KajII (782) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - AUG 16, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. The pour was a hazy medium orange with a slight brownish hue and an average (1-2 finger) white creamy head, which did allow for some fair streaky lacing.
The aroma was of a light grain malt, floral hops and a sweaty yeast with notes of citrus (orange), apricot and a mild peppery spice.
The taste a tad malty with a mild apricot sweetness from the start but quickly progressed into a hoppy bitter taste with a note of citrus peel and a slight peppery finish. The flavor stuck around for quite a long time with a mildly hoppy fruity taste left to linger.
Mouthfeel was light in body and dry in texture with a prickly carbonation.
Overall a nice crisp, hoppy Organic Ale that had just enough fruity sweetness to take the harsh bite out of the hoppy citrus peel ending...
skoisirius (1715) - Earth, Washington, USA - SEP 11, 2014
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Meh. Not one of Pikeís better offerings, but it serves itís place to hit the first gen craft beer drinkers.
Luvystypotables (655) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUL 9, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma of malt with a hint of grain. Pale caramel color creamy short lasting head. Light taste a hint of malt and grain with a watery feel and a short lasting bitter finish.
nakedwhendrunk (2095) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JUN 8, 2014
1.2 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
I wish I had a date on this and I realize Iím somewhat apprehensive about saying something, but I figure Iíll say something and hopefully try to get fresher someday.
This was poured into a pint glass every time.
The appearance was light clear golden yellow to orange color with a nice transparency about it. There was a nice two finger white foamy head that dissipated rapidly into oblivion. The lacing concaves at the top and follows the beer as it goes down.
The smell, well, I honestly didnít get what everyone before me got as there really isnít any aroma whatsoever to this beer. Thereís nothing, no hops, no malts, no nothing.
The taste once again, honestly, thereís no sweetness, no bitterness, no nothing.
On the palate, this is pretty light for the most part and shows a great sessionability. What carbonation - not there whatsoever.
Overall, honestly I hate to do this, but Iím not exactly sure what Iím drinking right now, so uh....I would only ever have this again if I could find it on tap or if Pikeís started putting on dates on their beers. Iíve had better Blonde Ales.
onceblind (4066) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear brilliant gold under a nice foamy white head. Nose is delightfully grassy and bitter-forward with a earthy peppery malt backbone. Big full grassy and noble hop character right up front with a smooth earthy pale malt finish.
stevoj (2154) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 26, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Malt and hops, hops drying out the finish. Clear golden body, with airy head, aroma of bread, crackers, mostly malt characteristics. Taste is malt again, hops kick in on the back plane, drying it out at the finish. Very crisp and clean beer, but not as smooth and velvety as some of the British or Belgian varieties.
kramer (4943) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Pours a clear gold body with a one finger frothy white head. The nose is nice bready malt with some fresh floral hops and a little fruitiness. The flavor is much hopper than expected, nice floral and citrus notes with moderate bitterness and soft pale bready malt. Lengthy bitter finish. Light bodied with a very thirst quenching soft mouthfeel and gentle fizzy carbonation. Among the best Golden Ales Iíve had.
two7offsuit (159) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 13, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours golden with a white head. Hints of citrus in the aroma. Crisp with a bit of hop bitterness.
Beergeek23322 (2262) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - JAN 20, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
9/26/2012. Sampled at the brewery. Golden yellow with a white head. A lot more malt and hops than your regular golden ale. Fruity flavors with a nice bitter finish.
Davhgbrew (940) - Coconut Creek, Florida, USA - NOV 26, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear golden. Crisp and dry for a pale ale. Bitter and hoppy as expected in the pac west. Med bodied and full throughout. Nice balance, but too dry in the finish for me.
SDalkoholic (2146) - Linda Vista, California, USA - OCT 24, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Bevmo: Appeared as a slightly hazed golden blond color with fat foamy heading that retreats leaving behind nothing. Aroma is minor with only a presence of grassy hops and faint scents of grain. The flavor is organic and tasty earthy but it taste to much like a juiced up pale lager with extra amounts of cheap hops and grain.