bookman10 (656) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - MAY 2, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2010 Pretty good IPA. Not nearly as bitter as some. Some nice citrusy notes in the flavor and aroma--grapefruit and orange are there. Pours a nice golden yellow with mid-sized white, frothy head. Very smooth aftertaste/finish. A welcome new addition to the stable of year-round beers from New Glarus, this has become one of my favorites of their beers.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - APR 30, 2010
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
In the bottle at SOB Spring Formal 2010. Thanks to Phil D. Pours a dark gold with a white head. This has a nice citrus orange/grapefruit aroma, but the flavor is milder and smooth with a very delicious medium hop profile. Quite drinkable.
satan165 (1020) - River Grove, Illinois, USA - APR 29, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
aroma is fresh nearly soapy pine and sharp lemon/grapefruit. appearance is perfectly polished golden with retaining head and huge legs. flavor is subtle but distinct breadiness surrounded by razor citrus that scrubs then leaves a trail of bitterness and refreshment in its wake. proud to be ’no coast’, this beer is the rallying cry fuel for the midwest!
adrian910ss (2361) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 28, 2010
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle courtesy of Todd. Pours a clear golden orange copper with a medium sized white head. Beautiful aroma of pine, citrus, and bitter hops. Taste of bitter hops, citrus and pine. Very nice and mild.
Suttree (5218) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 26, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 27, 2010 OK, this was right in my wheelhouse as far beers I like. Crisp and clean, nicely hoppy, not huge on the ABV (I think) so I can drink a bunch of ’em. No off flavors, just a big hop bite and enough caramel to back it up. Solid stuff. Thanks to lithy for this one!
markwise (4515) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 25, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beer in a trade with adamharbaugh. Pours slightly hazy gold with a white head. Nose is pear, malt, floral hops, prickly citrus, and pine. Flavor is similar with some malt, pine, floral hops, and citrus goodness. Good, mellow, hoppy APA.
badgerben (4490) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - APR 24, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear gold color with a thin head. Strong, fresh hop aroma. Slightly grassy. Very light orange/citric hop taste. More grassiness. Light bitter grains. A solid, simple Pale Ale.
drpimento (2279) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - APR 21, 2010
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very unusual for a pale ale. Unusually clean and very drinkable, almost lager like in some ways. Poured with a nice off white fine foamy head that settles to a light cover and good lace. Color is a clear amber. Aroma is fresh hop malt and beery. Flavor is like aroma plus some sweetness. Great body and carbonation. Finish is like flavor with a bit of the sweetness holding out as it all tapers off. Session beer for sure.
IlanMan (1015) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - APR 21, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pour was fairly light golden with a nice fluffy white head. Aroma was of grapefruit, slight peach, and a touch of spice. Flavors were well blended with a lighter balance of citrus hops leading to a bread and slightly toasty malt background. Nicely made brew.
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.