kassner (1291) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 16, 2011
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Got this can and southern star at Village bottle shop. This beer was thin, not much hops , not much head no lacing, and almost like an american lager. Nothing funky so I donít think it was infected, just weak.
rondphoto (1249) - 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 canít 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.
Ed5388 (1235) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - JUN 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
16oz can. Poured into a Sun King beer can glass. Pours a clear light orange color with a thick pillowy off white head. Aroma of citrus hops, bready malts, and a hint of sour funk. Taste is citrus and pine, toast, and resin. Mild bitterness. My first offering from Sun King and not disappointed! Really enjoying this one!
Nephilium (1216) - Ohio, USA - JAN 18, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This starts with a strong grapefruit hop aroma, surprisingly strong for a pale ale. Pours a clear light amber, with an ample white head. This beer truly showcases hops, with a big punch of citrus, fading to a mild bitter finish. Thereís not much malt noticeable, just a touch of biscuit in the center. This is an outstanding Pale Ale, if you like hops.
Beaver (1160) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 26, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
16 oz can. Pours clear golden orange with a creamy white head that retains well and leaves some lacing.
The aroma is sweet biscuity malts with some earthy, fruity hops.
The flavor is biscuity malts with some spicy grassy hops and a little fruit. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.
Overall, OK biscuity pale ale with decent hops.
italarican (1142) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - JUL 10, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can thanks to JoePeesie! Clear amber pour with moderate eggshell head. Aroma is full of pine and earthy hops backed by plenty of caramel malt and bread. Flavor is hop dominant of spruce, orange peel, and dirt backed by caramel malt. Some lemon in the finish with moderate rush of hops. Really good!
Block (1124) - 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.
JoeTheYounger (1113) - Claremont, 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.
dbarnold (1106) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - JUL 7, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very pleasant session beer and a good example of an american pale. Light, drinkable with a decent malt backbone, but hops dominate. Itís moderately bitter and heavy on the citrus. Finish is crisp, clean and refreshing.
wnoble (1088) - Knoxville, Tennessee, 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.