satan165 (1020) - River Grove, Illinois, USA - JAN 29, 2010
aroma is salty lemon grainy malt. pour is blackening center sunlight, hazy, with film head and some lacing. flavor is lemon pine with some lime. balanced with near pilsner grain in background. Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 26, 2012
Originally reviewed: 11/4/09. Poured into my pint glass. Pours a very cloudy brownish-orange with a huge rocky off-white head on top. Good retention; leaves little lace. Smells of sharp grapefruit, pine resin, and a slight whiff of honey on the finish.
The body has a wet aspect as I sip. Carbonation level is low/moderate. Could stand to be a bit fuller in this area. Flavor is of a nice citrus bitterness at the onset, slightly spicy. Nothing harsh though. Has a great bready finish that I really enjoy. Some toasted bread crust in there as well. There’s a nice balance with this beer, as I continue to sip the malty sweetness comes through more and more. This is a splendid Pale. BeerBelcher (972) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 21, 2007
This beer is decidely hoppy with a ton of bitterness and not a lot of citrusiness. I had a hop itch to scratch, and this beer accomplished that.
Appearance is a hazy golden color with a minimal amount of head. Appearance was ugly in a way, but definitely signaled that this beer contained some serious hoppiness (which would work counter to that ugliness). Aroma was lightly citrus-y and very good. Flavor was not as good; very dryly bitter but without any pine or citrus notes. Personally, I like bitter, but believe bitter is better when accompanied by something else like pine or fruitiness. Mouthfeel is dry and crisp, and not really sticky. Pleasant, but not too drinkable. pkbites (950) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 16, 2010
Pours a caramel colored brown with a beige head that doesn’t last very long. Caramel, yeast, malt, bakery, and floral hops are in the nose. Thick caramel flavor initially, but a watery finish with little bitterness kills the expectation. The finish isn’t horrible, but it still kills the overall score. The watery aftertaste is disappointing!!!!!!& Petrucci914 (910) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 10, 2010
Pours a light copper color with plenty of particulate and a medium off-white head which fades rather quickly and leaves some sticky webbed lacing. Aroma is cereal grain, caramel malts, and light orange puree. Taste is smooth with good mouth-feel. Kind of tastes like a smooth Miller Lite with some more hop and malt complexities. I can see it being a good lawnmower beer, though.
Hawksfan17 (890) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - APR 11, 2007
Citrus hop aroma on this cloudy dark amber. Bitter, light hop flavor with a bitter aftertaste. This one started out well for me but then faded into disappointment. MarinEvelyn (854) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 24, 2012
citrus, woody, refreshing scent. Pours a golden amber color. Nice orange, rustic, woody taste. smooth finish. very enjoyable LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - JUN 7, 2003
This beer is crushingly bitter with extreme grapefruit/citrus flavor. It does tone down a bit when it warms up a bit. Overall - good, but perhaps a bit too bitter. ddemmingjr (800) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - JUN 23, 2012
On draft at Barleycorn. Pours hazy burnt orange, frothy tan head that persists. Aroma grapefruit, pine, resin, earth, bread malts. Lighter bodied with a nice balance of bread malts, citrus hop bitterness without being over the top. Nice session beer.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone TheDean (786) - MIlwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 16, 2003
mmm...filled with hoppy goodness. The little bubbles popping on my lips from this feel good. Damn, I get drunk easily!