DarkElf (3062) - La Jolla, California, USA - FEB 24, 2014
05-Apr-10 (22-oz bottle: Purchased 30-Dec-09 for $4.24 at liquidsolutions.net)5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 23, 2011
For a pale ale coming out of the Pacific Northwest, this is remarkably generic and tame, but beyond that, it’s just not very good either. Hops are very light for the style, offering a bit of grass and citrus and gentle bitterness. Malts are grainy and slightly sweet, but lacking in presence, so the hops are forced to take the dominant role. There’s also a background layer of lemony tartness as well as hints of apple skin and medicine. Bruised apples, sweet bread, grass, and a hint of citrus in the nose. Light-medium in body, medium in carbonation, dry on the palate. Amber in color and slightly hazy with visible particles, and the off-white head pours to a quarter inch, then settles to a thin ring. Another completely uninspiring beer from this new brewery.
Bottle:   Hazy golden, large frothy white head, nice lacing.   Stale hop aroma.   Could I
have an old bottle?   Weaken hop flavors on the tongue, a little dank and basement like.   Yeah, can
only guess I sat on this too long.   A little bit of tea leaf action going on as well.   Decent body and
mouthfeel.   Clean, but seems a little stale.   Could use a re-rate on my next trip to Oregon. hopdog (12673) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 30, 2011
22oz bottle. Poured a cloudy amber color with a small sized off white head. Aromas of floral hops with grains. Tastes of the same with a toastiness. Thinner. Skyview (6076) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JAN 22, 2010
Purchased and received 22-oz bomber from Liquid Solutions. Pours a semi-clear amber colored brew with a heavy off-white head that slowly dissipates and leaves behind some nice lacing. Aroma of typical pale ale citrus and piney hops, a hint of tart apple, and caramel malt. Taste is medium bodied, flavors of caramel malt, grapefruit and some dark pitted fruit. Finish is citrusy bitter at first and then slowly disappears. A solid American pale ale. dwyerpg (6222) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 27, 2009
Light hop aroma, could be more. Little to no head. Inauspicious beginning continues with the flavor as it isn’t overly exciting or distinctive. Still it’s pretty good. Just not great in any means.
Oscbert (1313) - Lincoln, California, USA - AUG 21, 2009
~Pours a clear goldish amber color with small creamy head.
~Light berry citrus scent with a bit of funkiness (but isnt bad).
~Citrus hop flavor with some berry notes and backbone of malts.
~Medium feel, bitter citrus finish.
~Decent pale ale, a bit acidic for me and upsets my stomache.
hayduke (5572) - Eureka, California, USA - JUN 7, 2009
From a 22 oz bottle this pale ale poured an attractive clear amber color with a robust white head and good lacing rings. Nose of floral and citrus hops. Very smooth and clean mouthfeel. The flavor is malty with light floral hops, and the finish is lightly bitter. Overall well balanced and quite drinkable showing you not need to do anything complicated to make a good APA. bhensonb (15347) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 23, 2009
Bomber. Nice amber color with frothy white head that was substantial. Aromas of fruity/floral hop and light caramel. Medium body with frothy carbonation. Flavor is mild citrus/grapefruit backed adequately by caramel. The finish is nicely bitter - going a bit floral. Just a tad too harsh to be an ESB, so APA is about right. Pretty good stuff. spikester (606) - Salem, Oregon, USA - MAR 21, 2009
Clear copper with a one inch white head a fair lacings. Aroma is fruity floral hops. Taste is bitter sweet with lots of leather. Some white grapefruit on the back of the tongue. Mouthfeel is good as is the carbonation. Overall a pale with none of the fruity sweet bitterness I like. If you prefer white grapefruit to ruby red give this a try. At 5.0% abv. it would be a good session pale. marcus (10337) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 13, 2009
This blonde ale poured with a fluffy off-white head and a faint floral aroma. There is a tasty pale malt base with decent hopping and some carbonation.