NobleSquirrel (3429) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 2, 2011
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Haymarket. Pours a clear golden orange with a fluffy white head. Nose is really great. Bright citrus with a firm tropical fruit component. Not much in terms of malt in the nose. Very bright and popping aromatics. On taste, it comes across a bit thin. Plenty of hop flavor, just lacking the bitterness to really support the really floral component of the flavor profile. A touch catty as well. Very solid overall.
swoopjones (4894) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUN 1, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
draft at Haymarkets Pizza Port tap takeover. Big APA, Lots of grapefruity citrusy hops. Big bitterness, Flavor was intense for an APA. Sticky resiny grapefruity hops. Damn good
holdenn (2060) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 29, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at Haymarket’s PP night. Clear orange with a white head. Somewhat catty nose sweet doughy pine, grapes, and grapefruit with this touch of nice subtle woodiness. Fresh crisp lemons grapefruit bitter hops Finishes dry and bitter. Crisp and tasty. 8/4/8/4/15
TheAlum (4971) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - MAY 25, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft on tap at Haymarket’s Pizza Port Event (Chicago, IL). Pours a pale golden hue, with just a faint haze, light carbonation but a big cakey frothed bright white head that stays big and laces well. Aromas are a lot of melons, peaches, touches of white grape, with lemons, grass, bready pale malts and cereal grains. Initial is quite fruity, white grapes and melons mesh into bigger lemons, bitter florals, touches of grass. More white grapes, crisp citrus, pale malts and bread and light, preaching a big fruity hoppy quality and good bitter dry hops into the finish. Touches of fuzzy peach, white grapes, and lemon. Really nice high flavor, easyily crushable pale here. Dry and fruity. Man, these hopped PPort beers are damn good. Finishes a little light, but it’s really good. More complex fruit flavors, easily drinkable.
jrallen34 (3475) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 24, 2011
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Super clear gold with a nice tan head... Aroma is awesome, really nice tropical fruits, balanced with some really smooth grass and pine combo of hops... The taste is a bit of a disappointment, its too hoppy for me, loses balance, mostly just bitter resin, a hint of grass... Mouthfeel is a bit off, a little rough... Good, not great but I’d drink again
JohnnyJ (3892) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 13, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at PP Carlsbad. Bright clear golden pour, frothy white head. Citrusy hops, grapefruit, notes of tropical fruit, light caramel malt, and slightly bready, and with a bit of bitter hops. Really fresh, tasty pale ale, easily "sessionable".