MattH (660) - California, USA - MAR 26, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pretty transparent amber pour. Aroma is sweet malt, pine, and pineapple. Taste is a lot of pine and a little malt. Finish is bitter. Light to medium level of carbonation. Body is also light to medium.
tcane7 (1670) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 24, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Shared with Pat. Poured clean copper. With good head and decent retention. Nose very oniony with sweet malt and light citrus aroma. Sweet malty taste with hops, onion and a little citrus coming through. Good mouth feel. I do not believe this bottle was that fresh. I’ve had this before with more floral aroma and taste.
RyanK (251) - Rhode Island, USA - MAR 23, 2012
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a murky amber with a white foamy head that is slow to dissipate. Smells strongly of cascade hops (grassy) as well as orange and biscuit. Until reading reviews of this I didn’t notice the taste of orange but pouring this in a glass I get more of that and the biscuit taste for the malt. Usually I drink this from the bottle and notice how its probably one of the most hoppy pale ales out their. Gives it more character than other Pale ales and makes an interesting and easily drinkable brew. Delicious
iugrad93 (265) - Indiana, USA - MAR 23, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great session ale. Aromas of citrus, pine, and grass. Taste is hoppy, bitter. Easy drinking, smooth, with huge white head on top of an orangish pour.
574deadzone (1208) - North Central, Indiana, USA - MAR 22, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours an orange-gold with a minimal pale beige head. Nose is a lot of grassy noble hops up front, a fruity-piney perfume, some bready, biscuity malt, and lightest citrus. Taste is mostly bitter, without a lot of sweetness, though some develops with a little warmth. Palate is softer but slightly tingly carbonation, light bodied, with a bitter tea-like finish. This was a nice refreshing beer on another record heat day in the deadzone. A solid session beer with plenty of character.
glennmastrange (2431) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - MAR 22, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Moderate malt notes of light bread and roasted, dried herbs and pine for the hops, faint soap for the yeast, with hints of apple juice, melon and light dried fruit like apricot. Head is average size, frothy, slightly off-white with some slippery lacing and is mostly diminishing. Color is sparkling clear light amber/orange, Flavor starts faintly sweet and lightly acidic, then finishes lightly acidic and bitter. Palate is on the lighter side of medium, a little slick with a lively carbonation. This is a very good American Pale Ale with a nice fruity aspect to it.
canary dog (697) - Rutland, Vermont, USA - MAR 17, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A really good and refreshing American pale ale. Up front profile is of sharp and fresh hops, perhaps mostly Cascade. The beginning will remind you of a beer that will be either much heavier or sharper, or more alcoholic. But the finish is very smooth and clean, surprisingly so considering the rich complexity up front. And it is only 5.2%, somewhat weak for most IPAs or PAs. A very fine and quaffable session beer.
PaperKnife (82) - - MAR 17, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Rich O's. Orange, thin wispy white head. Grassy, resinous, like fresh cascade or centennial, toasty malt aroma. Dry, bitter, some citrus.
shonobiwan (218) - Sound Beach, New York, USA - MAR 16, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Long Island, NY - 12 oz bottle poured a wonderful slightly hazy golden color with moderate head an very nice lacing. Aroma was of pine, slight citrus and hops. As a witbier lover I have slowly been easing myself into hoppier brews. Victory is usually solid and so was this brew. By FAR the best pale ale I've ever had. Taste was completely balanced with hops and malt and a slight tang. Yes, I want more!
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hotstuff (4403) - Indiana, USA - MAR 15, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle purchased at Siciliano’s in Grand Rapids, MI. Pours a medium sized white head that mostly diminished, hazy body, fair amount of lacing, fizzy, fast-rising carbonation, and a golden hue. The aroma is malty, hint of caramel, pine, earthy and grapefruit hops. The flavor is mildly bitter, malty, pine and earthy. The mouthfeel is lightly tingly and this is a medium bodied APA. Overall, this beer is very quaffable, worthy of a try, and not overly hoppy tasting.