HonkeyBra (4019) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - JUN 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
16 oz. can. Pours and orangish amber with a medium white head, pretty good lacing. Aroma is citrus, herbal, pine, and touch of spruce notes. Some very apparent orange peel notes. Flavor is orange peel, mild pine. Medium bitterness with no real malt sweetness apparent. A touch of oxidation, but since Sun King doesn’t date their cans I don’t know how old this beer is. Finishes on a long citrus note.
Chudwick (2736) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - MAY 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
16oz can into shaker - citrus out the wazoo. This is a citrus explosion almost like a lemon head but not quite. Balanced taste but clearly leaning on bitter with noticeable tartness. Light body.
DrSilverworm (9672) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
16oz can from Big Red Liquors. Clear golden orange color. Thin off-head. Dots and ropes of lace. Medium body. Smooth, crisp, lighter carbonation. Lightly dry finish. Great west coast hop - citrus, pine. Good bready malt, light bit of caramel. Kind of biscuity. Awesome aroma. Satisfying moderate bitter taste, light sweet. Very tasty, easy drinking satisfyingly hoppy IPA. Shared with caterwaul, but I drank most of it. Would have made the whole can disappear in minutes had I had the chance.
jrob21 (3367) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 15, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
16 oz can. Mild grassy hop profile. Little bit of bitter herbal taste. Smooth and easy to drink. Very seasionable. Little bit of lemon in the flavor. Light grain malt bill.
Westmeister (2129) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Big can. Clear orange. Smell is citrus and grass with light sweet malts. Taste is mixture of grass and citrus. Mellow with a light caramel sweetness. Moderate carbonation. Pretty good pale ale.
hayduke (4485) - Eureka, California, USA - MAY 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pint pour at a restaurant in Munster, IN, tt poured a clear gold with a white head. Nose of citrus and pine MEdium body. Flavor of hops with some citrus and pine. Bitter finish. Very tasty.
jandd1983 (3690) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - MAY 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at DLD 2014. It poured a clear golden-orange color with an off-white head. The aroma was of hops and spices, some citrus, light pine, hay, grass, with some biscuit and bread notes. The taste was bitter and lightly sweet with a medium body, a little tingly and prickly with some bitterness. Good stuff.
anders37 (22307) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 4, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Pours a golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity citrus hoppy aroma. Fruity malty dry citrus hoppy weak peachy flavor. Has a fruity malty citrus hoppy finish.
MattiasA (862) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasting at Nya Tröls. It is what it’s supposed to be, a standard west-coast pale ale. Nothing super special about it, nothing wrong with it either.
CpyNPrnT (613) - Indiana, USA - APR 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma of citrus. Taste is citrus and malty. Alcohol is not very noticeable. Overall a good APA. Will try more by Sun King.