ryanfolty (2382) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - JAN 17, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Scottys on January 17, 2012. Clear golden pour with nice head and lacing. Aroma was citrus with some spice. Taste seemed to be opposite with more spice and less citrus. Fairly smooth, kinda creamy and thin bodied.
PapaMick (43) - Jacksonville, Arkansas, USA - JAN 13, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
From can poured into Sam glass. Medium amber, moderate head with decent lacing. Thin mouthfeel. Citrus essence with a crisp flavor. Some residual bitterness but not unpleasant. Suggested by staff of a package store in downtown Indy. Wish I had opportunity to try more
johnnnniee (3740) - 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 (1853) - 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 (3509) - 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 (3713) - 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 (2020) - 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 (8331) - 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 (2804) - 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.