nbondi (203) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 21, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear amber, thin off-white head. Malt, grapefruit, musty cherries...medium bodied with good carbonation. On the malty sweet side for a pale, but well-enough balanced. Nice.
Butters (4020) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - OCT 14, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great deep clear copper pour with fair offwhite head ring. Nose is actually a little sweet citrus but earthy hop. Great floral citrus semispicy hop flavor. Very tasty brew. Love that its in a can and great label art.
crossovert (10682) - Illinois, USA - OCT 12, 2011
0.6 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
old can, but we, it isn’t that good, tastes like weed and rhubarb, pretty crappy.
DrnkMcDermott (2972) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - OCT 9, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Single can, $1.50 @ Binny’s, Nov. ’10. I accidentally let this get frozen, and was worried when it didn’t "psssht" upon opening. But it poued, if silently, a big frothy head over a coppry pale ale body, a bit of haze. Smell carries a light note of American style hops, but definitely there with a purpose. Taste is hoppier than the nose, A slightly sweet and sticky malt taste, tending toward the caramel side. The hop bitterness is mostly pine and resin, without pepper or citrus. A lot of big beer flavor.
pjwalsh2 (87) - Palos Park, Illinois, USA - SEP 26, 2011
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
1. Look - A very clear deep amber color ale with a nice white head.
2. Sniff – There is ale has a wonderful aroma that consists of lots of malt and hops giving it a fruity scent with some pine notes as well.
3. Sip – This is very tasty well balanced ale with a piney, bitter, and dry finish.
4. Another Look – The beer looks really good. The head has dissipated but there is a lot of bubbles and good lacing. This beer is very appetizing.
5. Evaluate – Overall, I am a big fan of this winter pale ale/india pale ale. It is a medium to full bodied ale with lots of flavor and a fruity grapefruit finish that never ends. I would definitely recommend this ale to any IPA fan.
Dogbrick (10740) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 11, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can at Old Mill Stream in St. Charles, MO. The beer is a clear copper color with a medium creamy off-white head that diminishes steadily. Small patches of lacing on the glass. Hops and caramel malt in the nose. Medium body with flavors of floral hops, malt and caramel. The finish is short and hoppy. Slightly above average overall.
gururyan (706) - Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA - APR 10, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: JUL 25, 2014 Poured from can into snifter, giving this one another chance. Definitely thick for a pale, not their best brew.
travita (4725) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 27, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber in color, eggshell colored head, and decent lacing. The smell is hops, slight citrus, some pine, and tropical fruits. The taste is pine, hops, citrus, and has a definite hop aftertaste.
chibuck (3504) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 27, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
The beer pours a dark gold, pretty clear, with a lot of brown to it. The head is light tan, rises about two fingers but it is gone quickly. Light lacing.
The aroma is super light, only gives off a hint of light hops.
The taste is ok, mostly bitter hops with a hint of pine to them.
The feel is light and a little watery with a light bitter finish.
The drinkability is ok, nothing special.
Overall, this is ok, especially for ska, but nothing special
onceblind (6632) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 27, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark copper, hazy body with a thin ivory head. Great hop aroma, very grassy and floral, with a touch of pineapple and bubblegum. Taste is superb. Boldly hoppy with the same floral-grassy notes from the nose, yet very little bitterness. Some pineapple and orange rind with sweet caramel malts, hiding a subtle background of oak and vanilla. Bold and full bodied, yet somewhat mild and not too bitter. Super complex. Definitely will remain one of my favorite Pale Ales ever.