matt7215 (2071) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
355 ml bottle from wegmans in Niagara Falls ny. Shimmering golden with a white head that lingers and laces. A spot on true to style apa, well hopped but not overly bitter. Quite nice.
DSG (4694) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks zvikar. Hazy golden. Hoppy aroma, citric, fruity and slightly stale. Flavor has a bit of graininess and a bitter hoppy finish, a bit citric, with light stale notes. Medium-bodied. Seems slightly past its prime, but still decent and refreshing.
Tortman18 (151) - Batavia, Illinois, USA - MAY 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear golden with a Small white head. Decent lacing. Slight carbonation. Aroma is very sweet and hoppy. Floral and citrus mainly grapefruit and orange peel. A decent yeast presence. Mouth is very bitter and hoppy. Yeast is strong up front. The citrus hops are present, but a pine/resinous quality takes over here.
dhunter151 (399) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - MAY 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours copper with a white head. Hoppy, pine, grapefruit, malt at the finish. Good pale ale.
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MaBeer1972 (1218) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 9, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from a mix pack. Poured into the free Victory pint glass that came with it. A light golden brew, slightly hazy. Light head that fades to a thick lace. Bready-citrus aromas and flavor. Body on the lighter side but finish is typically sticky like most Pale Ales.
jbruner (1696) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear golden color on tap with fluffy white head that laces nicely. Aroma of hops, citrus, dank freshness. Taste follows, really fresh with a nice page malt back. Really nice, drinkable pale ale.
mmmbeer (1187) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle served in shaker- poured an evenly turbid brazen copper color, extremely thin white ring around the glass for a head, next to zero carbonation, no lacing, sits very still upon the vessel. Aroma of pine and citrus hops by the gravity barrel load. Hits the mouth with a wide medium body, malt was just slightly caramelized, hops come crashing in the middle, finish is harshly acidic yet very enjoyable. Toes the line of IPA, but whatever you want to call it, it’s damn good!
billk (352) - Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, USA - MAY 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tastes close to New Belgium Ranger IPA. Would qualify as an IPA in a few circles.
kevinator (558) - The Colony, Texas, USA - MAY 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This pale comes close to IPA territory. I had this on cask and was expecting a more mellow palate. What I found was a smooth but carbonated yet dry mouthfeel. The aroma was of piney and floral hops. Light coppery color with a white fizzy head, almost frothy. Crisp flavors of mainly hops with some gainy malts but not much. Easy to drink with chili.
chinchill (1013) - South Carolina, USA - APR 28, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A: Poured clear, medium amber in color with a small, off-white, short-lived head that left spotty lacing on the glass.
S: Mainly hops, with piney, citrus, earthy and herbal notes. IPA strength of aroma.
T: Strong hop presence with a lingering grapefruit peel note. The bitter finish soon retreats to a more welcome malty/bitter hop mix.
M: Smooth for style; Medium bodied; Medium-high carbonation; semi-dry finish.
O: a nice APA that leans to the hoppy side.