TheCrowsNest (76) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - JAN 9, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Golden orange with a slight haze; good amount of fizz builds a pillowy white head that fades into a fine covering. Aromas of mangos, papaya, and other tropical hop notes; not much malt contribution. More layers of equatorial fruit are complimented by a hint of sweet malt; there’s a delicate bitterness at the finish. High effervescence lightens up what is a medium body.
Very fruity XPA, very sessionable. Watch the foam though.
tron3000atl (72) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 15, 2012
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pale yellow color. Aroma is citrus. Citrusy taste that finishes spicy, a bit earthy and clean. Very seasonable pale ale but also has a bit of a perfume like taste that is unappealing.
Murrow (69) - North Carolina, USA - SEP 30, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled. Pours a cloudy straw to pale gold. Spicy aroma, reminiscent of mace and allspice. Similar spice profile in the flavoring, developing into some hop bitterness, but not that much, really. A bit of piney hops on the finish. Thin, watery mouthfeel, noticeable carbonation. Not too crazy about the flavorings in this one.
Mcfa0779 (57) - SLC, Utah, USA - APR 8, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours hazy gold. Large long lasting fluffy head. Aroma is grapefruit and malt. Taste is slight malty with grapefruit bitterness. Well balanced, maybe slightly more hoppy then most pales, almost fits an IPA
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Roser (33) - Virginia, USA - JUN 1, 2014
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Appearance- the best thing about this beer is the appearance. I’d never had it before and got my hopes up after seeing it in the glass (tulip). A beautiful amber and gold hue with a huge foamy ivory head that lasted forever, and excellent lacing. Fairly cloudy/hazy, unfiltered look.
Smell- not much going on here, unfortunately. Sorry. I really struggled to identify noteworthy characteristics. Simply put, it smelled like beer (and reminded me more of a pilsner).
Taste- again, not a lot (if anything) that stood out. Bitter with some light bread notes. Very disappointing, given how great it looked in the glass.
Mouthfeel- light, crisp.
Overall- not bad, but not anything more than "ok" for me.
chef_brewardee (28) - Colorado, USA - FEB 12, 2013
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a hazy amber with thin bubbly head. Smells of spicy hops, some pine. Some citrus a little grapefruit. Tastes of pine, clean citrus a little malt. A thin palate
cedwards1650 (16) - - FEB 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice earthy aroma with orange and oak. Good copper color. Nice bitter taste with hints of pine and slight citrus aftertaste. The organic barley gives a unique flavor but does not derive from the quality of the beer
jmthomp07 (14) - Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 30, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great beer that really got me into extra pale ales, but it smells better than it tastes. It has a great aroma from the simcoe hops. In my opinion it is slightly too bitter and not quite malty enough, but I love the aroma. My batch was not that fresh though so that may have had something to do with it.
hellcamino814 (12) - - DEC 17, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Nice initial aroma and color. Good but mild mouth feel. Nothing over the top but a pleasant beer overall.
summy (5) - Vermont, USA - JUL 6, 2012 does not count
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
Very nice session beer. Aroma is citrus and pine with soft malt in the background. Pours a cloudy light orange with a nice sized white head. Flavor is tame, with nice hop character and some mineral. Mouthfeel is light and dry/crisp, making you want another. Very nice APA.