wildbeercat (356) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAY 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 fl oz / 355mL can into a pint glass. Served cold.
Aroma: Same hoppy profile in Hopshock. Not as strong, but definitely that same piney, citrusy northwestern hop profile. Subtler hop profile, and a little bit stronger malt.
Appearance: Clear dark amber. White-ish head quickly dissipates.
Taste: Delicious balance between those hops and the malt. The arrival is citrusy, piney hops. The finish is some nice, sweet malts. The in-between is where the magic happens.
Palate: Medium body, short-medium finish.
Overall: Great beer for getting people off of AB InBev and miller-coors swill. A nice introduction into craft brews. However, it also stands well on its own. Quite good.
BVery (9400) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - MAY 13, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2013 Can. Deep orange pour, very slightly murky. Off-white head with a little lacing. Lots of caramel and earthy malts in this - hops are there, pretty good balance, but I would say the malts are slightly more up-front than the hops. Decent brew.
BelgianBeerGal (3716) - Panama City, Florida, USA - MAY 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can from Total Wine enjoyed for breakfast by the Wigwam pool, with a fresh orange to make it a complete breakfast. I thought this was really tasty and refreshing with lots of citrus hops and a strong malt backbone. Plus the canning is a bonus for the pool.
olr1984 (1500) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 30, 2013
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
12 oz bottle pours light amber with small white head. Malt and grapefruit aroma. Pine and caramel hop taste.
madvike (3191) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - APR 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap - Pours clear amber with a thin white head. Nose is grapefruit and pine with a clean malt base. Taste is the same with some nutty malt and a herbal hop finish. Big and fluffy body...thinnish. Real tasty.
Caytinator (1005) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - APR 8, 2013
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz can. Hazy, caramel color, good & adhesive. Slight aroma, not too strong - "homebrew-y" aroma, finishing hops. Tastes remarkably like my homebrew, as well. Sort of a standard pale ale, but nice and full-bodied with a pleasant aftertaste - I canít rate it below what Iíd rate my own stuff!
BK7 (773) - Turner, Oregon, USA - MAR 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Can at Salt River Field in Scottsdale. Grapefruit and caramel. Light bitter finish. Well balanced and easy to drink. Tasty.
Suttree (6007) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 18, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a can. Clear copper, splotchy white head. Smells hoppy, citrus and green, a bit floral. Taste is citrus, some bready notes. Maybe some off, stale flavors, too. Not bad...
argo0 (13021) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 2, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz can, thanks BuckNaked. Medium off-white head clear amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, orange, caramel, light grapefruit. Taste is medium sweet, orange, some grapefruit, caramel, light bread. Light-medium body, light stickiness.
JPDurden24 (1672) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - JAN 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On cask at the brewery, pour is a cloudy orange with a faint grapefruit and funkiness in the aroma. Taste has a decent upfront hop character with some light citrusy notes. Itís fairly good.
Earlier Rating: 6/25/2012 Total Score: 3.1
On draft at the brewery, amber pour, citrusy aroma, and a little sweet and hoppy on the flavor. This is west coast pale ale and it is fairly good.