illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 29, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Yogi’s in Bloomington, IN. Pours golden amber with a white head. Lighter side of medium bodied with steady carbonations. Flavor of very pale malts countered by a somewhat boring hop profile. Dry finish
daknole (9052) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 23, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber pour, off white head. Nice pale! Good citrus hops up front, some toffee notes, yeast, lemon zest. Flavor has a great kick of hops balanced perfectly by some caramel malt notes. I enjoyed this one.
kjc51478 (383) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - MAY 21, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAY 30, 2011 Sampled at Brewery. Appearance is light amber color with light, quickly dissipating head. Aroma is most citrus with notes of lemon and grapefruit. Taste is dominated by the hops with citrus being the main notes. Malt sweetness is light which doesn’t provide much balance to the hop character. Palate is medium-bodied, good carbonation, and bitter finish. An okay Pale Ale.
wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 18, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From the can. Clear amber with a light, wispy, white head. No lace. Nose is very lithgt citrusy hops, grapefruit, light lemons and very faint caramel malts. Nose seems completely clean and absent of esters and complexity. Flavor is dry and again medium light hop character and little to no malt character. Bitter crisp finish. Seems true to style.
Block (1342) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - MAY 15, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had this at Sun King and also picked up a growler. Hoppy/ yeasty aroma. Amber pour with a malty sweet taste and hoppy finish. Definitely a stronger and more flavorful pale ale.
iabeerguy (392) - Iowa, USA - MAY 9, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had this at the brewery and also in a tall boy can. Pours a nice copper orange color. Aroma of citrus, hops, and pine. Really nice pale ale, smooth and refreshing.
Sarrsipius (6) - Indiana, USA - APR 28, 2011 does not count
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours clear and bright. Nice head. Not a strong nose. Good citrus hoppiness for a pale ale. A good lawnmower beer!
dwm1034 (634) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tall boy can from sherm1016...thanks. Pours a rich, hazy orange....but doesn’t quite live up to its hype from there....some hops but not really a ’punch’....a pleasant beer for a spring evening....
EithCubes (4833) - New Jersey, USA - APR 9, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This one from a tallboy can, I was responsible and didn’t rate the samples from the brewery. Huge hoppy nose, piny with citrus and especially grapefruit, resin heading toward soapiness. Bright coppery orange body with steady carbonation and a frothy beige head. Light body closer to IPA-level bitterness, really cleanses the palate and leaves a bready residue, though it’s pushing close to that threshhold for resiny astringency. Just bone dry. A good, potentially great summer beer, dry hopping has done wonders and it has that perfect hamburger and hot dog pairing potential.
JoeTheYounger (1144) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - APR 5, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can from Stfun. Poured a golden color with medium nice head. Aroma was grassy and citrus. Taste was much more bitter than i was expecting which was a plus in my book. Pretty solid pale ale.