splink48 (35) - Fayetteville, Georgia, USA - DEC 17, 2004
Bottled: Quite dark for a pale ale. A bit fruity and mildly hoppy. Sort of a citrus and roasted taste, odd combo but a great result. I enjoyed this beer. SanfordBrewer (1610) - Sanford, Florida, USA - JAN 30, 2011
hazy orange amber, thin but lasting white head, slightly resinous medium body, medium carbonation. corby112 (2813) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 30, 2010
aroma: lots of bright floral piney citrusy hops and a bit of sweet pale malt.
taste: bright floral piney citrusy herbal hops and some pale malt.
clean and balanced, with lots of american hop aroma and flavor. a good example of the style.
Pours a slightly hazy golden honey orange color with golden yellowish orange hues when held to a light source and a one finger foamy white head that quickly fades into a lasting ring. Sporadic spots of minimal lacing left behind. brianprentiss (703) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 14, 2004
Slightly hoppy aroma with some earthy pine and citrus fruit character in the nose. Hints of orange peel, mango and grapefruit along with a slightly toasted biscuit and caramel malt presence.
On the fuller end of medium bodied with a surprisingly chewy mouthfeel and hop forward flavor. Pretty dry and hoppy up front with a very pleasant earthy bitterness that lingers throughout into a dry finish. Earthy pine notes as well as some sweet citrus character from the prominent hops balanced nicely by a sweet caramel/biscuit malt back bone that is slightly toasty and not overpowering.
I was really pleasantly surprised by this beer. It was much hoppier than I expected and very well balanced. Recommended.
UPDATED: NOV 15, 2007 This is a great beer. Some of the other reviewers are pretty tough to please. It is somewhat like Bass in that the first few sips are rather misleading but half way through the glass you begin to understand what a great beer this is. It is slightly malty, great color and lacing, superb finish. jcwattsrugger (12550) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 22, 2007
on tap-pours a retaining thin off white head and gold color. Aroma is citrus hops-grapefruit (cascade+), secondary medium malt. Taste is citrus hops-grapefruit (cascade+), secondary medium malt, roasty. Semi-dry finish. Nice. OK carbonation.
jgb9348 (6517) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - AUG 24, 2003
Slightly hazy golden colour with strong orange highlights. VERY LARGE (at leat 5 centimetres in a big glass--way too much) dense off-white head. Smells of citrusie hops very prominent and definately mouthwatering. Strong citrus sweetness along with that citrus hoppiness in the taste, which is very pleasant. The aftertaste is a bit shallow, only showing a small amount of the hops and an evern smaller amount of the malt, but after the strong flavour, it was acceptable! Seemingly a bit out of balance, having too much hops and not enough malt, but odd enough--I like it that way. A very close contender to being considered an India Pale, this one is very hoppy for an APA, and blows my mind that it isn't ranked higher. My only complaint is that its head was WAY too large, but it died down a few minutes later. I got this twelve ounce beer from Matt A. (Mabdoney) in Florida. Thanks again, Matt!!! illinismitty (2377) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 30, 2006
Sampled at the Music City Brewers Festival. Sorry to go against the grain, but the beer they served me was the best Pale Ale that I had at the Festival. Maybe tap is better than Bottle? New brewer? Pours amber with a white head. Aroma of caramel and fruity hops. Flavor of pale malts, toffee, caramel, balanced by some herbal hop bitterness. Some english characteristics. A solid pale IMO. At least the one I had. cale422 (28) - Timmonsville, South Carolina, USA - JUN 6, 2008
Light copper color and nice head. Nice floral hop aroma with a slight fruity edge. Not too bad. The body is medium and the finish is fairly clean. A decent pale