keepersj12 (3117) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - MAY 18, 2011
Is everything these guys make good? This sure is. All the typical pale ale characteristics except they are all amplified a notch or two higher. Nice aroma, the flavor is crisp and clean, great dry refreshing finish. egajdzis (6589) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 5, 2011
Dark golden color with a small, white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of pine, citrus, seemingly amarillo hops, and toasted malts. Taste of citrus fruits, pine, toffee malts, and a grapefruit finish. phillya1 (3) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 29, 2011 does not count
Good version of a pale ale, with a clean orange appearance and average hops aroma. I occasionally buy this when it is on sale for 6.99 per six pack and am usually happy with the purchase. bluevegie (3073) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 28, 2011
Better looking in the glass than the Double barrel ( to me), golden body with decent head. Pleasant hop aroma, good first impression in the taste but then had not a lot of depth, drank ok just hoping for a little more. MoritzF (9901) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - APR 26, 2011
(bottle, 35.5cl) Clear, pale golden colour with a blond and short foamy head. Cara-malty aroma with fruity notes of grapefruit, mango and flowery, slightly piney hops. Moderately bitter flavour, light bodied but not watery with a rather soft carbonation. Mildly (cara-)malty taste with a fruity and slightly piney hops character, accompanied by subtle nutty spots; quite dry and delicately bitter finish with fruity and slightly flowery hoppy notes. A pleasant session beer. 24.IV.11
murphym45 (769) - New York, New York, USA - APR 13, 2011
Cask at Get Real NY. Brown, light fruit, tea, hoppy, light bitterness, pretty straightforward, easy drinking. maneliquor (3514) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 9, 2011
UPDATED: APR 7, 2014 On tap at The Monk. Pours a clear copper with a small white head. Aroma isn’t great, light citrus is all I get. Taste is a little better. Lemon, orange zest. Palate is nice, bubbly lacing on the tongue. Ok pale tennessejed420 (940) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 7, 2011
bottle my friend from work brought back from a trip to cali. Copper gold pour, small off white head. Aroma of metallic hops, coppery, also citrus, orange and grapefruit, with a touch of honey. Medium bodied, smooth, with a lasting bitter finish. Flavor is bright and hoppy, with a peppery finish, a touch of cayanne maybe? thetmaxx (917) - West Sacramento, California, USA - APR 4, 2011
Poured from a 12oz glass. Bottle is dated 11/29/10, 5 months old. Pours a light some what cloudy yellowish amber. Aroma is fresh citrusy hops. Flavour is freshly bitter and citrus hopped. Followed up by a maltiness, and finishing slightly dry. Palate is pretty light and watery, with a good amount of carbonation. Overall I don’t usually like blondes this light but the hops really take it up a notch. Pretty good beer. j12601 (12000) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - APR 4, 2011
Pouring at Get Real NY. Pours a clear gold with a thin white head. Sweet malt, light hops. Sweet with a light citrus and pine note. Malt and toast. Lightly sweet, very drinkable and sessionable.
Earlier Rating: 6/30/2010 Total Score: 2.6
Bottle at the Shenandoah Throwdown. Bottle was labeled June 20, 2009, and the age definitely showed. Pours a clear orange amber with a bit of a soft white head. Caramel and paper aromas. Old hops throughout. Very stale. Just old all over. The sad part is that I think this bottle was purchased a day before we drank it, meaning some store somewhere was fine with selling year old pale ale. Must revisit with a fresh bottle.
Edit: Apparently this is retired, so no fresh bottles for me.