NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 19, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can from West Lakview. Nice standard bronze IPA color. Nose seems like Cascades and Goldings with caramel malt. On taste, Nice and clean bitterness and a ton of hoppy notes. resiny and citrusy with some spice. Finishes dry. Iíll probably drink this one a ton. Very good.
Avengedpoet (326) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - OCT 10, 2009
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to rustychiles for grabbing me one of these. Pours an extremely clear chestnut color with minimal white frothy head. Aroma is somewhat disappointing - very little in the way of hop or malt aroma. Seems thin based on that area alone. However, thankfully, the taste saves this beer. It has a really nice, bright, spicy hop character to it that makes it nice to drink. Not the best beer, but there are a lot of pale ales out there that are a lot worse. Iíd drink this most any day.
satan165 (1018) - River Grove, Illinois, USA - OCT 10, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
aroma of lightly developed toffee malt and the beginnings of a nice hop prescnce. flavor is bracing pine and lightly crunch toffee. balance is excellent. body is very attractive burnt orange. palate is a bit fleeting but not completely thin. excellent session beer yet with complexities to share.
HonkeyBra (3063) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - OCT 9, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very clear orangish amber sith a white sticky head. Aroma of light citrus and grassy hops, some caramel malt. Cake too. Flavor is kind of spicey and hoppy, with sweet caramel malt. Nice bitter flavor. Smooth mouthfeel. If itís in a can, Iíll probably buy it. This is a nice, fresh, surprisingly solid beer.
RSRIZZO (1846) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - AUG 11, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz Bottle. Color is a deep amber with a slight haze. Carbonation is good with a small tight white head. Aroma of hops and wet grass. Taste is sweet and hoppy. Starting with a medium body it goes down with a smooth feel. Finish is a sweet malty hoppiness that gives a little of citrus and mild bitterness. In the after taste the citrus seems to come out a little more. Overall I think its a nice Pale Ale that doesnít go overboard on the hops.
Headbanger (2861) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - AUG 11, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle 8/11/09 (Courtesy of RSRIZZO)-Pours a hazy orangish amber with a small off white head. Aroma of citrus, malt, and toffee. Taste of hops, malt, and spices. This medium bodied IPA does not have the usual big hops but a bit more malt. Different but still tasty.
alagnak (467) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - JUL 30, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - smells really nice - a little resin, some dandelion hops, toffee malt. Flavor is a little strong/hot for the style (and the low ABV, which is a little strange) - sticky and woody with a nice balance of malt and hops initially that kind of gets lost in the finish. Pretty oily and a little medicinal. Nice - but could be better.
jb43 (1650) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUL 23, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle). Clear dark copper color. Large off white head. Strong hop aroma. Moderate hop flavor. Avg duration. Smooth/clean finish. Slick texture. Moderate carbonation. Fair lacing.
Chef Chad (104) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 4, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smells of mild citrus and malt and bit o spice. Pours Light orange that had a very nice white head. Medium body with a good carbonation and a crisp and smooth finish. I really got into the Flavor on this and found it quite refreshing and quaffable!. Mild hops and balance malt... with some citrus.
drjay44 (2446) - Salida, Colorado, USA - JUN 1, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle. Pours a thin tightly bubbled head over a very slightly cloudy, golden orange (SRM 15) body).....nose heavy with citrus and pine, minimal floral components....tastes of mild toffee early then mild spicy bitterness in the dryfinish...mouth feel is light, carbonation low. Light, refreshing, and rather English in style. Spice on the nose and palate is lighter than hoped based on the commercial discription.