MrChopin (3258) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 28, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
translucent gold with large puffy white head. lighty skunky metallic nose, heavy mango with faintest cheese and considerably dank. Key-lime pie flavor, fruit and cream.
mcberko (6270) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 20, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
1L growler, sent from callmemickey (thanks a lot, Ryan), pours a hazy pale golden with a small white head. Aroma brings out piney hops, a bit of caramel-tinged biscuity malt, and some citrusy notes. Flavour brings out loads of floral hops, pine, and some biscuity malts – a slight tangerine quality to it. Very refreshing and full of flavour for a 5% beer. Excellent stuff.
AdamJackson (2524) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - APR 16, 2013
4.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Filled 3 days ago at Tired Hands, 2L growler kept in the fridge, enjoyed in a wine glass
A - Almost no head formed, slightly hazy burnt orange
S - Nose is very piney with lemon juice
T - Not too sweet or dry, low ABV as far as taste, almost a pilsener in the lemony notes. Pine cone finish.
M - Not a lot of carbonation (possibly from growler) but very drinkable.
O - Great beer, great summer beer, nicely balanced. awesome.
keanex (1424) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - APR 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
On-tap at Tired Hands.
Appearance: Pale hazy golden body with a creamy off-white head.
Aroma: Citrus is strong with oranges and a light pine aroma.
Taste: Lots of citrus, but not overwhelming. The bitterness is moderate with a light grassy and piney flavor on the finish.
Palate: Creamy body with medium carbonation.
Overall: This is a solid IPA, it’s like Maine Beer’s Lunch but better.
dagimp (712) - Philly, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 14, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at TH. Pours a beautiful straw/light yellow. Filtered but with a touch of yeast. An inch or so of light white head which dissipates into almost nothing. Aroma of peach, lemon and grass. Mouthfeel is very light. Not really crisp, but very light and smooth and bright. Taste is dry and citrusy. Lots of lemon, pear, peach, mild grapefruit rind and orange. A fantastic APA that drinks perfectly over and over again.
crossovert (7202) - Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Citrus-forward pale ale, found it to be a bit thin in body but smooth and refreshing.
Ataraxia (361) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 14, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Light golden color, thick frothy white head. A burst of fresh citrus and tropical fruits: grapefruit, lemon, orange, clementine, mango, and peach. Mildly sweet, edged with traces of resin bitterness. Crisp, refreshing, and light-bodied. Little alcohol presence, but very enjoyable.
TheEpeeist (3319) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 10, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
64 oz growler from the source consumed the next day. Cloudy yellow orange with a brief head leaving white suds. Nose is clementines, pine and toffee. Simple, crisp and clean. Juicy medium body with a soft, sexy tingle. Finishes crisp, dry and pithy. Taste is the same clementine and pine with the zest adding a beautiful bitter note more hoppy than citrus. I’ve been waiting for the light to pop out of my head for a while but in the meantime this brew will have to do.
Travlr (10342) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 10, 2013
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft at the source. Cloudy pale yellow color, tiny white head. Aroma of citrus and subtle tropical fruit. Taste is similar.
hopscotch (9057) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 22, 2013
32 oz growler... The clementines seem to come through much more in this batch... or maybe it’s the smaller, flip-top growler that did a better job of preserving the beer’s freshness and subsequent fruitiness. Although a bit thin, this is an enjoyable and thirst-quenching pale ale. Super bright and refreshing with energetic carbonation. Fresh growler courtesy of a very generous boamr!
64oz Growler... Cloudy light yellow pour with no head. The nose furnishes fruity hops and clementine accompanied by a rumor of musky, funky hops. Light-bodied with modest carbonation. The flavor is perfectly-balanced, mildly fruity and stupid drinkable. However, all-in-all, this brew is fairly bland with a short, crisp, clean finish. Flawless, but unremarkable. Big-time thanks to landhoney for sharing this ridiculously refreshing pale ale with the South Florida Brew Crew!
Original score = 3.2