13mikey (503) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - OCT 28, 2010
12 ounce bottle courtesy of Jason A. Cloudy orange pour with a fluffy white head and great lacing. Juicy, citrus hoppy aroma. Flavor more citrus hops with a bit of a bite. Nice bitter finish. Very good beer. bpreo (2943) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - OCT 11, 2010
UPDATED: OCT 18, 2010 This is one famous in the Wisconsin area, and highly regarded. If you like hops (I do), you’ll enjoy this beer (I do). 17thfloor (2444) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 6, 2010
UPDATED: OCT 12, 2010 Bottle. Pours a glowing orange golden with a frothy white thinner head. Weed aroma, grassy, light bit of citrus, punchy, a little bit of buttery toffee. Flavor follows, grassy, toffee, light kick of citrus, nice cascade finish, bright grassy. Medium/light bodied, fizzy sharp carbonation. I had one straight out of the bottle I thought was awesome, this one in a glass seems different... mmm 126.96.36.199.14 . . . . . . [another bottle] this one seems to be as good as the first one I had, fresh, crisp, super piney woody, lovely, 188.8.131.52.15 kmweaver (3208) - Petaluma, California, USA - SEP 24, 2010
12oz bottle, courtesy of MrPickles. Thanks, Andy! For the huge style percentage, this was disappointing. Pours a slightly hazy, yellow-orange color; thin, mixed-bubbled, off-white head with light retention and lacing. A modest pour. Lots of coarse citrus and earthy hops in the aroma: modest levels of crystal malt, seemingly; more rough than resinous, and even at 5.5% I’m still getting touches of ethanol showing; not particularly graceful or delicate, and slightly sweet. Medium mouthfeel (to slightly fuller); lively carbonation; some astringency here, honestly, and there’s some heft in the middle of things; underattenuated and a bit sweet; ok, more than a bit sweet; pleasant, if slightly coarse, citrus and piney and earthy hoppiness, medium+ bitterness, decent hop flavor, but again on the coarse side; some nice toastiness emerges in the middle, alongside a similar crystal malt character to that suggested by the nose; overall, a rough, coarse, crystal-y pale ale that isn’t particularly drinkable. Medium finish: lingering citrus and earthiness, toasty, nearly balanced. Ibrew2or3 (8828) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - AUG 29, 2010
One of a slew of Ale Asylum brews courtesy of sebletitje. Pours deep clear dirty gold with white head. The aroma is full with pine hop goodness and not anywhere near the label stated “lush floral” (did they even smell or taste this before creating the label?). Behind the firm level of pine are spicy hops is a note of pine resin infused crusty dried malt syrup. The taste is a pleasing pulse of pine and spicy hops and then slowly picking up thin layers of grapefruit and sweet maltiness. It has an even mix of flavor and bittering hops which creates a nice hoppy experience. Easily a solid IPA, a bit surprised it is listed as a Pale Ale.
DKS4011 (8) - Black Earth, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 25, 2010 does not count
Obviously a hoppy beer but it seems to favor the acidic, bitter elements of hops. It’s not as effervescent as I would like but is rather heavy, slightly soapy. This sounds all negative but I still like this beer and will continue to buy it. sebletitje (10293) - Enghien, BELGIUM - AUG 23, 2010
orange, off-white head
piney hops with plenty of citrus undertones, lush and floral dominance, light caramel malts with a mild bitter profile.
at 5.5% this one has plenty to offer on the hop side, light and tasty. Scubatrip (610) - Annandale, Virginia, USA - AUG 23, 2010
On tap at the brewery, pours clear with a nice head, floral hops aroma. Taste is floral hops, citrus, nectar. There is a mellowness in the finish, where the nectar appears. Floral hops dominate, but it’s well balanced. Great Pale Ale. cazort (568) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 18, 2010
I loved this...eminently fruity hops (citrusy, with some other fruit tones as well), very aromatic without ever being harsh. Medium bitterness, medium-bodied brew, not too heavy, just the right alcohol content to go with the hop profile. Very pleasing to drink. I could handle more bitterness but it was great as-is. tmoreau (4645) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - AUG 17, 2010
Pint served at the brewpub bar the day before the GTOM with a clear, amber/gold color, modest, off white head foam, and web-like lacing. The aroma was perfumey citrus, esp. grapefruit, some sweet fruit, and a bit of resin. The flavor added a nice balance of smooth malt and medium-full hop bitterness that lasted well into the finish. A nicely hopped and sessionable Pale.