balloonbuffoon (484) - - AUG 12, 2017 Sleuthdogg (31) - Illinois, USA - AUG 17, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Appearance: This beer poured a real nice looking hazy orange color with an absolute huge white fluffy head. The head was a good four finger size and left a ton and I mean a TON of lacing behind. The head settles down to a light fluff floating on top of my beer. I love the color of this beer. It’s very enticing to say the least.
Smell: Right off the bat orange peel smacks me in the face. It’s like a sweet tangerine mixed with pineapple and grapefruit. This is followed by a piney and floral hop presence but I must mention that the hop nots are light on the nose. Very nice nose
Taste: Wow what a well balanced beer here. There is the slight hop bite mixed with orange and mango fruitiness. There is a breadiness and toasted character found in it also. I am also finding a caramel taste in it that seems to add a background sweetness that is super enjoyable!
Mouthfeel: I find this beer to be super creamy in the mouth. It almost feels as though I squirted whipped cream in my mouth and have that creamy feeling left behind. The carbonation is moderate at best and I believe this adds to the creamy feeling of this beer.
Overall: I true pleasure to drink this one. I mean I could sit back and put away quite a few of these. Not overly hoppy and not overly sweet or fruity either. Just an absolute perfect balance to be able to enjoy any time. I know this one was past it’s prime according to the best by date but it’s excellent IMO even three months past said date.
Paid $8 for a six-pack. 12floz bottle, BBD: 04.06.2017 (I’ve had fresher, I’m not gonna let a BBD get in the way), nonic glass. Appears amber n color, and head is stable leaving residue behind. In short, it smells like a candy medium bodied ale, and tastes somewhat like a caramel pine cone. A pretty generic description for a beer that the profile of a hoppy amber welll. M_Sack (750) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 20, 2017
Bottle. Deep copper, red hue, medium off white head, good lacing. Aromas of grapefruit, pepper, rye, a touch of pine, bread and caramel malts. Quite spicy on the palate, with initial bitterness and warming, integrated alcohol. Leads into pine and a sweetish caramel middle and moderately bitter finish. JohananaV2 (278) - Hurst, Texas, USA - JUL 11, 2017
I had this towards the tail end of the night and had quite a few beers before hand but this was really shockingly delicious. Try it, you will like it
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone zoucrew102 (1993) - - JUL 8, 2017
Bottle. Citrus hop aroma with notes of bready malt and light pine resiny hops. Pours clear copper colored with one finger of off white head that has excellent retention and some lacing. Starts with bright citrus hop flavors with some pine bitterness in the background. Finishes dry, but smooth with bready malt countering the hop bitterness well. Pretty good. Ronritter (840) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUN 20, 2017
12oz bottle reddish pour with off white head aroma and taste is citrus and light hops
Hopper8 (210) - Holland, Michigan, USA - JUN 11, 2017
UPDATED: JUN 14, 2017 This is a very smooth beer. I love the hop forward nature of this beer that lends the initial bitterness and refreshing nature of an IPA, but comes in with nice smooth and bready malts to just make this an easy beer to sip with pals or on a night in. Very nice. AssKicker (592) - Strasbourg, FRANCE - JUN 5, 2017
Couleur ambrée visuellement propre, mousse onctueuse à la tenue modérée. Nez sur les agrumes que l’on retrouve intensément en bouche, mais de manière vraiment surprenante pour une Pale Ale, d’autant plus que ces notes perdurent longtemps avec un complément de caramel. Bonne rondeur en bouche, amertume modérée. Goût métallique en fin de bouche peu de temps après l’ouverture de la bouteille, mais qui fini par disparaître au bout d’un moment. Ouf. Au final, il s’agit probablement là de l’une des meilleures Pale Ale que j’ai bu à ce jour. Une grosse réussite. mike_77 (6882) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - JUN 2, 2017
Dark orange colour with thin head. Aroma has a lot of sweet fruity notes. Taste is fruity with a touch of caramel and syrup. Bittersweet. explosivedog (1421) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 1, 2017
355ml bottle. Pours copper with a good head. Grapefruit, pine resin, mango, caramel. Good full body. The epitome of a classic APA. Pdubyah (761) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 1, 2017
The aroma gives you no idea what is to come, he taste is lovely malty sweet with a lovely bitterness edge to it, syrupy fruity smoothness with a gentle but urgent finish. Goodness me.