Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUN 11, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz. bottle. Seemingly hundreds of streams, each carrying hundreds of bubbles, streak upwards through the medium golden body, pooling into a thin but lasting cap of off-white foam. Tissue-thin sheets of lacing flare outward at their upper edge, coating a good portion of my pint glass. The first whiff gives notes of bright, crisp grapefruit and lemon hops, hinting also at tart white berries and perhaps some fresh green grass. Not to be outdone, lightly sweet, semi-dry grain and caramel malt are there for supreme balance. Flavors are just as well constructed, perhaps even a little more acutely balanced as some of the peppery edge of the grapefruit-grass hops is soothed by more caramelized grain malt. Clean as can be, there are no off notes anywhere in this brew. Those aforementioned micro-bubbles glide effortlessly over the tongue, pushing their way through the moderately statured, smooth, lightly drying body with ease. I could, and would, happily drink mass quantities of this stuff. This is a great hoppy session pale.
weitz15 (382) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 9, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma of minor citrus, and heavy hops. Flavor is initially light, citrusy and refreshing, but the hops sink in after a second. A tad hoppy for a pale ale, but a pleasant surprise nonetheless.
tgncc (2819) - Bellmore, New York, USA - JUN 9, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at PilsnerPeter’s RBSG. Awesome aroma of citrus, flowers. The appearance is clear, light gold. The flavor is a nice grapefruit, some caramel. The body is thin to medium. Grapefruit hoppy finish. Very nice, very drinkable.
iowaherkeye (2691) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - JUN 8, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle, no date from badbeer. Clear medium gold with a well-retained one and a half finger off-white head. Fruity berries and citrus rind hops in the nose with some light biscuity hops behind. Flavor is much the same with the addition of some earthy hop notes. Bitterness peaked at a 5 in the dry finish. Less berries noted until the end. Moderate carbonation with a light to medium body. Pretty good.
fidelis83 (1954) - 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 (1717) - 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 (3321) - 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 (6511) - 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.