patrickfannon (1235) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 13, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. 12 oz. Pours a light, clear tan with a rich, frothy white head. Decent amount of lacing throughout the session. Aroma of fresh hops, grapefruit, soft, earthy notes, wet grass, and slight hints of tangerine. Very hoppy and agressive at first, but the middle is dominated by a juicy citrus and sweet maltiness that fades as the beer washes back and finishes with a dry, bitter hoppy bit. Superbly drinkable, with a robust, yet crisp and well-rounded mouthfeel. Excellent session ale, and one of the best American pales Iíve ever had.
SrSilligoose (3217) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - MAY 12, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
dkachur- who happens to be quite nice- sent this little treat of a beer for dominating the pick a number between 1 and 10 contest. thanks! Pours a clear golden orange with a huge, cratering, long lasting, housing insulation shaped offwhite head. aroma of pine, resin, grapefruit hops. fresh. juicy. touch of fresh cut herbs. nice earthiness to it. taste is doughy, toasted, caramel with some light tangerine fruitiness. leaves a burnt earth taste on the back of the tongue. nice body. pretty good.
scarletfire65 (904) - Rockaway Park, New York, USA - MAY 12, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma is grainy, with some light citrus hops. Flavor is very simple, some sweet malt and finishes with piney hop bitterness. Overall it is watery and light bodied, also light on flavor. Simple and easy drinking, but boring.
Ernest (6143) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 9, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Head is initially average sized, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing.
Body is light amber.
Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (toasted grain), moderately hoppy (apricot, grapefruit).
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately bitter.
Light to medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation.
Light, watery, simple, and citric. Boring, basically a SNPA clone.
JediMindTricks (446) - Remington, Virginia, USA - MAY 8, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
This was a very crisp pale ale and i say that in a very good way. The pour was beautiful with a very nice head and hoppy aroma. The taste was smooth and the water was really the star.
beersearcher (2315) - Glendale, California, USA - MAY 8, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a light orange color. great head and lacing on the glass. light with a lemony bitterness. Super easy to drink and nicely done. Good grain aroma.
Dfonorow (1327) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 6, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light amber/golden yellow with a thin white head. Low carbonation and light lacing. Aroma is of grapefruit, light pine needles, and a touch of sweetness. Flavor is of sweet citrus and first but ends in a bitter pine needle finish. Light /medium bodied and refreshing.
bb (6715) - Alamo, California, USA - MAY 6, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Amber beer with a cream colored head. Malt and grapefruit/tangerine aroma. Malt and grapefruit flavor with light pine and light earth. Medium bodied. Malt and grapefruit lingers with light earth and light pine.
1FastSTi (3333) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 5, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Iím told it is brewed with Citra and Simcoe. The beer pours to a clear amber body with a tall white head and great lacing. The aroma is juicy hops, but isnít quite a West Coast IPA. But, thatís where this beer is amazing. Itís a delicious APA that doesnít have the traditional catty hops. The flavor was malty but really clean and sessionable. Hops filled in to balance the malt. This was a definite APA and not an IPA. Clean sessionable palate and "low" ABV. This beer was a pleasure to drink.
brokensail (10530) - Orange County, California, USA - MAY 4, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: The pour is amber in color with a couple fingers of white head that leaves some mild lacing on the glass.
S: A solid hoppy aroma right away. Juicy citrus with plenty of oranges and tangerines, perhaps some hints of grapefruit, too. A moderate amount of malt in there. Nicely balanced.
T: The citrus hop flavors open things up quite pleasantly. Plenty of tangerine and mild grapefruit along with some hints of pine which provide a little bitterness. Balanced with sweetness of bready malts.
M: Medium in body with a moderate level of carbonation.
O: This is very much along the lines of how I like my pale ales. Nice hoppy character without being overly bitter or malty.