ACHops (1643) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 19, 2017
On tap @ Great Northern. Pours clear medium amber with thin white head. Aroma is light roasty caramel malt, faint crisp hops on the back. Taste is malt forward, hops are quite light though they do linger on the finish. Not particularly fresh either, I guess we are pretty late in the season for that. shrubber85 (11618) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - OCT 2, 2016
Bottle. Orange/peach, caramel malt, and grapefruit peel aroma. Golden yellow with small head. Mildly sweet orange caramel malt and moderately bitter grapefruit peel flavor. Good body. Decent, standard. andrewje41 (4259) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - JUN 5, 2016
22 oz bottle picked up in eastern WA. Cloudy golden yellow pour with a lasting fizz head. Earthy hop aroma. Flavor is semi spicy hops, and a cool refreshing finish. Tasty. Darkmagus82 (2303) - - NOV 23, 2015
Poured from bomber into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a lightly hazed golden orange color with a one finger head of thick white foam. The head fades very slowly over time to leave a ton of streaky lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the brew is rather strong of a bready smell mixed with a good showing of some grain and a bit of a grassy smell. Along with these aromas comes some hay and a touch of lemon, but even so, overall the hop is rather light.
Taste – The taste begins with a rather cracker like taste with a bit of a more bready flavor mixed within. As the taste moves on, the bready fades, leaving the more crisp cracker taste to be the malt base of the brew. While very light upfront, some hop develops in the middle of the taste and more toward the end. The hop is mostly of a grapefruit and earthy flavor, but contains some light grassy notes as well. A bit of sweetness of an orange and tropical fruit nature develop at the very end, leaving on with a rather crisp and lightly hopped taste to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the brew was rather thin and light with a carbonation level that was on the medium side. For the lighter hop and more crisp flavors of the brew the feel was rather nice and created an easy drinking brew.
Overall – An alright brew overall, but in many respects, it is just a standard pale ale. It is nothing worth the added price that you will likely pay for the bomber of this. Fun to try, but nothing all that fantastic.
VertBaconStrips (2402) - Blerkablerka, VENEZUELA - JAN 1, 2014
Thx Ferris! Bright cloudy yellow gold. Grains, lemon, earthy, plenty of lemon, very nice. Flavour is a bit weak - mellow brew , soft malty stuff, lemon, earthy, some biscuit. This subtle brew is really enjoyable to drink so muh so that I almost wish the bare minimal bitterness didn’t exist.
dfearnley (2317) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 1, 2014
Bottle to tulip
Light sour citrus, wheat, spruce and grass.
Pale cloudy yellow and a creamy white head.
Taste is grass, lemon, and a little bitterness. Enjoyable, but a little too grassy.
gramity (1684) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 1, 2014
Pours a pale yellow with à small white head. The aroma is grassy with hits of lemon and bread. The flavor is soft and subtle. Lemon, herb, grass, spice and bready yeast. kyzr (1596) - Montana, USA - OCT 15, 2013
Poyrs cloudy yellow with soft white head. Grass and hoppy aroma. Flavor is sweet with light hop bitterness. razzle (8) - Montana, USA - OCT 6, 2013 does not count
Great sessionable drink. Smooth, finish with hints of the caramel coming through. Hops that were added were floral with hints of citrus. Not a mind blowing pale, but is going to be revisited often with this limited release. Ferris (16521) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 26, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2014 Bottle - 2012 Nice lemon grass and citrus aroma. Clear pale orange with an awesome thick head that looks like it will last forever. Lots of grass and lemon, much like I expected from this style. A mild bitterness that fades nicely. This is very comparable to Deschutes Chasing Freshies but much better in my opinion. Great mouth feel as well. 2013 Leafy vegatal hops with some light lemon. Clear gold with a thin bubbly white head. Leafy hops, light but great. A very light sessionable IPA, probably the best fresh hop this year.