JorgeLee (736) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at the Ginger Man NYC. Amber brown with a thick head. Long super bitter finish, rides down the tongue. Good richness. Citrus maybe lime. Almost astringent. Great stuff.
ThisWangsChung (493) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAY 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
19.2 oz can partly poured into a pint glass.
A: Pours a copper color with good clarity. The head is a three finger offwhite shade. I really like how much lacing it leaves on the glass in particular, not to mention the fluffiness of the head itself.
S: The aroma is what you’d expect, grassy/piny Cascade hops and caramel malts. Hoppiness is amplified when inhaled directly from the can.
T: This is quite bitter to start. The leafy, herbal hop bitterness really comes through, though perhaps with not as much actual hop flavor as I’d like. Bitterness seems to cool off near the back end, creating something that’s pleasantly drinkable instead of oppressive.
M: While the opening bitterness suggest this could be resiny and harsh, the finish is crisp and dry enough to scrub it away. Nice body and carbonation here, though I still think the back end is a little rough.
O: You know you have something pretty good on your hands when 19.2 oz. seems like the right size for this one. Word of warning though - this one might be too bitter for newbs.
BlackWarrior (174) - Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA - MAY 24, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours amber with a rocky off white head that hangs on to keep the beer covered and leaves good lacing. Aromas are floral/citrus hops with caramel malts. On the subtle side, but a nice smell. Overall a great pale ale.
Garito793 (229) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is subtle with citrus. Balanced with notable caramel malts. Lively carbonation.
bytemesis (1426) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAY 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Canned 5/6/2013. Poured into a Sante Adairius glass. Pours clear orange-amber with a medium orange-tan head that slowly dissipates with nice lacing. Aroma is piney, with some underlying citrus and caramel. Flavor is about the same, very little sweetness, light bitterness, drying finish. Light body, some creaminess in the texture. Good, not great.
kaser (1008) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 15, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Had this from a tall boy can. Orange clear pour. Very hoppy but the floral and hoppy citrus taste shines through. Delicious. Good balance
gramity (1057) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
on draft orangish color with white head and nice floral aroma of hops and malts that appear to be sweet. the flavor is a burst of medium hops not overpowering just a solid flavor. medium body and a good malt base on this. decent lacing on the glass. solid flavor and solid beer.
HULK777 (25) - - MAY 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beautiful pale ale, nice crown. Very nice caramel, honey and hops aroma. Very hoppy taste with hints of syrup. Aftertaste of bitter hops and sweet honey.
Nero55 (76) - Leeds, Alabama, USA - MAY 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Pours light amber with a small white head. Aroma of resinous hops. Medium body with some malt sweetness upfront and a bitter resinous hop finish.
hop__head (11) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 11, 2013
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
My favorite pale. So aggressively dry hopped that it almost reads as an ipa. Great hop notes and very well balanced for a very hopped American pale ale