harrisoni (14842) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from GBBF 2010. Gold, haze, thick lasting off white head. Some wild yeast, some decent hop on aroma. Satsuma. Even a bit like a Belgian yeast, a spicy Belgian blond even. Fine, if not overly exciting but I do like the satsuma tangerine flavours.
Leighton (13525) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, as the WIldfire Extra Pale Ale. Hazy orange-brown pour with a pillowy white head. Floral and grapefruit hop aroma. Big grapefruit up front in the flavor, then things go downhill a bit. Kind of light after that, kind of peculiar. Despite the definite grapefruit notes, the beer doesn’t strike me as very hoppy. There is almost no malty sweetness. Light to medium body with fizzy, above average carbonation. Short finish of light fruitiness. Overall, not sweet enough, although it is interesting.
Oakes (13270) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 14, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden, sparkly, with a rich head and nice lacing. Mossy hop aroma - very green. Moderately bitter body with grassy Germanic hop notes. Light straw malts. Clean, brisk and refreshing example.
brokensail (12479) - Orange County, California, USA - MAY 13, 2011
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A: The beer pours a golden orange color with a soapy white head and some spotty lacing.
S: Starts off with a really intense hop aroma of grapefruit and other citrus fruits. Hints of grass and floral notes are also present. There is a moderate breadiness, but unfortunately also a little bit of butter.
T: Floral hops with a nice grapefruit bite up front. A touch of orange peel which adds to the moderate bitterness of the beer. Toasted malts and bread give a decent amount of sweetness.
M: Medium in body with a moderate to high carbonation.
O: Thought this was a pretty good beer overall. Pretty light and easy to drink pale ale.
bhensonb (12135) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 16, 2011
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Malt & Vine. Pours amberish gold with a creamy off-white head. Aroma is floral and citric. Med body. Flavor is clean, starting a little malty and followed by a decent amount of floral and grapefruit bitter. Very flavorful for the low ABV. Would be a very good session ale.
bu11zeye (12112) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 16, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Draught and Bottled versions) Pours a clear pale yellow body with a tall off-white head. Aroma of earth, herbs, grass, some grapefruit rind, and mustiness. Flavor of grass, florals, citrus, nuts, and earth with a moderately bitter finish.
argo0 (11957) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 3, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(12oz bottle) Crystal clear light amber body with minimal white head. Aroma is medium sweet, pine, some grass. bread, honeydew. Taste is medium sweet, caramel, pine/grapefruit, light lemon, honey. Light-medium body, low carbonation.
Tmoney99 (11683) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 22, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Poured clear amber with an average frothy white head that diminished slowly and produced fair lacing. Moderate balanced aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of short to moderate duration. Average drinkable brew.
jcwattsrugger (11359) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 20, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 6, 2010 (Four + label) Mountain Beerfest-on tap-pours a foamy to rocky/clumpy off white head and dark yellow color. Aroma is cascade-citrus hops, secondary medium malt and floral. Taste is cascade-citrus hops-some bitter, secondary medium malt-caramel, floral. Crisp/dry mouth feel. Medium body. 3.7
101206-now an herbal/fruit, wheat aroma. Grassy/herbal hop bite with a grain-bready taste. Drying. Nothing like the beer of 3+ years ago. 3.2
imdownthepub (11196) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled, 355ml from Bellingers Garage, Grove, Oxon. Orange gold with big white head. There is an initial fruity nose with the promise of plenty of hops. This transfers in to the beer, the body is light and crisp, there is a biscuity malt, but the big star is the fruity hop flavours, there is a bitter orange alongside a sharp passion fruit type flavour, refreshing, bitter for an APA, I really liked it and proof, if it were needed, that American beers don’t necessarily have to go big.