scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - SEP 24, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Toasty buttermilk biscuit, grassy dry leafy hops in the nose. Pale gold, thin sticky white head. Very dry, almost dusty up front, full bodied with an ample pale malt backbone, grassy hops come up to provide a balance and not overpower. Very nice session beer, easily approachable.
ekoerper (599) - Iowa, USA - MAR 5, 2012
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: light malts, a touch of caramel, nice fruity hop profile, some grapefruit, floral. Pours a clear golden color, white head with average retention and some clumpy lacing. Refreshing flavor - nice citrus hop notes, grapefruit and a hint of tropical fruit. Malt backbone balances nicely, some grains and a light caramel note. Light-medium body, medium carbonation. Very well balanced and drinkable beer - I’d like to see more breweries focus a bit on these low abv session beers.
Braudog (6312) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - APR 9, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Slackwater. Light in color, orange-amber and nicely active. This is a super pleasantly refreshing drink -- fresh citrus and a clean snap. Left me wanting more. (#4561, 4/9/2012)
reggiedunlop (3650) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 9, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear bright golden honey color with a medium white head...lively looking. Aroma has some pale malt and just a touch or caramel...some mild but aromatic citrus and spicy hop notes. Flavor has good bitterness to go with a bit of earthy maltiness...very faint caramel. Mouthfeel is medium and the finish is slightly dry and bitter. Pretty nice pale ale.
mrhoppy (1288) - Santa Clara, California, USA - OCT 4, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not really into these lighter beers but this one is one of the best. Quality and flavor in a loght package with a hop kick.
icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - JUN 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Orange amber pour with minimal white head. Refreshing citrus aroma. Light palate cleansing body. Very nice apa.
douglas88 (8337) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 11, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 8, 2008 On tap at the Bayou. Pours a light orange with a thin white head. The aroma is really great; like a evergreen forest after a rainstorm. The taste is also dominated by a strong piny and citrus hops, the kind that is both natural and strong. Slightly acidic and a nice malt presence. Great balance. Really quite nice, especially for a pale ale. A top Utah beer for sure. I need to send some of these out.
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - JUL 7, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
short 12OZ, twist-off bottle. Pours, clear golden pale. Foamy white head. aroma of grassy hops and grapefruit. Flavor is a watery malt followed by a very rich and calming hop BITE. Big bitterness. Some earthy bread. Long lasting hop flavors linger on the palate. A tasty, full flavored American Pale Ale that is light in body. This beer is so easy to drink and extremely pleasent going down. It’s Organic!
FlacoAlto (4147) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 7, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottles July 2009; Sampled March 2010
An aggressive pour into my 25cl tulip glass produces three fingers of frothy, off-white colored head. The beer is a gold hue that shows an almost brilliantly clear, light straw-gold color when held up to the light. The aroma has a nice citrus hop component to it that mixes pleasingly with a floral, peach like fruitiness. Underneath this expressive hop character is a hint of cracker-like malt character. Based on the nose, this is my kind of Pale Ale.
Fairly dry tasting, which really subdues the expressive hop frutiness found in the aroma. The beer is quite light as well, which makes this eminently quaffable and something I would mind as a cool refresher on a hot Summer’s day. Herbal hop notes and a touch of pine, as well as solid bitterness all play a big role here in the flavor. I am not sure that they are bigger than the citrus / fruit flavors, but b/c these are so subdued as compared the the aroma, I seem to notice the others first. Still there is a solid hop character that contributes flavors of tangerine, expressive lychee, and even some floral peach notes, each of which becomes more apparent as my palate adjusts and as the beer warms up. Cracker like grain notes become more noticeable as the beer warms, and there is also a soft, honey-like grain quality that comes out as well; this last is definitely accentuated by the floral hop notes.
This is actually a pretty damn solid Pale Ale; I wasn’t expecting much here, but this is actually quite good and I would happily while away a hot afternoon with a couple bottles of this on hand. I could wish for just a hint more body and malt character perhaps (as this would boost the fruity hop flavors), but then that would kill how light, refreshing and easy drinking this beer is.
johndoughty (4950) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Golden with a small head. Hoppy aroma upon opening which was quite pleasant. Fruity with some hops. Sharp flavour and plenty of body for its relatively low strength. Well above average.