tastybeer (1853) - Indiana, USA - APR 22, 2015
Bottle. Pours cloudy orange/amber with an off-white head. Little retention/some lace. Aroma of biscuit, caramel, wood, a bit floral. Taste is bitter, biscuit/caramel malts, some citrus/floral hop. Palate is slick, bitter finish. Savvy1982 (1706) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 27, 2011
Growler pour at RBWG 2011. Pours clear orange, no real head, no lacing, but still, growler, right Nose is grapefruit, spice, pine resin. Flavours of apricot, peach, ruby red grapefruit, tight herbal notes, BIG marijunana notes here too. Balanced, herbal, juicy, Great!!! tcane7 (1674) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 11, 2013
Draft at Prohibition. Pours a cloudy orangish amber with thin off-white head. Notes of onion, citrus, burnt caramel, grapefruit and lemon. Pretty light body but a tasty sessionable beer. sherm1016 (1274) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 21, 2011
Growler from Half Acre drank on 2/19/11. Pours an amber color with a white head. Aroma is nice and hoppy. Medium on the palate with average carbonation. Sweet malty flavor up front with a nice, bitter hop finish. I know it is listed as a pale ale, but seemed more like an IPA to me. satan165 (1020) - River Grove, Illinois, USA - FEB 19, 2011
growler card #2, punch #5 (and 6). aroma is giant tropical fruit, even more outright then daisy cutter, at times moves into gatorade or chewing gum territory it is so overwhelming, even a couple feet from your nose. lucky to have such a fresh specimen. appearance is near straw pour with big carb, lasting head. flavor is more controlled hops tempered with occasional bready malts. excellent brew but so similar to regular daisy cutter i wonder how many people could differentiate blindly. a bit of a disappointment to have a release of a second pale ale that is super similar to the former (and its parent) and also that both are well out of balance to be considered a decent APA anyways. that being said i have and will continue to drink them by the bucket.
brian60625 (756) - Illinois, USA - JAN 30, 2013
4 ounce taster at the tap room. Abundant citrus, tropical, grapefruit aroma. Inviting, bright orange appearance with a lot of air movement inside. Taste is very mild in comparison to the big nostril load it initially delivered. Lemon, floral, Sunkist candy. Citra hop bitterness. A wee bit watery and light bodied, which isn’t a surprise in light of the low abv, but it drags down my overall impression because the aroma had me anticipating something more bountiful. My suggestion is that you have this one early in your batting order for the night, because you may not taste it at all after your tongue is exposed to more imposing elements. Vir4030 (603) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 19, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2011 Pours a medium brown out of a grwoler with as much off white foamy head as you want. Hop grass aroma. Watery flavor, but hoppy. Feels a bit unfinished, actually. Still a pretty good beer,though. My wife says, "I wouldn’t drink that voluntarily.". Repour from a growler a year later. Next batch? Very hoppy aroma, sweet and fruity. Flavor is hoppy also. I think this beer has been hopped up a bit more, or it’s fresher. I like this beer. Newk (299) - - JAN 8, 2012
poured from growler into a pint glass. Pours a nice dark orange color with a good head.
very nice hop aromas along with citrus and a touch of florals. Very good depth as well
Medium bodied with a real smooth feel and flavors of hops, spices, and some citrus.
This is lacking a slight bit in the flavors. it’s also very similar to daisy cutter, but a bit lighter. Sadly, it’s not as good as daisy cutter, but still a very nice beer thetomG (250) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 22, 2011
Clear amber color with a nice thick layer of tan foamy head. Good amount of lacing left around the glass.
Aroma is excellent - the citra hops really shine through here (and to a lesser degree the Falconer) and I have to say the aroma is clearly my favorite aspect of this beer.
Flavor has some mild bitterness, along with some grapefruit/citrus aspects.
Body is a bit lighter than I’d prefer, but helps to make this beer extremely drinkable.
I think I’d give Daisy Cutter the slight nod due to its bigger body and more intense bitterness, but this is a tasty varietal and something I’d recommend checking out.