nuplastikk (4085) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 22, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle courtesy of Anndiesel. Hazy yellow-tan. Massive, frothy, steady white head. Grassy sweet hop aroma, dry, a hint grainy. Has a real classic feel, but also has that nice citrus edged new school hop edge. It’s pretty awesome to see brewers nailing and perfecting Pale Ales. Clean, fresh medium body. Slight tropical, lemony undercurrents. Really well done, very enjoyable.
574deadzone (836) - North Central, Indiana, USA - MAY 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a somewhat hazy straw golden with a thick eggshell foamy head. Nose involves lots of pine perfume and light sweet grain notes. Lightly sweet with a fair bitterness. Lighter bodied, soft, oily, creamy, with a long hoppy finish. Really enjoyable session ale with plenty of bitterness and aromatics from the hops. Very drinkable.
superspak (2108) - 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.
Patrickctenchi (2879) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAY 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nearly clear, light gold with a tall, feathery white head.
Aroma is pine, lemon...
Taste is light malt, dry, pine, grapefruit peel flavour.
Light body, nice bittering.
tastybeer (1571) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - JUN 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Pours straw gold with a white head, some retention/lace. Aroma of grassy/citrus hops, cracker/grainy malt. Taste is moderately bitter, grassy/melon hops, light cracker malt sweetness. Palate is lightly dry, soft, slick, bitter finish. Really nice.
drfabulous (3555) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUN 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Dutch’s. Very pleasant IPA. Yellow body. Nice bitterness and overall a good summer beer.
ContemplateBeer (1402) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma: (7- noteworthy quality) Moderate grapefruit, quite juicy and fresh, light cereal background.
Appearance: (4- high quality) Still gold with sticky white head.
Flavor: (8- very high quality) Grapefruit up front, and grapefruit centric overall; the finish reveals a bit of cereal and pine/grass as well, not overly bitter.
Palate: (4- high quality) Medium body, sticky texture, soft carbonation, somewhat bitter finish.
Overall: Another well crafted Upland beer; shared a pitcher of this at the brewery with friends.
jcwattsrugger (10889) - 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.
Chudwick (1701) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - JUL 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle - pours cloudy and like straw with white head. Nose is lemon peel, floral, and piny resin. Flavor adds grapefruit and a little bread. Quite bitter but short lasting. Goes great with this banana! Exceeded my expectations.
JaBier (4395) - 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.