mkel07 (5847) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 9, 2009
650ml bottle. Wow. Rich deep golden amber with an ample white ehad that settles quickly but doesn’t dissappear. Wonderful aroma of hops, citrus and vanilla bean. Strong robust flavour that settles in the mouth. Very true to the style , well balanced and complex. jcwattsrugger (12418) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JAN 27, 2009
22oz bottle-pours a rich off white head and very hazy amber color. Aroma is nice citrus, light malt-some caramel. Taste is dry, nice citrus-lemon/pine hps with some bitter, light malt-some caramel/bready. Thanks to skourtis for the trade with jwc215 & me. JoeTheYounger (1183) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - JUL 1, 2009
Had on tap at Rogue brewery in Portland. Light brown color with small head. Piney hop aroma. Very good carbonation. Lots of hops, very bitter finish. This was very hoppy for a pale ale. I thought it was a triple IPA at first. CelticBrew (912) - The Crystal Coast, North Carolina, USA - SEP 2, 2008
Shared w/ doboy, DrBayern and Steve! Poured a nice hazy amber, forming decent off white foamy head. Aroma of slight grapefruits, floral hops, peppery herbs. Lacing was terrific as I quaffed it down eagerly. An outstanding pale ale from Eugene City (aka Rogue), flavour was full, bitter hops perfectly balance with lovely malts. Well done beer, wish I had a keg of it on tap.
22oz bomber from liquidsolutions. DocLock (10659) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 22, 2008
Bottle from State Line. Pours turbid coppery orangy with 3-finger off-white head. Nose is tropical fruit, pineapple, mango, tangerine, hops, caramel malt, florals. The taste is resiny hoppy, with pineapple, tangerine, pine nuts, and caramel malt. The palate is rich, with a large amount of sediment remaining on the bottom of the bottle.
DarkElf (3062) - La Jolla, California, USA - AUG 11, 2008
24-Jul-08 (22-oz bottle: Purchased 21-Jul-08 for $5.56 from liquidsolutions.biz) This full-flavored pale ale takes a no-holds-barred approach with its malty frame. It’s decidedly malty when compared to the "typical" American Pale Ale, offering bold caramely and toasty qualities in the entry, but earthy and piney hops balance the malty sweetness deftly with moderate bitterness. A pleasant fruitiness emerges in the evolution, with chalky and dusty hops skillfully drying the palate in the finish. Medium-full bodied on the palate, round and satisfying, maintaining its weight long into the finish. Even after swallowing, it still feels like there is beer in the mouth. Medium carbonation dances with the dry, bright, hoppy bitterness to keep the palate alive and refreshed. A chorus of earthy, caramely, dusty, fruity, and toasty aromas sing in unison, expressing individuality, but maintaining harmonic balance. The fully hazy body is bright, golden-amber in color and capped perfectly with a persistent, off-white foam stand that builds to an inch on the pour before very slowly settling to a quarter-inch layer. A crocheted shawl of thick foam adorns the glass as the beer is savored. Overall, an exquisite APA in the West Coast style, big, bold and complex, yet always mindful of maintaining balance from entry to finish. Beautifully crafted, a delight to drink, this should be on everyone’s radar screen. beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - AUG 25, 2008
From the bottle. Pours cloudy gold with a small white head. Lots of floral hops in the nose, tangerine and some earthy notes to them. Bigger malts build up the flavor, bready and caramel malt flavors pair nicely against the fruity hop finish. Good overall flavor, nice synergy to the flavors, building a nice hoppy pale. DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - SEP 2, 2008
Date: 08/30/08, 22 oz. bottle provided by Celticbrew, and shared with him, Doboy, and Steve E.GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 15, 2008
Aroma - Caramel, toffee, light fruit, piney and spicy hops
Appearance - Hazy amber, big creamy off white head and good lace
Flavor - Burnt caramela nd brown sugar start off, grapefruit rind follows quickly and leads to a lengthy bitter finish
Palate - Medium body and carbonation, slightly resinous, dry palate
Overall - A quality pale ale, fresh aroma, and good flavor with balance.
This one pours a translucent orange with a one-finger white head that lingers as a cap for quite a while leaving decent lacing. Citrus aroma dominate the smell with oranges, lemons and grapefruits throughout. The is a bit of caramel malts and a touch of pine in the nose as well. The taste has a bracing bitterness that I don’t often find in an APA with the citrus up front giving way to the malt background. It’s the pine hops that leave the big bitterness in the finish between sips. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and sticky with hops and has tons of carbonation. This is a great APA and very drinkable. Recommended. larsniclas (7040) - Billdal, SWEDEN - APR 4, 2009
Bottled at The Rover
Hazy golden with a medium, yellow-isg head.
Loads of grassy, citric hoppiness.
Light notes of licorice and a big bitterness.
A bit thin body.