GSH1976 (213) - Delaware, USA - NOV 28, 2014
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
One of the workers at my local store recommended this one and said it was the best beer he had had in a while. Pours a light amber and clear with minimum head (although it was poured for me in a blind tasting with the other being Ballantine so the head may have dissipated) and little lacing. The aroma is pungent with strong fresh hop notes. Actually in this case the word dank would apply. The pine and grapefruit notes are strong and overall the aroma is excellent. The taste is very juicy with a hint of tropical notes and the perfect amount of malt sweetness. Medium bodied with a dry finish. This beer is excellent and is more in the style of an IPA than a Pale Ale.
sfontain (818) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 27, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle from Andersons in Dublin, OH. Lovely amber pour, medium rocky head, moderate to heavy lacing. Fantastic aroma; so fresh, open hoppy smell, grass, pine, grapefruit, bread/biscuit. Flavor tends toward piney with light caramel and white toast. Medium body, lightly slick, moderately sticky. Really great.
snoworsummer (2444) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at WOB Savannah. Pours clear bright copper with a creamy off white head. Tastes like creamy, nutty, orange citrus, some tropical fruit, some berry, and dry pine grapefruit hops. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like tropical fruit, orange and grapefruit citrus hops, berries, and malt.
sonnycheeba (3745) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 27, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Pours clear amber with thick, creamy off-white head. Aroma is tropical fruits, bready malts, light caramel, and bubblegum. Flavor is dry malts, sharp pine and earthy hop bitterness, some spice, and light toast. Medium body and carbonation.
jkwalking05 (3923) - Arlington, Texas, USA - NOV 27, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. Amber in color with a decent off-white head. Aroma is of citrus, pine, light herbal notes. Taste is of herbal tea, florals, pine and grapefruit.
madvike (2859) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - Pours dark amber with a foamy light tan head. Nose is dank hope, onion, lightly sweet with breach malt. Taste is dry, bready malt with fruity hops, dank oniony hops, and a caramel, bitter finish. Medium body with mellow carbonation.
Cybercat (3500) - Georgia, USA - NOV 27, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can you think of a better beer to drink on Thanksgiving? Aroma is VERY hoppy, more resiny than woody, very like an IPA rather than a "regular" PA. Pours a coppery dark amber with a fairly thick buff head. Hoppy, somewhat bitter flavor evokes a quality IPA - a product of the wet-hopping? Sweet malt and citrus undertones nicely balance the hoppy bitterness. Texture is not particularly firm, but not watery either; fizz is strong and persistent, leaving a hoppy finish. Harvest the victory, and Happy Thanksgiving!
vlan1 (203) - Eastern Shore, Maryland, USA - NOV 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wonderful juicy pine nose. Pine is the forefront in the flavor but there are lush fruity notes that compliment it quite nicely. Bitterness does not linger. Immensely drinkable.
orangesol (918) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Served on-tap at Al’s of Hampden. Pours clear amber orange with a nice one finger tall white head, quickly dissipating down to a light film, leaving sticky webs of lace on the glass.
Smells of mildly toasted caramel malt, some pine resin, bit of grass and a touch of citric find. Taste is mainly the caramel sweetness and sticky pine resin with some backing chewiness from the malt. Slick, bitter feel with a bitter-sweet finish that lingers long after consumption.
Overall a decent wet hop "pale ale" that has some decent flavor and balance but never really wow’s me in any facet. Nice to try but they make much better hoppy beers than this one.
hfmejias (818) - Dover, Delaware, USA - NOV 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 Fl. Oz. Bottle. Poured clear, dark Amber with a nice off white head and lots of lacing on the glass. Aroma of piney hops and herbal notes combined with some grain and caramel notes. Bitter taste, hoppy and with a dry finish. Very nice beer, very enjoyable.