swanmann (773) - Nompton, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 19, 2013
Tall can into a pint glass: nice piney, resinous, grapefruit aroma; It’s bright, hazy and brassy in appearance with ample amount of off-white, orange-hued head . Caramel and citrus mingle within aggressive, twangy bitterness. It’s full flavored, medium bodied, holds up well. I could easily go through too many of these. sloth (2906) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - JAN 12, 2013
Superb lil hop bomb. Juicy,Tangy, dry and a bit fuity.Nice staying power, fuck malts, cranky and enticing. Feel lucky to haverun into this 9one.,Lil danky and oissy. dry aand awesome. Thank you very much! novels (424) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 8, 2013
The ultimate palate killer. But oh so worth it. The medley of hops, citrus, and grassy notes is epic and delicious. The most superb American Pale Ale brewed in all of Chicagoland. tderoeck (9744) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 31, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 4, 2013 23/XII/12 - 1Pt. can @ 1st Official Ledebronckx Barrel Aged Academie Grand Elite Tasting (OLBAAGET) - warming up - BB: n/a (but should be pretty fresh) (2012-1391) Thanks to ThirstyBird for sharing the can!
wjvanbeek (7) - - DEC 31, 2012 does not count
Clear orange beer, dense off-white head, pretty stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: lots of citrus, passion fruit, piny wet hops, pineapple. MF: ok carbon, light to medium body. Taste: lots of citrus, piny bitterness, grassy, little fruity. Aftertaste: bitter, grassy, bit piny, quite some grapefruit. Not as balanced as I had hoped for, just plain hoppy and not much more. But still quite quaffable.
A fine way to start the NYE spirit. Great hops aroma with a clean, crisp finish to the taste. The hophead in me says that this is the way to start the party. One of the best from my friends at Half Acre.
16 oz can served in a room temperature glass.
Carloco (2) - - DEC 30, 2012 does not count
A --> Appearance was a darker amber, one inch head, darker, beautiful looking
S--> Smell was a danky nice aroma, can smell the clean hopiness. Perfectly fits its name.
T --> Tasted beautifully hoppy, not overwhelming. Very floral aroma that really added to the rich hoppy taste.
M --> Very smooth drinkability. It was a medium in heaviness and was not overly carbonated. Very enjoyable drink
O --> Was very surprised. Incredibly delicious and went down very easily. The taste was floral and hoppy. Very dank, which I absolutely loved. DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 29, 2012
UPDATED: JUN 13, 2014 Less than fresh 16oz can. Hazy gold orange color. Good one-finger thick white head. Good thick lace. Medium body. Good smooth carbonation, with a more dry finish. Good grassy hop flavor. Light bitter taste, light sweet with the caramel malt. Good citrus-orange hop aroma. Tasty, drinkable hoppy pale ale. 7/4/6/4/14fuertecorn (15) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 23, 2012
Re-rate, 6/13/14: 16oz can, thanks to beerpig317. I’m told this can is much fresher, so I may as well re-rate. Mostly hazy orange color. Thin white head. Leaves good bits of lace. Medium-plus body. Crisp carbonation. Lightly dry finish. Definite nice west-coast hop aroma on top of this pale ale. Orange citrus and pine. Lighter biscuity malt. Moderate to bigger bitter taste, bigger bitter than your typical pale ale. Not heavy or lingering like an IPA, though. Light sweet. Solid, satisfyingly hoppy, easy-drinking refreshing assertive pale ale.
Beautiful hazy golden orange. Aroma of dank pine, floral and citrus. Seems like amarillo and centennial maybe, no matter what hops are actually used the result is a classic american pale ale nose done right. Flavor follows the nose in step mostly hop forward with enough malt backbone to stand up. Light dry on the palate with high carb. A fantastic beer. ROGUE (2215) - Lewes, Delaware, USA - DEC 19, 2012
16oz can and on tap. Pours a hazy orangish amber color with a one finger white head that dissipated quickly. Aroma has big notes of citrus and pine with a bit of sweet caramel in the background. Taste is very hop forward with grassy, piny, oily, hop resin. A light malty caramel back bone has the hop flavor dominant but balanced. Mouthfeel is light bodied with strong carbonation.
ThirstyBird (2935) - Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2012
Pours a hazy golden yellow from the 16oz. can. Lofty off-white head falls to a fluffy blanket. Smell is bright, citrusy, floral. The taste is very citrusy with some pine as well. Grapefruit mostly with a tangy, dry not too bitter aftertaste. Very drinkable, light body and nicely carbonated. A very nice beer that is popular for a reason.