SDalkoholic (2214) - 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 (719) - 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 (4178) - 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 (4815) - 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.
beernovice39 (3237) - Montana, USA - JUL 10, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle pours a slightly cloudy gold with a thin lacing white head. Scent is sweet fruits and grassy. Taste is lighty citrus and heavy grass. Decent.
thornecb (4740) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 2, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours pale gold into a Sam glass. Off-white conglomerate head with good retention recedes leaving spider lacing. Sweet tangerine and grapefruit aromas. Dry with front to back marshmallow, toast and sweet citrus. Lasting sour grass and citrus finish.
bb (7305) - Alamo, California, USA - JUN 29, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Amber beer with a cream colored head. malt and light grain aroma with light earth and light citrus. Grain and light earthy flavor with light woodsiness and light citrus. Medium bodied. Grain and light earth lingers with light pine and light citrus.