cpetrone84 (1589) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 9, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A-pours a transparent pale golden color with a creamy white head that leaves a solid lacing.
S-big hops in the nose, crystal and pale malts lay a subtle foundation, hint of caramel, resignous piney hops take over, a fair amount of citrus as well.
T-the taste follows the nose, crystal and pale malts, a fair bit of citrus and pine, a little soapy in the back with a light bitterness in the finish. slightly watery but still pretty full flavors.
M-smooth, medium to full body, creamy, a little syrupy on the palate, moderate to light carbonation, not quite enough to balance.
D-this is a very tasty pale ale, it has a good hop presence with enough malt to balance, very good feel, just lacking a little bit of carbonation. nice balance with the bitterness, light but still present. very good!
mcjay (463) - Neenah, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 7, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slightly cloudy, golden color with a descent white head. Hoppy aroma with a him of caramel. Crisp, clean flavor that’s a bit grainy and hoppy.
deyholla (7480) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 5, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured a clear gold with a white head that dissipated slowly to the edges and laced just a bit. Aroma was a bit malty with cereal and bread notes, but there was a pleasant balancing light pine hop and just a hint of citrus. Flavor began with light pine with a slight hint of citrus but they both mellow and the finish showcases the bread and cereal notes more.
dekester1 (333) - Neenah, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 31, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma of malt, fruit and hops. On tap @ New Glarus with a nice lace with maintanence. Taste of malt with fairly moderate to strong hop backbone. Overall a nice brew but too hoppy for my taste.
jebert (500) - Watertown, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 31, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a beautiful golden color with a large white foamy head. Nose is all hops with a hint of spices. Creamy on the palate, this pale ale is all about the hops (5 different types) with just a touch of exotic spices. An excellent session beer that accompanies rye crackers with cucumber dill spread extremely well.
Terminus (3311) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - JUL 21, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle-New Glarus rarely disapoints and this one for sure was a win! Clean golden hue with a small fizzy white head. you can tell from the apperance that this is not going to be a malty brew due to its light look. nose of tropical hops, lite sugary notes, lemon, pineapple and faint white grapes-man i love those Nelson Saluvin hops!!! Flavors show the white grape note more than in the nose alongside tangerine, lemon-very hoppy without being bitter at all. just over all great hop flavors. beautiful palate-lite and crips! I could session this beer for days! I would call this more a golden ale with alot of hops due to its lack of real malt base. short finish, which was the only thing that brought the beer down (well it didnt really)-lite white grapes with some lemon zest. A fantastic little beer from one of my favs!
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - JUL 20, 2010
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Golden with medium white head, lasts quite awhile. Aroma is unreal. Floral/grass up front, orange and grapefruit zest, light pine resin, mango/apricot, light cereal/pils malt backbone. Tons going on, but never in your face. Flavor on par with aroma, citrus and pine play bigger roles, as does the pils malt in the finish. Medium to lively carbonation, soft billowy mouthfeel. Nothing overdone, perfect balance. Great session. Probably the best APA i’ve ever had.
dkoonce (911) - People’s Republic of Athens, Ohio, USA - JUL 19, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear amber, with a loose white head. Very malty aroma for a pale ale. Some hop notes in the aroma. Medium body and malty.
GJF (1297) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - JUL 18, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very nice pale. Pours a dark gold, creamy white head that lingers. Fresh hop, grassy aroma. Rich, creamy body, good malt backbone and a good dose of floral hop and pine flavors. Good summer ale.
drewbeerme (3887) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 15, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
draft at the brewery and several bottles later...this one pours a clear very light golden with white head. a really nice hoppy aroma with tropical fruits, grapefruit, and piney goodness. flavors achieve that great hoppy balance and simple clean malt profile, very drinkable with good citrus, grapefruit, and melon hop notes. at times I wish it was a little smaller, like 4 or 4.5 which would probably cut down the sweet finish that comes out sometimes with this. this is a really nice beer and proves that a brewery doesn’t have to do anything too shocking to make a great beer seemingly like they’ve been brewing it all along. Well done, New Glarus.