radagast83 (8119) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - FEB 14, 2011
Poured a golden color with a medium sized white head. Aroma and flavor was a lot more hoppy than I expected. This one blew my mind. Along with Stone Levitation Ale, this is one of the best session beers out there and can only help fix their reputation of being considered second-rate. CheersMate (1343) - Portland (Sellhood), Oregon, USA - FEB 12, 2011
12 oz. can from Full Throttle Bottles. Transparent copper/orange color. The head was fluffy, but it is now thin and wispy. This has a very pungent grapefruit citrus hop flavor. I’m loving the fresh aroma of this beer. It has a strong malt flavor -- much stronger than expected. It has a very subtle grapefruit citrus hop flavor. I can’t believe that this has been classified as a bitter. It is carbonated, but the body is very light. The malt flavor(s) don’t come through that much. There is a bit of malt sweetness, but it’s nothing in comparison to the citrus hop flavor. Overall, I’m fairly impressed with this offering. Zeswaft (1774) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 12, 2011
Altogether a very drinkable beer. Hoppy but not to the point that it destoys your tastebuds. Good amount of malt but i didnt feel like there was a good cohesion of flavors. I kind of got hops upfront, malt in the middle, watery aftertaste riversideAK (6261) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - FEB 12, 2011
Nose is nice and hoppy. Citrus and floral with lightly toasted malts, light sweetness. Pours golden amber, thin odd looking head that settles to a ring. Nice clarity and brightness however. The flavor is nice and hoppy up front and throughout, citrus and floral notes mostly, lightly sweet toasted malt, and more leafy hop notes rounding out the finish. Dry, slightly resiny. Sessionably, flavorful. A winner. pottygok (548) - Ohio, USA - FEB 11, 2011
Aroma: Citrus (grapefruit mostly) and floral hops.
Appearance: Clear coppery orange with a thick white head that dissipated too quickly.
Taste: Meh...not much here. A light sweetness with a bitterness at the back of the throat, but this is very bland.
Palate: Light-Medium body, soft carbonation, watery texture, little finish echoing the hoppy aroma,
Overall: This is a hop flavored water, and what hops are here are one dimensional. There’s nothing here that would make me want to buy this beer again.
BroSpud (2197) - , Massachusetts, USA - FEB 11, 2011
12oz can. Golden pour with a decent head and a huge hop aroma. Big bold taste of citrus and pine yet somehow low on the alcohol side. One of the better brews on the south side of 5%. Well done. scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - FEB 10, 2011
I like where we’re headed here. Toasty caramel biscuit and dry grassy hops. Clear pale bronze, tiny white head. Light spicy cedar notes, kissed with caramel, resurges with more dry cedar character in the finish. I think I could drink only this for a month and maintain happiness. 5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - FEB 7, 2011
Can:   Clear fiery amber, lively carbonation, moderate to large frothy white head, nice lacing.   Hoppy nose, very slight biscuit.   Earthy and grainy on first sip, a little musty/dusty and also a bit of mealiness.   Seems a bit more... organic than others.   And this isn’t organic either!   Seems like your average American Pale Ale to me.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   I suppose its chalked full of flavor, but the graininess and earthines are not what I enjoy.   Very minor citrus rind on the finish.   Meh... average. willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - FEB 6, 2011
20110206 12oz can from Wine World. Medium amber color with lofty, lasting, sticky beige head. Aroma is earthy and hoppy with some vegetal notes (celery, parsley), mild florals, mild pineapple. Body is pretty thin even for a lighter session ale (not that almost five percent is particularly light) but a nice change of pace from the typically sweet lighter ambers and APAs that I’d usually turn to for this kind of fix. Lingering leather and earthy bitterness with a kick of spruce and slight citrus acidity. Easily quaffed, and I like the intent even if the beer isn’t particularly inspiring. lamas (1642) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 5, 2011
Can. Mine says 4.4% ABV. A clear copper pour with a nicely sized antique white head. A pungent aroma of grapefruits, pine, orange rinds, and some floral qualities. The smell is surprisingly strong given the relatively low level of alcohol. The palate is fairly thin and crisp. A touch of semi-sweet cereal grainy maltiness upfront in the taste. A decent amount of citrusy hoppiness at the tail end leaving a moderately bitter finish. Another solid sessionable brew from 21st. A big surprise considering the 4.4% ABV.