crhensel (129) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 10, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
(12 oz. bottle into shaker) Part of my Beer of the Month club and a surprisingly great brew. I am usually not a fan of the over hopped ales you tend to get, but this one was very well balanced. Poured a beautiful dark amber/copper color with a finger of creamy white head. Aroma of slight citrus and spice as well as a hint of a sweetness. very smooth in the mouth with a lively carbonation allowing the hops to pop on the tongue. The bitterness was not overpowering and actually cut by a slight caramel sweetness. The balance made for a very refreshing drink, especially as the glass warmed and both flavors developed.
iabeerguy (390) - Iowa, USA - FEB 7, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Part of the microbrew of the month collection that I received for X-mas. This beer pours a copper color with a medium sized head, with nice lacing around my glass. Citrus and hop aromas. Good hop flavor with a bitterness at the end. Good beer!
keidjxz (183) - Fullerton, California, USA - FEB 3, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Hazy golden pour with a nice head with pretty good retention. Aroma consists of hay, citrus, barnyard and basement aromas. The taste has a medium amount of sweetness and sourness with a fairly bitter finish.
crazyvin (1800) - New York, USA - FEB 3, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured a nice golden-amber hue with a frothy white head that had decent retention and lace. Aroma had some bitter hop notes and citrus too. Malts were kind of a mild caramel note. Flavor had a good hop presence and some nice toasty caramel notes. Really easy to drink and really smooth. A good session.
DewBrewer (295) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 30, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle from Greg. Slight hazy golden/amber color. Good bitterness. Some flavor hops and a bit of aroma. Not a bad beer.
potbeerjob (1343) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 30, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Murky orange-amber with small white head. Aroma of caramel, toast, floral hops, and grass. Taste is medium bitter and finish leaves lasting bitterness on tongue. A hopped up APA that is enjoyable but only OK.
cirtap (25) - Florida, USA - JAN 28, 2010
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, pours orange with small white head. Aroma of some citrus hops and light malts. Taste is slightly sweet with light hops and balanced malts. Medium body and slightly bitter finish. Ok beer.
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 26, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted 1/26/10. 12oz bottle. Activated pour produces a finger width of bubbly white head. Hazy, golden brown hue. Aromas of Citrus and grapefruit hops and a slight note of caramel malts. Medium bodied with a rather bright hop profile. The malts are solid with a bitter nuance. Hops dominate the palate, but are still moderate. Crisp and bright with a hop heavy balance. Solid and sessionable drinking!
deyholla (5395) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 25, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a clear orange amber with a small white head. Aroma has a pine hop aroma with an undertone of caramel notes. Flavor is similar with a caramel malt start and a hop finish.
PhatB420 (531) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 24, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From monthly gourmet beer of the month 12 pack, pours a giant head, lots of foam, color is quite hazy matter of fact dark golden with offsets of tan floating around. Taste is lonely yet crisp, silent but deserving, solid yet lacking. I look for more of a striaght hop factor in my pale ales, but love trying different brews. A very drinkable brew, but a 6er may top it.