brokensail (13234) - Orange County, California, USA - MAR 19, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A: The beer pours a clear amber color with a thin layer of white head to go on top.
S: Some piney hops start things off along with a fair amount of floral notes to the beer. Lots of lemon going on, especially the rind. It’s got a bit of a lemon oil thing going on, too. Bready malts and candied orange peel are also there.
T: Surprisingly bitter, which dominates and sort of ruins the flavor. More of that lemon peel character along with the pine. The malt is definitely pushed into the background on this beer.
M: Medium in both body and carbonation.
O: Smelled pretty decent, but the flavor was just far too bitter. Not enough hop (or malt) flavors to this beer.
LiteWait (267) - New Hampshire, USA - FEB 21, 2011
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 7, 2011 On Draft. Cascade hops in both nose and flavor. Medium bitterness, light to medium body. Decent APA. Has some citrus notes and very weak malt as well. Kind of average but still not bad in anyway.
AirForceHops (4508) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 21, 2011
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cascade hops in the nose and flavor. Medium bitterness, light to medium body with citrus coming thru from beginning to end. Decent APA.
johnnnniee (2924) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 16, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Newly available in 24 oz cans, very cool.
Pours a deep golden color with a good sized fluffy white head that slowly dissipates to a cap. Smells of citrus, grapefruit, lightly toasted malt, a little bready maybe a hint of earthy. Smells like a nicely balanced pale ale. Crisp bitterness right up front followed by some grapefruit and a bit of biscuit. Leaves a long lingering citric tartness after every sip. Very nicely balanced brew. Medium level of carbonation and body. Great little pale ale, I could see lots of these easy drinkers in my future. Now if you could just bring down the price of the Imperial Stouts that you bottled....
thornecb (4822) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 15, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours clear gold into a shaker. Bright white head with medium retention recedes to skim surface. Cookie, bread and caramel aromas. Sweet resin upfront turning to hay in the middle before the lasting hint of citrus finish.
Jblauvs (1357) - Chester, Vermont, USA - DEC 9, 2009
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Copper pour at the Barley Pub. Aroma is some toffee malt and some spicey hop aroma. Flavor is resinous hops, some spice, some fruity esters as well such as nectarine. Nice hop presence on this. Really a delightful APA
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 14, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at the brewery. Pours copper with a tan head. Smells of resin, spice, some earthy hints, peppery. Tastes spicy and bitter with a resiny finish.
BelgianBeerGal (3384) - Panama City, Florida, USA - SEP 24, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sampler draught in North Conway. Decent APA but the aroma and flavour seemed mish-mashed about with no real strong characteristics. Pleasant and easy drinking but not a great APA.
rocbyter (1953) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - NOV 4, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled on tap at The Barley Pub in Dover, NH on 11/3/7. Malt aroma with hints of hops and apples. Clear light amber color with a small head. Mellow start some bitterness and apple in the finish. Slight body. Mellower in the apple characteristics of a traditional pale ale but no extra hop flavor.
TaktikMTL (6428) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 10, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
En fût. Verre de dégustation à la brasserie. Arôme: Odeur d’houblon citronné et et résineux. Apparence: La couleur est ambrée avec une très faible densité de bulle. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût d’houblons. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement huileuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence d’amertume en arrière goût. (Rating #1126)