NobleSquirrel (3439) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 12, 2011
Draft at Fountainhead. I’m really not sure why this is called an EPA. It is a low abv APA. Anyway, pours an attractive golden amber with a sticky white head. Nose is spicy and citrusy, faint caramel malt notes as well. On taste, soft bitterness and grassy and fruity hops. Light estery fruitiness as well. Light and refreshing. Pretty decent pint, this one. Slipstream (2702) - USA - JUL 8, 2011
Bomber from Whole Foods. There is a dash of green in the dark tan pour. Top of the heap aroma - sweet mellow hops, freshly baked cookies. green leaves. The taste is peppy and hoppy (Amarillo? Just a guess). It is pretty light on the palate, and not sugary or heavy on the malts. There are some green hops in the aftertaste. A really good PA - glad I had it fresh. BeerandBlues2 (13813) - Escondido, California, USA - JUN 26, 2011
Sampled at 4th NoVA Summer Brewfest. Pours clear amber with a medium, fizzy white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is light malt (cookie, straw), heavy hops (citrus, floral, pine), and light esters (fruity). Flavor is hoppy with a light malt finish. Medium body and carbonation, low warmth and a dry finish. weharvie (40) - USA - JUN 21, 2011
An uninspiring aroma, but pours with a dark copper hue and thin white head. The taste is malty and slightly sweet with a slight bitter finish. Not a bad brew, but not very inspiring. alexsdad06 (10803) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - JUN 9, 2011
Sample from a growler shared by shigadeyo. Pours a clear amber color with a small white head. The aroma is pale malt, grassy with light fruits. The flavor is dry grassy, lightly fruity with a pale malt base. This doesn’t have much personality.
yespr (47545) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 7, 2011
From tap at Rattle’N’Hum. Pours cloudy orange with a small white head. Aroma is mild fruity and roasted caramelish. Bitter and roasted malty, slight herbal. Bitter and dry finish.Dry and herbal finish. jredmond (8644) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 1, 2011
Draft at RnH with Linh for the Anderson Valley Event. Pours a slightly hazy, amber body with spotty white lacing. Aroma is a great combo of pine and citrus hop. Mouthfeel is medium with notes of sweet citrus, pine, and soap. troopie (2439) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - MAY 15, 2011
Draught. Copper pour with thin white head. Barman said they scooped the foam off. Pleasant hop and floral aroma. Fuller body than one would expect from such a beer. Malt flavour with floral notes. Clean finish BückDich (5477) - McCall, Idaho, USA - MAY 12, 2011
Tap @ Bittercreek: Pours a copper color with a nice white head. The nose is fresh with some piney hops and a tight toasty background of malts. The flavor is fresh and crisp with clean citrusy hops. Very nice pale ale with a nice handle on everything. Tight. 1FastSTi (3360) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 11, 2011
Tap. For a low ABV beer, this is pretty damned good. The beer poured to a golden straw colored body with a white head. Decent retention all around and nice density. The beer was like a mild in that there was tons of aroma and flavor packed into a session-able beer. Hoppy aromas of grass, flowers, and pine. Flavor was like a mild pale ale with lots of hops, no bitterness, decent amounts of malt. Very mild overall. The palate was "thin", but it’s caused by it’s session-ability at 4.4%.