daknole (9401) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 30, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap at Lost Abbey. Pours a lightly cloudy yellow. Superb grassy and floral notes. Flavor is so full of floral hop goodness. Creamy big bodied brew. Wow.
unclemattie (4248) - Georgia, USA - JUL 19, 2013
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Growler @ Cumming Growler Shop. Pours clear, golden color. Thick tan foam. Good lacing. Aroma of floral hops, loads of alphas. Flavor is bold, sharp, and overpowering hops. Bitter resin taste. Huge pine. Sticky malt, nice body. No flavor of malts at all. Itís all hops in this one. (3766)
AndyW68 (1140) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 25, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great pale. Pours a clear gold. Huge frothy white head. Aroma of dank hops, grass and pine. Taste adds citrus. Nice.
Lore (1172) - Budapest, HUNGARY - OCT 3, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
cloudy golden colour, huge off-white head; aroma of floral hops, honey notes, tropical fruits and some bread; taste is dominated by hoppy bitterness with some tropical fruity notes, and minimal maltyness - a bit too intensive hoppyness for this not too definite body...otherwise great APA
jstraw (1936) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 15, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Jerryís. Darker gold with good, foamy, white head / Bright, sweet nose of orange, grapefruit, weed, pine, and cream / Medium body, a hint watery, lightly sweet with excellent balance and bitter finish / Stylish flavors of orange peel, grapefruit, bubblegum, cut pine, and honey / Could use a little more heft, but still excellent.
johnbuck100 (241) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 28, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Tria, Philadelphia near Rittenhouse Sq. Wow, very fresh West Coast Hop aroma. Pours light orange. Delicious fresh flavor. Hoppy but very clean tasting. One of the best Pale Ales I have had. Extremely Highly Recommended.
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - SEP 12, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I wasnít sure what to expect when I walked up to the counter at Lost Abbey to pick up my Sinnerís Blend allotment. "What would you like?" asked Molly. I shrugged my shoulders, "Iím not sure." "How about a Summer Pale Ale?" she asks. Mollys seems to be able to read my mind faster than I can, which is going to get me into trouble one of these days. Oh yeah, I havenít rated that yet... cool, I tell myself. A pint of cloudy orange yellow beer now sits in front of me. Hophead84 is standing next to me with the same beer in his hand. He has an incredible collection of rare beers. Note to self: drink Shaneís rare beers. Hey wow, this beer is awesome. Low on the early boil bitterness, but still enough to keep it interesting. Lots of body, unlike many watery summer beer. Very high drinkability, which has become very important to me lately. Nice combination of west coast hops. Light sweetness. This is really an excellent beer. I think it would be great to see regularly on tap or bottled. Though pale ale seems to be popular with the masses, and I love it too, Iíve never thought the name pale ale is fitting for most pale ales, because they arenít really pale in color, nor are they pale in flavor. Just my once cents worth. Again, excellent beer!
egajdzis (5380) - 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.
Gerardgathier (319) - - NOV 1, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: NOV 12, 2014 Nice beer, hoppy fuity fresh aroma. Medium body. Citrus bitter thirst quencing beer
-- rated with beerbasher/winphone
DuffManSW (436) - Riverside, California, USA - OCT 10, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Lost Abbey.. Pours golden with a white head.. Aroma is floral hops.. Flavor was very hoppy, more like a IPA than a pale ale.. Lots of carbonation.