tangerine, lemon, pineapple, peach, orange zest, light pine, light caramel, biscuit, and floral/grassy earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of citrus hops and moderate bready malt notes; with solid strength. Taste of grapefruit, tangerine, lemon, pineapple, peach, orange zest, pine, light caramel, biscuit, and floral/grassy earthiness. Light-moderate pine/grassy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, lemon, pineapple, peach, orange zest, pine, biscuit, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/pine hops and moderate bready malt flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero astringent flavors after the finish. Light-moderate dryness from bitterness. lightly increasing through the glass. Medium-high carbonation and medium body; with a very smooth, crisp, and moderately creamy/bready/sticky balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very good pale ale. All around good complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/pine hops and moderate bready malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 1, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sample from a bottle. Kind of spicy, mild citrusy hop. Some plain bready watery malt. Clear orange color. Good thin white head, good bits of lace. Medium-plus body. Kind of slick texture. Lighter, kind of soft carbonation. Mild spicy bite in the end. Moderate sweet taste, light bitter. Kind of a strange pale ale.
cheap (5216) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 29, 2015
1.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle, slightly cooler than room temp. Pillowy head. Mild hop perfume olfactory. A little less bitter than stronger IPA, but ipa ish none the less. Yes, quite hoppy bitter. Barely any co2. Sometimes I canít tell the difference between a stronger pale ale and a session ipa, go figger.
pablo951 (624) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 9, 2015
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Had it out of a bottle. Pours a golden clear hue (pilsner like) and a thin white head. Bland hop taste, with soft hints of citra, the aroma is non-existent.
Ferris (12130) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft - Grapefruit and tropical fruit. Clear gold with a decent white head. Grapefruit and bright bitterness up front with some pale malts and sweetness to balance. Very solid.
Luvystypotables (1559) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - SEP 9, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma of grapefruit and dried fruit, light gold color short lasting head. Mild pleasant taste with a citrus and fruit flavor. A lasting mild grapefruit rind finish with just a hint of bitterness.
umich03jm (3416) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - MAY 5, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the brewpub. Gold pour with a small head that fades to a ring. Aroma is sweet cereal, grass, and light citrus. Tastes grassy and spicy with some sweet cereal grain malt. Light grapefruit in the finish. Decent pale ale.
ChiGuy68 (526) - Illinois, USA - MAR 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted from a growler from Maumee Bay Brew Pub. It poured a hazy golden amber with a white head and streaking lacing. Big grapefruit and pine aroma and taste.
JaBier (6773) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - SEP 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at Maumee Bay on 9/7/13. Pours clear gold with a thin white head. Aroma of malt, grapefruit and grassy hops. Malty and piney flavor with some grapefruit character before a grassy finish.