Bill Becker (1906) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - OCT 26, 2017
From Aug 2007 Luneylane (249) - Taipei City, TAIWAN - SEP 25, 2017
I got this one in a trade with Wasatch. Thanks, John!
This pours from 12oz bottle a hazy light gold with a huge head of foam that shrinks but stays for the entire session as a good 1/4" layer and there's plenty of lacing.
The smell is dominated by citrusy hops with a small side order of malt and, oh, there's a fruity bit that I'm just picking up.Kind of reminds me of fresh plums. It's pretty darned nice.
The taste is *very* tasty. The first thing I note is an abundance of citrus with a dash of grass and a more than ample malt character that gives this Ale really good balance. Good stuff! After each sip and swallow, I smack my mouth because the finish actually ends up on a sweetish note...I love how AV makes this beer so smooth and tasty and so bloody well balanced. I could put a few of these away with no problem at all. Very drinkable and I'd have no hesitation in recommending it!
UPDATED: SEP 28, 2017 A bottle from the basement of 101. Aroma: a bit cheesy, doesn't augur well. Appearance: clear amber, generous head. Palate: light-bodied and thin, soft carbonation. Hoppy, yet underwhelming finish. Taste: medium-bitter, a suggestion of black tea. Tastes beter than it smells, yet overall unimpressive. willisread (3695) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 13, 2017
Old rating. Light pine and resin, some faint citrusy hops. Malty and sweet, kind of thin on the palate. Bitter finish. Simple and forgettable. JyroBip (24) - - AUG 3, 2017
I like this clear honey colored Pale Ale, but there is an odd hint of something in the taste, like metallic-hops? ... that keeps this from being a great beer
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone colui72 (1117) - HONG KONG - JUN 29, 2017
Pours clear golden, fizzy, a medium bubbly head and some lacing. Aroma is quite disappointing to start with, smell like a macro lager malts with just a minor hoppy fruitiness. Tastes of plain malts, medium bitter, lack of hoppy flavours, just some notes of citrus. Light body, well carbonated and watery, bitter finish. Mediocre ale.
gripweed57 (2910) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - JUN 11, 2017
From old tasting notes. Hazy yellow gold color. Huge rocky white head. Fruity malt aroma with a hint of yeastiness. Tasty fruity malt flavor hints at lemon and grapefruit. Plenty of hops come through in middle and finish soft and complex aftertaste. Tasty. Stew41 (2093) - Phuket, THAILAND - MAY 17, 2017
Modest and subtle, Has a nice elegance but perhaps a bit too ’nice’ and just strays into blandness? I can see the grapefruit bitterness but it is mild (but suits the style). A little soft spice late. Nice but unremarkable in the extreme. emincems (123) - TURKEY - APR 26, 2017
well carbonated, light-med bodied pale ale. taste is dominated by bitterly hops. dry finish. drinkable. vinivini (3060) - Gomel, BELARUS - APR 11, 2017
Bottle. Hazy golden, moderate head. Weak retention. Aroma: pine, mango, passion fruit, honey. Medium body. Sweetish solid malts, citrus & piny hops form the flavour. Medium bitterness. It all sounds good yet there are some hollow points while tasting. BuckeyeBoy (8568) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 12, 2017
-- rated with beerbasher/winphone
On tap at bitter Creek boise. Pours out a crisp golden topped with a white head. Nose is classic north west ipa pine hops with a touch of citrus and a malty sweetness. Taste is more of the pine and bread malt.