crossovert (5625) - 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 (232) - 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 (3047) - Swarthmore, 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 (9807) - 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 (8362) - 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
Pailhead (4231) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - FEB 8, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler: The aroma consists of moderate-heavy citrus, pineapple, light grapefruit, and grass. It pours a hazy dull yellow with a one finger white head. The flavor starts with a quick dose of citrus and mild pineapple. The finish has light-moderate pine, light grapefruit, and faint floral notes. It’s light bodied with moderate carbonation.
dmac (3505) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - FEB 7, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at the brewpub after the Hand Farm release. Poured a rather ugly super cloudy milky straw gold with an average sized foamy white head. Aroma is JUICY, loads of citrus pulp and some rind along with slight toast and grassy hops. Smooth body overall with light carbonation and average to lighter carbonation. Flavor is much like the aroma with a slight addition of lightly buttered popcorn hiding behind loads of juicy citrus fruits. Great stuff.
Maltzilla (38) - Florida, USA - FEB 3, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Amarillo right up front and citrus a but in the background. A very sensory-explosive brew
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
julian (30) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 30, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a hazy golden yellow straw color with nice thin white head. Doesn’t seem to stick around much though. Aroma is pungent dank hops predominantly, followed by grapefruit rind, some slight lemony citrus tang. Taste follows. Nice crisp bitterness, lots of grapefruit and dankness. Easy drinking, perfect carbonation, nice smooth mouthfeel and nice aftertaste. Sharing this growler but could crush this by myself EASY.
daknole (8002) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 27, 2013
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Wow. Thanks to Josh Young for the gem. And its a GEM! Pours a lightly hazy straw color with a nice foamy white head. Aroma is marvelous. The orange notes meld together with the spicy hops so well. I get orange, grapefruit, honey and a light herbal note. Flavor is so wonderful. Hoppy but not bitter. Juicy, orange zest, lemons, light pine hops, some grassiness...this beer is beautiful. Wow.