ThisWangsChung (638) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAY 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle into a pint glass.
A: Pours a hazy golden amber color. The head is a two finger white shade with a frothy-looking texture. It doesn’t have the best retention in the world, either.
S: There are some decent tropical qualities on the nose. I also note touches of grass, pine, and grapefruit. Aromatically, it’s hardly explosive, just oh-so-pleasant.
T: It’s initially mildly bitter, with notes of piny hops and a bit of mango. I particularly enjoy the midtaste and its subtle fruit esters. The finish sees a return of piny bitterness. What it lacks in excitement it makes up for in drinkability.
M: I think it’s a hair too fizzy and sharp on the back end - otherwise, I have little to complain about here, as the light, dry texture makes it eminently drinkable.
O: Very easy to like. Granted, it’s not a fresh bottle, but beggars can’t be choosers, really. This really works well as simple refreshment.
drsordr (570) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - DEC 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pours light golden. Nose pine, grass, and slight earthy hop. Taste pine, evergreen, lemon, and some bright citrus. Mild bitter finish.
jcr (2096) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - DEC 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Golden body with a frothy, lasting head. Aroma of citrus, toasted grain, lemon, orange, pine. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. It finishes lightly sweet and moderately bitter. Medium body, watery turning syrupy texture, lively carbonation. Good balance with subtle flavors in the finish, flavors not overwhelmed by bitterness. Lemon, orange, citrus, pineapple.
AndyW68 (707) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy yellow with white head. Aroma is citrus zest am d a little funk. Taste is citris amd citrus rind. Unexpected creamy mouthfeel.
DCLawyer (1168) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - NOV 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle->SA. Cloudy orange-gold with moderate frothy white head. Citrus hops, lemon zest, white pepper, some pine. Lingering bitterness. Really good APA.
MadRobin (1404) - Silver Spring, USA - NOV 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from 12 oz. bottle.
Clear, bright golden amber with an off-white head and good lacing. However, the brew became very hazy once I poured the last inch from the bottle.
Aroma of citrus, pineapple, toasted bread and caramel.
Taste of pineapple, citrus, caramel, bread and--once I poured that last inch from the bottle--yeast.
Medium/full body and medium/high carbonation with smooth, spritzy mouthfeel.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
WheatKing (984) - Oak Bay, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. I pronounced this like "live" the adjective while my friend said "live" the verb, almost came to blows. Cloudy amber, white head. Nose is apricot, grapefruit. Flavour is same--apricot pit now being the main flavour--with lemon, pepper. slight pine resins. Nice light palate. Well executed juicy APA!
degbert (903) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a sunny orange-gold with a large-grained, prickly, white head. Nose is lime, tangelo, moss rose, and rosemary. Very clean; hops bitterness up front, but not overwhelming, and balanced with a citrusy tang and a toffee-malt sweetness. Very fresh tasting; dunno if that’s the bottle conditioning or what, but I know I like it. Long, vibrant finish. An excellent, well-balanced, drinkable pale ale that’s sessionable.
BeerKurve (358) - - NOV 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark yellow with a foamy head, and good lacing. Aroma of yeasts, lemon zest, citra-piney hops and pale malts. Flavor is very floral hop & lemon zest forward with yeasts, pale malts, and barley; Bit earthy. Body is pretty light and moderately carbonation. Pretty good.
mzaar (1226) - Varberg, SWEDEN - NOV 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Flaska @ Bishops Arms, Marina Plaza, Hbg. Dimmig orange med vitt skum som lämnar gardiner på glaset. Den första doften och den första smaken är unken, dammig. Jag är sånär på väg att lämna tillbaka flaskan i baren. Men det dröjer inte länge innan detta försvinner och fram träder i stället krusbär, citron, omogna äpplen och våt hö i aromen. I smaken kommer citron, grape, kåda och gräs. Medelbeska, svag sötma.
travita (3476) - Frisco, Texas, USA - NOV 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. The look is clear, very bubbly, big off white head, and golden in color. The smell is hops, bready, foam, piney, citrus, and pleasant. The taste is bitterness, hops, pine, fruit, and malty.