Butters (3746) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 25, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear light golden pour with MASSIVE billowing pillowtop head. Extremely floral nose with just a hint of citrusy/funky yeast. that shows up more on the flavor. Bottle was about 6 months old, but the hops had really faded quite a bit. Really reminds me kinda of an Orval with the funkiness. Not unenjoyable though.
harrymel (1496) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 21, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From notes at bier baron in dc.
A: straw ale with brilliant clarity. White and sud like foam leave sheets of lacing.
S: sweet, lite and with lots of floral notes. I keep sniffing this one.
T: again with sweet notes, converge into the ever-present grains and finishes with a good bitter jab at the end. I get jasmine on the finish. Excellent.
M: med to lo body (little heavy for the style but I like) and low carb. Slick finish.
O: might be my new favorite domestic pils. Really nice beer.
Serving type: on-tap
Beerathon (1133) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 21, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
I must be missing something here, because I taste nothing close to a 95 worthy rating.
Extravagant fluffy head, burnt orange color, aroma of pine and earth tones. Not much of a malt presence, nor is the hop flavor that enjoyable. Soapy and thin.
Shanebrews (173) - Texas, USA - OCT 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is good. It is an American IPA, displaying the hop character of a beer from the Pacific Northwest, yet in balance with a discernible malt presence. It is bitter but balanced, refreshing, and pairs with food with great versatility.
rumproasts (2847) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. Deep golden with two finger head. This is intensely hoppy for a pale. I suspect that’s due to the whole cone hops. Light malt body, and nice piney bitterness.
DCLawyer (1412) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - AUG 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle->shaker. Light amber with huge frothy offwhite head. Very hop-forward with pine and citrus. Lasting bitter finish. Good.
Beergeek23322 (2225) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - JUL 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
May 2010. I’ve had this beer several times when I can find it around town. Orange amber color with a nice white head. Pine, hops, citrus, spice and floral aromas. Very nice and balanced APA.
Dr_Fellini (388) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JUN 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle to glass. Pours a very hazy amber color with a frothy light tan head. Aroma is quite citrusy, almost resembling a lemon pine sol. Flavor is a well balanced light caramel sweetness and citrusy bitterness. Body is light to medium with a light lingering bitterness. Wonderful pale ale.
HeadyDE (499) - Delaware, USA - JUN 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber golden color..nice pop from bottle..massive head..good lively noise action as well going on..aroma is floral hops..grassy undertones..light bodied with a fuller mouthfeel that lingers with hoppy goodness..taste has good mix of juicy citrus along with the floral aromatics..bit of honey as well in the mix..quite tasty apa...nice beer..
AZBennett (114) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - MAY 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy dark gold with a MASSIVE head after gushing and losing close to half the bottle. Aromas are citrus hops, then some cheese like notes and a big dose of soap. Flavors citrus, then smooth caramel, cardboard, soap over a foundation that is equal parts grass and pepper. The palate is very carbonated and almost gives the feeling of heat as the carbonation hits the tongue and agitates; it falls for the massive loss of beer due to gushing and the huge head. Overall, this is still a pretty solid beer, if I didn’t have the gushing and strange pepper and heat notes this would be stellar.