OD40oz (774) - Box Elder, South Dakota, USA - AUG 9, 2009
Pours a copper color with a frothy white head. Nice pale ale hoppy taste and finish. arminjewell (9720) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - AUG 6, 2009
At St Paul Summer Beer Fest 2009. Poured hazy yellow with a nice white head, smelled of faint hops and had a good hop profile in the taste. Nothing crazy, but a solid beer. tekhna (118) - California, USA - JUL 8, 2009
A murky hazy redish orange, decent hop nose, quickly receding head. SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 28, 2009
Carmel malt sweetness, slightly astringent bitterness. Hop profile a bit muddled, overwhelms the pallet/malt after a few sips.
Not a bad beer, nothing spectular. This brewery could definitely be more. The malt profile to me scans more as an amber ale or more than an APA, but still a nice beer.
In the bottle from HyVee CB. Pours an orange amber with an off-white medium head. The aroma is the best part of this beer- lots of chocolate oranges as though this is going to be an Impy. But wait, the taste does not back up this tempting thick scent. A fairly good APA with a nice sweet malt thickness, but it is not over the top in nature. I like it and hope to try it on tap. HonkeyBra (4044) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - JUN 27, 2009
Golden pour with thick, creamy white head. Caramel nose with light bittering hops. Flavor is lightly bitter, some nice hop flavor. A bit pineapple and nice malt. Solid pale here.
BVery (11390) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - MAY 30, 2009
UPDATED: SEP 19, 2014 Tap at the brewpub. Mostly clear orange pour with a clingy head. Earthy malts, hint of citrus. Moderate palate, slightly sweet. badgerben (5349) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAY 12, 2009
Dark copper color with a medium head. Light citrus and caramel aroma. A little buttery. Well this is an interesting and unexpected blend... grapefruit and orange flavors, mixed with a sweet malt body, light caramel and toast. Pretty solid! heemer77 (5360) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - MAY 6, 2009
Deep amber that is near copper with a light yellowish khaki head. Smells of grapefruit and sweet crystal malt are strong up front. There is also some pleasing dry straw. The taste has some bitter grapefruit peel and black pepper spice. The finish is fairly sweet with some toasted toffee. Wow, this is pretty much an IPA in my opinion. Good brew. Trev (2023) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - APR 11, 2009
Pours copper with thin head. IlanMan (1015) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - APR 2, 2009
Aroma is decent herbal hop, some light lemony citrus. Toasted and caramel malt with a hint of vanilla perhaps?
Flavour is nicely balanced.
Medium hop with a nice toasted malt presence.
Almost comparable to a british pale though more assertive hop.
On cask for Firkin Fest at the Happy Gnome in St. Paul 09. Had a medium pour with a good malt character accompanied with medium hops. It was a bit big to be a pale ale malt-wise but I guess the hops didn’t kick it into IPA mode. Pretty good brew overall.