bytemesis (3495) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler courtesy of Ryan - thanks much! Pours clear pale golden with a large creamy white head that slowly dissipates with nice lacing. Aroma is citrus, pine, tropical fruit. Flavor follows nose, quite pleasant, very light sweetness and light bitterness becoming more pronounced in the finish. Light body with a bit of an oily mouthfeel. NIce and refreshing.
MrChopin (3474) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 10, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 11, 2012 tap at brewpub. Hazy gold, thick frothy white head that laces everywhere. Super bright nose, ultra resinous with heavy orange, light sweetness with a few off paper hints. Flavor shows ultra bite, orange candies and earth slowly disappear across mid as beer dies in a dry, doughy end, absolutely no sugar anywhere, though salty orange returns in finish. Breezy and airy, it brings wonder and then disappears, teasing in that delicious, "I want more" way.
NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 16, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Tired Hands. Pours a hazed gold with a cream white head. Nose is soft with low citrus peel, earthy malt. Very clean and crisp. On tasting, on the drier, thinner side. medium soft bitterness, pithy ugli fruit note and toasty malt. Clean and refreshing. Great APA.
PhillyCraft (3431) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 12, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 23, 2012 On tap at tired hands. Pours a slightly clearish golden color with impressive lacing and small head. Aromas and taste of strong citrus, pine, melons, grapefruit juice, earthy and herbal grains. Fresh as can be, drinks like water. I have had this a few times since the first couple and it seems to be inconsistent. It even tasted way better upstairs then it did downstairs a couple weeks ago. Bizzare.
TheEpeeist (3399) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Tired Hands. Clear yellow with a white,fluffy head. Nose is catty hops and grass; slightly sweet. Beautifully creamy with a light tingle. Nice musk and citrus peel with a delicate sweetness. Top notch.
SrSilliGose (3269) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - JUN 5, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler from maxime. Thanks a ton for this tasty brew. Notes of clean fresh pine. Tangerine. Hint of resin. Juicy. No abrasive bitterness. Hop forward for sure with a pleasant toasted cracker orangepeel sweetness provides pleasant balance. Tight beer.
reggiedunlop (3214) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 21, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a clear bright yellow with a medium white head. Aroma has nice soft stonefruits and light grassy and pine notes. Flavor steps up the pine a bit...some spicy hop notes, soft and faintly bready pils malt backing but solid bitterness. Mouthfeel is light and silky and the finish is piney and dry. Bravo Jean!!
auerbrau (3178) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - MAR 3, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the brewpub. Not surprised to see that this gets a 100% for style at the time of rating and before having looked at any Tired Hands ratings, it was easily my favorite of the seven small beers I tried. Aroma beams forth with good tropical hop resins, steady and sturdy. Flavors start with the ethereal light and fresh green hop qualities and then merge beautifully into a n almost nutty malt base. One of the more broadly complex Pale Ales I’ve had in awhile and I give it a lot of credit for being balanced, hop flavor delicious, and with malt nuance. It’s hard to pull that off. Yum.
SpringsLicker (3169) - Tennessee, USA - MAR 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler at Kickbacks for RBWG welcome dinner
Mostly clear yellow with a white head.
Light citrus hop aroma.
Decent for a pale ale.
_angst_ (3029) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 1, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler received in trade. Thank you callmemickey! Pours clear pale golden with a huge frothy white head that leaves some sticky lacing on the glass while dissipating. Smell is slightly sweet, hoppy fresh and fruity with crackers, dried flowers, honeydew melon, kiwi fruit, tropical fruit hard candy, oily pine, sour melon gumdrops, freshly cut grass, grapefruit juice, yellow wine gums, Taste is slightly sweet, bitter, fruity and tiny herbal with crackers, oily pine, resinous wood, freshly cut grass, grapefruit juice, sour melon gumdrops, unripe kiwi fruit, star fruit, orange wine gums, lemon balm, lemon zest and hints of lemony soap. Mouthfeel is soft, oily bitter, tiny watery and light bodied. Finish is tiny sweet, bitter, hoppy and slightly fruity with grapefruit juice, unripe kiwi, freshly cut grass, green grapes, honeydew melon, lemon zest, crackers and gooseberries. A great refreshing beer!