johnnnniee (3150) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 30, 2011
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Received in trade from phisigben, thanks for the opportunity.
Pours just shy of clear with a golden amber color and a creamy white head that never gets too large or distant. Nice grapefruit and apricot aroma mixed with a hint of pine and hints of bready malt somewhere in the mix. Taste is a nice mix of bready biscuity malt with plenty of earthy pine and citrus hop flavor to keep me interested. Medium to light body with a fairly dry finish, moderate level of carbonation and a resinous creamy watery mouthfeel. Nice pale ale with huge amounts of hop aroma. I wouldn’t mind a touch more body here, but I could also see myself cutting the lawn with one of these too.
tastybeer (1852) - Indiana, USA - DEC 25, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Pour is gold with a nice white head, good retention/lace. Aroma of grapefruit hops, bread, caramel malt. Taste is moderately bitter, grassy/citrus hops, bready malt. Palate is dry, soft, oily, with a nicely bitter finish. Drinks closer to an IPA, nicely dry and bitter.
Aubrey (3501) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - DEC 7, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Solid pale ale. Hoppy, yet not excessively bitter. Very balanced, actually. Malt side has elements of bread, caramel and biscuits -- without being overly sweet. Hops are citrusy and slightly grassy with a fitting bite of bitterness. Great session beer.
LilBeerDoctor (3567) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 3, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught. Pours a clear orange with a thick white head. Aroma of sweet floral hops, tropical fruits, citrus. Flavor is a nice balance of citrus hops, bitter hops, and bready malt. Great pale ale and so easy to drink. 8/4/8/4/14 (3.8/5)
Dugie08 (3) - USA - OCT 28, 2011 does not count
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
An assertively hopped west coast style pale ale. Every aspect of this beer is designed to showcase the hops without overpowering your taste buds.
DalzAle (2012) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - OCT 25, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can thanks to StFun! Light orange pour, good quarter inch head and sweet creamy oranges a very light hops. Flavor has a light hop profile, a little woody malt and a slightly creamy citrus aftertaste. Very good, could see drinking this around a fall campfire all night long.
douglas88 (7582) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 21, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can thanks to Sixthglass. Pours a cloudy orange color with a thick white head. A sweet biscuit nose with abundant pine and citrus hops. The flavor is a super smooth Pale with lemon zest, oranges, light bitterness, smooth biscuit balances it out. Some lingering bitterness. Nice. Akin to Daisy Cutter. I expect some high ratings of this brew.
corby112 (2689) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 20, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to lurchingbeast for sending this to me recently.
Pours a slightly hazy bright golden orange color with a frothy, pillowy two finger white head that slowly settles into a thick lasting cap. Chunks of soapy lacing left behind.
Slightly earthy, floral hop aroma with hints of pine, earthy grass and a ton of citrus fruit. Hints of grapefruit, orange peel and pineapple. Nice pale malt presence with some biscuit notes.
Full bodied especially for the style with a blast of dry, earthy hops up front that give off a nice lingering bitterness. Lots of pine needle/earthy flavor along with a decent amount of light and citrus fruit. Not as sweet or citrusy as aroma suggests with mostly grapefruit and pineapple. There’s a nice pale malt backbone underneath that makes itself know without taking away from the hops at all. Biscuity with a subtle grainy Graham character. Well balanced and complex. Very flavorful and easy to drink.
rondphoto (3150) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - OCT 16, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
I can’t agree with the other reviewers. My take: caramel malt-5%, wheat-10%, citrus carbonation-10%, hops-75%. Not much depth, heavy on the "piney" hops, but cleans the palate and awakens the appetite very well.
phaleslu (8006) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 11, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
16 oz. can at RapeBeer’s place. Thanks, Nico! Pours a mostly clear golden-amber-orange color with a small eggshell white head. Big floral hops, grapefruit and orange citrus, caramel malts, and some resinous piney and earthy notes. Flavor worked for me better than the aroma. Light-bodied, with a citrusy mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Not quite on the level of Alpha King or Daisy Cutter, but damn close.