TheGuy (653) - Illinois, USA - JUL 12, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured golden but not as deep in amber as other APAís Iíve had with a nose of light grapefruit,floral,and spruce in the hop profile and a pale malted grain taste reminds me of a lighter version of alpha king or dales ale but I do like it I think it would make a great session beer, clean crisp and refreshing, not at all extrem true to the brewers colors for his seasonal line-ups
drywallman (320) - Lake in the Hills, Illinois, USA - JUL 9, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This one poured a dark amber color as expected with short lived head and a residual lacing. The malt was VERY biscuity with almost a roast thing going on. The hops were resinous as I would expect from an APA. Nothing real special. Just a well made session brew.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUN 28, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear deep bronze amber with a pillowy spotty-lacing white head. Has a fresh grapefruity hoppy nose with some soft pale malty undertones. Starts with good fullness for the style and a mild light malty sweetness with a touch of toasty crystal malt well-balanced with a juicy resiny citrus hop flavor before a clean and refreshing finish. An enjoyable and refreshing session pale ale that goes great with the summer.
redlem (1295) - Ohio, USA - JUN 28, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A light hazy gold color with a smallish white head. A mild floral citrus aroma. Taste is mild citrus and is very crisp. A nice session beer.
Brigadier (2745) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - JUN 23, 2010
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle
I wish I had picked up more than one bottle of this when I had the chance. Now that I have run out I find myself wishing for a beer like this on a humid summer afternoon. This is perfect is almost every way and probably one of the best pale ales that I have ever tried. Once again the Careys have hit it out of the park. Beg or borrow some of this if you are not within driving distance of Wisconsin. Otherwise hop in your car for a road trip.
Aroma / Appearance - Transparent and carbonated the amber body glows with a heavenly tint. Pillowy thick white tiers of foam bob like icing before settling down after a few minutes. Lemongrass, grapefruit, and pears along with the laid back hops give this presence but not so much it fatigues the senses after you finish the bottle.
Flavor / Palate - Carbonated with a mixture of lemons, pears, grapefruit, and shavings from recently dropped pine cones create a smooth and creamy texture across the tongue. Bubbly and sweet like a lemon sorbet the mouthfeel is consistent throughout the entire pour. The bitter finish is like chewing on a pine cone without the gritty aftertaste. Despite my higher expectations this one still blew me away.
dwm1034 (581) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 22, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
can be bought anywhere in great state of WI....another winner from New Glarus. Not as bitter (which is okay) as NGís other IPA...Hoppy hop...but still a good one. will definitely buy more....
Atom (1200) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 21, 2010
3.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours golden, slight amber hue, small head. Smells of fresh fruits, peach, lemon, oranges, melon and honey. Crisp honey and lemon taste, isnít as tasty as aroma would let on. Very refreshing and drinkable though.
jcwattsrugger (10938) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 20, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
@PilsnerPeters Thanks jtclockwork-12oz bottle-pours a dissipating white head and yellow/pale yellow color. Aroma is crisp lemon/pine, some light malt. Taste is dry/crisp lemon/pine hops bite, some light malt.
sthlm (1256) - Iowa, USA - JUN 19, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: AUG 16, 2012 [Bottle] Pours clear orange with a very small white head. Aroma is citrus--especially grapefruit, slight lemon, along with a soft herbal quality that I canít quite pinpoint (bay leaves and something else?). Taste is just a slight letdown from the aroma, with the maltiness more prominent and the citrus character definitely taking a back seat. Still solid, just didnít amaze by any means. Good mouthfeel, smooth, long finish. Overall, a very sessionable and enjoyable beer.
Re-rate: Bumping it up a couple of points. Old Rating: 8/3/8/4/16=3.9
Re-rate: After having a number of bottles of this, it is rapidly becoming one of my go-to session beers. The citrus really shines in the taste, and it just is a joy to drink. Great job, New Glarus!
This is definitely one of those beers that never lets me down, and is just as good, if not better, each time I have it. Iím bumping it up a couple of points.
juiceisloose (1055) - Windermere, Florida, USA - JUN 18, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle, courtesy pantanap. Pours a medium golden color with hundreds of bubbles racing to the top just like champagne to form a small off white head of foam. The head dissipates slowly leaving tiny rings of lace behind. The aroma is very fresh showing notes of fresh grapefruit hops, lemon zest, crisp grains, citrus fruit, and a caramel malt base to add balance. The flavor follows with the fresh grapefruit and grassy hops up front adding nice bitterness and spices to go with some citrus fruit sweetness. The caramel and grain malt add perfect balance between the sweet and the bitterness from the hops. Very clean and refreshing flavor. Light to medium bodied on the mouthfeel with lively carbonation and very easy to drink with a crisp, clean and slightly dry finish. This is a really nice hoppy, pale ale and one I could drink plenty of to help beat this summer heat.