DMLINAZ (332) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - AUG 18, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a can or on draft, this is one of my favorite pale ales, on par in my opinion with Oskar Blues Dales Pale Ale. It has a wonderful hoppy, citrus aroma. Flavor is hops, citrus; well balanced. Mouthfeel is crisp, strong, full-bodied.
dwyerpg (5829) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUL 28, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This was pretty decent. Orange in color, but with some hops in the body. I’d call this a pale ale (labeled under some local bar’s name). Pretty easy to drink.
Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chester, Virginia, USA - JUL 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
December 2011. From can. Pours light amber color with a white head. Hoppy aromas with some pine and citrus. Medium carbonation and a nice smooth finish.
beerbaaron (1998) - Arizona, USA - JUN 25, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Medium amber. Fair white head, some lace. Hoppy. Grapefruit, citrus, pine, caramel. Smooth but lasting bitterness. Nice balance.
undsioux7 (872) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - JUN 14, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is pretty much the same as their IPA but a bit more citrus then pine and less of it. Again, a decent beer but really lacks a kick to get me excited.
wildbeercat (356) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAY 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 fl oz / 355mL can into a pint glass. Served cold.
Aroma: Same hoppy profile in Hopshock. Not as strong, but definitely that same piney, citrusy northwestern hop profile. Subtler hop profile, and a little bit stronger malt.
Appearance: Clear dark amber. White-ish head quickly dissipates.
Taste: Delicious balance between those hops and the malt. The arrival is citrusy, piney hops. The finish is some nice, sweet malts. The in-between is where the magic happens.
Palate: Medium body, short-medium finish.
Overall: Great beer for getting people off of AB InBev and miller-coors swill. A nice introduction into craft brews. However, it also stands well on its own. Quite good.
BVery (9907) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - MAY 13, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2013 Can. Deep orange pour, very slightly murky. Off-white head with a little lacing. Lots of caramel and earthy malts in this - hops are there, pretty good balance, but I would say the malts are slightly more up-front than the hops. Decent brew.
BelgianBeerGal (3932) - Panama City, Florida, USA - MAY 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can from Total Wine enjoyed for breakfast by the Wigwam pool, with a fresh orange to make it a complete breakfast. I thought this was really tasty and refreshing with lots of citrus hops and a strong malt backbone. Plus the canning is a bonus for the pool.
olr1984 (1500) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 30, 2013
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
12 oz bottle pours light amber with small white head. Malt and grapefruit aroma. Pine and caramel hop taste.
madvike (3218) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - APR 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap - Pours clear amber with a thin white head. Nose is grapefruit and pine with a clean malt base. Taste is the same with some nutty malt and a herbal hop finish. Big and fluffy body...thinnish. Real tasty.