smackie (54) - St. Augustine, Florida, USA - DEC 3, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
a new favorite. amazing grapefruit in the finish without being hokey. Priced right to compete with ales costing a couple of buck more.
JackLope (1) - - MAR 19, 2016 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
I can’t find this anymore. My favorite location stopped serving it long time ago.
JohnGalt1 (1448) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 5, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
3/4" head with nice lace and a firm cap atop a clear orange amber brew....
The nose is resounding citric... tangerine even..
Flavor is the same... zesty orange.. some doughy maltiness adds a little bit of sweetness.. with a light smack of caramel.. really balanced yet you still know this is a fresh PNW pale ale... medium body with a lively carbonation... even the burps taste like tangerine juice essence..
This is actually pretty damn good pale ale.
justsayswell (260) - Mission, Kansas, USA - MAY 23, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Reviewed from notes. Pours a clear amber with about an inch of head. Nose is bread, caramel, and citrus. Taste follows. Bready malt backbone with a punch of tropical fruit and citrus from the hops. A delicious and sessionable Pale Ale.
GreatDane1632 (1165) - North Dakota, USA - NOV 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
First beer that exposed me to Nelson Sauvin hops. I’m a big fan of those hops and as such, this beer really sat high on my list for a while. Nice pale ale with fruit flavors imparted by the NS hops.
slowrunner77 (9398) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 3, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
"nice balance of malts and hops here, making this pale better than average pale ale. other than the balance and the nice floral hop aroma, nothing stands out, but it’s a solid rep of the style."
ads135 (4011) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 15, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A pleasant APA. I wasn’t expecting much considering their mediocre hefe, but this is a very well balanced mix of pine and caramel, citrus and bread.
cbfobes (2880) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - JUN 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Oriley & Conways, pours a light hazy yellow with really no head at all, the aroma has a decent touch of citrus and fruit at first, kind of surprised me, the flavor is much of the same, hop front end with a bitter finish that is balanced by the malt, not as in your face as I would have liked, but still a nice easy drinking beer.
Bulk_Carrier (3466) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - JUN 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reviewed from notes.
This was poured into a pint glass.
The appearance was a nice hazy yellow around the edges with mostly a nice light looking orange to brown color with a one finger white foamy head. For a bar pour, there was a decent half finger white foamy head and a nice light somewhat clingy foamy lacing.
The smell had a nice citrusy aroma running into the caramel malts nicely.
The taste was somewhat bitter but allowed a decent sweetness to come through in the caramel malts. There was a nice dry bitter citrusy/caramel-like aftertaste that lead to a crisp dry finish.
On the palate, it sat about a light to medium on the body and it had a nice sessionability about it. The carbonation was right on and there was nothing overbearing or under bearing.
Overall, in my opinion, this was a pretty good beer as there’s nothing bad about it. I also had it with some pulled crab sandwich that was gently buttered. Wow, what a nice day!
Senka (1042) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 27, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
From the archives: Had this in Miami. From the pub, on the high street. Decent APA. I thought it was much weaker than 5.7%
harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber with an etched white surface and excellent clarity. No lace. Smells herbal with a slight resin character and a bit of canned spinach alongside the crystal malt which is sweet but not overplayed. Slightly bitter with a good moderated malt through the center and a fine overall pale character. Nice and limited body with slightly low carb and an off dry finish. Nice beer.
Serving type: bottle