scarletfire65 (827) - Rockaway Park, New York, USA - MAR 10, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a light amber, with a dense head, actually left some very cool intricate rings of lace on the glass. Aromas are of sweet malt and juicy orange. Very distinct Pacific Northwest Cascade hops flavors - oaky, dry, slight citrus tones. Iím not a big fan of American Pales, but this one is hopped pretty nicely, and I love that Cascade flavor. Not much sweetness to get in the way of the hops, it finishes clean, crisp, and dry. Some more orange zest and lemon citrus on the finish make this brew easy drinking and refreshing.
Onionkid (349) - Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA - MAR 5, 2011
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Weak aroma of orange zest. Drank from the bottle, canít say what it looks like poured. What I will say, is that this is a perfect example of why Iím not a fan of "American" Pale Ales and would always prefer IPAs. The sharpness isnít here...it just tastes dull and weak in comparison. Tastes watered down. Slight hoppiness in the watery flavor, very weak, oh so slight bitter finish. Now donít get me wrong, it isnít bad. It just tastes neutered. I feel like, if someone wasnít a fan of an IPA, this would be the "training wheels" beer Iíd give them to slowly build up a liking. That being said, itís boring and not worth any hopheadís time. 5.4% alcohol.
docsteigs (492) - Texas, USA - MAR 3, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours nice hazy yellow w orange haze; smells of nice malt with Euro hops predominate; taste is well balanced with nice finish
JFURYCAT (1079) - East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 26, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gotta say, the Yakima valley hops give it that perfume-like tinge despite the absence of anything else to make this brew stand out. It doesnít finish very well with a copper feel but not enough juice. Some orange tones give it an almost ipa like feel though.
jsf23mr (213) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 6, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
part of a 6 pack from the local liquor store. Aroma is very pleasent....wood, bread, fruit. Taste is caramel, bread, and wood. Aftertaste is a bit bitter, but smooth nonetheless. Watching the Reds get no-hit in the top of the 7th in the NLDS series. We better come back and win this series.
HopBackDoc (472) - Hatboro, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 14, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a deep amber with firm white head that lasts with good lacing. Hoppy aroma. Flavor was a nice blend of earthy and citrus hops balanced by sweet malt and a satisfying finish. A very good session APA that surprised me with its balance, body and taste. Inexpensive, too.
Narnad (1373) - Wonder Lake, Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a very hazy orange with a dense, creamy, off-white head. Aroma has a grassy, orange citrus note with some modest notes of alcohol. Flavor is kinda all over the place. Strong grassy hops early, moves into a mild orange citrus but its kinda muddled by the grassy tones. A light sweet malt note, kinda indiscernible, shows up at the end. Body is light/moderate with a smooth texture. Overall not a bad beer but nothing I would enjoy drinking on a normal basis. Flavors just donít seem to work well together as the grassy flavor is REALLY strong and a bit on the negative side for my taste buds.
oh6gdx (19630) - Vasa, FINLAND - FEB 22, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled@Monks Cafť Sveavšgen, Stockholm. Amber colour, small white head. Aroma is fruits, wood, bread and some mild notes of cookies. Flavour is rather nice caramel, fruits, woood and also some slight bready and nectary notes.
potbeerjob (1343) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 1, 2010
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled. Lightly hazy orange with small head. Aroma includes lemons and skunky stale smell. Flavor is sweet orange and very light caramel malt sweetness. Finish is lightly bitter while also wet, refreshing, and long.
Ratman197 (8471) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 28, 2010
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle poured a hazy gold with a small lingering white head. Aromas of diacytel, carmel and bread. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of diacytel, light bread and light carmel with a crisp dry lingering bitter finish.