HonkeyBra (3985) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - MAY 22, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
16 oz. can. This was a cool find on my way back home from Milwaukee. It pours a hazy orange from the can with a thick, eggshell colored head. Aroma of bright, robust hops, focusing on citrus and pine notes. I get Hay and straw malt, as well as a some bread dough and crackers. I get floral and minty twinges. Flavor is smooth and very nice to drink. The hops are set back a bit. Not quite in your face like I expected using Galaxy hops. Medium bitterness, lots of nice pine and floral notes in the tongue. The malt manifests itself as fresh baked bread and crackers. I get lots of tropical fruit notes, pineapple, kiwi, some orange. The hops assert themselves more towards the finish. Mouthfeel features crisp carbonation, lively on the tongue. Finishes nice and bitter. This is a very nice pale ale that goes down very easily. Before I knew it, my glass was gone.
daknole (10799) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 21, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Yellow pour, white head. Caramel malt up front followed by some light tropical notes, light pine hops and some fruity esthers. This brewery is doing it right. Enjoyable beers all the way around.
mcjay (463) - Neenah, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 19, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy golden color with a fizzy white head. The aroma is grainy and the flavor is a little bitter with a light fruity note and a sweet undertone.
DietPepsican (1578) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - MAY 15, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
mildly hazy yellow pour with a white head. The can claims tropical hops and it is a bummer this didn’t deliver with that statement. Just another clean, malt forward, boring pale with a bit of bitterness and some tarry pine bitterness.
Terminus (3541) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 11, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can-must have been fresh since this was the beer that was holding me up in my online order through a MN store. Pours very hazy orange with a nice fluffy sudsy soapy white head that lasted the whole time with some sparse lacing. nose is very hoppy-mostly floral flowery tropical notes with some mango notes as well. Very solid yet not mind blowing. Flavors are lite, much more lite than i was expecting-lots of citrus, lite pale malts, and some lite pine and mostly tropical notes, especially on the finish. palate is crisp and slightly over-carbonated yet not detracting from this beer. if this beer were a bit more punchy, i may have rated it a bit better however, a very solid pale and definatley seek out for those pale ale lovers. great session beer!
MatSciGuy (907) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 11, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
[Can] Pours a slightly hazy gold with a sticky, two-finger head of eggshell white foam. The aroma is tropical fruit - papaya, mango, and pineapple, but with an herbal, sort of catnip like note to it. There’s also a little dank resiny note, which I’m guessing is the magnum coming through. The flavor is not terribly aggressive. The malt jumps in at the beginning with a nice dry crispness that accents the hops as they take over as the beer moves across the palate. The resiny character stands out on the finish, leaving a pot-like aftertaste. Nice smooth bitterness and the carbonation is just right.
kbutler1 (1378) - North Carolina, USA - MAY 11, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Pours a very heady slightly cloudy straw yellow color. Excellent head retention from the big, fluffy off white head. Nice aroma of orange, pineapple, and slight pine. Medium mouthfeel. Slightly sweet start gives way to a good amount of bitterness. The end has a taste I can’t quite put my finger on. Nice lacing. Overall, pretty tasty!
Bjshades (156) - Iowa, USA - MAY 10, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is a new brewery to our area and if this first taste is any indication of the rest of their line, then this is a great thing! It pours a hazy golden copper color with a two fingers thick creamy head. Bright citrus aromas. Good bitterness from the Galaxy hops. Clean dry finish on the palate.
DasBierChef (1083) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 8, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Wonderful can, but that’s unfortunately the best part of this beer... nice aroma, but nothing else to mention.
phaleslu (9017) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 7, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour from a 16-oz can at Microfest 2012. Awesome can. Pours a hazy pale golden color with some visible sediment and a white head. Aroma of citrusy hops, bready malts, floral notes, and faint grains- very clean. Same with the flavor, with sweet and bready malts, grassy and citrusy hops, citrus fruits. Clean, crisp, refreshing.