michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 12, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at TJ’s: Aroma of fresh hops and grass. Poured amber/gold in color with a small to medium-sized, creamy, dense, off-white head that diminished but lasted throughout. Slightly hazy. Lightly sparkling. Flavor is lightly sweet and lightly bitter. Tastes of hops, grass, and caramel malt. Medium body. Slightly dry, slightly sticky texture. Average carbonation. Hop, grass, and caramel malt finish.
jredmond (4874) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JUL 9, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Capone’s. Pours a normal golden body with slight haze, and nice foamy lacing. Aroma is sharp pine, floral, and herbal hops. Delicious mixture for yet another port brewing pale. The Mouthfeel is thin to medium but with absolutely great flavors of hop (pine and herbal) complimented by a nice citrus, lemon and floral zest.
CamdenD (1054) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUL 5, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very light pale ale with a decent hops touch. This would seem to be a perfect summer beer, lacking fruit, but it still comes out a bit stale.
trevor211 (1297) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 27, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Port Brewing in the tasting room. Poured a cloudy honey amber. Mild, refreshing aroma, with a crisp flavor that I found very peppery. This would be great for a barbecue on a hot day, which I imagine is what they were going for.
TomDecapolis (4386) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JUN 25, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Local 44 during PBW10. Pours a lightly hazy golden orange with a medium white head. Aroma of nice floral and citrusu hop notes, Cheerios and touch of caramel also getting some herbal, weed typ enotes. Flavor of the same, light the cereal grain maltiness coming through.
Nena (963) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 13, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Lovely looking beer. Pale clear golden pour with a short, but dense, white head on it. Smells summery and hoppy with citrus, lemon zest, floral, herbal aromas. Lightly sweet, balancing body on it with citrus hops plus a strong, unusual dry herbalness that is a little similar to catnip. Mildly bitter on the finish. Very refreshing and balanced.
egajdzis (5169) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 10, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
[Draft @ Local 44] Lightly hazy dark golden color with a medium sized, white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of pine, citrus, simcoe, amarillo, toast, and faint sweetness. Taste of grass, pine, citrus, with some toffee, toast, and grapefruit finish.
Sparky (2133) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 31, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Papago on April 2. Pours medium gold with a stark white head. The nose is malt, citrus hops and light pine. The taste is toffee, ripe citrus and a nice resin finish. Medium bodied. Nice hoppy APA.
carruthm (1399) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 18, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
on draft at brouwers 5 guys event. Cloudy yellow color with a mild bitter flavor. Nose was prety muted.
FlacoAlto (3737) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - FEB 21, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 2, 2010 Sampled at 1702, Tucson February 2009
The beer arrives with a hazy, yellow-gold color and is topped by a wisp of a pale, white colored head. There is a vibrant hop-citrus character noticeable in the nose that is a mix of kumquat, tangerine, huge lychee aromatics and tropical fruit. This even smells a bit like a citrus candy of some sort (one made of real citrus though). As my nose gets used to the aromas some pine like notes become a bit more noticeable. This has a great vibrant hop character to it.
The beer is firmly bitter up front and only gets more so as it moves across the palate. It is pretty dry tasting, which accentuates the bitter, herbal and pine-tar flavors over the hop fruitiness that dominated in the aroma. Still there is a lot of essential-citrus oil like flavors here that are quite noticeable; including notes of Meyer lemon and bitter tangerine zest. This is nice and light bodied, being eminently quaffable without being watery or thin. The pizza I am eating brings out more flavors of citrus, but also makes this a bit astringent and accentuates the spicy hop notes and even a touch of warming alcohol.
This is definitely nice, a touch more malt character would make the flavor more fruity and floral from the hops, but would detract from the light quaffability I like so much. This beer definitely has an IPA level of hoping in a light Pale Ale form.