greenhorn1 (850) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JUL 7, 2011
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. This is an excellent pale ale that tastes like a west coast IPA. Nice blend of malts and hops. Strong citrus backbone and nose. Lasting bitter finish. Very easy to drink. This is a perfect beer to drink while batting away these huge frickin’ bugs in Northern Minnesota.
weihenweizen (3083) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - JUL 5, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Refrigerated bottle complements of cbfobes. Pours clear golden with small white head that dissapates quickly. Medium carbonation, little lacing, and medium body, and smooth texture. Taste is long grapefruit with light bitterness in the finish. Reminds me of a better version of Sierra Nevada Pale Ale.
jlruthven (607) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 3, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at the New Glarus tasting room. Golden orange, small white head. Nose is grapefruity hops, slight orange and a bit of pine. Mouthfeel is a tad watery, but some solid citrus hops bolster it nicely. Not top of the charts, but solid.
vikingguy (1055) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - JUN 29, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 21, 2013 Gold pour, plentiful carbonation and tall foamy white head. Mostly grapefruity hops on the nose. This is a full flavored APA. Plentiful grapefruit/piney hops balanced by some sweet malt and tropical fruit notes. Creamy texture. A fantastic APA.
burg326 (5266) - Florida, USA - JUN 26, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle that pours a light yellow, with a white head. Had a great aroma of hops, and biscuity notes. Had a grassy, and crisp finish.
wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 25, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours light orange. Nose is fresh and crisp grapefruit, oranges, pale malts. Taste is same with fresh light grapefruit and assorted citrus. Light and easy drinking. medium bitterness.
Rustyham (1836) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUN 19, 2011
3.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample at a tasting at IlliniSmitty’s house. Aroma was of sweet tangerines, color was that of a light pale lager. flavor was also of a pale lager, but slightly sweet, more juice-sweet than corn sweet. Too light for my blood.
Narnad (1518) - Wonder Lake, Illinois, USA - JUN 17, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Served at the tap room at the New Glarus brewery. Pours a very clean yellow, low carbonation, deep white head on top. Nose has a very, very fresh hops nose, similar to opening up a bag of hop pellets. The hops impart a smooth pine nose mostly with some mild flowery hints late. Flavor starts with a mild piney presence which moves into a light citrus, earthiness with a light toasty malt presence late but very light. Body is almost watery from the high hops presence. Overall a fantastically smelling beer, good flavor and just okay mouthfeel. Very light body kinda takes away a little bit from the beer but at 5% alcohol a very flavorful light brew.
TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 16, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle. Clear yellow orange with a white head. Nose is pink grapefruit and toffee; simple but so enticing. A long pull is perfectly quenching with a crisp bite and lively carb. Taste is soft grapefruit, woody pine, ginger and dough. I’d put this on my summer rotation if it were locally available.
bigtaster (898) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 11, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
large off white head, clear pale yellow/orange color. Nose is great, floral, vanilla. taste is very light with a slow easy bitter end. Could use more malts for balance. Not too impressed.