pete4999 (1182) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUN 1, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can, as pictured, courtesy of Howard. Poured a clear gold. Smells of grassy notes and citrus hops. Very drinkable, great example of the style, I think. Simple but well made. Would love to have more of this, but alas...
Jabic (431) - Brigantine, New Jersey, USA - MAY 25, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ar: Resin, lemon, and a touch of pine - orange notes, too.
Ap: Crystal-clear amber-orange - large off-white head with very good retention and a beautiful pattern of lacing.
T: Lemon, pine, and bitter orange up front, very light sweetness with a bit of toasty malt - medium-high bitterness, with a minty edge - finish is some lingering orange and spice.
P: Medium-light body with medium-high carbonation - finish is dry.
O: Nice, bright, and tasty pale ale - great hop character - lots of flavor and refreshing.
jcwattsrugger (11348) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 22, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
CBC 16oz can-pours gold with a rich offwhite head. Aroma is soft floral/resin. Taste is floral/resin/herbal hops with a bite, some sweet light/medium malt.
nbondi (203) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 20, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Yellow with thin white head. Nose of grass, delicate citrus, cherries. Good carbonation and body. Sweet with ripe fruit and good hop balance. Well made, makes me want to crush a few.
timfoolery (1124) - California, USA - MAY 16, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tall can from trade. Aroma was of grassy and piney hops. Flavor was the same, but the palate was rather thin. I could see one consuming mass quantities of this brew. Pretty good beer.
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weihenweizen (2030) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - MAY 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Refrigerated 1 pint can from JoePeesie poured into a shaker. Pours clear deep golden with big bright fluffy white head. Big bubble fluffy lacing, medium body, medium carbonation, slightly resinous texture, and nice hop aroma. Taste is citrus, some long pine, and slightly bitter finish. Better than expected.
geeklimit (232) - USA - MAY 4, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very nice malt aroma. Pours with a good bubbly head and a cloudy darker golden body. Palate is clean, bubbly and slightly sticky. Taste is a pleasing higher-than-usual hop load for a pale ale. Slightly bitter finish.
Enish266 (5) - Poway, California, USA - MAR 25, 2012 does not count
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Received this from pantanap. Thanks!
A - slighty piney with floral and grassy notes.
A - pours a golden wheat-like yellow. Average lacing that sticks around nicely as you drink it.
T - first taste is bitter that lingers on the palate. Touch of orange sweetness which makes it very quaffable.
P - medium carbonation that is perfect for a pale ale. Mouthfeel is prickly with a light oily, resin finish.
O - A better than average pale ale with a nice hop bite. Wish the hop flavors and aromas were a bit more integrated to balance out the bitterness.
Brigadier (3195) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - MAR 18, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
I wasn’t sure what to expect but since the price was only $3.50 for a pint the risk was minimal. The reward was a solid and flavorful pale ale. Not quite heavy enough to wear down the palate it still had enough depth to keep from being a boring one trick pony. Oh, and it also comes in relatively inexpensive cans if that is your thing.
Aroma / Appearance - The rosy red body glowed with warmth like a dim fire. A pillowy white head remained after a few minutes. Beneath was the smell of cedar, polished bronze, caramel, and dashes of honey. The warm bitterness glues everything together like strands of tree sap.
Flavor / Palate - Light and easy going, the first impression is of oranges and lemons. The transition towards a woody finish brings the hops into focus clearly. Over time it becomes a little predictable. However it is still good enough to keep a four pack around for hot summer afternoons. If you are in central Indiana check it out and support a local brewery.
alpar (160) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 8, 2012
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very nice smell and the carb is good. I got a lot of citrus in this one but the taste didn’t come through. Actually kind of acidic. Its a nice beer and its bitter but this one just doesn’t do it for me...