cooplander (543) - Florida, USA - JAN 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
orange color, aroma of citrus hops, grain, bread, same flavors with a little honey in there, solid brew
alexgrimm (273) - SPAIN - OCT 23, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A quick sip letís you know itís really there. Amazing taste really. In half a glass I think this has become one of my favorite pale ales. Sun King is really making a name for themselves. I popped in there Friday about a quarter till 7 and they were packed. Considering this isnít a brewpub but rahter a warehouse with some kegs in it is saying something. Plus they were closing at 7 and these people didnít seem to care.
zsb19 (168) - Cincinnati, Kentucky, USA - OCT 23, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is bready malt with some floral and citrus hops present. Appearance is hazy golden with a thin white head. Taste is soft bread and caramel malt upfront that turns into citrus and pine hops mid-palate. The follow through is lingering grapefruit and pine bite with some spiciness. Palate is somewhat thin as you would expect for a pale ale. Overall this is an outstanding pale ale in my opinion. There is a lot going on in the flavor profile for a pale. Definitely makes me want to go back for that next drink.
lamas (1362) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 11, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
1 pint can. A slightly hazy amber pour with a thick beige head. A pretty standard APA aroma profile with plenty of citrus, caramel, pine, and spice. Goes down thin and crisp. Semi-sweet upfront in the taste with some caramel and wheaty cereal grains. Spicy. Tangy citrus at the end. Quite drinkable, but way too thin. Forgettable.
mp_lane (52) - Indiana, USA - OCT 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours slightly hazy amber with nice head retention. Aroma is orange or citrus. Taste is tilted more to bitter with good malt backbone. Not too bitter on the palate. Very good pale.
slowrunner77 (5977) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 23, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
"91st percentile on RB...gotta admit, Iím not feeling that. This was an average pale at best. Did absolutely nothing to stand out and even seemed like it was dirty malty enough to not be suoer fresh. Decent bittering and floral hops, but no follow through."
Ferris (4497) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft - Sweet perfumy mandarin. Clear gold with a decent white head. Orange peel, nice pithy bitterness and a caramel sweetness. Decent.
UncleKorm (846) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - AUG 30, 2014
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can poured a clear golden hue w/ a large foamy head. Big hoppy aroma. Initial flavor is light sweet w/ a moderate bitter finish. Tastes are grass and straw. Medium bodied and average mouthfeel.
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whitehotg8 (52) - Illinois, USA - AUG 26, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Got this in a trade with my co-worker. Poured into a pint glass, nice deep orange amber color with a sticky white head. Aromatics of american hops and sweet malt with fruity undertones. The taste is hop forward and has a slight balance with a drier finish. Overall a really solid APA.
ARH (480) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
16oz can poured into a shaker. Pleasant notes of grapefruit, orange, and their respective peels, toasted bread, and some caramel hit the nose. It pours an oily, light copper / orange color topped with a puffy off-white head. Thereís a good amount of lace and the fluffy head recedes slowly, eventually reducing to a medium thick ring with a surface haze. The taste is a high/medium-high bitter with a medium sweet backbone. It has an oily texture with an average amount of somewhat soft, but fizzy head. The finish is grapefruit and caramel with a spice quality to it. The spice and grapefruit linger for a while with a citrus note appearing too.
Rando7 (741) - Iowa, USA - JUN 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can pours clear slightly dark yellow with brief white head. Aroma pine and grass. Taste moderate malt backbone with pine, pepper, a little onion, grass. I didnít get much citrus. Finish mild hops. Light body with moderate carbonation. Decent. Improved as it warmed which kind of surprised me.