Nate (3464) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 8, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
From bottle courtesy of Dave F. Light bitter character in the nose, mild resin with little citrus or grassy character. Mild dusty grain and a bit of caramel sweetness. Medium amber body, very hazy, with thin off-white head. Medium bodied with high carbonation and light chalky finish. Starts with light acidity, mild bitter character and not much sweet character. Bit of grain and light caramel. Carbonic acidity with chalky finish and light astringent bitter.
tedovertu (282) - Apple Valley, Minnesota, USA - OCT 3, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A rather bland pale ale. Not very flavorful but drinkable. Medium cloudy yellow body with a medium white head.
BVery (5153) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 2, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
BOTTLE: cloudy gold pour. Aroma is wheat, sweet/fruit, some yeast. Taste has a slight hop edge, plus grain. Enjoyable beer.
arkurzynski (1292) - West Bend, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 28, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep yellow with foamy head that dissipates. Sweet malt and yeast aroma. Grapefruit hoppiness. A little residual bitterness.
GregClow (2801) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 27, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle via trade with rudolf. Nice hazy golden-orange with a large white head. Love the aroma - citrus and pineapple, some honey and grape must. Medium bodied. Flavour is not quite up the standard of the fantastic aroma, but still pretty nice, with a good balance and slightly toffeeish malt and orange & grapefruit hops. Easy to drink, and easy to enjoy.
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark orange-yellow with a white cover. Aroma is citrus, pine hops, crisp, sweet malt, light fruits. Taste is citrus hops, sweet caramel, apples.
madvike (2403) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 26, 2009
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle - Pours a cloudy amber with a small white head. The smell is the best part of this beer -- sweet and fruity, with honey, grapes, and wheat. The taste is kind of weird -- the first couple sips were terrible, it mellowed out in the middle, and I poured the end of the beer into my wife’s glass and moved on to something else. It tastes pretty smooth, with a mild malt and grain flavor, but there’s really not much else. Stale-tasting hops dominate the finish, and kind of weight the beer down with blahness. It’s medium-bodied, but a little too much carbonation dominates. I wanted to try it just because it’s New Glarus, but pretty mediocre overall.
GranvilleTim (1413) - Granville, Illinois, USA - AUG 25, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very light brown pour with a white head. Aroma of light malt, a little sweetness. Taste is mellow with a nice malty aftertaste. Very tasty beer, Well balanced and refreshing. Better than I thought, I almost decided to not buy it.
nickd717 (3400) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 20, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle via trade. This one wasn’t bad, but really didn’t excite me much. Cloudy golden color with a white head. Aroma is bready malt and grain, maybe a little yeast. Flavor is pale malt, grain, wheat, yeast, and earth/grass. Palate fairly light and crisp. Very drinkable, but not much to it.
TheAlum (4989) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - AUG 7, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle sampled on the Hard Hat Tour (New Glarus, WI). Pours a heavily hazed golden hue with a touch of amber, offwhite decent head that dies to a decent film, laces well enough. Aromas are lighter, light floral and citrus compliment pale malt sweetness, crisp. Flavors are light yet full, pale malts, a touch of flaked wheat? Crisp malt body, light citrus but more floral hop. Finish mellow pale sweetness, bread, light floral and bitter finish. This is ok, a bit mellow for my APA tastes.