auerbrau (3077) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - JAN 24, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 10, 2006 On tap at the Brewpub Pours a clear autumn gold, with a sticky white head. Buttery orange apricot aroma. Piquant. Flavor os bright crisp clean hop sugars and lime rind. Hopalicious, yet balanced and reformed. Not out of control. One of the overall hoppiest Pales Ales I’ve had in a while, but it has that lucious smooth saccharin sweetness that an IPA like AleSmith brings. Lucious and bright. Noticeable diacetyl brings it town a touch.
Bullit (3722) - Burgos, SPAIN - JUN 19, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ Vierling brewpub. Dark golden coolour, off-white head. Aroma is massive citrus hops, grapefruit. Flavour is bitter, juicy, grapefruit, pine. Still good drinkable, malty backbone. Good stuff.
Skyview (5087) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JUL 5, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draught at the brewpub in Marquette, Northern Michigan. Pours a clear golden pale amber colored brew with a decent off-white head that slowly dissipates to a white ring and leaves behind some excellent lacing. Aroma of Cascade citrus hops, a hint of caramel malt, some light pine and a touch of apricot. Taste is medium bodied, hoppy, with a hint of caramel malt, grapefruit and a touch of lemon zest. Finish is mildly bitter that lingers after the finish. Almost touching an IPA caliper territory.
Silphium (3111) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUN 20, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Vierling, Marquette. Hazy straw-orange body, thin off-white head. Bitter, citrusy nose. Bitter, rindy body with potent citrus and pine hops notes. Big bitter finish. Good heft. Solid pale ale.
detroiter (958) - Euphoria, Minnesota, USA - FEB 10, 2007
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a nice clear golden color with about an inch of creamy white foam. Minimal lacing. Hoppy aroma.
Piney hops dominate the flavor. Beyond that, it is fairly generic. The body is on the light side, but the carbonation is perfect. Light hop bitterness in the aftertaste.
kidwiththehair (45) - Girdwood, Alaska, USA - NOV 29, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: DEC 4, 2006 This beer has a nice color contrast with its golden amber pour and white head. For aroma, you can definately detect some hops, citrus flavors, and a strong oak type scent. Slightly acidic flavor with a slight bitter finish, but overall a pretty decently well-balanced brew.
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - AUG 23, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
5 oz draft sample at the brewpub, late July 2006. Dark amber with just a bit of lasting head, no appreciable lacing....citrus and apricot prominent in the nose, delicate floral spiciness....sweet and a touch syrupy/thick at the front changing to rather sour and tangy and a mite lactic at the finish....somewhat low carbonation doesn’t help matters.
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - FEB 17, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On-tap at the brewpub: Light golden chill hazed hue with a smallish white capping of fluffy froth. Lace is minimal in spots.
Aroma of slight twisted pine and citric sourness thats a bit light and missing a bigger hop edge and malt backing. Taste is clean and crisp with a nice pine sap hop mixed with a finely added citrus of orangy-lemon pith. A toasty middle smoothes off the citrus but it then returns again in the finishing areas to a decent bittering bite of orangey pine sap. Feel is crisp and full in the front, keeps smooth and drops off some after the intial bursts of flavors but maintains a creamy sweetened toasty malt and favorable hop bite thats very manageable and makes for one super nice session Pale. A Great drinker!
obisbeer (565) - Barcelona, SPAIN - AUG 30, 2004
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Light-golden with red hue and little or no head. Pine, some fruit, and a wood quality on the nose. Med to light body, with aggressive hops on finish. Pine and bitter are the main elements without enough hops to balance it out.
I.C.suds (189) - Da U.P. eh?, Michigan, USA - MAY 18, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer has a crispness from start to finish. Light amber with an off white head. Slightly sweet and strongly hopped.