Maxbier (954) - Maryland, USA - MAY 13, 2015
Dark golden copper color with off white head. Piney grapefruit malt aroma. Bitter up front. Caramel malty with lots of piney hop flavor. Smooth but still bitter finish. Such a great brew. Darkmagus82 (2302) - - APR 16, 2015
Poured from bottle into a pint glass
Appearance – For a pale ale this is really not all that pale with the beer pouring hazed, deep amber color with a one finger head of white foam. The head fades moderately quickly leaving a lighter level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the beer is strongest of a caramel aroma mixed with a little bit of a bready smell. Along with these aromas are some lighter smells of grassy smells as well as a little bit of a light fruit of apple and pear.
Taste – The taste begins with a rather bready and slightly grainy flavor with a hint of a grassy hop right upfront. Some caramel flavors are also upfront, with these growing slightly stronger to the middle of the taste but only increasing to later fade a bit as the taste moves on further to the end. Some of the light fruit flavors work their way onto the tongue throughout the taste all while the hop get more potent in taste. In the end the grassy and some more herbal and earthy hop flavors become more pronounced, and leave one with a rather bready and lightly sweet, sort of dank hopped pale ale flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the medium side overall with a moderate thickness and a medium level of carbonation. For the more dank hop, mixed with sweet and bread, the feel is rather nice as it keeps with the easy drinkability of a pale of 5.4 % all while highlighting the hop nicely.
Overall – A good pale ale overall. Quite nice in hops and malt all while keeping an easy drinking feel. Rather tasty.
willisread (3308) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 15, 2015
Old rating. Bottle from Old Town. Amber with a small off-white head. Aromas of citrus and malt present on the nose. Well-balanced pale ale with a nice hoppy bitter finish. XaenDovet (1282) - British Columbia, CANADA - APR 12, 2015
Draught. Clear light amber. Aroma of caramel, grapefruit. Taste is sweet with a sharp bitterness. Creamy. bgold86 (35) - - APR 1, 2015
Beginner game status, hope the redux bring back some veteran beer drinkers (hint: it won’t)..
snoworsummer (5626) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 29, 2015
Bottle at the San Diego Zoo. Pours clear copper with a fizzy off white head. Tastes like grapefruit, malty, citrus hops, a little nutty and dry. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like grapefruit hops, nutty, malty. 721Lance (82) - Oceanside Ca, California, USA - MAR 11, 2015
Heard they were discontinuing this..so sad...great pale ale goto wherever you are, airport craft beer bar a perfect litmus test for pale ales. Great hoppy nose but not IPA big just right. Great clear clean malt with a perfect hop flavoring! Awesome good by my friend. Rob_D_UK (1369) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAR 7, 2015
Pours a dark amber colour with a white head. Bready aroma at first but then a wave of hops. Nice bittersweet balance! Niko100 (2891) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 2, 2015
Hazy amber/orange color; Medium slight creamy body; Aroma of malt, caramel, hops, & citrus; Flavor of slight sweet malt, caramel, hops, citrus, and some fruit; Finish is slightly bitter; Nicely balanced; Great session ale. superspak (5514) - Michigan, USA - FEB 27, 2015
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, best before 2/16/2015. Pours slightly hazy deep orange/copper color with a 1-2 finger dense and fluffy light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass. Aromas of grapefruit, tangerine, orange zest, caramel, toast, biscuit, light nuttiness, floral, grass, light pine, and floral/toasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of citrus hops and dark/bready malt notes; with solid strength. Taste of grapefruit, tangerine, orange zest, pine, floral, grass, caramel, toast, biscuit, light nuttiness, and floral/toasted earthiness. Fair amount of pine/grassy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, orange zest, pine, caramel, toast, biscuit, light nuttiness, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and complexity of citrus/pine hops and dark/bready malt flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, fairly crisp/sticky, and lightly creamy/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice pale ale. All around good balance, complexity, and robustness of citrus/pine hops and dark/bready malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.