hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - SEP 27, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle from shadey...pale yellow orange with a quickly disappearing white head. grapefruity hop aroma is very light and sweet. light to medium bodied. flavors of brewed tea, sweet malts, straw and undefinable spices. lightly bittered hops on a dry finish.
StompBrockmore (316) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 26, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz. bottle - pours almost crystal clear pale gold with a fluffy white head that leaves lots of lacing in the glass. Impressive. Flavour is earthy American hops with some orange and quite a bit of spice. Piney and fresh. Flavour is similarly piney, some light citrus/grapefruit notes, earth, and mild bitterness. Malty body comes through in the middle and integrates perfectly with the hop forward flavour. Warming. Medium body, smooth mouthfeel. Very good beer.
xnoxhatex (1305) - Grand Rapids/Chicago, Michigan, USA - SEP 25, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle from shadey. Clear, pale yellow/oragne with medium white head. Aroma is citrusy, lemon, piney hops and mild caramel malt. Pine hop flavor with grain, medium sweet, okay. Medium to light body with sharp carbonation, a little chalky. Okay, but I want more of a malt background.
Firemoose15 (567) - Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 25, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Aroma is hop-standing, piney, spicey citric. Pours golden with a light white head. Flavor is yummy hoppy twist of spice and malty biscuit. Palate is light and refreshing, actually brought a smile to my face after 8 hours of work. Overall, very tasty, definitely worth having a few of these around.
argo0 (11636) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 25, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(12oz bottle) Small white head atop crystal clear apple juice body. Aroma is mild, medium sweet, grapefruit. Taste is medium sweet, grapefruit, some caramel, light spice, bread. Somewhat dry finish. Light-medium body. Not bad, but not sure why it’s highly regarded.
drewbeerme (3879) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 24, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle thanks to shadey for this extra. pours clear golden with fluffy white head. nose is hoppy, interesting blend of piney, spicy, leathery, and tropical fruit hop notes. flavor is pleasantly bitter with piney and spicy hop notes with soft biscuity malt back bone. mouth feel is soft and light. clean finish. this is better than last years. really solid.
jercraigs (8059) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 24, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours yellow body with a moderate fluffy white head. Aroma of sweet lemon and grapefruit. Flavour is quite refreshing, moderate bitterness throughout, more light lemon and grapefruit from the hops. Finishes a lot drier with light notes of astringency and alcohol that seem out of place. Average smooth palate. At first sip I thought I was in for an amazing glass, and at the end I was just happy to have enjoyed a rather nice one.
theshocker (329) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - SEP 24, 2007
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light yellow color with a small head. I have to take off on appearance because it looks like a light lager. The smell however is fantastic. You can smell it from a foot away. Classic citrusy aroma, very inviting. Its well balanced PA, but only in that it has a thin body and is moderately bittered to match. There is big hop flavor though, as promised. Pine, spruce, spicey, earthy flavor. I don’t pick up any caramel at all, I think this is either straight base malt or maybe just a touch of light crystal. Has a very dry finish, flavor lingers a while and becomes a little unpleasant. The idea that this beer is better than 98.5 % of other PAs is a joke. Its an easy drinking extra pale ale but nothing spectacular.
Lowe1983 (1361) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - SEP 24, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a golden color with a white head. Aroma is of citrus hops, caramel, sweet malts, and some grassiness. Flavor is lighter then I expected with not as much hop character as the nose led to believe. It does have a slightly bitter finish. Not my favorite from southern tier but still pretty good.
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - SEP 23, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear, light golden body. Small, frothy white head that settles to a thin film with a bubbly rim. Spotty, snake-like lacing. Grapefruit explodes onto the nose like few other beers I have experienced. The aroma is like a freshly sliced ruby red grapefruit over a toasted wheat background, with faint hints of caramel. The flavor again starts with sharp, bitter grapefruit, followed by drying wheat. Lightly toasted caramel is present, though its simply a complimentary background flavor and it does not add much sweetness. Medium-light palate that goes down smooth and finishes with a razor-sharp grapefruit kick. Ultra-refreshing beer that would be perfect for the beach or poolside on a hot Florida day. Very nice!