Slepkov (35) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 12, 2010
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Oh my. Light blond/straw coloured and crystal clear with a thin head that disappears quickly, leaving what looks like a glass of Budweiser. But my lord, this is no Bud. Extremely floral in the mouth, with strong notes of grapefruit. Honestly, this is like the world’s best fruit salad. (Yummy, yummy). The most impressive part is the creamy mouth-feel, reminiscent of a slightly effervescent mango/grapefruit mousse made with champagne. Quite hoppy and well balanced. Until this minute I never realized why anyone would drink a Pale Ale over a good IPA. Terrific! I may never drink anything else ever again.
TheRussB (20) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JUN 8, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
6/8/12- Pours a murky straw color with a white 1f head. Aromas of clean floral and light grapefruit hops. Maybe some spicy malt on the back end. Starts light and creamy before a spike of carbonation shows up with grapefruit hops. I almost get spicy sweet malts on the drying linger. Overall a sweet citrusy pale ale that is bordering on a hoppy wheat. Very refreshing and I'll keep this around for summer.
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unclemattie (4034) - Georgia, USA - AUG 5, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
I got a promotion today.
12oz bottle. Golden yellow color, white rocky head. Nice lace. Huge grapefruit and tangerine aroma. Lots of crisp grain. Flavor has a touch of wheat grains along with a nice barley malt. Very pale, clean, and finishes with a huge hop pow. Nice bitter finish is full of hops. I love that pine and citrus rind character. Another mind blowing beer from Southern Tier.
williamherbert (1229) - Syracuse, New York, USA - SEP 28, 2009
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
An outstanding pine oil and estery hop aroma. English barley malts. Hops are really tremendous. Perfect nose. Hint of sour wine grapes.
The appearance is icy honey-gold. Head shrinks quickly. Uber-cloudy.
The flavor is sweet rye malts, roasted and a little pungent. Almost sour. Grapes, ginger, leafy hops. Malt balance is dark and earthy. Beautifully balanced. The malts get more pale toward the end.
The feel is creamy and chewy. Thick but not a choker. An outstanding beer, closer to an IPA than a pale.
buzzoven (376) - JAPAN - SEP 24, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Quite possibly the best example of a pale ale that is sufficiently hoppy to please moderate hope heads. Perfect balance of the herbal citrusy taste with fine malt presence. Soooo drinkable. Downed three pints easily in a few hours. Very very well done and I’m ready for more.
maneliquor (2785) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - FEB 16, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: NOV 15, 2011 Bottle from Mane Liquor. This pale ale is amazing. It’s like a citrus hop bomb in your mouth. Lots of front up fruit with a lingering bitterness. One of the best pale ale’s I’ve had. Right up there with Epic Pale Ale !
ShantyBrewery (14) - - JUL 26, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great beer. It pours yellow with a thin head. There seems to be some chill haze. The aroma has slight grapefruit with some orange, a hint of pine and maltiness. Very nice and balanced. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, and medium carbonation. The flavor is malty with citrus and mild pine/grass. The bitterness is nicely balances with the malt. Overall one of the best APAs I’ve had. It’s not over the top like West Coast pale ales, but not boring like some from the East Coast. Awesome.
Nephilium (1259) - Ohio, USA - MAY 31, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
An amazing hop aroma starts this beer off right, with pine and citrus notes. Pours a clear light yellow, with a fluffy white head. Grassy hop flavors are predominant in this one, with a nice bitter finish. Clean and light on the palate, and easy drinking. This is truly an exceptional pale ale, and I’m glad this is around in a six pack.
Pwn3d (1961) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JUL 20, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the southern tier event with Cara. Pour is light yellow/amber with tons of white lacing. Awesome full flavored pale with astrigent hops, grapefruit. One of my flavor pales ever. A great, strong session ale.
Hammy78 (699) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 5, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 21, 2012 Love this stuff. Pours a cloudy/ hazy goldish colour, with small white head that tams down rather quickly, some minor lacing left as well. Aroma is hoppy and a little bit of grain. Taste is bitter yet smooth. Really enjoyed this.