rampmaster (642) - Alden, New York, USA - AUG 19, 2010
Presentation: It was poured into a pint glass from a growler that I had filled at the Consumer Beverage Center in Orchard Park.
Appearance: The body has a bright yellow gold color with great clarity. On top sits a small one and half finger thick white head that hangs on well and makes some nice lace on the glass.
Smell: The aroma has a nice sweet maltiness with tons of juicy hop character. It has strong citrusy and fruity with just a hint of fruitiness. The malt is much lighter and understated which really shows off the vibrant hops.
Taste/Palate: It is a little lighter bodied than most Pale Ales, sort of a light to medium range with a good bright and juicy hop forward character. This is right on point from the aroma and there are nice citrusy lemon and grapefruit with hints of pineapple notes over a delicate sweet bready layer of maltiness. It finishes fairly dry with more citrusy hops and mellow hop bitterness. The lighter body easy drinking texture makes for an extremely refreshing beer with plenty of nice carbonation.
Notes: Overall it has a modest and pleasing hop character with tons of easy hot summer time drinkability.
generallee08 (772) - New York, USA - JUL 11, 2014
The body has a bright yellow gold color with great clarity. On top sits a small one and half finger thick white head that hangs on well and makes some nice lace on the glass. The aroma has a nice sweet maltiness with tons of juicy hop character. It has strong citrusy and fruity with just a hint of fruitiness. The malt is much lighter and understated which really shows off the vibrant hops. It is a little lighter bodied than most Pale Ales, sort of a light to medium range with a good bright and juicy hop forward character. This is right on point from the aroma and there are nice citrusy lemon and grapefruit with hints of pineapple notes over a delicate sweet bready layer of maltiness. It finishes fairly dry with more citrusy hops and mellow hop bitterness. The lighter body easy drinking texture makes for an extremely refreshing beer with plenty of nice carbonation.
SudsMcDuff (8429) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - AUG 31, 2012
Had on draft @ the Ellicottville brewpub in Ellicottville, NY .. . ultra cool! .. almost like a lighter version of summer love .. pours gold .. great lacing .. . crisp .. bits of citrus, summer fruit, and flowers .. . don’t drink and mow, you might hit a water sprinkler or the neighbors cat.. and that is not a fun conversation... merc7186 (3142) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 25, 2013
A: Golden Straw Hue, Passes Most Light, White Head Ring, Great Lacing
S: Floral, Grainy, Mild Malts
T: Floral, Malty, Grainy
M: Decent Carbonation, Light to Medium Bodied, Mildly Dry, Mildly Bitter
Overall, very true to style, its a Ultra Pale Ale, very floral but light and doesnt burn you out, very drinkable. Morey (46) - Erie, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 4, 2012
12oz bottle with "DOB 3/28/12" stamped below the label in yellow so it’s easy to spot. This beer is contract brewed by Southern Tier. The bottle calls this an Ultra Pale Ale.
UDBeernut (2883) - Saint Johns, Florida, USA - JUL 26, 2014
APPEARANCE: Pours a pale yellow-orange color with nice clarity. The head is white and stood about two fingers tall following a medium-aggressive pour. Decent lacing.
AROMA: I’m getting a lot of grain in the nose as well as some wheat malt and citrus hops. The smell reminds me a lot of a Kolsch.
TASTE: The carbonation fizzes on the tongue up front. Nice balance of flavors between the malts and hops. I have to believe that they use a touch of wheat somewhere during the brewing process. Hops linger just enough to give this a nice crisp finish.
MOUTHFEEL: Pretty thin body. Feels very wet on the palate. Moderate carbonation.
OVERALL: This is a nice summer beer. I drank this a lot last year during BBQs and in between yard work.
Morey’s Bottom Line: Super affordable and easy drinking...but most importantly, it taste good! Reminds me of a mellower Southern Tier Pale Ale. Good stuff.
Bottle pours golden amber, white head that leashes a thick lacing coat. Nose has light hop resin. Taste was more hop forward, felt like chewing on a centennial hop cone, juicy. Pine, citrus. Light sweetness undulates with light bitterness. Light body that feels thin on the finish. rudolf (2360) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUN 13, 2010
Tap @ Goodbar beer club. Light gold, thin white head. Nose is honeysuckle, lemon, orange, mango. Seriously EBC - this is the best smelling beer you guys have made. Flavor is honeysuckle, toasty malt with very light caramel, some grapefruit. Not quite as hoppy as the nose suggests but really solid! HogTownHarry (6925) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JUL 12, 2010
Growler from Consumer’s Beverages on Elmwood in Buffalo, shared with tupalev. Hazy gold with an average frothy pancake-batter like head. Simple, but really appealing aroma - light citrus/citrus zest, a hint of pine, and some dried wildflowers. Tastes dry, not a huge malt backbone to it (slightly sweet, hint of roast), quite pungently bitter, grapefruit pith + herbal bitterness (surprising from that light, almost fruity aroma) - some alcohol, and quite dry. Average body, slightly astringent, fairly mild carbonation, and an extremely long citrus/resin bitter finish. Not amazing, but solid - and under 5% was greatly appreciated by the two guys drinking a growler between them!! beerbill (3619) - Laurel, New York, USA - MAY 19, 2011
12 oz. bottle. Pours a crystal clear gold with a moderate white head that lasted through the first two sips and left light lace. Pleasant aroma that was quite hoppy with lots of grapefruit and orange along with some pine notes. The flavor begins with a light dose of malt followed by some grapefruit hops bitterness that is both fruity and bitter. Light-medium bodied. This is one of the better lighter-bodied beers that I have come across, and were it available by me, would happily drink these on a hot summer day. Dogbrick (13019) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 11, 2012
This brew pours a clear and bright yellow-gold color with a medium white head that burns away steadily. Spotty lacing on the glass. Hops and malt in the nose. Light body with flavors of mild hops, citrus and sweet malt. The finish is crisp and lightly hopped with a grapefruit aftertaste. Decent light APA overall.