OKBeer (1171) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - OCT 15, 2009
On tap at the brewpub, 4/24/08. Golden amber colour with a mostly lasting creamy off-white head. Initial “green” character is taken over quickly by a bready, fruity, citrus, and woody aroma. Bready malts with a citrus, fruity, and woody bitter finish. Medium bodied, soft, but very nearly flat mouthfeel. Enjoyable pale ale. NachlamSie (3523) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 11, 2009
on tap at the brewpub. This is very cloudy and on the darker side of IPA’s, kind of a murky dark copper. Good head here. I am surprised by the hop definition in the aroma. It’s very bright, sharp with grapefruit and pine with a dash of caramel. Palate is smooth with just enough blatant malt sweetness. Citrus is throughout with a dry, bitter finish and a tiny sour twang. I can’t believe what a drinkable beer I’ve stumbled across. Props. ben4321 (6607) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 1, 2009
Location: On tap at the downtown Atlanta location 4/16/09
jcwattsrugger (12506) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 22, 2007
Flavor: Nice bitterness, decent flavor
Palate: Medium-Light body
I thought this was a solid APA, I’m not sure if this is a new beer, but from reading the ratings of the Max Pale I have to believe this is a different beer, as it was definitely not an IPA.
on tap-pours a retaining off white head and hazy yellow/gold color. Aroma is nice citrus/pine hops. Taste is nice citrus/pine hops-some bitter, faint medium malt-some sweet. Semi-dry finish. OK carbonation. kp (10881) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
KUEric (977) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 24, 2007
hazy dark yellow, whispy head, sweet citrus aroma, medium body, good fresh citrus grapefruit flavor, would be great for breakfast, lasting bitter finish
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 17/20
The score was calculated based upon the notes and an old scoring system.
The best beer of the bunch, but the more I had, the less I liked it. I think a lot people may have only had the sampler and thus overrated it. IT truel y got worse as it went on, IMO.
It had a nice enough head, which was the only thiing from keeping this a 2 in appearance as it looked almost like a hefe with hazy hues and light colors. Not what an IPA shoudl look like. The aroma wasn’t bad. A lot like an American IPA should, citrus, grapefruit, pine, floral. The flavor was good, but like I said seemed to lesen over the pint. marksahara (79) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 24, 2006
On draught at Max Lager’s on P-tree. Nice light golden-amber appearance with virtually no crown and light lacing. Aroma is very prominent with citrus hops, moreso than the Imperial IPA they had on tap. Nice bitterness throughout and nice hoppy finish. Good subtle malt backbone provides a nice balance between the hops. Mildly carbonated and overall a very drinkable and enjoyable beer. It would be great with some white or common fish. waolsen (1376) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - JUN 9, 2006
tap at ewery. top ten in atlanta isn’t saying much if this is in it. straw color pour. hop and grapefruit. too much fruit. As I found with many of their beers the finish is too tart. kimcgolf (872) - Dacula, Georgia, USA - MAY 21, 2006
Draft......Very strong citrus-hop aroma, mostly grapefruit. Disappointed in the appearance, light orange, with absolutely no head or lacing, but had a . good taste and finish. Drank this outside in 80 degree weather, a perfect fit for a warm May evening. CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 25, 2006
Pours a clear pale golden with a frothy, nicely-lacing white head. Earthy, lightly bitter hoppy aroma has some pale malt presence. Grainy semi-sweet flavor has some mild floral bitterness before a dry bittersweet finish. Doesn’t have that big fresh hop presence and malty balance I like in IPAs.