timmy4 (18) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 31, 2013
4.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
As far as Pale Ales go, this one is top notch. As far as any beer goes, this is one of the best beers there is. The hops are in perfect balance, and the fresh, non-bitter aftertaste is as pleasant as the taste.
Bulk_Carrier (2436) - Temporarily, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 18, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This was poured into a pint glass.
The appearance was a hazy golden orange color. A one finger white foamy head that dissipated within less than thirty seconds leaving some light lacing sticking and then sliding down into the beer.
The smell was awesome. Pure light spicy infused sweet citrus blend to bitter pine tones, full and graceful under my nose.
The taste was superb as it had the spice combine awesome with the sweet subtly to lead to a semi-wet citrus/dry piney aftertaste and finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. The carbonation was somewhat sharp but still good for its style and for me. This one was definitely sessionable and would be exceptional with its respected food.
Overall, I say this was an exceptional APA that Iím so glad to have tried.
maltman53 (421) - Corrales, New Mexico, USA - MAR 15, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle pours gold with a thick, persistent head. Baked lemon bread on the nose, soft hops on the palate and marshmallow mouthfeel. Overall, a soft, lemony, flavorful non-bitter PA.
rosskyle (22) - - MAR 14, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Smell and taste very hoppy. Meets expectations of a good pale ale. Appearance is golden and clear. Very clean taste.
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ChrisSc (347) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 22, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle into tulip. Minneapolis.
Pours hazy golden-orange in color. Impressive white head with good retention and lacing.
Aroma of grapefruit, biscuit, floral hops.
Taste is mildly sweet upfront with a subtle butter finish. Very clean.
Medium body, medium texture, average carbonation, crisp finish.
milewide (1653) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 12, 2015
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
In fairness, it might have been old. MI is not their usual distribution. Bland pale ale. Many MI APAs are better.
VeinAle (95) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 5, 2015
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured two bottles gently into 24oz mug. Nice sweet smell to this one. Hazy gold pour, translucent with steady carbonation though very minimal head. Taste is hops and grapefruit, mild bitter finish. Good APA with a smooth and sudsy mouth feel. I could imagine this one being a staple of theirs.
edgallow (2499) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 21, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle pours golden with a white head. Aroma of malts, grapefruit, resin and grass. Taste is malts, caramel and citrus.
ARH (707) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 5, 2015
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 13, 2015 12 oz bottle accidentally aged 4 months, poured into a pint glass. The aromas are a pleasant and bright combination of floral, lemon, bread crust, coriander, and pine with a mellow touch of caramel. Itís a slightly hazy, effervescent pale yellow-orange with a rocky, sudsy, and frothy white head that retains quite a bit of creamy head and leaves abundant tight-webbed lace. Itís taste is a medium bitter (flirting with medium high) and a medium sweetness as a secondary note. Itís oily with a fuzzy carbonation. The medium body is full of bittersweet citrus notes starting juicy sweet and caramel notes, and finishing crisp, citrus bitter and pine-like. Itís clean and slightly astringent with slightly dry, bitter citrus aftertaste.
shadey (1960) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 1, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle. Fruity sweet aroma. Light fruity flavor. Easy to drink and delicious.
hackobock (1936) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
December 21, 2014. Bottle at home, bottled september 16, 2014.
Clear golden with a small white head. Aroma is biscuit, honey, grapefruit and pine. Taste is medium sweet biscuit with a smooth light to medium bitterness, finish is soft bitter with grass and pine notes. Smooth, medium bodied, soft carbonation.