kmweaver (3207) - 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 (8607) - 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 (10067) - 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 (561) - 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 (4298) - 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. thetomG (246) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 16, 2010
Clearish golden yellow pour. Decent head with spotty lacing left around the glass. Aroma is excellent - slightly fruity, slightly hoppy. Flavor follows the nose, but is more intense with just the slightest twinge of bitterness finishing things off nicely. Feels just a tad overcarbonated, but other than that is an easy drinker. Not too bitter considering the generous amounts of hops used, this is a beer I could easily have several of in a session.
Tasty, and something I would definitely drink again. cbfobes (2883) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - JUL 29, 2010
Poured from bottle, has an unclear amber color with white head, has a great aroma that is full of hops and it tastes just like it smells! Very good beer, one of my favorites in Madison, WI! Peregrinari (148) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 26, 2010
Very nice apa. Smooth drinking with mild hops and some sweetness on the finish. Aroma is nmild with some citrus and mild muddyness. Overall nice beer.