Bill Becker (771) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - DEC 25, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 ounce can I got from a good buddy...Robert A. Thanks!
I could smell the pine as soon as I pulled the tab on the can. Itís a slightly hazy honey gold colour with a firm 1" head of foam. It started off bigger but refuses to get smaller.
Smell? I already covered that above. ;^)
The taste is as piney as any Iíve had in a Pale Ale with more than a hint of some tropical fruit going on in the background. I get a bit of bready malt but nothing that I would remotely call sweet. As in sugary sweet, not as in sweeeet, this brew is good.
Perfecto mouthfeel, this is one heck of a delicious hop forward Pale Ale!
valpoaj (726) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - DEC 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can pour - clean gold with a medium sized white head that fades quickly. Aroma is quite bold...fresh citrus hops with some floral notes on the side...mild biscuit note in the background. Flavor is hop-forward, aggressive, but in a good way...the tropical fruit hops dominate, with some grassy hops and a slight malt backbone in there. Palate is lively and solid. Good offering - would like to try more from this brewery down the road!
ben4321 (5550) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Location: 12 oz can from a Harris Teeter in Baltimore, 11/11/14
Aroma: The nose has citrus and tropical fruity notes, some pale malts, and a little pepper/spice
Appearance: Its orange in color, mostly cloudy, with a small off-white head and mid-heavy lace
Flavor: Clean and hoppy, with some fruity flavors, a light sweetness, and a clean, mid-bitterness
Palate: The body is light-medium, pretty easy drinking, with average carbonation, and a dry finish
I picked up a 6-pack of this for the hotel room, and it made for a nice, drinkable pale ale. Didnít finished the whole pack, so I saved this one for a real time rate. I enjoyed this.
reggiedunlop (3636) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours clear gold with a medium white head. Aroma has nice floral hoppiness...soft melon and kiwi. Flavor follows suit...nice earthy/rindy bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium and slightly resinous with a dry earthy/bitter finish that hints at cracker/biscuity notes. Very nice.
BrewBoxer (2545) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 1, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sample at the food film festival. Light easy drinking pale ale with a bite . Decent
kramer (5770) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can. Pours a clear gold body under a small frothy white head that faded to a thin film. The nose is pretty nice, lots of fresh and bright hoppiness, especially for just an APA. A nice mix of floral and tropical fruits over a clean pale malt base. The flavor is light on the malt, leaving the hops to do most of the talking. Nicely dry maltiness, bright, with a clean bitterness on the back end. Light bodied and very easy drinking. I think Iíd make this a staple in the fridge if it were available locally. Right up there with Sly Fox Phoenix Pale Ale. Pretty delicious.
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - SEP 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at Cardinal Tavern Baltimore, Conical Pint, $5. Pours clear deep golden with lower white foam. Decent meringue lacing. Nose is orange peel, nutty, bready, flaxseed. Taste isnít too heavy, not sticky, not too nutty, lots of flaxseed, high orange peel bitterness. Long grassy hop bite. Not bad.
slowrunner77 (9609) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
"slightly fruity aroma and flavor from the NZ hops, but ample bitterness and citrus for the style as well. Not too shabby all-around from this seemingly hit and miss brewery. "
Pailhead (6376) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - AUG 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Courtesy of lukin013
Bottle: The aroma consists of moderate citrus, light pine, and a touch of lemon peel. It pours a transparent golden-orange with a one finger eggshell head that has decent retention. A nice soapy sheet is left on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with moderate citrus with some lightly sweet apricot. The finish has light-moderate grapefruit, lighter pine, and a touch of lemon peel. Itís light-medium bodied with soft carbonation and mouthfeel. Overall, a really solid Pale Ale that would be great to drink on a regular basis out of cans in the summer if it was available here. Iím really surprised by the average score.
streve (105) - Maryland, USA - AUG 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz can. Amber color with white head. Citrus and apricot aroma. Good flavor. Smooth with a light hop bitterness. Light to medium body. Good carbonation.