Travlr (11900) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 9, 2008
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A nicely balanced pale ale, with lots of citrus overtones and a bitter hoppy finish. Very drinkable.
argo0 (11535) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 6, 2002
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 7, 2003 (bottle - 10/7/03) Hazy copper body topped by small beige head. Aroma is medium sweet, grapefruit. Taste is grapefruit, medium sweet, fairly intense bitterness. Still, the sweetness lends decent balance to the hops. Medium body. (draft - 7/2/03) Clear brown body with small off-white head. Aroma is moderately sweet hoppy. Taste is hoppy (pine/grapefruit) -- going for broke and taking no prisoners. Medium body. (7/4/7/3/14)
Rasmus40 (11217) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 1, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy dark orange with a big off-white head. Aroma is caramel and very hoppy - grapefruit and pine. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish. 010611
thewolf (11184) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUN 21, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, bought @ Ølbutikken, Cph.
Pours clear redish copper with a fine, small, creamy, off-white head. Nice duration. Lovely hoppy aroma. Grassy, grapefruit, lemons, melons, apple and pine. slight caramel malty base. Low carbonation, dry and creamy mouthfeel. Flavour is extremely well-balanced between malty sweetness and fruity hops. Pine, grass, hay, grapefruit, apricot. Lovely, long, lingering fruity bitterness.
chrisv10 (11132) - DENMARK - MAY 9, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
355 ml Bottle at MikkellerBar. Amber body with off-white head. Flavour is malt, caramel, hops, pine and citrus.
Christian (11119) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 19, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slightly cloudy with a lasting off-white head, leaving some lacing. Citrus and pine hops in the nose, with caramel malty sweetness and a hint of green tobacco. Dry hoppy flavour with some malt, and intense bitterness.
bhensonb (11084) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 10, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Archer Liquors. Copper color with a large beige head that collapsed with a bit of lace. Huge citrus/cat pee aroma. Can’t even smell malt. Medium body with creamy carbonation. Flavor is mildly citric hop over some light malt. But that doesn’t mean it’s not hoppy. There’s a lot of florality. I think this is one of those fresh hop beers, and I think this bottle must be rather fresh. Really hops the mouth. Great mouthfeel.
jcwattsrugger (11083) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 9, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 10, 2005 12 oz bottle-pours a nice creamy tan head. Clear gold-amber color. Aroma-lots of citrus&hops. Flavor is lots of citrus-bitter grapefruit (from the hops). Taste finishes with the bitter grapefruit lightly, and without a bite. A very good, occasional beer.
brokensail (10935) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 21, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
A: A 12 oz bottle poured into my Firestone Walker pint glass. The beer is a hazy, amber color with little to no head.
S: A great citrus (grapefruit and orange) aroma fills the nose and a mild pine is present as well. There is also a bit of sweet, caramel malt smell coming through.
T: Exceptional flavor for a pale ale! Wonderful bitterness up front and on the finish. There is also quite a bit of citrus in there, but not much in the way of the malt.
M: A fairly light beer on the tongue, but certainly not a bad thing. Good carbonation and a bit of a lingering bitterness.
D: Pale ales are known for their high level of drinkability, and this one is no exception. A very nice beer by Three Floyds.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Source: Brewfest, Real Ale Festival
hazy amber, frothy head, thick lace, grassy hop aroma, medium body, lots of hop flavor and lingering bitterness, tounge scraper required, out of balance
still brutal, still over the top
hazy amber, lots of carbination, big fine head, lots of lace, strong grapefruit aroma, strong hop flavor, lots of grapefruit essence, low bitterness
Score: 3.8 to 3.6
Words: Charlie’s Ale House
same as always but these days a big hoppy pale ale is common
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20