fidelis83 (1739) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - JUN 8, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours clear gold with a 2 finger creamy whited head that has decent retention. Aroma is bright citrus, underripe berries, sweet caramel a little biscuit, toast and a hint of grass. Flavor is caramel, sweet malt, a little biscuit, grain, mineral water, enough citrus and floral hops to balance it out (and a little pine), tart underripe berry like notes near the finish with lightly bitter citrus and a biscuit, grain and mineral fade. Palate is light bodied, super crisp and clean with a pillowy moderate srength carbonation. An interesting beer, to me the mineral notes seem as much the "backbone" as the malt, coupled with the playful hop character and light, crisp, slightly dry feel make it a great little quencher. One hell of a great lawnmower beer.
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 8, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of CanIHave4Beers. Pours clear deep golden with bubbly white head. Nose shows grapefruit rind, spicy hops, and resin. Some sweetness, which comes out more in the taste with some sweet biscuit malt. Balanced and tasty, though a bit thin. Refreshing summer beer.
johngiolas (18) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - JUN 7, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very fresh & citrusy, with some herbs and grapefruit. Hop finish refreshing and crisp rather than overtly bitter like, say, 90 minute. Great American Pale Ale--perhaps my overall favorite of this variety.
changeup45 (1669) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - JUN 7, 2010
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Really nice herbal hoppy aroma here. Grapefruit, orange peel, little pine, smells somewhat west coast like. Golden color, tight white head, thin lacing. Refreshing hop bite up front; herbs, flowers, grass, light pine, then finishes a bit empty. Mild bitterness and overall a little thin. Thought it was going to be a bit more hoppy based on the aroma but this is still a solid brew.
DYCSoccer17 (3158) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 6, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
5 ounce sample from the bottle at the Davis Community Beerfest. Aroma is sweet, sticky, with some moderately hempy hops and some orange citrus hop notes. Some floral undertones are also in there. Transparent golden body with a frothy white head that leaves really good lacing. Some spicy, piney hop flavors to start before a little biscuit malts come through. Floral light better hop finish. Thin and lacks body. Meh.
marcus (5636) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 5, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From bottle at Davis Beerfest 2010. Pours clear yellow with a frothy white head and a banana aroma. There is a hearty and sweet caramel malt flavor with a bitter anise finish.
bhensonb (9861) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 5, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at the Sudwerks beerfest. Pours light gold with a large creamy off-white head. Nice hoppy aroma. Med minus body; light carbonation. Flavor is lightly citrus/fruity over smooth mild caramel. Mild bitter finish. Refresing.
Sledutah (3650) - Utah, USA - JUN 3, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle thanks to Jason
Appearance: Clear straw/yellow with a small white head and some lacing
Aroma: Citrus and flower hops smell great
Taste: Citrus, flowery, pale malts with some hop bitterness in the finish
Very nice APA. Crisp, clean and refreshing, easy drinkability.
Vir4030 (482) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 1, 2010
3.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: APR 24, 2011 Pours up a nice golden ale with a frothy head. Smells like a kinda fruity hop. Tastes kinda bitter, not really a flavor I like, but pretty mild. Not really my kind of beer. Revisited on 4/24/11 and added a few points.
Guerde (1115) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - MAY 31, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2010 (bottle) Pours out a hazy light gold with a white head. Aroma of grapefruit zest, grass clippings, lychee fruit (at least in the first bottle), lime zest, unripe kiwi, honeydew, and is herbal and earthy which creates an aroma that I can only describe as being musty fruitiness. Very unique scent here. Actually, not so unique, as it smells like Diet Lipton Citrus Green Tea (if you have some on hand, compare) Taste is full of similar flavors with honeydew melon, light caramel sweetness, and orange zest that rounds out to a nice bitter finish of leafy, tea-like hops. My only quip with this beer is that it tones down the bready character I normally pick up and enjoy in pale ales, but since this one is so unique I’ll give it a pass. On further inspection the yeast pour accentuates the bread character. Mouthfeel is medium and carbonation is restrained which makes it supremely sessionable. Decent beer.