PilsnerPeter (3028) - Flushing, New York, USA - SEP 16, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle (Thanks to my sister who got a bottle from Utah, which coincidently was the same week they legally began distributing in NY. Funny and true story!) Pours a deep rusty copper with near perfect clarity and a thin off white head. The aroma is Fresh toasted malts with a nutty hint and some mild caramel. The hops are very subdued, just giving an extremely subtle citrus note. Has a light feel on the palate, with a malt dominated flavor. Lots of toasted pale malts, a hint of mild caramel and a nutty character comes through when it warms. The hops are detectable, however they’re very subdued and seem restrained, only offering an orange note in the background. Not bad, it just needs more hop character.
evilsoc (191) - WALES - AUG 22, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber beer with attractive looking creamy to tan head. Aromas promising maltiness and tropical and slightly piney hops. Beautiful balance of caramelised malt and reassuring fruit/piney hops. An APA for any weather maybe.
gws57 (1275) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - AUG 17, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Found this one bottled at a grocery store in Syracuse, Utah. Hazy, deep amber pour with a thick tan head, citrusy hope, pineapple nose, good hoppy character with a bit of smoke and bitter chocolate, pretty nice.
Arnie (274) - Chicagoland, IL, Illinois, USA - AUG 15, 2008
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled, thanks gws57! A crisp hoppy nose, decent hops and mild malt on palatte. Refreshing, nicely sippable.
kflorence (93) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 12, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, poured a deep amber color with fairly nice head. Smells of roasted malts, hops, and fruit. The taste is dominated by hops and sweet, roasted malts. The brew finishes with a lovely malted caramel flavor. One of the better pale ales I’ve tried, mostly because the flavor is dominated more by malts than hops, which I enjoy.
blutt59 (6033) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 31, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
draft, amberish color, creamy texture with flavors of oranges and bitterness, nice light finish
Ibrew2or3 (7077) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUL 5, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle (4% ABV) pours clear deep copper with thin off white to tan head. The mild aroma starts with spicy noble hops followed by sweet to crystal type malts. Like the aroma the taste begins with a quick sting of spicy hop bitterness. A solid roasty to sweet malty note quickly takes over and becomes more and more crystal and caramel as the taste progresses toward the finish. The experienced ends with the addition of a mild floral hop note. This beer seems light on the hops for the style but has plenty of malty goodness.
bitbucket (2159) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - JUN 22, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap a the Zion Pizza & Noodle Co, located in the heart of Springdale Utah, gateway to Zion National Park. Pours clear dark gold with a lacy white head. Medium body and light carbonation. Citrus and peach nose, and a soft peachy quality to the taste, which sits nicely beside the bread and citrus. A refreshing and super-sessionable beer for hot days.
JorisPPattyn (8031) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - APR 25, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Foxy-amber with a yellowish head. Toffee and faraway hops, a bit nutty in character. Nutty again in the taste, bready, but with a watery finish, falling flat. Bit spritzy, but also a bit empty. Ho-hum, not really great.
pinkzambia (1530) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 12, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap: Like swoopjones, I experienced the lighter ABV as well. Dark gold/copper color with a small off-white head. Sweet hop aroma with a mild hop flavor. it has a nice full-bodied finish.