justsayswell (285) - Kansas City, Kansas, USA - DEC 28, 2012
Pours a nice copper with a foamy head. Aroma of tropical fruit/ floral hops, clean sweet crystal malt. Mouthfeel is smooth, average carbonation. Hops are dominated by pineapple and papaya flavors, a good burst of bitterness followed by slightly sweet caramel malt. More tropical fruit and a lingering bitterness on the finish. Great effort from a small brewery. ads135 (5031) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - DEC 27, 2012
This was a pretty impressive pale ale, really, almost an IPA for the amount of bitterness and piney aroma. Very spicy, very resiny. A delicious beer, but maybe not one you’d want if you’re really in the mood for a session pale. hombrepalo (1972) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 7, 2012
On tap at CBF. Pours a hazy deep golden, orange with a beautiful twi finger head. Aroma is pine, grapefruit, sweet malts, grass. Taste is bitter, pine forward, grassy, sweet malts, caramel, grapefruit, toast, earthy. An interesting and refreshing APA!
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 5, 2012
Had on tap at the Village Tap for their Local Tap Takeover. Served in a pint glass.
A: Pours a typical copper with some lighter hues throughout with a white head that subsides into a nice film ring.
S: I get some wonderful citrus hops with some slight grassy undertones. Toffee-like malts as well.
T: The taste follows the nose to a tee. Nice citrus peel hops and the cracker malt gets bigger on the back and fades to light bitterness that ties it all together.
M: Light bodied with a crisp mouthfeel that leads to a dry finish. Nice little citrus lemon peel left on the palate.
O: A very solid pale ale overall and I was pleasantly surprised. Easily drinkable and I would definitely get this guy again if I wanted a nice local session beer.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 09-02-2011 burgy (460) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - AUG 1, 2012
Great brew! It holds up against the best IPA’s on the market! It’s not #1 but it is damn good!
carboloader (674) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 21, 2012
On tap at Kasey’s Tavern in Chicago. A delicious, drinkable, dry-hopped pale ale. Nice citrus and great profile for the style. I would love to taste an IPA version of this. hophead21112 (218) - Louisville, Colorado, USA - JUL 13, 2012
Cloudy orange pour with an off white, fluffy head. Long lasting head retention. Aroma is strong citrus fruit - orange, lemon, grapefruit; also slightly herbal; not much malt on the aroma, expecting a hop forward brew based on the aroma. Bittersweet on the palate up front and slowly fades to a slightly oily bittersweet finish. Medium low carbonation, low alcohol warmth, medium full body. Nicely dry hopped which gives the impression of a super hoppy beer based on the aroma - taste is very in balance. Good one. wlajwl (7066) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUL 1, 2012
Aroma is citrus, malts and spices/vegetables. The flavor is citrus, bread, malts, and spices/vegetables in the finish. jeremytoni (3083) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - JUN 14, 2012
From the tap poured an amber color with a good amount of head. Nice hoppy flavor with a lingering finish. crossovert (13909) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 12, 2012
Bottle says brewed in Palatine. It is a nicely bitter easy-drinking apa, a rarity.