Ughsmash (7364) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 6, 2010
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Poured clear lighter orange with a short, spotty cap of white head. The aroma picked up juicy orange and lesser pine notes over a sweet caramel base.. soft and well-balanced. The flavor found caramel at the core along with cardboard oxidation-like notes.. a little honey as it warmed up.. bitterness was light with orange and pine again.. finished quick with a dose of orange blossom honey. Light-bodied and dry overall on the palate.. carbonation was on the light side.. just an OK flow.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 9, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Pours a clear effervescent deep bronze with a well-lacing froth of pillowy white head. Has a lightly sweet pale malty nose with a hint of toasted malt and good fresh piny hoppy character. Starts with good fullness and clean pale maltiness with a clean light resiny hoppy flavor before a clean bittersweet finish. Not overly sweet or overly hoppy, but well-balanced throughout. A very nice sessionable American pale ale.
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 19, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A Sim rate (on tap at Flying Saucer, Houston): Aroma of hops, hops and f**kiní hops. So incredibly hoppy. Itís a walk on a newly mowed lawn. Itís citric without the fruit. Awesome head. Very sweetly hoppily citric, but spicy too. Good, but I ainít no hop head.
slowrunner77 (7089) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
"another solid beer in the "regulars" of the NB line. lively but light hoppy aroma and flavor, with the honey sweetness coming out just enough - a little more in the flavor. great summer beer."
SudsMcDuff (6838) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JUL 12, 2008
3.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
shared with stu and melanie also ... pours with a crazy big solid honey coloured head ... amazingly smooth .. pretty nicely balanced ... gold tan colour ... a pretty damn enjoyable head, with just the right hop bite .. sit ubu sit...good dog...
drowland (6834) - Georgia, USA - AUG 4, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle into a pint glass. Aroma is mildy hoppy with a hint of malt. The flavor is lacking in the hop department, but there is a nice malty and grainy aftertaste that linger. Not bad, but nothing special.
Ernest (6727) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 20, 2008
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Head is mostly diminishing.
Body is medium amber.
Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), moderately hoppy (resin / floor cleaner), with a light note of soap.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly to moderately bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately bitter.
Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation.
Eccchhhh...I might use this to clean my kitchen tiles, judging from the aroma, but thatís about it. Unpleasant.
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 1, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours copper with a small white head. Smells of caramel and peppery. Tastes os sweet malt with some earthy undertones.
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 2, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle:   Pale golden, very vibrant and translucent, lively carbonation, moderate to large white frothy head, sticky lacing.   Certainly looks good.   Soft hop nose, a little powdered sugar, faint orange peel.
Combination semi-sweet rind along with some horse pasture like flavors.   A little earthy otherwise.   Kinda tastes organic, if you know what I mean.   Moderate malt base, hop presense fades quickly.   Pale rind
sweetness lingers.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Kind of has a stale quality to it, almost like wet hops or something.   Tiz okay, but not very bright or vibrant.   Does seem a bit organic.   Not that its bad,
but just had those earthy/funky flavors.   At least its a new label...
blutt59 (6236) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 25, 2008
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 0z. bottle, small champagne head with a fruity malt nose, grapefruit and hop very smooth body although slightly thin, sweet finish