LilBeerDoctor (3702) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 6, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler from Big Z Beverage. Pours a clear dark orange with a thin white head. Aroma of light fruits, floral hops, a hint of citrus, and pale, bready malts. Flavor of floral hops and bitter hops with a spicy, bitter finish and some more sweet soapy, floral notes. Also a hint of herbal notes and chamomile. Good pale ale- nice balance between the sweet fruits/malt and bitter, floral hops. Great example of the style and very drinkable.
beerbill (3605) - Laurel, New York, USA - FEB 28, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I’ve had this more times than I can count, most recently from a growler filled at Ronkonkoma Beverage for this rating. Pours a lightly hazed golden amber with a moderate white head that lasted through the first quarter of the glass and left partial lace. Pleasant aroma of citrus and pine along with a few notes of malt sneaking through. The flavor begins with malt but is then washed by some fruity citrusy hops along with some resinous pine. Some residual sweetness plays well against the moderate-strong bitterness at the finish. Very enjoyable!
shonobiwan (219) - Sound Beach, New York, USA - FEB 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Long Island, NY - Growler filled at Port Jeff Beverage. It poured a clear amber color with beautiful white head that dissipated quickly. It left good lacing all along the weizen glass. Aroma was filled with hops, citrus maybe grapefruit, no hint of malt. Being called a pale ale I was suspecting something less hoppy but I think Spider Bite got confused between pale ale and an IPA. Nonetheless a good beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
blklab2007 (2118) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 4, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
growler from decicco’s poured an amber in color with a thin covering of white head. aroma has dry citrus, resins, pine, and some sweet malt. mouth feel is medium and there is light carbonation. flavor again showcases the hops, citrus rind, medium bitterness, pines, light sweetness, and some malt as support. has a nice bite and the finish is firm and dry. pleasant and drinkable with the punch of a much bigger beer.
j12601 (9549) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - DEC 4, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Paul’s, Third batch of this, which has been gone through a hopback (previous two batches did not). Pours a clear orange amber with a medium sized white head. Bright citrus hops, earthy malt, sweet toast. Earthy, pungent hops, malt and a touch of grapefruit. Long bitterness, quinine and grapefruit pith. Very nice, easy drinking and wonderfully sessionable.
JoeMcPhee (9268) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 26, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler courtesy of zdk - thanks Zach! Big congrats to Larry for getting the brewery off the ground and to Paul for the brewing. Rich amber pour with a tight off-white head. Lacy. The aroma has a ton of fresh citrus and pine in addition to some light toasted base malt character. Quite dry though despite this additional character. Lean bodied with a lot of hop bitterness and flavour. Lingering pine resin and soft malt sweetness. Balanced, fresh and very tasty - this growler is not long for this world.
tgncc (3086) - Bellmore, New York, USA - NOV 16, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ Blind Tiger, NYC. The aroma is floral, earthy hops. The appearance is a clear amber, white head. The flavor is caramel malts, citrus hops. The finish is citrus and pine needles. Medium in body. Excellent.
blipp (7904) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 14, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Pours amber orange with an off white head. Floral and citric hoppy aroma with lightly sweet malts. The flavor has floral hops, sweet malts, light citrus notes, and just a hint of dankness. Good stuff.
Pwn3d (1962) - Manhattan, New York, USA - NOV 8, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
At blind tiger. Very good pale ale.. Caramel, toasty, hoppy pale. Crisp and refreshing but also interesting and firm enough to make beer geeks happy.
jredmond (7334) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 8, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 9, 2011 Draft at blind tiger with andrew and Brendan. Pours a deep hazy amber with white lacing. Aroma is fresh hops. Mouthfeel is is nice, clean and refreshing with notes of pine, bitter citrus.