solidfunk (9363) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - APR 5, 2014
Some citrus hops and a good malt backbone. Well done package, great session pale ale. Light to medium bitter finish. Bottle. 3fourths (9357) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 20, 2008
Draft at New Belgium. Clear honey amber colored body, white head dies quickly but leaves sticky cobweb lacing on the glass. Strange blandness up front, pasty across the middle, with some sharp and moderately bitter hops notices... dry, catty, tastes like fresh cut pine. Strange and sort of gross flavors... something like catty simcoe mixed with a harsh cracked grain character. Body is medium up front, falls apart in the back... a nice simcoe/catty/pine hop aroma is noticed over time, but there’s too much wrong with this beer to do any good. Simple, unimposing, but boring. DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2009
From the Jug at the GABF Colorado Convention Center, Denver 10/10/2008
Some floral aroma. Clear golden coloured and smooth on the palate with a little dryness and citrus flavour in the finish. drowland (8938) - Georgia, USA - AUG 4, 2009
12oz bottle into a pint glass. Aroma is mildy hoppy with a hint of malt. The flavor is lacking in the hop department, but there is a nice malty and grainy aftertaste that linger. Not bad, but nothing special. SudsMcDuff (8468) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JUL 12, 2008
shared with stu and melanie also ... pours with a crazy big solid honey coloured head ... amazingly smooth .. pretty nicely balanced ... gold tan colour ... a pretty damn enjoyable head, with just the right hop bite .. sit ubu sit...good dog...
radagast83 (8301) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - FEB 24, 2014
Bottle at friend’s wedding. Aroma was slightly sweet malts, nice toasted notes and plenty of sweet, pine hop character. Flavor was nice, easy to drink hops and malts. Well balanced. Pretty easy to drink. I think this one would be easy for the newcomer but interesting enough to keep the serious beer drinker entertained. PorterPounder (8226) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 18, 2010
Eagan, Mn. - Byerly’s Grocery store - 12 oz bottle. Medium orange pour, off white head. Fresh sprucey aroma. Flavor has some mint accents, hints of citrus, underlying syrupy goodness. Thick, creamy mouthfeel, Above average American Pale Ale. BMan1113VR (7930) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 30, 2008
Sent in a picture. Pours with a big, rocky, white head covering a clear, deep gold body. Nice hoppy aroma with some bready malts. Good lacing and retention from the head. Nice lightly spicey, hoppy taste with a fruity malt back bone over the long duration. Nice level of carbonation. Ernest (7787) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 20, 2008
Head is mostly diminishing.
Body is medium amber.
Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), moderately hoppy (resin / floor cleaner), with a light note of soap.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly to moderately bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately bitter.
Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation.
Eccchhhh...I might use this to clean my kitchen tiles, judging from the aroma, but that’s about it. Unpleasant. Strykzone (7556) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - FEB 21, 2010
Pale golden and clear with a small amount of bubbles floating up. Smallish white head that soon becomes a ring. A thin curtain of lacing. Nose is honey and bread. Plenty of earth is tasted. Honey, spice. Hops bring some mild bitterness and some dryness but enough there is also sweet malt. These kind of go back and forth and it is dry one sip and sweet the next. It is nice to see a "smaller" beer be interesting, flavorful, and enjoyable.