obguthr (4533) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - OCT 15, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bready honey aroma. Clear amber with a medium head, some lacing. Flavor of grain and dried leaves with subtle honeycomb notes. Spinach and parsley finish. Absolutely not full bodied. Coming from City Brewery, I feared the worst but it’s a pretty good beer.
muzzlehatch (4420) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - FEB 15, 2008
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 ounce bottle from City Market in Burlington VT (February 2008), served a little below cellar temperature from a Fitger’s pint glass. Pours a pale, slightly hazy amber-gold, smallish white smooth head lasts, doesn’t lace or leave any real residue...light woody hops, caramel, a bit of dry, crusty citrus -- lemon out in the sun too long -- and some undefinable rotting character in the aroma, which despite my negative comments isn’t terrible, merely....odd....the body has a pronounced detergent character, a slick soapy note that does fade around midpalate but leaves an unpleasant tingle, along with the rather strong and artificial-seeming carbonation, and the very dry and burnt woody notes at the finish....some lighter fruity touches at the beginning help mitigate what could be a disaster, but all in all this is not good, and thus a quite worthy addition to the already poor City line-up.
nick76 (4312) - Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 6, 2006
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: OCT 7, 2006 The aroma has citrus, biscuits, and sugar. The appearance is orange/gold with a persistent head. The flavor is like the aroma but with an astringent bitterness. The palate is appropriate for the style. The aftertaste is sticky sweet with citrus. This beer has some likeable elements but it tastes low quality.
mkel07 (4254) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 9, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
355ml bottle. Bright and clear in the glass with a solid amber colour and a reasonable white head. Some slight caramel malt aromas but very faint. The flavours a bit soapy in the mouth. Basic version of the style.
mansquito (4057) - Nueva York, New York, USA - DEC 29, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours an orangish color with a white head. You got some sugary malts in the nose. Not really a hoppy beer, but there are some hops to be had. More on the malty side of things. Overall, there is just nothing impressive about this beer. It is bland and average. Although, compared to other beers put out by City Brewing, this beer is amazing (I’m looking at you Lucky Number 711).
kaser (3994) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 25, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Taste is pretty bitter, very light hops and not smooth. Must be falling out of love with pale ales. Won’t have it again
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DedicatedToFun (3888) - Santa Monica, California, USA - JAN 13, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap, gold pour, white head, nose is citrus, taste is citrus, lemons, hoppy, decent
FlacoAlto (3810) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - DEC 9, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours with an initially one-finger thick, tan colored head that sits atop an almost brilliantly clear, reddish amber colored beer. The aroma is hop forward with a mix of green herbaceous notes and citrus. Notes of grapefruit and orange mingle with pine and perhaps a touch of menthol. The hop character is a touch green, I am not quite sure what it is, but it is slightly off-putting (though it is quite subtle). Perhaps it is something like a green onion not, but I am not positive. There is a touch of toasty, biscuit-like malt character towards the end of the aroma, but you really have to dig for it to be noticeable.
Lightly sweet up front, solid caramelized crystal malt notes keep this from being dry. Sweet citrus hop notes also add to the perception of sweetness. Notes of orange and a touch of grapefruit make up the fruity notes. For some reason the flavors in this beer taste a bit wan to me, not sure why though. There is that same, almost onion-like hop note from the aroma and it tends to distract a bit. This is quite an easy drinking beer, and part of me likes it quite a bit, it is just that at times there are some distracting notes to this that don’t quite jive. I do like that the brewer was not shy with the hops, lots of hop character is in this beer, enough to make the malt only play a supporting role. In the end I am definitely enjoying this beer, so there you go.
hayduke (3682) - Eureka, California, USA - MAR 22, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Purchased at Albertsons in Clarkston, Washington, this poured clear amber with a foamy head and good lacing. Nose of caramel malts and citrus and floral hops. Medium mouthfeel. Flavor is good balance of malts and hops. Light bitter finish. Decent APA.
gam (3562) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 6, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Got this at local Dan Murphy poured gold medium carbonation fruity aroma not bad some floral notes with flavours sweet but short a medium bitter a bit of brightness at the finish aftertaste sweet mainly but at best a refresher