jkwood04 (3804) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle in a sampler glass. Pours amber with an off-white head. Aroma of citrusy and piney hops plus some caramel and pale malts. Flavor the same with a good amount of hope for the style. Average texture. A nice hoppy pale ale.
bhensonb (10814) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 3, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Whole Foods in Folsom, CA. Pours amber with a 3 finger creamy beige head. There’s a nice roast malt backbone with a lot of resin and some citrus. It has a certain lushness in the mouth. It finishes very bitter. What’s not to like?
craftbeerdesign (2171) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 5, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 oz bottle. pours an orange color with a 2 finger white head. pine / citrus / honey Simcoe hop aromas - I generally prefer other hop varieties - but the Simcoe is shining well here. med body - somewhat sweet with caramel malts, but the Simcoe hops dominate throughout with a nice piney and citrus bitterness. finishes nice and dry - very well attenuation. extremely drinkable. nice bitter lemon / orange finish.
johnnnniee (2234) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 1, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark amber color with a bubbly off white head that gets a little sticky. Smells of pine and lightly herbal but mostly pine. There’s a bit of caramel in the background. The maltiness is a bit more pronounced in the flavor. There’s a solid rich bready caramel malt backbone to play against the pine and resin and herbal flavor coming from the hops. The taste is light crisp and refreshing. Medium body with a hefty dose of carbonation and a bubbly sweet mouthfeel. This is a nice flavorful beer, albeit a little on the simple side. If I had to knock it I would say that there is a hair too much carbonation for my liking.
ReggieDunlap (3030) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 27, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear gold with a medium white head. Aroma has lots of pine and just a hint of grapefruity citrus. Flavor is mostly pine and spicy hop notes...touches of tea and light malt backing. Mouthfeel is light and lively with a dry spicy/tea bitter finish.
blipp (5967) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - MAY 24, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Pours orange with a white head. Fruity citric hop aroma with light sweet malty notes. The flavor is hoppy, flowery, and light fruity, with just a hint of pine. Decent.
RyanK (180) - Rhode Island, USA - MAY 20, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pale ale loaded with Simcoe hops. Pours an orange like amber with a large foamy white head. Smells of sweet and piney hops, grapefruit. Light and refreshing, fruit flavor hits at first the the piney hops give it a nice dry and bitter finish on the tongue. Lots of carbonation other than that watery and not much more to it. Nice sessionable ale for warm weather.
robgibbens (406) - Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA - MAY 17, 2012
3.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Fairly opaque amber color. Thick foamy white head leaves plenty of lacing. The aroma is strong grapefruit, as if freshly cut. The taste is balanced and I don’t find anything really coming through, seems a bit watery, refreshing. Finish is clean and crisp..
j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAY 8, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap for growler fills at Half Time. Pours a clear gold with a large to medium sized white head. Sweet malt, candy, but not much hop aroma. Where’s the Simcoe? Sweet and malty. Sweet malt, light earthy bitterness. Would be a fine beer if I didn’t come into it expecting Simcoe. Doesn’t deliver on that front.
BroSpud (1673) - , Massachusetts, USA - MAY 4, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle. Pours a light amber with a lasting white head. Nothing spectacular but a pretty decent pale ale.