ccex (1373) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 25, 2017
12 oz. bottle pours a hazy golden color with small white head and only a couple spots of lacing. Aroma has lemon, grass, floral hops and biscuit. Taste is slightly bitter with a short dry finish. Body is light to medium with average carbonation and a creamy mouthfeel. Very easy to drink and refreshing. I expected this would be a boring session IPA, but was pleasantly surprised rumproasts (6052) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 18, 2017
bottle. pale golden with one finger head. solidly hopped pale ale with a pretty light body. mainly citrus hops. pretty average. piraat83 (25) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - SEP 23, 2017
UPDATED: SEP 23, 2017 Pours a very light golden color. Hoppy with a little bit of a dank taste, but not too hoppy. This is basically a hoppy lager. Had a slight skunky aftertaste. All in all an ok pale ale. BigBeer45 (1573) - Michigan, USA - SEP 22, 2017
Bottle sampled in a glass, superspak (6108) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - SEP 14, 2017
this ale was a clear yellow-gold in the glass, place the glass against a lamp and you could see a dim haze, the pour gave a white cover,
the nose had lemon citrus and grass hops, hops had a little grapefruit with faint guava, a touch of herb and hint of pine, light malt, malt and sugar sweetness,
the flavors were citrus hops – lemon and grapefruit, hops were spicy and faint grass-herb notes, there was light malt and a hint of bread, just a little malt sweetness,
the finish had a nice hop bitterness that left the tongue dry,
the mouth feel was light, carbonation was medium to lively, and it was creamy,
this beer was a hoppy light malt pale ale, ‘Pale Ale’ is on the label but this drink reminds me of a session IPA style of beer,
it was thirst quenching, a nice drink for a hot Summer day.
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled on 8/15/2017. Pours slightly hazy pale golden/yellow color with a 1-2 finger dense white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of tangerine, grapefruit, peach, pineapple, apricot, lemon zest, orange peel, citrus rind, pepper, pine, cracker, white bread, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of citrus/piney/earthy hops and light-moderate pale malt notes; with solid strength. Taste of big tangerine, grapefruit, peach, pineapple, apricot, lemon zest, orange peel, citrus rind, pepper, pine, cracker, white bread, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Moderate pine, citrus rind, grassy, spicy bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of tangerine, grapefruit, peach, pineapple, apricot, lemon/orange peel, citrus rind, pepper, pine, cracker, white bread, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/piney/earthy hops and light-moderate pale malt flavors; with a nice malt/bitterness balance, and minimal lingering hop astringency after the finish. Moderate increasing dryness from bitterness. Medium carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, moderately crisp, and grainy/sticky/resinous/rindy balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 4.2%. Overall this is a very nice session pale ale. All around nice complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/piney/earthy hops and light-moderate pale malt flavors; very smooth, crisp, and quite refreshing to drink; despite the increasingly bitter/drying finish. Fairly aggressive, but not overwhelming. Very dank, earthy, fresh, and grassy feeling on hops; with a nice solid pale malt backing, and very flavorful for the low ABV. A very enjoyable offering.