BOLTZ7555 (3028) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAR 14, 2008
A bit lighter, more lemon-like body than some pales with 1/2 inch cotton head. Aroma is classic hops citrus and pine. The taste is bitter with more earthiness than some. Grassy notes definitely stick to the tongue. Good beer but missing the complexity that would warrant a better rating. omhper (25948) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAR 14, 2008
UPDATED: APR 25, 2008 Bottled at Bishop’s Arms Vasagatan, Stockholm. Lightly hazy amber colour, small head. Perfumy aroma of citrus and lychee. Medium sweet with rather crisp mouthfeel. Completely dominated by fresh, ctric and perfumy American hops. Long bitter finish. Intense and pleasant, but not complex. Typical American style clean malt profile, combined with a seemless, mouthfilling hoppiness. Really good! EricE (1372) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 11, 2008
Deep orange brown pour with a thick and long lasting head. Intense hop aroma with hints of fruit - citrus and melon. Slight sweet start followed by lots of hops. Bitter malty finish, similar to a stout. Very surprising for a pale ale. Fruity notes as well. Stine (1801) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 8, 2008
Poured from a 500 ml bottle, thanks to Tyler and Mikkel. Firm and resinous hop aroma with lots of green melon rind, caramel, graham cracker, tea leaves and some salt. Very peppery, crisp hop flavor that licks very dry with sprucy bitterness; hints of cantaloupe, dandelion and spinach, and minerals. Very bitter altogether with an uncomfortable crystal presence grating against the mostly pleasant body of hops. Crisp and lightly chewy palate; finishes with some honey and lots of earth and grass. Pretty fair example altogether, but abrasive enough to have a degree of difficulty. tyler_mn (2464) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - MAR 8, 2008
Bottle. Quite aromatic. Smells like a double. Oily pine sap, wet grass, fresh hops, Skittles, Starbursts, perfume and cheese. Pours dark copper with a thin white ring. Green and hoppy on the tongue without much of a malt backbone. Plenty of cut grass and a bit of dry hay. Just a touch of malt.
hellomynameis (877) - Mayer, Minnesota, USA - MAR 8, 2008
Very fresh hoppy aroma, mostly citrus. The flavour has a lot of hops with a good showing from the malts. Overall it feels a bit more like an IPA with overwhelming hops and as Stine put it, peppery tea flavour. It’s fairly decent but not too great. Habanero (4908) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK, DENMARK - MAR 7, 2008
UPDATED: APR 21, 2011 Pours with a hazy, light amber body and a large off-white, lasting, frothy head. Fair lacing. Nose of hops and caramel. Crisp, medium sweet flavour with caramel, pine and lemon. Long bitter finish. Light to medium bodied. An OK brew. sloth (2955) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - MAR 6, 2008
Pours a medium sized tan head, retention is good with a lil bit of stringy lace clinging on. Lightly hazy, copper orange colored brew. juicey hop nose, some bubblegum, orange, light grapefruit and faint pine notes as well. Medium body with a prickly carbonation that just carries all the hop flavors really well, light crystal malts in the background. Finish is dry, nicely fruity with an unexpected bite that lingers along with all the hoppy goodness. Well done! Bottle from Stateline. BeerandBlues2 (14018) - Escondido, California, USA - MAR 5, 2008
Bottle purchased at Liquor Max in Loveland, CO. Pours clear amber with a small, fizzy, off-white head, mostly lasting with fair lacing. Aroma is average malt (grain, straw, meal), heavy hops (flowers, perfume, grass, pine, citrus), average yeast (sweat) with notes of apple and pear. Medium bodied, slick texture, average carbonation, and a bitter finish. Long duration, light sweetness, heavy acidity and bitterness. hopdog (13191) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 5, 2008
Bottle. Poured a medium amber color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of floral green hops, light caramel, and some citrus. Tastes of earthiness, pine, light caramel, and citrus.