spikester (602) - Salem, Oregon, USA - MAR 15, 2009
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a 22 ounce bottle. Slightly hazed amber with one finger of off white head. (gentle pour) Good amount of lacings. Aroma is floral hops. Taste is citrus grapefruit orange hops and strong support from the sweet malts. Tasted like a nice West Coast Pale Ale to my palate. Easy drinker, very smooth. Medium dry finish. Very fine spring beer. I believe this beer was quite fresh and it is the first time I have seen it on the shelves in the Portland area.
JMFG (1585) - Florida, USA - MAR 6, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Horse Brass. Hazy deep orange color, thin soapy white head. Real murky aroma - muddy malt base accented by hops. The tap list stated this had Simcoe in it, which was odd for a pale. Taste is relatively mild overall, slight hop influence but murky due to the Simcoe and the lighter malt base.
boFNjackson (3921) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 2, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz Bottle... Poured a hazy amber with a big whit head. Hops and big malts on the nose. A mild bitterness from the hops with some citrus-like and was quickly balanced by the roasted/toasted malt and caramel notes. Very refreshing and a good session ale. Straight forward but well made.
ironchefscott (357) - portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 2, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
not a ton of hop aroma...but citrusy hop flavor and and balanced...decent
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - FEB 16, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Henry’s. Orange with a thin white head. Sharp citrus, very crisp hop nose. Big grapefruit character, slightly pithy and lots of bitterness. Fruity and overhopped pale, unbalanced, but still refreshing.
ndubs360 (114) - portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 16, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ Cassidy’s Pours a bright orange color, almost pinkish. Anyway, it made me think of grapefruit juice. Aroma of cascade hops and some malts. Taste is a blast of hops but not too assertive. Tart, firm finish. nicely carbonated.