crossovert (8675) - Illinois, USA - SEP 5, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
At first sip it is tart and grainy but as you go it opens up. A pleasant bitterness lies underneath grain, tart but citrusy hops, and some spiciness.
shrubber85 (8492) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUL 5, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Sweet orange/grapefruit/pine hops and light malt aroma. Golden yellow color with large head. Sweet orange malt initially with moderately bitter grapefruit/pine hops finish. Solid APA.
arminjewell (7999) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour on tap at the brewery, clear orange-amber pour with white head, aroma is lemon, orange peel, grass, some bread, touch of floral notes as well. Taste is a mix of grass, pine, earth, lots of spicy, bitter hops into a bit of orange peel, some biscuit, finishing dry, spicy, carbonic acid bitters it more as well.
DrSilverworm (7960) - 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.
BMan1113VR (7896) - Los Angeles, California, USA - SEP 1, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 20, 2012 Can thanks to LtDan. Pours with a clear golden body and a large, off-white head. Aroma of grass, earth, pine and caramel. Light citrus and some tea. Flavors of pine, earth, gelatin, dust, bitter, soil. A bit metallic. Very light sweetness in the finish of the second sip. Medium bubbles, decently dry and lastingly bitter finish. (3.1)
Pint at Fresh Craft. Pours with a clear golden-orange hued body with a foamy white head. Aromas are citrusy, flowery, floral, low caramel and some tamarind. Flavors are clean, grainy, low bitterness and mild esters. Tangerine, pine and grapefruit. Medium caramel and toasty malt. Fuller carbonation with a lower body.
deyholla (7587) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 20, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at the Bloomington Beer Festival. Poured a clear dark gold with a white head. Aroma was full of citrus notes (orange) with underlying piney notes. There were more malts present in the flavor leading to a musty pine flavor with a touch of orange.
BVery (7441) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - JAN 18, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can shared by Bob - thanks! Citrus and pine resin aroma. Clean palate although a bit light / watery - not bad though. Fairly rich taste. Nice.
Ibrew2or3 (7312) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - APR 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweet trade bonus beer from StFun and my first Sun King rate! The 16oz can pours with a crystal clear deep gold body with copper hues and supporting a full nearly white head of foam. The aroma is citrusy with grapefruit, lime and tangelo and I’m also getting a light malt sweetness off in the background somewhere. The taste is pretty rich for a Pale with citrusy hop notes supported by mild malt sweetness and then a touch of biscuit malts. It leaves behind a nice hoppiness thinly rimmed with bitter resiny hops into the after taste. Not really a crisp sessionable Pale but it tastes pretty darn good.
phaleslu (7208) - 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.
douglas88 (6810) - 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.