Camons (12296) - Hasselager, DENMARK - FEB 24, 2012
Bottle @ Dan’s place, Denver. Pours golden with a white head. Aroma of malt, citrussly hops. Taste is rather weak with malt, and citrusly hops, grapefruit. Thin body, average carbonation. 220212 jgb9348 (6187) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - FEB 23, 2012
Crisp copper coloured body with a thin tan head and a few hundred very small bubbles rising from the bottom. Aroma of light crisp hops, some honey, a good dose of malt, fresh pineapple and a touch of passionfruit. Light to Medium-bodied; Strong assertive hops up front with a pineapple and grapefruity type flavour, some light malt and a good clean finish. Aftertaste shows a pleasant blend of malt, caramel and the great fresh flavour of the hops really shines through. Overall, a very nice pale with a perfect balance of malt and hops with a slightly tropical almost fruity flavour - great for the style. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Giant Food in Falls Church (Bailey’s Crossroads), Virginia on 08-February-2012 for US$9.99/6pack sampled at home in Washington on 23-February-2012. jeremytoni (3058) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - FEB 23, 2012
From a bottle poured an amber color with a fair amount of head. Light hoppy flavor with a quick finish. notalush (5866) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 23, 2012
Clear copper pour - moderate, soapy lace - moderately earthy aroma, with a fair amount of zesty, spicy notes and quite a bit of tropical character (mango, papaya) - so far so good - spicy up front, followed by mild tropical notes and a rather innocuous, semi-sweet malt character - fairly characterless aside from the hops, which are tasty, but fairly one-dimensional - the Nelson hops don’t present nearly as much as I was hoping - it’s okay - another "let’s please the masses" brew from New Belgium. DANEgerous (96) - Texas, USA - FEB 23, 2012
Nice aroma, right off the bat almost smells like a fruit soda with bright sweet citrus.
Appearance rather dark for a pale ale undertone of red which come out in the light that shines through the brew to the point I almost though per of my glass had a red tint..
Taste a hit of bitter hops then a hit of sweet ripe fruit that work one another out into a balanced finish.
Palate, nice body but over all just fairly average.
Overall, a nice addition to the typically sweet spring brews, it has sweet not but over all far more heavy than you average "spring seasonal"
cbkschubert (2901) - BFE, Arizona, USA - FEB 23, 2012
12 oz. bottle from Plaza Liquors - Pours a clear amber color with a 3/4 finger thick off white head. Light lacing. Aroma is light herbal hops and toasted malt. Flavor is the same, but a little more malt forward. The hop flavor lingers in the finish. Medium body. A nice beer. Aubrey (3516) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - FEB 23, 2012
Better than expected. Crisp, citrusy and refreshing. Light malt side with hints of caramel, light grains and bread. Bright and aromatic hops with notes of lemon, flowers, hay and earth. Sorachi Ace isn’t overdone like it seems to be in some beers. Peppery bitterness. Overall, I found it to be balanced, tasty and easy-to-drink, and it makes for a good spring/summer session beer. phaleslu (10099) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 23, 2012
Pours a clear gold color with a small-medium eggshell white head. Aroma of grassy, citrusy hops, sweet malts, pine resin, and grapefruit and orange peel. Flavor of abundant citrus, maybe more than the nose, with pine resin and caramel malts. Nice malt balance. Light-medium bodied, with moderate carbonation and a resinous mouthfeel. Lingering bitterness. Good. troopie (2320) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - FEB 22, 2012
Bottle. Pours dark orange with thin fast dissipating head. Aroma of caramel, lemon and something like root beer. Light citrus with a note of something like jackfruit flavour. Zesty finish Ratman197 (14668) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 22, 2012
Bottle poured a clear orange amber with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of carmel, earthiness,lemon zest, mango, pine and citrus. Palate was light to medium bodied and crisp. Flavors of carmel, earthiness, lemon zest, pine, light mango and light citrus with a crisp lingering bitter finish.