DSG (7623) - Tel Aviv, - 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 (872) - 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 (2613) - 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 (2206) - 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.
PhatB420 (713) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 1, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A fresh tasting and very hoppy pale ale. The aroma is like cedar wood, green apples, organic soil, and medium malts. This one has a nice bite to it and borders on the IPA level in aroma and appearance. Taste is fullfilling yet doesnt finish as strong as I would have hoped. but this is an easy and ejoyable one to drink from the state of Utah.
AirForceHops (4049) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 30, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle thanks to Sledutah. Used a lager glass. Nearly orange/yellow, well carbonated. Produced thick full white head, that dissipated to a thin layer. Light grassy, citrus hops for the aroma. Taste is much the same with a citrus like flavor as well. I don’t get any bitterness. Very straight forward. Very clean and well made. A decent APA.
FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 27, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a pale orange with a small white head. Aroma of cheesy older hops, some grainy notes, a bit sweet with caramel and bread, though mostly stale hops giving it a funky note. Flavor is much the same, stale funky hops that give a cheesy character to the grainy and straw notes. Finishing with some bready graininess. Light to medium body and a sharp carbonation. Pretty nasty, stale tasting stuff.
crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - JUL 21, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
A nice clear golden body with a white head. That had nice retention and very mild lace. Aroma had a strong grassy note to it and mild biscuit. Flavor was well balanced with lightly toasted bread notes and a sightly bitter hop finish, some grassy notes. Finish was somewhat dry and the carbonation was light. Seemed closer to a bitter than an APA. Beer was good, a decent session ale.
rudolf (2342) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 20, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle picked up at a shop in MD. Pours light gold with a small but tight white head. Nose is grassy hops, light pale maltiness, bready & piney notes. Flavor is light malt, with toasty & bready aspects, perhaps a touch of astringency with honeysuckle & piney hops. Finish has a nice toast aspect with tingly pine.
JohnnyJ (4773) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 12, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Encinitas Alehouse. Slightly cloudy golden amber pour, with small white head. Citrus, hops, lightly sweet malt, light fruit, and grain. At 4% this is a nice session pale ale. Should be higher rated if based on abv.