ads135 (5207) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - AUG 26, 2017 notalush (5955) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - MAR 18, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Vine Street - these folks have a way with pales and ipas - great pour - cloudy bronze, huge, fluffy head that leaves behind rings of foam as you drink - nice, earthy hop profile - strong, too - more like an ipa - very full, creamy body - a bit of malt sweetness, but mostly dry and bitter - a bit earthy, almost nutty - a great session ale.
Tried the first time back in 2010 on a trip through Boulder. Has a hoppiness that affects every part of the mouth equally and gradually tapers off into a mellow alcoholic glow. ajnepple (7342) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - MAR 9, 2017
On tap at Vine Street Pub. Clear, light amber appearance with a lacy beige head. Aroma of toasted malts, light caramel/toffee, grains and hops (pine, resin, flowers). Mildly sweet and moderately bitter with a medium body and a lingering, light dry finish. Solid. GJF (1520) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - JUN 23, 2016
On tap at the Boulder brewpub. A nice start to a Colorado vacation. Straightahead version of the style. Nice. KansaiBeerLvrs (5501) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAY 5, 2016
Sample at Vine Street. Orange in color, it’s got a malty aroma and a crisp light body where the dry finish gives notes of malts and orange. Nice. hayduke (5731) - Eureka, California, USA - JAN 7, 2016
Sampled at GABF 2015. In the sample glass was copper with and off-white head. Nose of floral and grassy hops. Medium body. Flavor is quite hoppy with floral and grass like the aroma. Bitter finish. Good drinking.
NachlamSie (3597) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 4, 2015
Pint at Vine Street. This is a hazy red with a permanent white head. Aroma is of raisins, toffee, toasted brown sugar and grapefruit and pine for a departure from the style. Palate is medium with some sticky residual sugars. A little metallic bite I find commonplace in ESBs is present along with rich, sweet malt flavors of toffee, brown sugar, dried figs and an assertive citrus/pine hop bite for balance. This isn’t my preferred style, but I can hang with this one. tia (2228) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - SEP 11, 2014
Tap @ Mtn. Sun. Clear orangey golden with creamy head and good lacing. Fresh, reminds me of roses or bath soap. Nice light bitterness and a touch of sour. Light bodied. (I think this was on nitro.) rdixon77 (3106) - Georgia, USA - JUN 28, 2014
Good enough, hop forward pale. Reddish color. Big pine and caramel sweetness abound. Some citrus and tropical fruit hops presence. Definitely sessionable. Tide (4566) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 2, 2014
Draught at Mountain Sun. Copper color, white head. Bitter taste with citrus, hops, resin, mango and a bit of pine. Bitter finish with hops, citrus and resin. Very nice pale ale. Brouwerij (959) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 23, 2014
Tap at Mtn Sun. Pours deep copper with fine off white head. Decent retention and some lace. Aroma is piney, citrus, floral, and resinous hops. Flavor is hoppy, citrus, piney hops with a mildly hoppy, malty finish. Standard staple. Mod carb, med light body, crisp drinkable.