meisterbrauMHB (69) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - APR 18, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pleasant grape fruit aroma. Pours a hazy golden with nice head and lacing.
Nice balance of hops and citrus end notes without being overbearing. One of the better APAs I have had.
JK (4157) - Uptown, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 17, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
One of the least impressive products ever to come out of New Glarus. A light, thin, relatively flavorless American pale ale. Moderate hops. Soap in the flavor. Unpleasant flavor of vegetables. Huge disappointment.
pepsican (1396) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - APR 16, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light amber pour with a nice sized white head. Citrus hop aroma. Flavor is more citrus, grapefruit rind, and just a touch of malt in the background. Dry refreshing finish.
drfabulous (3384) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - APR 12, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to Jarrett. Fruity and hoppy. Clean looking amber/gold color. Wonderful aroma. German style? Not here. This is a solid APA.
NobleSquirrel (3429) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 12, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the Old Fashioned. Pours a pale gold with nice sticky white head. Nose is fresh hops that play well together. Spicy, citrus, pine. All there. The malt is in the background. on taste, toasty notes hide behind the juicy brightness of the hops, balancing very well. A well constructed APA.
DalzAle (1843) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - APR 7, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to MilkmanDan. Light yellow pour, a little carbonation and a light hop aroma. Flavor was light vegetal herbs, hops and finished light and effervescent. Can see this being an awesome summer beer!
Tripplebrew (764) - Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA - APR 4, 2010
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a very hazy yellow gold with thick frothy white head. Aroma is a mix of citrus and earthy hay. Flavor is crisp and bready with citrus undertones. Body is creamy yet light with a lot of carbonation.
Juelze (1129) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - APR 3, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a light golden color with thin white head. Aroma is of a big citrus nose, grapefruit, and light citrus hops. Taste is of citrus hops, light caramel malt, light tea flavor subtle fruit notes. The aroma lends you to think you’re going to be imbibing on a juicy IPA, but everything mellows out upon first sip. I’ve never had a pale ale trick me like this one does. Highly carbonated and very sessionable. Solid.
Petrucci914 (876) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - APR 2, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
It’s here! Pours a pale golden color with a medium soft white head which fades rather quickly and leaves just a few streaks of lacing. Aroma is honey, light peat earthiness, unsweetened tea, and light citrus hops. Nice and carbonated up front and then smooths out. Tastes of light honey, peat or tea characteristics, and some light citrus and piney hops. Drinkable as all hell!
kmweaver (3200) - Petaluma, California, USA - MAR 30, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle, courtesy of joet. Thanks, Joe! Pours a bright, clear, effervescent golden-yellow color; creamy, fine-bubbled white head with good retention and lacing; very attractive pour. Very pleasant hop aroma, focusing on a mix of earthiness and floral and citrus; the core maltiness is very quiet, while the hopping is very clearly presented, non-astringent, and lovely. Medium body: medium-high carbonation; again, just a lovely, earthy and citrusy hop character plays the major role here; beautifully dry core, just a touch of honeyed maltiness and really slight red apple ester character, if any at all; this is all well-presented hops without any of the lackluster, cloying maltiness that tends to generally be the undoing of a well-hopped, lovely beer. Really solid presentation here, and it certainly does call back images of awesome Midwest pale ales like Two-Hearted and things coming out of Founders. Medium finish of lingering hoppy bitterness (earthy, and minerals actually) and just a touch of cereal.