BucannonXC5 (1436) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Churchill Pub in San Marcos, Calif., on July 14, 2012. Draft into pint glass. Honey pale color. Two fingers of head once I got it. Gray and tan lacing with good retention. Even on the sides and foamy.
Smelled a sharp whiff of grapefruit right away. Slight pine and lemon as well. Very bitter.
Sharp bitter taste right away. Grapefruit citrus hops dominated as expected after the smell.
Medium-to-light body. Thin texture. Average carbonation. Bitter abrupt finish.
A pretty good beer overall, but I was a bit disappointed overall. That being said, I’d still give it another go.
ChazMania (668) - Oceanside, California, USA - JUL 15, 2012
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Whole Foods Pasadena; the aroma on this is insane and instantly recognizable as a Russian River ale. Clear and bright orange color. Taste is so fruity and good, really enjoyable fresh pale ale. Loved it.
NachlamSie (3294) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 15, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pint at Urge. Pours a cloudy orange. The aroma is a blast of pure, wet hops. There are layers of grapefruit, lemon zest, pineapple and dankness. This is light bodied for as hoppy as it is. There isn’t a real stickiness or heaviness, just a solid, huge wash of hops on the palate. More herbs and pineapple in the flavor. Very sessionable with its lighter mouthfeel and brilliant hop presence. I could drink a lot of these.
Mikkylar (94) - Placentia, California, USA - JUL 15, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours clear gold with light head. Aroma is melon, pine and funk. Flavor is citrus and pine. Fairly light in body with medium carbonation. Just slightly bitter. Clean crisp finish.
deyholla (10213) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 14, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to my Summer Secret Santa! Pours a clear gold with a near white head that lasts throughout the beer. Aroma has a decent amount of pine with a hint of onion with a grain backbone. Flavor has strong pine hops with notes of grass and onion backed by a nice light grain note.
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 14, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle. thanks to baker. bottled date of 06262012. pre-race beverage carbload... pours a slightly hazy, mostly transparent pale slightly darker than cider hue and topped with a medium soapy white head that gently recedes, leaving a frothy film around the edges... the aroma consists of a medium citrus focus adjoined by notes of grass. pale biscuity malts provide a backbone but the hops play the dominant role. a light perceived sense of bitterness offered by the grassy tones also take play... flavors are more of the same with crisp citrus overtones again meshing with an almost equal degree of grassiness. clean crackery biscuity malt provides support. the finish leaves a light bitter sensation on the palate that prolongs and extends after consumed. light to medium bodied, more so the former, with crisp semi-lively carbonation. would gladly have again.
skmikeg (1759) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 14, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a nice golden orange with a foamy white head with tight carbonation and nice lacing. Aroma is of pine resin, spruce, cedar, orange and tangerine, some grass, and some biscuit malts. Taste is of pine resin, spruce, cedar, orange, tangerine, freshly cut grass/weeds, biscuit malts, and some sweet malts in the background. Has a medium body with a creamy mouthfeeel, nice lively carbonation, and a long bitter,but well balanced, champagne like dry finish. Overall, a very tasty and refreshing APA that is great on a warm day.
jcos (1784) - Maryland, USA - JUL 14, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Location/Date:Bottle on July 12th, split with Dave and Bryan.
Appearance: Pours a copper orange.
Aroma: Aroma of sweet citrus, faint rye.
Taste: Medium bitterness, citrus, hint of rye.
Palate:Light body, quick finish.
Summary: First off, thanks to Bryan for acquiring this while out in SF! I really enjoyed this beer, very well made. I get some rye to the flavor, maybe I’m alone on this.
Blairgus (4169) - California, USA - JUL 13, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
13 July 2012, bottle. Yellow, clear, no bubbles. Nose is a bit resins and skunky. Not impressed. Thin body and a bit fizzy. Tastes of wet dead grass, light cereal malt, faintly skunky. Not impressed at all.
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mikem409 (1986) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - JUL 13, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle thanks Dan. Pours light orange with frothy head aroma of grass and floral. taste is very hop forward and easy drinking.