muzzlehatch (4645) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 31, 2005
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at the brewpub. Beautifully sculpted lacing and lasting head atop a pale, hazy amber body....gigantic show-stopping aroma of grapefruit, vanilla, caramel and oak, just about as delicious as any APA I’ve put my nose in....body woody, smooth, with lots of spicy hops growing and growing towards the pungent, dry finish...noticeably yeasty for the style. Tied with the hefe for my favorite here.
nuplastikk (5756) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 12, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 7, 2011 12oz can, Hazy orange-tan with a steady, foamy, off-white head. Cool, astringent hop aroma, quite aromatic and nice. Quite hop-forward, wouldn’t be out of place at a West Coast brewpub. Well balanced still, with a nice toasty malt backbone. Clean, bold, and true to style. Well done.
bseribeer (128) - Illinois, USA - MAY 10, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very approachable Pale from my local brewer. Big hops and citrus aroma, almost as strong as an IPA. Pours a cloudy golden with a thick, foamy off white head. Taste is lighter than the aroma, but in no way disappointing. Grapefruit and hops with a crisp, clean finish. Good carbonation on the palate. Enjoyable pale from Wild Onion and definitely would drink again
wedgie9 (2618) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 5, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted on 3/5/11 from a 12oz can. Pours hazy dark orange with a a thick white head that slowly recedes to thick and rocky lace. The nose is some pale hay and cereal malt along with a bit of grass, light resin and citrus fruit as well. The flavor is more bitter than the nose would have suggested starting off with a bit of malt sweetness, and moving into the grassy hay, citrus, and resin bitterness. The body is fairly light with average carbonation and a long resin bitter and orange peel finish.
Vir4030 (598) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 14, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a medium cloudy yellow from a 12-oz can. Hoppy aroma, smoother flavor. Nice and well done, although perhaps a bit mild? I can’t really complain about that when the flavor is nice like this, though. Well-balanced hop selection.
gws57 (1275) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - JUL 19, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had this on draught in Lake Barrington, Illinois. Slightly cloudy and dark yellow, very interesting look for a pale. Nice nose of roses and hops, plenty of bitterness with notes of molasses and apple. A nice APA.
crossovert (11198) - Illinois, USA - MAR 13, 2011
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz can.
It pours a hazy golden orange with a frothy off-white head.
The smell is pretty good, it has a nice bit of citrus hops.
The flavor is decent but could be better It has a light bitterness to go with a malty base. The hops are basic with hints of pine, herbs, and citrus.
It isn’t a bad brew, nothing special however.
Serving type: can
Reviewed on: 11-18-2010 01:31:09
kaser (5567) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy orange pour from a can at Northside cafe. Apricot and orange flavors. Bananna and spice hints. Pretty good beer
Zeswaft (1647) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 24, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Surprisingly very very good. VERY hoppy. Could probably pass for an IPA. Grassy and citrusy. Tastes like a combination of American and European hops. Bitter and delicious. Probably the best beer they have.
sersdf (1020) - chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 26, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
this was reasonably solid. a welcome respite from the massively grassy hop harvest. balanced and reasonably hoppy. the local brewpubs make some damn good flagship APA’s (emmett’s, brass, onion).