sloth (2609) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - OCT 29, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice tan head with lasting lace. Lightly hazy amber/orange color. Big, juicey hop nose. Lotsa citrus, grapefruit and pine, large and fruity, some resin. Makes yer mouth water. Medium bodied, oily on the palate, soft carbonation. Gorgeous little hop bomb with all the flavors listed above and a bit of and just a bit of grainy maltiness. Dry finish leaves ya wanting MORE! Damn Gabe, thanks for the bottle! Could drink a few of these bad boys.
DeputyAndy (632) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 28, 2011
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle. Pours a gorgeous hazy amber. Skunky grapefruit aroma. Taste is superbly balanced. Hoppy mixes well with sweetness. Clean finish. Awesome.
ryanfolty (2018) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - OCT 28, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 25, 2013 Date: October 22, 2011 Mode: Bottle Source: Darkness Day. Full description not available as I sampled way too many beers during Darkness Day!
Had again December 28, 2011 bottle from Fullobs. Semi-opaque cloudy orange with nice head that faded quickly and some lacing. Citrus/orange and maybe some lemon, and hops in aroma and taste was similar with mild bitter finish. Very well done. Increased overall to 16 from previous rating.
Drank another 5.25.13 during Champions League final. Bumped appearance to a 4 with the long lasting head and lacing, but moved palate down to 3 with the bitterness that lingered after the finish. No change to overall rating at 3.9.
peteinSD (1430) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 28, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: OCT 30, 2011 Bottle from Adam - thanks! Pours a hazy, golden orange with a slight and quickly fading white head. Aroma is dank, resinous hops, pine, citrus, mango, and tropical fruits. Extremely sweet and floral nose. Taste does not quite match the pungency of the aroma but it’s still damn good with clean, slightly bitter hops, a dry malt backbone, and some citrus. Would absolutely love to have access to this on the regular. Excellent pale ale.
GMCC2181 (1553) - Newark, Delaware, USA - OCT 27, 2011
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Damn this beer is the sh!t.... Great nose of seeping wet grapefruit. Clearish orange in color, big head. Taste is grapefruit, tropical fruits biscuits, slight flowers, with a well balanced bitterness. Super smooth, way to enjoyable to drink. Simple but great APA. WoW, wish this was available in my area, and all the time. This was drank on the warmer side ~50 degrees. Overall. Probably the best pale ale I have had. Dreadnaughts little brother....... Huge "thanks" to stfun for the hook-up!
GatorGuy92 (28) - Valrico, Florida, USA - OCT 27, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
VERY solid Pale Ale, almost bordering on an IPA. Cloudy light orange colored brew with some nice lacing and a fantastic smell to it! The taste is simple enough to really let the Citra Hops shine through. Nice Citra hop hit when you first sip it and lingers but than finishes clean. If I could buy this beer regularly I it would be a staple of mine.
gyllenbock (5668) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 25, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the Brewpub, October 21, 2011.
Slightly hazy dark golden with a white head. Fresh with a lot of hops and fruit. Really, really drinkable and refreshing. I liked the floral and the resinous character of this beer. Would love to drink this one in the summer in Sweden.
jredmond (6073) - Manhattan, New York, USA - OCT 24, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle split with Pat. Pours a hazy orange yellow body with carbonated white head. Aroma is incredible juicy citrus fruits - pineapple, grapefruit, orange, and lemon. Mouthfeel is outstandingly refreshing with again, ripe fruits dominating the flavor along with some citrus hops. One of the best American Pales I’ve ever had.
DalzAle (2003) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - OCT 23, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to StFun. Light orange pour, lasting carbonation and lacing and a nice sweet hoppy aroma. Flavor is rich and slightly dry orange hops, a little bitters and finished with a nice mellow malty aftertaste. Well done, I’ll be in IN later this week and am going to look for more of this!
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - OCT 23, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle from Marc. Rating #150. Darkish yellow pour wirh some orange mixed in there, it seemed a bit hazy as well with a decent white head that lingered with a nice little amount of lacing. Picking up sime pine and tropical fruit, a little sweetness. Nice amount of bitterness up front leading to a little caramel sweetness and some fruitiness as well, nice stuff. (1966)