cracklefish (108) - Ohio, USA - JUL 7, 2011
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
DRAFT. Nose is pleasing citrus, pine, resin and toast. Flavor is very tropical with soft caramel and a touch of pine. Finish is light bitterness with a fair amount of sweetness. Carbonation is low. Clean malt character backed with plenty of American style hops that punch in the middle but leave before balancing the malt sweetness and nuttiness.
badwhale (397) - Bitterville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 6, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle to glass mug. Pours a nice clear copper / amber color with a medium off white head. Good lacing. Lots of nice crisp hop flavors. Medium body, but heavy enough to avoid the dreaded "watery" tag. Really nice summer beer.
BVery (8684) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JUL 5, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Clear golden pour. Thin white head. Grassy aroma. Taste is grassy earthy hop. Very nice pale ale.
satan165 (1020) - River Grove, Illinois, USA - JUL 2, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
aroma is excellent balance of near caramel malts and lightly grassy hops. nice toasty malt character to boot. appearance is well polished deeper gold with active carb and filmy head, no legs. flavor is excellent toast near butterscotch with pleasant vegetative note tangled in. excellent balances abounds with unique character to both sides.
dumontn (530) - St. Joseph, Michigan, USA - JUL 1, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance is a rich gold with a finely bubbled 1 finger head. Aroma is stony/mineral-y, slight citrus, and a hint of toasted grain. Really nice balance, smells enticing and highly drinkable. Taste is limestone, light crystal malt and finishes with a nice citrus punch. Light to medium bodied, this brew is slick on the palate with crisp carbonation and a dry citrusy finish; a bit light-bodied for my taste but more body would diminish this beer’s refreshing quality. Overall, this is a fantastic example of beer terroir---the true centerpiece of this brew is the water; you can smell it, see it, and taste it. The unique minerality of this beverage is perhaps the most remarkable example of a "water-forward" beer as opposed to a hop- malt- or yeast-forward beer.
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - JUN 30, 2011
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle. Enjoy by Aug 4 2011. Aroma of wooded earthy hops. Amber color, lacey white head. Nice hop scent on top of a bready caramel malt. Flavor of a sharp bitterness of citrus at first, then a sweet malt, and finishes off with a fizzy refreshingness as it flows down stream into my belly. A very nice, welcoming, session American Pale Ale.
gpekar (481) - Florida, USA - JUN 30, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a crystal clear copper amber with a tall lightly creamy off-white head. The head reduced to about 1/2 inch and left a light amount of lacing. The aroma was mostly grapefruit with a little bit of a roasted malt sweetness. The initial taste was a light citrus one followed almost immediately by a mild hops bite. The citrus hops flavor becomes more prominate in the middle and fades gently into the finish
mar (5064) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 29, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
poured a crisp amber with a ring of cream head. bright citrusy hops, fruits,and a little earth. smooth on the palate, flavor is bitter fruits, hops, and an easy finish.
Brewbie (465) - New York, USA - JUN 28, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle. cloudy gold fluffy white head. caramel sweet aroma. pine. piney hops taste, light. sweet caramel malt. well balanced. nice beer
dlovell2 (1366) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUN 27, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 2, 2015 Copper color with white head. Citrus and pIne aroma. Sweet caramel flavor followed by citrus and floral flavors. Citrus finish but not real bitter. Very good pale ale.