pinkzambia (1803) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 18, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle: Clear gold cider look with a small fuzzy white ring head. Wonderful aromas of apricot, grapefruit and toastiness. Great hoppy flavor for a pale ale. Crisp and dry in the finish.
Frank (3952) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 9, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is a hell of a beer. It is a plain Jane golden color with a small head but that’s about the only negative thing I can say about it. It is a crisp and light APA with lots of citrus and a bit of grassy character to keep things nice and even. It’s light bodied w/o being watery and solidly carbonated without being prickly or overbearing. It’s pretty dry w/ only enough sweetness to balance the firm herbal hop bitterness in the finish. A lot of people think hops and they go for the big IPA or IIPA. This in my opinion is an equally good showcase for how American hops can work in a brew, as a crisp lemony counterpoint to sweetness which increases drinkability w/o assaulting your taste buds.
strongpieman (1647) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - DEC 9, 2011
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Draft. Clear, pale straw color. No head. Musty aroma. Taste is off, bitter but not right. I love strong hoppy beers... This is not for me.
Maverick34 (2914) - New York, USA - DEC 3, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught from Brouwerij Lane. Pours a heady golden hue. Hops aroma, mild pine and clean finish. Very refreshing.
agl108 (1039) - Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 3, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft at Sharp Edge Brasserie. Poured light orange. Grassy, floral flavor. Crisp and sessionable.
graybabe (11) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 2, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Has a very grassy aroma. Pours very nice with a great head. Is an incredible golden color that is very clear. Has a very wheaty flavor for a pale ale but it works nicely. Has a grassy hop flavor that balances well with the wheatiness. Has a medium body and is perfectly carbonated. This is not a typical pale ale but is very refreshing and kind of 1/2 wheat beer.
Lowe1983 (1483) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - NOV 28, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours an amber color with an off-white head. Pretty strong aroma of citrus and pine hops and some caramel malts. Flavor wasn’t as strong as I was hoping. Citrus and pine hops up front with not much on the finish. A little disappointing.
HogTownHarry (6374) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - NOV 25, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle from Premier Gourmet. Clear amber-gold with a large-ish frothy white lasting head. Fairly light floral/grassy bitter aroma with background cereal - not sweet or harsh; simple and somewhat dry. Taste follows, more bitterness, some noticeable alcohol, not as grainy. Average body, chewy, a bit astringent, lightly carbonated, fairly long dry back-of-palate bitter finish. Decent.
milewide (2009) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 24, 2011
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Strength is bitter after-taste. Clear blond color with modest head and body. Low ABV makes it a decent session brew.
Christian (12619) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 20, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
RBESG August 2011, White Horse on Parsons Green. Golden with a small white head. Grainy and bready malt aroma with herbal hops. Sweetish grainy and grassy flavour