rdenney18 (109) - Lawton, Iowa, USA - JUL 28, 2012
A very good pale. Has a hint of fruitiness, but not over the top. Close to perfect hoppiness.
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Originally reviewed: 4/11/10. A friend brought this to a cookout last night. I’ve wanted to try this one. Poured into a mug. Pours a hazy orange with a thick white head on top. Great retention; left lots of sticky lace. Big sharp resiny pine scent. Sinus-clearingly powerful.
Great crisp mouth. Moderate body. Pretty bitter and resiny in flavor as well. A little much for the style. Some sweet candy-like finish. Malt bready balance is lacking. Reminds me of a mild IPA. Not my favorite of the style, but it’s not bad. DANEgerous (96) - Texas, USA - MAR 20, 2012
Aroma: A hopped brightness not to be expected from any pale ale /Nice enough to be made into a cologne
Appearance: Typical pale ale slightly on the dark side
Taste: Wonderful brights of citrus an wheat, akin to a key lime or lemon merange made with beer just a touch of hops
Pilate: Typical and moderate in all regards
Overall: Bright and wonderful... let’s leave it at that backdaft (286) - Menasha Red Light District, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 19, 2012
Bottle. Pours a nice clear golden color with a foamy white head. Aromas of fresh herbal hops dominate; but not overly so. Well carbonated but somewhat thin overall. Another pretty easy to drink APA thomas15 (689) - Alabama, USA - FEB 24, 2012
solid bouncy fruity pale ale. maybe a little liight but nice as a spring seasonal. i will miss it. really not spectacular but really solid, would have been a great year rounders. light sweet ctrusy hop character.
GhostFace (321) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 16, 2011
nice pour from a bottle with aromas of floral hops and sweet malt coming from the glass. a solid hop flavor hits your mouth and is there to stay. slightly sweet malt finish. a good tasting pale ale! seymour (2045) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - OCT 6, 2011
Tasted from bottle into nucleated pint glass. Pours a bright amber color with creamy off-white head, little lacing. Strong aromas of bread, aggressive American hops and ale yeast esters. Taste is true-to-style for an American Pale Ale but more malt complexity than typical: I’m picking up plain pale, some caramel, maybe some biscuit or aromatic and even a little roasted barley or other unmalted grain. I’m not sure what "honey malt" is, but the resulting beer tastes great. JoePeesie (925) - Long Lake, Illinois, USA - SEP 19, 2011
A soils APA. Nicely balanced easy drinking. I am hoping that New Belgium makes this their next canned offering. Vir4030 (603) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 31, 2011
Aroma floral and hoppy. Clear light amber good head very fine foam and a good moustache. Flavor a bit bitter and dry hops. brokensail (16449) - Dublin, California, USA - AUG 9, 2011
A: The beer pours a clear amber color with two fingers of solid off-white head.
S: Smells of citrus hops and a bit of stale bread. Plenty of floral hop notes, which are probably the best part of the aroma. A light toast note and just a little bit of bread. Not much else...
T: The flavor is a bit grassy with a moderate bitterness. A little bit of citrus peel flavor along with some floral hops. Bready malt with some toast and pale, cracker malts.
M: Medium bodied with a moderate to high carbonation.
O: Just an okay example of a pale. Don’t think I would make this one a repeat beer.