brewblackhole (1587) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 4, 2005
Clean hop dominated aroma, medium malt hop balance in the taste, nicely blended, high carbonation gives it a harsh mouthfeel, taste gets a little thin at the end. Still a high quality brew thatI wish would be distributed down by Milwaukee phishpond417 (2088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 6, 2008
This beer pours an amber body, and just like the description says, it has a very sharp bitterness, that is a little unbalanced in my opinion. Hops are quick to give way to very smooth caramel undertones and biscuit malts. Aroma is pleasent, floral and soft pine. keoki182 (305) - West Bend, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 3, 2008
Pours a pretty orange/bronze with a good finger worth of solid off-white head. Beer appears somewhat cloudy, but tons of tiny bubbles race to the top throughout. Very nice orange fruit aroma. Good bitterness in the taste but leaves as quickly as it appears. If I were drinking this in a blind taste test, I’d think it was an IPA rather than an American Pale. Well done. Trev (2023) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - APR 30, 2010
medium gold pour with a thin white head.
aroma is soft and fruity, slightly earthy. Sweet apple, apricot,
Flavour is again very soft and malty with a slightly spicy hop character. Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - SEP 21, 2010
12oz bottle picked up at the Historic Casanova Liquors in Hudson, WI on my way back from Minneapolis. Pours a crystal clear, golden-orange colored body with a finger-width, dense and frothy, rocky, white head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice, sticky lacing. Aroma is lighter with some caramel and floral hops. A few citrus hints, grass, and touch of bread. Flavor is similar with more of a citrus-grass hoppiness. Light caramel and cereal maltiness with a fresh, crisp grassy hop bite. Citrus grows into the finish where this ends with a light-moderate, dry bitterness with some floral fruitiness. Medium length aftertaste following a light, smooth, crisp body and moderate carbonation. Overall, a refreshing pale ale. Easy drinking, lighter, crisp body with a balanced, pleasant, citrus-grass hop presence. Not bad.
fata2683 (2202) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUN 13, 2011
Bottle pours hazy orange with a medium white head. Aroma is fruity esters and pale grains. Flavor is grassy with a fairly assertive grassy hop finish. Bill Becker (2007) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - NOV 3, 2017
From Feb 2008
I got this bottle in a trade with Grizzly Adams. Thanks Cole!
This one pours a hazy orange-gold with a 1 finger head of foam that doesn't recede much at all and there's some good lacing.
The smell has notes of grapefruit and caramel malt with the hops *just* having the edge.
The taste kind of surprised me. Biscuit and caramel is what I noticed first and then some grapefruit in the background that adds enough bitterness to balance the malt. Nice.
It has a medium mouthfeel and it finishes with a slight grassy bitterness. Quite a nice APA with more than ample portions of malt and I like where this one went. I'd definitely drink this again as it is a good beer all around.
JCW (1279) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 29, 2004
Yellow, orange color, small head very slight haze. Citrus hops, slight malt sweetness. Flavor fairly bitter for the style and the amount of hops flavor. Sweet finish. Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - NOV 16, 2004
Pours a lighter reddish orange. No head. Aroma of malt, and light citrus hop notes. Flavor is strong and dominated by hops. Piney hops. Palate is thin overall. A decent brew. Magjayran (1379) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 14, 2009
Cloudy pale ale with a thick head. There’s a little bit of citrusy hops and a little bit of caramel in this one. Good bitter finish for a lighter beer.