Dickinsonbeer (5075) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 12, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a bright gold with a decent head. Aroma is insane amounts of marigold flowers, earthy, spicy, floral, cardamon, fruity hops, with citrus and grapefruit zest- weedy dandelion and oily resin in a light crackery malt backbone. Flavor is more marigold flowers, spices, phenolic, floral hops, tea, citrus, orange, weedy, waxy and lotus flower. Clean finish and pretty decent overall- just very strange and unique.
17thfloor (2443) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 10, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a clear glowing golden orange with a fine fizzy white head. Gorgeous strong piney citrus aroma, big orange and pine needle, super clean smelling, light sweetness. Flavor follows, very clean, big orange and pine needles, very clean, light malt backbone, well attenuated but a slight candy aftertaste is left, little malt profile, diet-soda ish in the sense that it seems like something is missing, just a lovely orange hop flavor, medium bitterness in the aftertaste, quick finish. Amarillo and cascade? Great body, well attenuated, fizzy carbonation, clean, now stickiness, easy drinking for sure.
theisti (3588) - Kansas, USA - SEP 10, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle given to me by my sister as part of a New Glarus mixed 12 pack. Pour is slight hazed golden yellow with a nice one inch white head. Head falls slow, with pretty lacing. Aroma is citrus rind, a bit of cattiness, and a nice malty resin. Fresh and balanced nose. Taste has more bitterness than the nose, starting right away with resin citrus peel, along with some grapefruit and a dry malt finish. There is a nice transition between the flavors. Nicely put together. The palate is medium to thin, nice bright carbonation and the dry finish which just begs for another sip. I really liked this one, thanks sis!
andyhwcinc (1712) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 6, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Enjoyed on draft while having lunch at the Glarner Stube in New Glarus, WI. Aroma consists of hops and orange peel. Appearance is cloudy yellow, small head. Taste hoppy, crisp, very refreshing. This is very similar to the Stone Pale Ale, really really enjoyed it.
jsquire (3866) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - SEP 4, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden beer with a foamy off white head. Very sharp pine and grapefruit zest hop nose. The body strikes me as thinner than the nose would suggest. Lots of hops in here, with pine, grapefruit juice and some candied orange rind. This is definitely a hop focused beer, and for the hop head, this is quite enjoyable.
tennisjoel (1255) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - AUG 31, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear golden body with an average white head. Wow, I really love the fruity citrus flavor and the hops clearly stand out here. I can’t for the life of me remember the last Pale Ale that has wowed me. This is another gem in the New Glarus lineup. Very impressive session like ale that I could drink over and over.
picknbrew (196) - Mechanicsville, Virginia, USA - AUG 29, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle. Appearance- Bright orange. Minimal head. Aroma- Citrus grapefruit apricot. Taste- A little malty sweetness up front that dries out quickly. Apricot is strong. Grapefruit. Palate- Medium light body with a dry bitter finish. A little pucker at the end. Overall- A nice pale ale that stands out.
hbmason (1086) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - AUG 28, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz. bottle. I thought this pale ale was great. Hops and freshness, everything I ask for in a pale ale this bottle had. I will definitelty seek out again.
dmac (4965) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - AUG 27, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle from the jimack invitational ’10. Poured a clear thinner looking burnt orange/amber with a smaller ot average sized bright white frothy head. Aroma is loads of citrus hops, apricott, grains, and a touch of something off that I can’t place my finger on perhaps wet pine needles. The body is on the lighter side with average carbonation, a watery mouthfeel and not much of an aftertaste. Flavors are weak compared to the aroma with notes of grains, crusty breads, a touch of lemon, and stale old hops. Really good APA bordering on the edge of an IPA.
nomadtoes (3) - USA - AUG 26, 2010 does not count
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Spicy for a pale ale (in a good way!). Flavor packed a hoppy punch. Would definitely buy again.