Cletus (6368) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 31, 2009
Cask sample. Pours copper with a white head. Smells of bitter citrus, some caramel malt, spicy. Tastes of caramel, some earthy hints, sweet citrus, peppery, some bitterness on the finish. glennmastrange (2931) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - MAY 21, 2009
Cask. Moderate malt and hop notes of roasted, caramel and grapefruit, light dough and broth for the yeast, with background notes of berry and toffee. Head is large, frothy, white, with excellent lacing and is fully lasting. Color is murky amber/tan. Flavor is slightly sweet and lightly acidic to start, then finishes lightly to moderately acidic and lightly bitter. Palate is medium, oily and has a flat carbonation. An awesome, aromatic American Pale Ale. The fact that it came out of a cask certainly added to it’s better qualities. zdk (1917) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 17, 2009
half gallon growler. Pours nice orange color with thick head. Fresh, citrus nose. Hops was stronger than I was expecting, but was pleasantly surprised. LinusStick (3520) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 17, 2009
Wanted a higher abv. I drank almost the whole half gallon myself and hardly felt it... this is a lot for me.
On tap at Bocktown. I was pleasantly surprised with this beer. Aroma was all hops. Pour was a nice light gold with a one finger near white head. Taste was fantastic. Strong citrusy hops with some pine and and just enough malt to stop if from crossing into IPA category. Prickly mouthfeel with a tongue drying bitterness. Delicious! luttonm (6842) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 24, 2009
Pint from a fresh cask at Jimmy’s 43 in nyc. Smooth with perfect hop taste from a much stronger beer, without much bitterness. Rich flavor, full bodied, and was well served by the cask. Lots of pine, flower and banana. Some citrus too. An idealized Pale.
rugbydude05 (478) - Bridgewater, NJ, New Jersey, USA - AUG 13, 2008
On tap at the brewery. Pours a light golden color, nice mix of citrus and flowery hop aroma. Taste is very subtle and not very overpowering. Palate was remarkably smooth. Similar to summer ale but less sweet. Good beer to drink if you wanna have more than a few. fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 9, 2008
On tap at the brewery. Aroma strongly of grassy and floral hops. Flavor has some sweet malt with a bitter hop base. Somewhat astringent bitter finish, but not bad. LilBeerDoctor (4217) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 9, 2008
UPDATED: MAY 29, 2010 On tap at the brewery. Pours a light orange with a small white head. Aroma of bitter hops. Flavor is dominated by bitter hops...where is the malt?? Very unbalanced and the hops are too bitter for me. Yuck. auerbrau (3206) - Ithaca, New York, USA - JAN 16, 2008
Update 5/29/10: Bottle. This version definitely tastes better than the one I had previously. Still not great but much improved. It has an English Pale Ale feel with buttery popcorn, toasted malt, and floral hops. A decent drinker overall though.
Poured from a firkin at Zeno’s Pub - State College, PA. Aroma develops a crisp, real rose-like fresh floral character. Grass clippings and fresh hay. Good coppery pour, with sparse, rocky head. Flavor moves as a pretty hop-inflected tone. There must be Cascade here. Malt character mostly buried by a pretty fresh hop blast. The body is good for firkin with a low level of carb, but percolates with freshness and good estery mineral profile. Enjoyable and somewhat unique. An American Pale ale, with a real English history. hopson (635) - Williamsville, New York, USA - JAN 1, 2008
very estery, almost confused this with the blueberry ale during a tasting at the brewery. Not that great.