bsp77 (724) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 6, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Nonic Imperial Pint.
Appearance: Slightly hazy pale gold with thin creamy head and faint lacing.
Aroma: Spicy floral aroma with some sweet citrus.
Taste: Bready and grainy malts upfront, with light notes of grapefruit, orange, lemon and herbs. Light bitterness.
Palate: Moderate carbonation, light but firm body with a dry finish. Feels like an English Bitter.
Overall: Nice, subtle cross between an APA and an English Bitter. Very mild, but balanced and refreshing.
17thfloor (2430) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 6, 2011
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
What the heck? Just arrived on shelfs (when I bought/rated it a few months ago) and it was terribly oxidized, cardboard, just not good. Seems like it was a 6-12 month old pale ale stored in a hot room...
osu97gp (657) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 4, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear yellow with a medium sized white head. Aroma of floral and citrus hops with some malts in the background. Flavor of citrus hops with some caramel malts. Very well balanced. Good beer.
Beerman6686 (4404) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 29, 2011
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
This poured a darker yellow color with a white head. aroma was grainy, lighter two roast, light toast and mild bittering hops. Flavor was mainly pale malt, hardly and hops there at all. Eh.
skoisirius (1717) - Earth, Washington, USA - AUG 24, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Damn good and very straightforward APA. Not trying to be anything crazy, just what it is. Slight floral and citrusy notes on the notes, tender malt blending well with the very balanced hop profile the brew carries. Smooth. Mild gran towards the finish. Pleasant aftertaste. Something to be said about not going over the top!
RobertDale (3542) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - AUG 20, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce bottle from Beer of the Month Club. Pours a light gold with an average white head. Aroma of citrus, florals and malt. Taste is mild. Flavors of citrus, malt, grain and hops. Decent.
DSG (6105) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - AUG 19, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUN 3, 2012 Re-rate 5/30/12: Bottle sample at a tasting at kerenmk’s place. Thanks beerandbeyond. Clear deep golden. Hoppy aroma full of mango. Dry-ish flavor of fruity hops, a grainy hint and decent bitterness. Medium-bodied with a fluffy mouthfeel. Not bad. 7/3/6/3/14=3.3
Bottle. Beer of the month club. Clear deep golden color with a medium white head. Nice hoppy aroma of lots of tropical fruits, some pine and a bit of malt. Flavor starts sweetish and somewhat grainy and finishes with mild (yet lingering) bitter fruity hops. Body’s a bit too light. OK. 7/3/6/2/13=3.1
jw0406 (781) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 19, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle pours a hazy orange/amber coor with a medium white head. Aromas of light citrus, sweet malt. Light bodied with a sweet finish
rondphoto (2080) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - AUG 13, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Medium head, minimum lace. Aroma of orange and wheat. Taste is citrus and light grain permeated by a mild, but distinct hoppiness. Sweet malt enters on the finish.
SDalkoholic (2156) - Linda Vista, California, USA - AUG 6, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Henry’s: Poured a light golden color and didn’t create a lot of head except for tiny patches of foam. As for the aroma, my nose detects a faint scent of pine and citrus perhaps tangerine, grapefruit, or light notes of orange marmalade/jam, but this does smell true to organic ales I’ve had in the past. The flavor is somewhat soapy with a balanced taste of earthy citrus like hops and a bready malt profile that comes together quite nicely.