patrickfannon (1242) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 23, 2010
Bottle 12 oz. (2009 Vintage) Pours a deep, turbid, hazy pale orange with a thick, ocean-lace white foam head. Aroma of lemon, slight funk, bubblegum, banana, bitter hops, malt, and a bit of smokiness in the beginning. Medium, sturdy body with a complex, yet still deliciously light and refreshing palate. Tamgy and sweet finish. Excellent pale ale. BelgBeerGeek (1307) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - SEP 25, 2010
head: big, fluffy Cybercat (6331) - Georgia, USA - AUG 3, 2011
colour: blond, soft orange , hazy
smell: lychees, hops, pineapple, bit metallic
taste: hops, malts, clear amount of peely bitterness , grapefruit , bit of that carrot sweetness , grassy flavour of hops, dry overall very sticky dry end and a nuty malty aftertaste
Strong aroma is malty and yeasty with a pleasant fruity overtone. It pours a typical, but still attractive, clear amber with an OK white head that leaves a little lacing. Fortunately, appearance is this beer’s weakest point. Mouth-filling flavor has a firm malty core with fruity and grassy tones and hints of hops and - is that caramel? Yes, definitely caramel. Texture is smooth as silk, yet lively and fizzy, leaving a sweet, malty, fizzy and slightly tinny finish. Look for it, or trade for it! Syzzer (736) - Oregon, USA - AUG 14, 2011
This is a unique incredible pale ale. Ruth balances hops and malts together but there is a strong coriander/mandarin flavor tied to the special hops. Not too hoppy to be an IPA but it pushes the envelope beyond Pale Ales dfearnley (2379) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 2, 2012
On tap to a 3oz taster
Cloudy yellowish orange with minimal head. Sour citrus and hoppy aroma with a touch of banana. Starts very hoppy and they last and last. A refreshing pale ale.
PBEMichaud (22) - CANADA - AUG 29, 2013
Hazy straw color with a clean white foam. The nose is quiet with a mix of summer flower honey and a nice herbal hoppiness. Touch of light honey maltiness on the tongue that finishes with apricot/mandarin. The not-exactly-dry body combined with the perfect level of gazeification (low) makes it a wonderful thirst quencher! Bule (2309) - California, USA - DEC 29, 2013
22oz bottle pours a pale golden color without much head. Full hop flavors without anything too intense. So well balanced. My favorite APA.
kevinator (2860) - The Colony, Texas, USA - JAN 1, 2014
I really enjoyed this. Hoppy aroma with subtleness. Unfiltered golden color or maybe it was just a little hazy. Good white head. Full body without being heavy or bloating. Most of their beers have a creamy smooth texture. Great blend of flavors with grapefruit and other citrus hops. Strong pilsner background with some grainy notes. Really good. bartzluke (598) - Oklahoma, USA - MAY 22, 2015
3 oz pour into a stemmed tasting glass from tap at the brewery in Portland. Orange and hazy with a big white head and lots of lacing. Nose is really clean and crisp hay/grass. Medium body, creamy, on the crisper side. Taste is light but very flavorful. Orange. The pils malts provide a nice backbone. Biscuity finish. Great pale ale. TylerGreenDC (1122) - - MAR 12, 2016
Draft. Aroma of big pulpy orange and some melon. Cloudy old gold with no lace or head. Flavors follow nose with water cracker and a faint hint of butterscotch. Dry finish. Tremendous. Near-world-class.