thenick (766) - North Bellmore, New York, USA - AUG 17, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ SPH. Pours a clear gold with a barely-there and quickly-dissipating white head. Aroma is Cascade hops with slight fruit notes (apricot? peach?) as well as a bit of a wheat characteristic. Taste is hops and slight fruit notes up front, dissolving into a clean, dry wheat finish. Very smooth overall, and I applaud them for adding some backbone to the usual fare you see for summer ales.
islay (1862) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 16, 2008
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Approximately 4 oz. sample, on tap at the brewpub. Consumed on 7-31-08. This should be classified as an American Pale Ale. The Golden Ale/Blond Ale designation is completely inapt. Pours a clear gold with some bubbling. Nice hoppiness and apricot scent in the aroma. Pleasant fruit juice / nectar flavor. Lemon dryness in the finish. Long, dry aftertaste. Medium body. Soft in the palate.
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 12, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewpub. Aroma of lemon-lime, orangey wheat. Flavor of wheatiness, with a limey tartness and hints of orange peel. Quite good.
LilBeerDoctor (3581) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 12, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at SPH. Pours light gold with a small white head that leaves nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of light citrus and flowery hops. Flavor is quite fruity! Also some bitter hops, light pale malts, some citrus/lemon, and flowery hops. Well balanced and very tasty. An excellent summer ale.