Birdiebeagle (958) - Perkasie, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 11, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from my buddy Bob Pours a clear golden with a decent off white head. The head is lasting and froathy. Lacing is good. Aroma is pine, and citrus. Has a good carbonation. the flavor is good. Slightly hoppy,a nd crisp. Very refreshing beer. has a good mouthfeel. The texture is just slightly dry. Has a medium body. The finish is good with a somewhat fruity aftertaste. This is tasty and good.
nsquishee (630) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - OCT 10, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Citrus, hops, and a bit of a skunky aroma. Pours a yellow-honey color with lacy white head. Citrusy, hoppy, and crisp, this pale ale is a solid session beer. Just mowed my lawn and this one is even tastier than normal.
al_b (36) - Orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 8, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a bottle thanks to Jay (fear025). Very light gold, clear with minimal head and little lacing. Aroma is light floral hops and citrus. Tastes light and slightly bitter. Very nice light palate, with a bit of lingering bitterness at the end. Very nice indeed.
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - OCT 8, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle, thanks to darklordlager for hooking me up with this beer.
Clear golden pour with a frothy white head, it’s a nice looking brew. It has a lightly hoppy flavor, with some nice citrus notes and finishes w/ a smooth malt balance. As New Glarus notes, this is a session beer and a very nice one indeed.
nimrod (73) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - OCT 3, 2010
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle from New Glarus brewery. Poured clear and golden with nice floral and piney hop notes. Aroma was more present than the taste citrus, grass, and other tropical flavors. Minimal bitterness that lingered a bit. I wish I would have had this on a hot summer afternoon. Very refreshing.
sbanach (222) - Alabama, USA - SEP 30, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at their oktoberfest celebration at the brewery. ..Aroma is very hoppy and notes of pineapple. The appearance is clear, light color, and a dash of amber app. There is no malt, but heavy hop presnsence. Aftertaste is crisp, clean, and refreshing. Touch of pineapple on the palate. Resembles an IPA in all respects. Great name for the brew.
decaturstevo (5407) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - SEP 28, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Gold pour with white head and lace. Aroma is dominated by resiny hops. Flat dry malt flavor with a hint of bitter. Medium bodied with smooth carbonation. Just not what I hoped for.
Silphium (3188) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - SEP 28, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Translucent straw-orange body, medium tight off-white head. Soapy, grassy hops nose with citrus notes. Nice spicy hops body, floral and piny, with biscuity malts and a biting, bitter finish. Clean and assertive, a tasty session pale ale.
Dogbrick (9320) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 26, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 25, 2010 On draught at Bodega Brew Pub in La Crosse. This brew is a clear orange color with a medium thin off-white head that dissipates to a film steadily. Short strings of lacing on the glass. Mild hops and sweet malt in the nose. Medium body with flavors of grassy hops, citrus and malt. The finish is hoppy with a lingering citrus aftertaste. Decent APA overall.
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - SEP 23, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle picked up at the Historic Casanova Liquors in Hudson, WI on my way back from Minneapolis. Pours a crystal clear, golden-yellow colored body with a finger-width, fizzy and frothy, white head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing throughout. Aroma is fresh citrus rinds with some zesty grass, resins, tropical fruits, and florals that all blend nicely with a sweeter pale malt backing and a touch of caramel and honey. Flavor doesn’t give off that same feel, but is still fresh and zesty. Hoppy with a mix of grass and florals. Some citrus, more distinct grapefruit, a bit of lemon, and a hint of tropical fruit. Malts are nice with a light, pale sweetness and a touch of caramel. Finishes mostly dry with some juicy citrus, light resins, grass, and a light floral malt sweetness that gives of a medium-light bitterness. Medium length aftertaste following a light, smooth body and soft, moderate carbonation. Overall, a nicely done pale ale. Well balanced with a good amount of hops and a pleasant, light malt sweetness. Really quaffable, fresh, and tasty.