JPDurden24 (1675) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - JUL 12, 2012
12oz can. Amber pour, tan head. Aroma is sweet orange, earthy and spicey. Taste is sweet caramel with some citrus and yeasty bread character. A little spicyness on the finish. Enjoyable.
TheJestersBeer (2430) - SWEDEN - JUN 3, 2012
Pours a medium copper, with an off-white head.
Hoppy, resiny aroma, caramel, spruce, apricot, pine needles, juniper.
Dry, medium body, medium to high bitterness.
Hoppy, spicy taste, malt, caramel, spruce, resin, apricot, passion fruit, slightly grainy/earthy.
(2012-05-25) cubs (10639) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 9, 2012
Tap @ Freshcraft. Pours a clear, burnt orange appearance with an off white head. Fairly earthy, a bit floral, slightly piney hoppy, toasty malty aroma. Fairly toasty pale malty, light toffee, pretty floral and earthy hoppy flavor. Fairly bitter, especially on the finish. Ok. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - APR 3, 2012
12oz can. Small beige head atop lightly hazed amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, orange, some bread, earthy/spicy, caramel. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit/spicy, some bread/caramel, orange. Light-medium body, light stickiness. RobertDale (6573) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAR 28, 2012
12 ounce can. Pours a dark orange with a decent off-white head. Aroma of piney hops and citrus. Taste is piney hops, tropical fruits, spice, and some malt. Nicely balance. Well done.
cmc619 (501) - California, USA - MAR 21, 2012
From can into Lagunitas jar glass. Porous head, tinge of yellow, pretty sticky. Deep bronze-copper. Aroma is pretty sturdily hopped, but has that malt backbone. Maybe a touch of inflatables. Then flavor is surprisingly malty with some caramel and toffee character. As it warms, more of the alcohol notes come through in the nose. Kind of like an Ameicanized Brit beer--has the malt/hop blend of a bitter or ESB, but it’s amped up quite a bit. Hoplessfool (3) - - MAR 18, 2012 does not count
Like Modus but a little better. Scientific huh? it’s says I don’t have enough written to post. OK. Perfect carbonation allows quaffing and has an incredibly smooth finish. Tart without being obnoxious. Rrauth (1196) - North Carolina, USA - MAR 16, 2012
Can. A really nice take to the beach or pool where no glass is allowed. It lacks the citrus aromas but I guess that's the kent Golding hops.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone J_man (1008) - Tustin, California, USA - FEB 22, 2012
Good balance of malt and hops in both the aroma and flavor. Pours a clear orangy yellow with a thin white head. The sharp pine/grapefruit hops come out more pronounced in the flavor but are balanced by a lightly sweet caramel and biscuit maltiness. Finishes with a lasting spicy, bitter bite and candied sweetness. Nice pale that’s a cross between a regular pale and an IPA. alcaponejunior (438) - Texas, USA - FEB 19, 2012
Coppery and clear, one finger head that didn’t last but left nice sheets of thin lacing with each sip.
A little smoky and woodsy smelling, lots of earthy hops, a good malty base. Ever so slightly musty, which I felt was a touch offputting.
The taste was plenty malty with an almost IPA like level of pungent, bitter hops. Quite bitter and almost dry with hoppiness. The earthy smell definitely follows in the taste.
Body could perhaps use just a touch more carbonation, but it’s adequate. Medium and just a touch slick on the finish with a bitter finale.
It’s an interesting choice. More like an IPA and less like the typical pale ale. Certainly try this one if you like hoppy pale ales.