realale420 (399) - west covina, California, USA - JUL 29, 2006
22oz bottle pours golden/amber with a nice white head. Aromas of nice resiny hops and a good carmel malt backbone. Nicely balanced bitterness along with a big malt presence and a good hoppy finish that lingers, definitely can’t taste the 6.2%ABV. Overall a great example of an American Pale. undsioux7 (876) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - AUG 6, 2006
Pours a nice amber/orange with a small white head. Aroma is citris and floral with the hops hammering your nose. Taste is the same, but with a hop bomb going off right in the back of your pallete. This is a very strong aroma/taste APA like 3F Alpha King where the malts are almost non existent. Good stuff. Sorry GRIM, I couldn’t wait!! LooseCannon (938) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JUN 17, 2007
22 oz bottle. Pours hazy amber color with off white head. Aroma is sweet and hoppy. Taste of hops and grapefruit with bitter after taste. jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - JUN 18, 2007
From a 22 oz. bomber bottle with no freshness date, sampled at cellar temperature in a pint glass.
Poured an unfiltered hazy, orangey copper with a tight foamy, bubbly topped off-white head, settled into a thin creamy, sudsy lacing, minimal amount of sticking.
A nice APA nose, quite balanced, soft pine resins and citric, floral and fruity, and a good caramel graininess.
Good even carbonation and a crisp, dry, a little hop slickness, creamy smooth medium bodied mouthfeel.
A west coast, California APA taste, yes, but I thought everything was in balanced, making this highly quaffable, tastes of caramel graininess, a little pale malty sugariness, a slight touch of butter, flowery oily, pine and citric fruity, candied orange, softly spicy, rind-like mild bitterness towards the end, the alcohol is not very noticeable, mixes with the spiciness, and a dry grainy, citric rind bitter finish.
I thought this was very enjoyable, excellent on a hot, humid and rainy midwestern early evening.
meathookjones (245) - Sterling, Virginia, USA - DEC 3, 2004
Had this in a 22oz bomber with a picture of the Grim Reaper on the label. This pours a hazy orange color with a large dirty white foam head that has excellent retention. Leaves a decent streaky lacing about the glass as well. The aroma is of a slight malt and a fairly dominate citrus hop, the smell got stronger as this warmed. This is definitely a hopped up PA as the citrus piney hops dominate most of the flavor with a very slight malt sweetness of balance this one out. A biting bitter after taste is present as well that is pleasant and leaves a hoppy flavor lingering about for a while. Mouthfeel is light to medium with decent carbonation. A pretty darn good Pale Ale overall that I would definitely have again.
omhper (25723) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 13, 2006
UPDATED: APR 5, 2006 Bottled. Clear amber, rich firm head. Powerful grapefruity hop aroma. Sweetish with firm, rounded malt character. There’s notes of honey behind the massive curtain of hops. Very bitter finish. billk (353) - Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, USA - APR 3, 2006
Cask @ Liar’s Club. Not much notes on this one but I remember it being a hazy dull mahogony color with thin lace covering the entire inside of the class. It had a very fresh, light toasted creamy malt, with a touch of apple flavor & a bit of earthiness. The hops were fresh and clean and always noticable. I was getting a slight Belgian aftertaste. The thing that I liked about this beer was it’s semi-dry maltiness with a nice dry somewhat tart, slight burn finish. Into medium bodied. I enjoyed it so much I had 2. Very refreshing. Naven (1001) - Poway, California, USA - APR 27, 2006
In Bottle: This is a thouroughly underrated beer. Pours a dark amber color, great looking head. It smells piney, almost floral. Why do they call this a pale ale? This is absolutely a wonderful west coast IPA. Good good stuff. crzybob77 (530) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - AUG 6, 2006
Not a spectacular ale, but certainly quite solid and enjoyable. I wouldnt complain drinkin one of these. Had a very balanced hop flavor that went down well but certainly was not missed. BuckNaked (1230) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - SEP 1, 2006
Green Flash tasting @ RFD’s: Pours to a clear pale amber-orange colored body, darker than the Green Flash Extra Pale Ale, with a medium white head head that sticks to the glass. The aroma is a well-rounded mix of citrus, lemon zest, fresh, juicy hops, that gives you a clear idea what the term "dry-hopping" means. Taste is bitter hops, intense leafy-green grass, floral, citrus, and lemon hops, with some bitter spice present alongside some faint flavors of pale malt and biscuit.