BlackForestCO (977) - Aurora, Colorado, USA - APR 7, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewery. Poured a clear yellow-copper color with a moderate off-white head that slowly faded to a layer and left some large spotty lacing. Aroma of dank, leafy hops paired with some citrus fruitiness (orange, tangerine) and some pine. Smooth, lightly sweet entry with some soft honey and orange lead into a moderately bitter, leafy hoppiness with a moderate pine that lingers into the finish where it is paired with some soft citrus fruitiness. Low carbonation and moderate mouth feel with a nice dry bite from the hops. Pretty nice apa.
bu11zeye (11940) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 7, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Draught) Pours a clear yellow with small white head. Aroma of grass, dried cow patties, pine cones, orange, and tangerine. Flavor of grass, pine, orange, pineapple, and caramel with a dry finish.
rhialistic (156) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 30, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ Strange. Pours a pale clear golden color with lacy white head. Lots of floral hop, resin, and pine in the aroma. Tons of bitter floral hops and orange peel in the taste. One of the hoppiest pale ales I have had. Light mouthfeel and very bitter aftertaste.
jcwattsrugger (11079) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 18, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fresh Hop PA-on tap-pours an offwhite head with yellow color. Aroma is orange/pine, some light/medium malt. Taste is orange/pine hops with slight bite, some light/medium malt with some sweet.
drjay44 (2612) - Salida, Colorado, USA - NOV 16, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampler at Brewers Rendezvous 7/9/11. Pours a thin white head, over a dark gold (SRM 6) body....nose is grapefruit peel, pine, resin, toffee/caramel,,,,taste is toffee/caramel, pine, grapefruit....mouth feel medium, carbonation bedium. This is a nice balanced take of a Pale Ale. BJCP 8/3/12/4/7
BMan1113VR (7854) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 1, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Strange as "Fresh Hop Ale" 5.5% 40IBU. Pours with a crystal clear golden body with a small white head. Aromas of tangerine, grass, overripe fruit, CTZ and dankness. Flavors are slightly spicy, medium bitter, grassy, dank fruity and a touch peppery. Medium bubbles with a dry finish.
BeerandBlues2 (9596) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 4, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap. Pours clear golden orange with a medium, fizzy white head, medium retention with spotty lacing. Aroma is fresh citrus, floral, and pine hops, biscuit malt, and tropical fruity esters. Flavor is light malt, moderate hops, light bitterness, tropical fruity esters and a dry finish. Light body, low warmth, medium carbonation.
arminjewell (6158) - Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA - OCT 3, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured clear orange on tap at Strange with fluffy white head. Aroma has notes of citrusy orange, grapefruit, touches of pine, going into caramel and toffee notes. Taste is nice and hop forward, with notes of orange, pine and some grassy spice notes, touch of caramel, finishing fairly clean, not too bitter and dry.
emmasdad (85) - , Colorado, USA - JUL 9, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a somewhat cloudy bronze color, with a lingering beige head. Very hop forward, with aromas of citrusy hops and pine. On the palate, this one was light to medium bodied, with biscuity malt, citrus zest and piney hops. A very hop centric and delicious pale.
onceblind (4014) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 15, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Displayed as 5.5% and 40 IBUs. Honey gold in color, with a foamy white head. Rich caramelly aroma with a peppery-pine presense. Some belgo-funk was also in there. Slight spice taste, with white pepper, sweet pale malt, with a dry toffee ending. An average, albiet very well made Pale