blipp (4784) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - DEC 22, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours golden orange with an off white head. Grassy floral hop aroma with some light citric notes. The flavor has grassy and floral hops on a biscuity pale malty base, with light citric notes and a medium bitter finish. Solid.
arone12 (875) - Maryland, USA - DEC 10, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a nice hazy orange color with an off white medium sized foamy head. Smells of both hops and malts. Seems to be slightly in the favor of hops but with a good amount of malts that balance the aroma nicely. Taste is not as sweet as I thought it might be. Has a nice malty flavor with a bitter finish. Tasty pale ale.
pottygok (346) - Ohio, USA - DEC 3, 2010
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: A roasty odor with hints of floral hops. Alcohol apparent, and possibly resin.
Appearance: Pours a reddish brown witha creamy head.
Taste: A heavy sweetness with light bitterness.
Palate: Full body with an oily texture, lively carbonation with a long finish.
Overall: A decent beer, but not as bitter as Iíd prefer from a supposedly hoppy ale. Obviously well crafted, I could see this pairing well with venison or something similar.
Thorpe429 (4844) - , Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark copper with a high, three-finger head into my tulip and has quite a bit of lacing. The aroma is a little bit week--some floral hops as well as a little bit of citrus. Some slight graininess to the malt. The taste is somewhat grainy with a mildly-assertive hop presence. The hop bill seems to consist mostly of floral hops, with a bit of resin there as well.
The mouthfeel is a bit thin with a tad less carbonation than would do the brew well; a bit of astringent bitterness (tea-like) in the mouthfeel as well. Drinkability is pretty good--low alcohol and a pretty good taste makes this a fairly-sessionable beer.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 01-22-2010
NachlamSie (2346) - Tennessee, USA - OCT 15, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
[October 11, 2010]
4 pack from Greenís on Ponce. Pours a really cloudy, muddy dark orange with an everlasting white head.
Lacing looks pretty good. Now for the real test: going in for a sniff.
Smells pretty decent. Plenty of grapefruit and citrus with adequate
sweetness. Sort of reminds me of orange juice. The hops make the flavor too.
Itís obvious and approachable Cascade business, but Iím certainly not
one to complain about that. The palate is just about right for the
style. Any heavier and it may get sticky. This seems spot on. I really,
really wish breweries would date stamp their IPAís, but I seem to have
lucked out on this one.
TheCaptain (613) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 27, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, hazy copper pour with light foam head. Grains and light hops on the nose. Earthy with malt grains and hop notes, nothing outstanding here just an average drinker.
boccefloyd (101) - Bon Air, Virginia, USA - SEP 26, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a hazy amber. Nice off-white head that lingered and laced the glass nicely. Smelled of pine, resin, earthy, and a hint of citrus hops. Also detecting some small malt/caramel backbone. Medium-light body, creamy. THin on the finish which is otherwise dry and bitter. Tastes like it smells, hoppy, pine, earthy, citrus, w/ a small caramel backbone and nice hop bitterness. Definitely an old friend Iím glad to catch up with.
dmac (3176) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - SEP 15, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle. Poured a bright orange with large clinging bubbles and an average sized slightly foamy head. Aroma is sweet with notes of orange juice, flowers, grains and caramel. Medium bodied with stronger carbonation and although the fisnish has lots of bitterness itís awfully dry also. Flavor of crusty bread, citrus rind, dry caramel, and bark. Solid for an APA but a bit dry for my taste.
Balazs (654) - Budapest, HUNGARY - AUG 29, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured hazy amber with a quick to disappearing tan head. Simple aroma of apple, flowers, malts and lots of hops. Medium dense body with high carbonation. Bitter taste and finish. Not bad, but nothing special either. I appreciate the hoppyness the most in this brew.
smith4498 (2635) - Miami, Florida, USA - AUG 25, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours hazy brownish orange color with off white head. Aromas of caramel and floral hops. Sweet caramel malt and bitter hops. Not much hop flavor. Medium body with average carbonation.