superspak (2203) - Michigan, USA - JAN 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled in 5/2013. Pours moderately hazy/cloudy golden straw color with a 1-2 finger dense white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice rings of soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of grapefruit, lemon zest, orange peel, apricot, floral, grass, herbal, bread, cracker, light honey, and floral earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of bright hop and malt notes; with decent strength. Taste of big grapefruit, orange peel, lemon zest, orange rind, floral, grass, pine, bread, cracker, light honey, and floral earthiness. Good amount of floral/pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, orange/lemon zest, orange rind, floral, grass, pine, bread, cracker, light honey, and floral earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice bright hop flavor balance with a light-moderate malt balance; with minimal cloying bitterness on the finish. Medium carbonation and light-medium bodied; with a smooth, crisp, and sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish as expected of 4.5%. Overall this is a very good hoppy blonde ale. Good complexity of hop flavors with moderate malt balance; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.
jcwattsrugger (11004) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap-white-pale yellow. A-spice/pine, some lt malt. T-spice/pine hops, some lt malt. Crisp.
Daytonbeer (582) - Ohio, USA - OCT 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours hazy yellow with white bubbly head and tons of lacing. Aroma of citrus and grass. Taste is light fruit and grapefruit. Very bitter on the backend. Good session.
geeklimit (131) - USA - OCT 16, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a clouded pale straw, strong carbonation with a foamy head. Strong aroma of grapefruit with malt undertones. More bitter than you’d expect from an American Pale Ale, strong flavor of grapefruit with slight fruit. Sparkly bitter aftertaste with a slightly sticky mouth-feel.
wlajwl (3546) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - OCT 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is light pine, spicy and slightly perfumed fruit. The flavor is fruit, light grapefruit, hop resin notes,malts and a bitter/dry/tangy finish.
Strykzone (4475) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - AUG 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at enls. Hazy white gold. Minimal head. A nice hop forward bite is citeus and floral. Light malts. Nice session beer.
Dogbrick (7243) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at Pint House during a tap takeover. Cloudy dark golden color with a medium foamy white head that recedes quickly to an outer ring. Short strings of lacing. Aroma of floral hops and malt. Light-bodied with flavors of grassy hops, toasted malt and citrus. The finish is mildly bitter with a hoppy aftertaste. Decent overall.
JaBier (4528) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUL 31, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sample at the Upland tasting at Blacklick Wine & Spirits on 7/25/13. Pours clear gold with a thick off-white head. Piney and grassy hop nose with a bit of malt. Flavor starts malty, then turns to grassy and slightly spicy hops before a bitter finish.
Block (1210) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JUL 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pretty nice. Gold-amber pour with a white head. Aroma is sweet with some hops. Body is light with a mild flavor. Great hop profile that compliments the sweet finish. Great summer offering.
Tmoney99 (10080) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Poured a cloudy copper color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate sour citrus hop and soft malt aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. I would recommend this to a friend as a session beer.