fattibobatti (246) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 25, 2007
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Golden in color with light foam. The aroma is intense and very full for a PA which is probably why i enjoy it so much when i cant get an IPA at the bar. Great hoppy and light beer.
rayg1 (583) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - APR 18, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I also sampled this while down in Atlanta. I have to say this is a really great pale ale. Pours a darker golden color with a nice prickly head. This stuff smells fairly sweet actually with the hops taking a backseat on the nose. Taste is a whole different story! This beer is sticky, sweet, citrus, and just hoppy enough to give a crisp kick. Excellent stuff and if I could get it more easily I might drink this from time to time over SN Pale Ale.
realale420 (399) - west covina, California, USA - APR 1, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle (thanks to jrob_21) poured a clear pale/gold color with almost no head. Aroma was sweet malt and not that much of a hop nose. Taste was well rounded with a good bitterness and malt profile. Could use more carbonation.
kyzr (1153) - Belgrade, Montana, USA - MAR 28, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to decaturstevo for this, yellow pour with white frothy head. Nose of citrus with sweetness to it. Flavor is rather smooth, with a crisp clean finish.
Odeed (1796) - Bakersfield, California, USA - MAR 11, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(bonus brew from someone...thanks!)cloudy yellowish/orange body with a small white head.pine,dust,and caramel make up the aroma.flavor is much of the same.nice crisp mouthfeel.would be a totally cool session brew.
blankboy (6400) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 9, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared with HogTownHarry & biegaman -- my bottle courtesy of shp555. Pours a clear golden-orange with an average size diminishing white head. Pleasant C-hop aroma and flavour -- simple but easy to drink. A little watery but not too bad. Medium bodied. Perhaps a little dull but it’s still a pretty good Pale Ale.
smcd (366) - USA - MAR 8, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Draft. Bottles). Stuck in Atlanta ... this was a nice find. Hazy orange. Medium white head. Standard pale ale hops lend citrus notes and a crisp finish. Quite nice.
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - MAR 8, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a cloudy orange with a medium white head. Nice mellow hop aroma, hints of grapefruit and other citrus fruit. Pretty nice smooth, crisp taste. Hops are present, but not overdone. Slight bitterness towards the finish, but very refreshing overall. I get a little maltiness in the taste as well, just enough to balance out the hops. Grapefruit is really the only fruit characterI pulled out of this beer. Overall pretty decent.
markgugs (86) - Wood Ridge, New Jersey, USA - MAR 2, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
poured from a 12oz bottle into a tulip pint glass
A: Golden orange in color, nice 1-finger white head, dies down after a few moments but leaves a nice ring around the beer throughout, lots of nice lacing.
S: Smells of robust piney and citric hops, not much malt balance.
T/M: Loads and loads of citrus, grapefruit hops. Up front, throughout, on the finish, everywhere. Almost too much, the beer is fairly one-dimensional. The choice of hops keeps the brew fairly juicy & thirst-quenching, but there’s just not all that much substance here. Standard mouthfeel, crisp and refreshing.
D: Well, it’s a very easy to drink beer, and would be great for BBQs, tailgating, etc. I wouldn’t sit around & session with it though when there are so many other better beers available. Decent for what it is though.
HogTownHarry (6199) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - MAR 1, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle (12oz). Shared with blankboy and biegaman, blankboy’s bottle. Clear, light gold, average white head. Pungent funk-resin sharp hop aroma, slight evergreen, simple light malt. Tastes a bit like a hopped-up pils, a little too sprucey for the light malt background. Light body, quite astringent - just okay, something didn’t click for me with this one.