gururyan (714) - 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 (4754) - 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 (3506) - 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 (6696) - 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.
Someister (17) - USA - FEB 6, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice, deep amber color. Smells like resin and citrus. Very clean nose. Well carbonated, slightly hoppy for the style but not in a bad way at all. Very drinkable.
woodychevy (810) - - FEB 3, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
It really is Euphoria in a glass. Walked all over Durango looking for this on tap. Pours the perfect color of a pale ale but with the hoppy interest of an IPA. Pours almost an amber color with a generous head. Perfect balance of hoppy and malty. One of my top 5 beers in the country.
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JAN 30, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clean copper pour with an egg shell colored head. Aroma is sweet malts and citrus hops. Nice bright flavor. Pleasantly surprised by this one!
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - JAN 28, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
can from bhensonb. poured an attractive amber/copper with an off white head. aroma and flavor were caramel followed by an attractive floral hop profile with a medium body and low-medium carbonation.
rmbjspd (21) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 13, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
classic amber color with a nice head. love the spicy hops well balanced by some rich malty tones. little hot on the palate, but that’s what you’re looking for in the ski lodge, right?
Narnad (1518) - Wonder Lake, Illinois, USA - JAN 10, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from the can a clean copper color with a very creamy, off-white head. Aroma has a full citrus and spicy hops note with just a touch of toasted malt underneath. Flavor has a hefty spicy hops and some mild citrus notes as well. Middle of the flavor has a smooth toasted malt and finishes with a light caramel malty sweetness. Body has a modest density to it with high, fine carbonation making it a bit sharp but pleasant in your mouth. Overall a very good, every day drinking kind of brew. If the alcohol was a little less, I could see this as an all around perfect summer ballgame/fishing/lawn mowing brew with lots of flavor.