Slepkov (47) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 12, 2010
Oh my. Light blond/straw coloured and crystal clear with a thin head that disappears quickly, leaving what looks like a glass of Budweiser. But my lord, this is no Bud. Extremely floral in the mouth, with strong notes of grapefruit. Honestly, this is like the world’s best fruit salad. (Yummy, yummy). The most impressive part is the creamy mouth-feel, reminiscent of a slightly effervescent mango/grapefruit mousse made with champagne. Quite hoppy and well balanced. Until this minute I never realized why anyone would drink a Pale Ale over a good IPA. Terrific! I may never drink anything else ever again. TheRussB (20) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JUN 8, 2012
6/8/12- Pours a murky straw color with a white 1f head. Aromas of clean floral and light grapefruit hops. Maybe some spicy malt on the back end. Starts light and creamy before a spike of carbonation shows up with grapefruit hops. I almost get spicy sweet malts on the drying linger. Overall a sweet citrusy pale ale that is bordering on a hoppy wheat. Very refreshing and I'll keep this around for summer.
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12oz bottle. Golden yellow color, white rocky head. Nice lace. Huge grapefruit and tangerine aroma. Lots of crisp grain. Flavor has a touch of wheat grains along with a nice barley malt. Very pale, clean, and finishes with a huge hop pow. Nice bitter finish is full of hops. I love that pine and citrus rind character. Another mind blowing beer from Southern Tier.
An outstanding pine oil and estery hop aroma. English barley malts. Hops are really tremendous. Perfect nose. Hint of sour wine grapes.
The appearance is icy honey-gold. Head shrinks quickly. Uber-cloudy.
The flavor is sweet rye malts, roasted and a little pungent. Almost sour. Grapes, ginger, leafy hops. Malt balance is dark and earthy. Beautifully balanced. The malts get more pale toward the end.
The feel is creamy and chewy. Thick but not a choker. An outstanding beer, closer to an IPA than a pale. buzzoven (376) - JAPAN - SEP 24, 2010
Quite possibly the best example of a pale ale that is sufficiently hoppy to please moderate hope heads. Perfect balance of the herbal citrusy taste with fine malt presence. Soooo drinkable. Downed three pints easily in a few hours. Very very well done and I’m ready for more.