boFNjackson (3894) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 31, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle... Poured clear golden amber with a thick, rocky eggy/off-white head. Nose had some malted grains. Mildly bitter with cereal-like bready grains. Some grassy hop notes with light fruits like passion fruit. A hint of a metallic character that was a little off putting.
Bule (423) - California, USA - MAY 30, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
12oz Bottle pours a golden color with a thick foamy head. Mild hop bitterness with some sharp alcohol flavors.
Drake (7123) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAY 29, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Beer Run. Pours a clear golden color with a off-white head. Good head retention. Aroma of spicy, herbal hops and faint malts. The taste is spicy hops, pale malts, tart apple. Medium bodied, refreshing.
crossovert (5627) - Illinois, USA - MAY 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Botled 03/08/13. Seems like they might have been slow to roll this out in chi. Its a clear golden amber pour with a nice head. Dry hops subdued at this point. IT has a sharp toffee scent, bread, and still retains a bit of the tropical hops. The flavor is decent. Almost light lager-like with a good bready malt base and a hint of toastiness. Medium to low bitterness, lemony hop flavor. Very light and easy-drinking. I like it as a summer beer but it’s a bit old.
RABinVA (989) - Fredericksburg, Virginia, USA - MAY 24, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a pale gold. No real head. Thin, piney, a bit of bitter grassy hops develops slowly on the tongue. Kind of tastes like pool water at first.
marcus (5605) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Total Wine, Sacramento. Pours clear copper with a clinging off-white head and a fruity aroma. There is a medium-bodied pale malt flavor with a seriously bitter finish. Very drinkable.
bhensonb (9814) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 20, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
It’s back, and in bottles. This one from Corti Brothers. Pours dark gold with a foamy white head. Aroma is interestingly spicy. And citrusy. Med body til the foam leaves. Flavor is very light caramel with some spice and citrus. I could believe there’s a trace of rye in it. Quite tasty for the ABV.
Frank (2222) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 13, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This is a pretty standard issue pale ale (not that that’s a bad thing) with floral hops and a fairly strong mineral presence in the nose. There is a good balance of sweetness and bitterness but the bitterness in the finish is too strongly of the grassy/earthy variety for my tastes. This drinks pretty good but is just very average in general w/ the hops being a bit too muted for the style.
Tastebuds808 (16) - - MAY 10, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Taste like a marzen ipa to me. Not sure way to thing about it. The beer is light in color but it has a slight marzen taste to me. Almost slight black liqourish ( wrong spelling). Different ipa. Not my taste but I imagine there might be a lot if fans that would like this.
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dreadnord (1014) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours transparent golden orange with a small white head. The nose is light citrus in the form of oranges and grapefruit, some bready pastry notes and caramel. The taste is low sweet and medium bitter. Texture is crisp and clean with a light body and a long finish.