Ibrew2or3 (8660) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - SEP 3, 2011
Bomber pours clear copper with tan head. This playful aroma seems to be hiding behind the couch and refuses to come out. I get light notes of citrus orange peel and lime like hoppiness as well as some spicy hops and a sense of sweet fruity hard candy. The taste has a moderate level of bitter grapefruit and lime like citrus hops and then rolling into spicy and citrus hop flavor. Into the finish the largely citrus hop bitterness and flavor are joined by a thin river of sweet malts. drjoeng (1322) - SINGAPORE - AUG 21, 2016
Poured out gold. 6ºSRM.
Nose has sweet malt. There is some brief sweet corn aroma on the nose.
Mouthfeel is soapy. Palate has toasted malt flavor with malted milkshakes, malted powder like Horlicks or candies like Maltesers, some toasted graham cracker and pie crust. Hops are pine, light resin, sap, hint of spice with light scallion, earthy, with a prolonged bitter finish which is herbaceous but with a pronounced bitterness that borders on resinous. Lingers on back of tongue.
Finish is medium-long and with the character as above. The resinous flavor profile becomes more and more prominent the more you sip. A very satisfyingly full hop ride.
Goes on Favorites List ! jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAR 21, 2010
Amber body topped by a thick off-white foam. Aroma is light evergreen hops a touch of cereal and caramel. Flavor is medium bitter, sits light and refreshing on the palate. Quaffable and yummy. riversideAK (6261) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAR 31, 2010
Nose is crackery and bready with a good deal of floral and citrus hop notes. Nice fresh and crisp hoppy aroma. Pours light golden with a soapy head that lasts. The flavor is more crackery and bready malts with floral and citrus hops, a bitey bitterness, very sharp and lingering fruity and floral bitterness. Solid lingering bite and some resin notes as well. High drinkability level. Reid (2554) - Salem, Oregon, USA - APR 1, 2010
22 oz bomber bought at S.Salem Freddy’s.
Pretty pedestrian in appearance lighter amber with a small dirty white head. Good lace.
Aroma is pleasant and pretty balanced considering the name! Hops balanced out by buiscuity malt.
The taste is also balanced well buiscuity malts and lemon zesty hopping then near the end the hops spring into action with a massive fruity spicy aspect that makes one want another gulp.
very nice palate..so very very drinkable.
This is overall a very nice summery pale ale. Gulpable rather than spippable!
rmussman (1701) - California, USA - APR 12, 2010
I really like this beer. Pours deep amber brown. A bit on the cloudy side. Pours with a good off white head on it. This drink is really refreshing. Hops are quality and fresh. Really nice malts. Great brew. LtDan (1806) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - MAY 26, 2010
22 oz. bottleasedzie (830) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 3, 2010
Appearance: Pours a hazy translucent amber orange with a big white sudsy head.
Aroma: Perfumy orange and grapefruit zest and oil.
Taste: Super bitter resinous hops, sturdy dry pale malt, spicy metallic yeast. Finishes with a slight twang and big abrasive bitterness.
Mouthfeel: Thin, fizzy, and juicy.
Overall: Not much different from Full Sail’s other special IPAs. It’s bitter, uses their usual yeast strain, and they stay away from the caramel malts, which I respect. Definitely hoppy.
Bottle. A very fine pale ale. Wildly good for its category. Cascade spiciness jumps into the nose, very subdued malt backbone showcases various hop flavors - earth, spice, pine, a bit of refreshing citrus fruit. Finishes with clean light lingering hop bitterness. Rusty (1547) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JUN 16, 2010
Pours a slightly hazed orange caramel color with 2 finters of off white head. Aroma is hops, grass, malt. Flavor is grassy hops, a decent dose of malt with a bitter grassy crisp finish. Very enjoyable. BrotherGrendel (787) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 27, 2010
Bottle. Cloudy light orange hue with a HUGE craggy foamy white head. Nose is citrus hops and pale malt. Flavor is crisp breadcrumbs up front with light citrus and grassy hop flavors that persist into the dry, bitter finish. Medium body and carbonation, slick texture. A west coast pale by all standards, very much in the genre of Sierra Nevada, easy drinking at 6% but full of flavor.