afireinside96 (923) - Mountville, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 16, 2009
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle shared by BeerGestapo, thanks Mike. Pours amber in color with a large fluffy head that leaves some nice lacing. Taking my first sniff I am greeted by an aroma of freshly zested grapefruit. But after inhaling deeply a scent of dishwashing liquid manifests itself. The flavor was nothing like the smell however. It was slightly oxidized with notes of overripe citrus, cardboard, floral, and a hint of banana. Though it smelled much better than it tasted it was still worthy of drinking. Maybe a fresher sample would prove to be tastier.
BeerGestapo (754) - Mt.Joy, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 16, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brewed in the USA.... Pours a orange / amber color with a monster foamy off white head that dissipates rather quickly. Aroma of citrus, orange peels, soap and malts. The taste is also of malts, citrus, flowers and biscuits. Mouthfeel is kind of foamy with some sour bread flavors in the finish. Not bad !!! But the aroma is much better then the taste.
BMan1113VR (7820) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 14, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A slightly older bottle thanks to Lt.Dan. Pours with with a hazed gold body. Aroma still haze a decent amount of citrus hop aromas, a bit of tea and caramel, bread rounding it out. Taste has a touch of oxidation (presenting itself as dried coconut), but still some resilient citrus hops, a bit herbal, and tons of caramel. Not a bad bottle. Lively bubbles, a bit thin. Nice.
ghawener (1453) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - AUG 1, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Nice on a hot San Diego nite to finish the week. TGIF. Nice balance of Hops and malts, finish is dry and sweet. Food Pairing: A nice fresh green salad.
RedSox2004 (1200) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - JUL 19, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bright hazy orange with a large bright white head, good retention and lacing. Strong herbal and citrus - grapefruit - aromas. Citrus hops dominate the taste as well, with a solid malt backbone that lends just enough to balance things out. Slightly watery mouthfeel, well carbonated, and strong hops bitterness lingers in the crisp aftertaste.
frankenkitty (1959) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - JUL 11, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
A full and creamy, yellowhite head settles slow and rocky over a light-hazed golden/amber body with mild carbonation. Aroma is almost entirely composed of tart citrus with grapefruit, lemon and orange rind. Light alcohol comes out late while the aromas seem to get even more sour. Flavor finds the same cictric tart fruitiness balanced about 90/10 against a weak malt backbone. Overall the flavor seems watered down. Drinkable, but... ~~~~~~~~~~ 22 oz. bomber from Kenwood Liquors, Homer Glen, IL
NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 11, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Sam’s, I think. Pretty nice APA, really. Pours a nice orangey gold, very slight haze. Nose is Citrus hops and touch of floral notes. Taste is similar, reasonably dry and a touch bready. Drinks very easy and isn’t too aggressive. Nice.
GG (2039) - NorCal, California, USA - JUN 22, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
So I noticed that Sudwerk is now brewing this beer. It was nice to see it there on the shelf, as I kicked myself for not getting it when it was brewed by the previous brewery.
The beer pours out a hazy golden/orange body (looked like apple juice in my glass) with a foamy 2" thick head. Medium carbonation present. Aroma is chock full of citrus/grapefruit hops, with a bready yeast/caramel malt character which allowed the hops to really show up. Juicy was my first thoughts regarding the hops. Flavor of caramel malts really stand-up well to the citrus hop profile of the beer. Definite grapefruit, some pine too show up as it gets a bit warmer. Fantastic bitter finish, long and lingering. Quite refreshing to see a pale ale with this amount of bitterness. It could even cross over into IPA territory.
Metalhead (627) - Lake Zurich, Illinois, USA - APR 19, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
It looked decent enough with a nice slightly citrus hop aroma/ Initial taste was the same as aroma but it faded in a heartbeat to a dryish finish. "ok" Cool label tho.
Cornfield (5437) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - APR 12, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from the Orland park, IL, Binny’s: This pours a slightly hazed golden amber body with a sudsy white head that leaves a thick coating of lace. The aroma has a citrusy juciness to it - tart oranges and tangerines - along with a soft grainy sweetness. Medium-bodied, it’s full of that same juiciness, moderately bitter, with a malty sweetnes that loses its struggle to keep the flavor balanced. The finish is a light peppery dry bitterness that lingers for quite a while. Nice.