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. Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - FEB 6, 2007
Bomber. With the future of this line up in the air, I figured I better snatch some up while I can. Mildly hazy amber with an off white head. Big grapefruit nose, some caramel, hints of orange and lemon candy. Nice lace rings! Sweet thick caramel and grapefruit flavors, some light sour candy notes. Pretty big and bitter for an APA. Finish is a well rounded bitter. Very good. Marc (486) - Yokosuka, JAPAN - AUG 11, 2002
Pouring with a hazy honey color this newcomer starts with a beautiful vanilla/cookie nose and a rocky head. First sips give a nicly hopped charactor, a fair amount of malt, and an iteresting grassy/herbal note, with the cookie reasserting its self in the finnish. Sightly dissapointed in the lack of citrus that is chararistic of the style but pleasently made up for it in the end. A very drinkable beer. Sven (229) - Lancaster, California, USA - OCT 25, 2004
Sparkling copper-orange colour with a dense and fluffy head. Good carbonation and brilliant lacing. Aroma of grapefruit and pine wafts from the glass two feet away. Initial taste of hops followed by an intense wave of hop aftertaste. A bit thin and waterry on the palate. Could use the tiniest bit more of a malt balance. egajdzis (6580) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 5, 2005
Poured a hazy light copper color with a medium sized, off white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of floral and citrus hops, sweet caramel malts as well. Taste was bitter grapefruit, lots citrus in this one, sweet caramel, and no alcohol. Crisp and refreshing pale ale.
BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - SEP 18, 2005
Bottle and enjoyed in my SN pint glass:rmussman (1701) - California, USA - MAR 5, 2007
Poured a medium amber hue with a initial big frothy head which fades but produced a good amount of lace in it’s wake. The aroma has a sharp and juicy PNW blended hop character of pine, grass, herbs, and grapefruit with some bready and pale malts about. Even a touch of hop spice and pepper dancing around the edge. The taste is mostly as expected, hoppy and bitter with an okay balance of pale malt and a touch of pepper and herbal quality additionally for support. (I do wonder with hop is use for the dry hopping, I think it may be Simcoe). Anyway back to the review... The feel is crisp and dry, astrengent and woody aftertaste.
A solid offering in the overdone genre that is the staple of most breweries now daze, this one holds it own however. It is a big APA that borders on the level of IPA (or at least on IPA often found in the late 90’s). The 3rd of 4 Reaper beers I quite enjoyed, this is the little brother of Sleighor IMO which I am am going to drink after this just ’cause I wanna. Damn it Ratebeerians, get you some Reaper!
Sampled from BevMo. Enjoyed greatly its hoppy flavor. It poured very nicely into the pint glass with light tan color. Mouthfeel is excellent and after taste is negilible. Flavor is very hoppy. I went back to get the redemtion ale after trying this one. jcwattsrugger (12420) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - APR 2, 2007
22oz bottle-pours a big foamy to rocky off white head with substantial lacing and slightly hazy gold color. Aroma is sweet citrusy-pine. Secondary sweet medium malt. Taste is lots of sweet citrusy-pine, some bitterness, sweet medium malt. Nice. OK/mild carbonation. mesperon (205) - Hillsdale, New Jersey, USA - JAN 28, 2009
Pours hazy clear amber with a light head. head and haziness both clear. light bouqet of piney and lightly floral hops. Somewhat watery mouthfeel light carbonation.
piney iterness followed by woody, floral and resiny hops. Just enough malt for some balance, but still heavily on the hops side of the scale. Just a hint of citrussy crispness. A resiny bitterness lasts.
A great pale that could be easily mistaken fo a mild IPA. GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - JUN 22, 2009
So I noticed that Sudwerk is now brewing this beer. It was nice to see it there on the shelf, as I kicked myself for not getting it when it was brewed by the previous brewery.
The beer pours out a hazy golden/orange body (looked like apple juice in my glass) with a foamy 2" thick head. Medium carbonation present. Aroma is chock full of citrus/grapefruit hops, with a bready yeast/caramel malt character which allowed the hops to really show up. Juicy was my first thoughts regarding the hops. Flavor of caramel malts really stand-up well to the citrus hop profile of the beer. Definite grapefruit, some pine too show up as it gets a bit warmer. Fantastic bitter finish, long and lingering. Quite refreshing to see a pale ale with this amount of bitterness. It could even cross over into IPA territory.