DrnkMcDermott (3053) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAY 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampler at the Schaumburg location. Hazy brass color. A thin head with a bit of lace. Somewhat hoppy nose mitigated by the soap in the restroom on my hands. A nice, big hoppy burst on the first sip. The hop bill seems aimed more toward bitterness than flavor, then there’s a slight bit of citrus, pine and grass.
b3shine (8560) - Indiana, USA - JAN 13, 2017
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft to taster at the Fishers brewpub. Looks decent; a transparent golden orange with white lacing. Smells and tastes of aged fruity and grassy hops with a mildly bittersweet backbone. A touch of spice on the tongue as well. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied. An inoffensive but underwhelming example of the style.
kramer (6528) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 8, 2017
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear dark gold body with a wispy white head. The nose is equal parts citrusy hops and sweet crystal malt, the crystal is a big turnoff for me. The flavor is sweet and under attenuated with a heavy iced tea crystal malt finish. Very light citrusy hoppiness. Light to medium bodied with a sticky residual sweetness and soft fizzy carbonation. This one is not up my alley for the style.
ads135 (4450) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - AUG 10, 2016
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
An okay pale ale. Tried this during HILT in Indianapolis in 2016. Mild and citrusy. Well balanced with caramel sweetness.
Homer321 (4602) - Melboring, Florida, USA - JUL 30, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at source. Aroma is very floral and fruity with light citrus hop notes. Not a bad aroma. Fairly hazy orange with minimal white head. Initially bitter followed by a supporting malt but not caramel sweet. Light bread. Hop flavor is very floral like the nose, roses. Decent enough beer but I don’t care for the hops.
Ahuth (471) - Illinois, USA - JUL 10, 2016
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Pours cloudy orange. Has a watery palate. Not a full body. Light and citrus hops little gratefruit. Kinda poor pale ale.
onceblind (8656) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 10, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy deep golden in color with a foamy white head. Lovely fresh hop and leafy hop aromas. Nice smooth hoppy flavor with leafy and grassy tones, a nice bready pale malt backbone, very crisp leafy/fresh/whole cone hop action.
ben4321 (6100) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - OCT 26, 2015
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sampled at Ram-Rosemont, 10/26/15. Hazy orange. Sweet orange juice aroma. Orange juice flavor as well, with a light bitterness as well. Light and a little thin. Just kinda dull.
andrewje41 (3462) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - OCT 24, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft 24 oz pour at the Hawks Prarie location. Not a bad way to end a full day of ball. Pours a clear, bright orange color with a minimal head. Sweet aroma of soft orange fruit. Sweet fruit, short hops, clean sweet finish. Decent pale here. Good for a session. Enjoyed this.
vipinvelp (4170) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - OCT 7, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Ram Restaurant. Opaque orange, no foam reamaining after initial off-white foam ring. Small aroma, nice bittersweet taste, lasting bitter in aftertaste. (Chicago 201510)
mcberko (16242) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 26, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Big Horn U District, pours a cloudy dull orange with a small white head. Nose is quite spicy, with lots of the rye upfront, and herbal hops further back. Flavour is along the same lines - lots of rye and herbal, citrus hops. It works fine, but it’s a bit harsh and lacking cohesion. Still, pretty decent.