Scrapersnbeer (1532) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 24, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Grapefruit-caramel aroma. The citrus aspect is the dominant flavor. Almost an India pale in that regard. Nice orange color. Smooth body with just enough kick. Looks like they are right to talk up the brewing water.
Lonick (1519) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 3, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @All My Vinyl Tasting, Edinburgh. Pours golden thin-ish white head. Grapefruit nose, some sweet malty hints on the nose as well. Quite bitter straight away (lemon/bitter lemon) a sharp fruity-ness, nice enough just a little thin on the finish.
Narnad (1518) - Wonder Lake, Illinois, USA - FEB 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a cloudy orange color with a low, white head. Aroma has a strong citrus and pine nose with a mild amount of light sweet malt. Flavor has a pine/grassy start but moves into a tangerine citrus flavor later, followed by a light malty sweetness. The body is light with a low amount of carbonation and thin feeling. Overall an nice, simple beer.
FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 23, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a deep golden with a small creamy white head. Aroma is balanced citric and piney hops with a very sweet honey and biscuity and caramel malt backbone. Flavor starts with the same sweet caramel and bready notes, picking up some light pine and citric hop notes before a smooth clean lightly bitter finish. Medium body and a sharp carbonation. A good pale ale, balanced and fresh, smooth and quaffable.
Lowe1983 (1517) - 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.
jrodooo5 (1509) - DOVER, Delaware, USA - MAY 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours copper w/ a white head that leaves some lacing. The aroma is an intriguing blend of malt & hops. The taste is filled w/ subtle hops but they are light & the beer is quite drinkable. A very nice pale!
RABinCO (1508) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 25, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wow, what a pleasant surprise! Pours gold with a white head. BIG citrusy nose. Taste is sweet, bitter, and dry. There’s a nice tropical fruit flavor on the back of the tongue that sticks around for a bit. I would say this rivals Zombie Dust for big, flavorful APAs.
williamherbert (1508) - Syracuse, New York, USA - MAR 27, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fresh, pungent citrus hop aroma; orange peel and tangerine. Really fresh and surprising. sweet and high-alpha. Flowery perfume at the end.
The appearance is clear yellow-orange; scant, slushy head.
Flavor is a combination of flowery rose petals and ripe tangerines. Orange blossom and juniper. Very sweet indeed, with no bitterness to speak of. Just this side of cloying, with sugary malts, but never oversteps its boundaries.
The feel is a smooth, buttery texture. A sweet, highly accessible pale ale. Flower and citrus, like a spring morning. Easily drinkable.
SanfordBrewer (1505) - Sanford, Florida, USA - MAY 30, 2011
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Translucent copper with a lasting beige head,
Aroma: sweet pale and caramel malt, fresh juicy citrus piney hops.
Taste: citrus piney hops, some caramel malt, and a bit of bready yeast.
Nicely balanced but hop-forward APA, showcasing american ingredients.
Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 12, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
THOUGHTS: Well put together. Nothing super unique, but would make a nice session beer. If this stays on as a year round beer it might be my beer of choice for hockey and baseball playoffs. It may not be great on paper, but it is great in the mouth. (Note: Three months have passed since I took these notes and I am halfway through my second case)
TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a clear, light, orangey gold with an average, off-white head that mostly diminished but kept a nice sheet. The aroma had moderate caramel malts; moderate to heavy tropical fruit, grapefruit, orange, lemon and lime hops; lighter pine hops; and light slightly funky yeast. The initial flavor was light to moderately sweet and moderately bitter; while the finish was lightly sweet and moderate to almost rather bitter with an average to long duration. There was citrus hops, tropical fruit, some caramel malt, fruit cocktail, shortcake, some pine and citrus rind. The light to medium body was like watery syrup with lightly fizzy carbonation and an ever so slightly metallic and ever so slightly chalky finish.