KickInChalice (860) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 6, 2012
From notes. First reviewed 7/7/2011. Poured from a 16 oz. can into a pint glass.
My pour is a transparent golden caramel color beer comes out of the can, creating a full, foamy white head.
Ah, a hoppy pale ale, I see where your head’s at. Tropical fruits and lots of grapefruit step in front of the pale malt in the nose.
The flavor starts with a light biscuity malt sweetness up front, then mango and grapefruit hop flavors, followed by a long, lingering bitterness that lasts a little long and rides well into the aftertaste.
The first thing I notice is that it is kind of grainy, maybe hop residue from the dry hopping. Medium body, above average lively carbonation.
This is fine, but nothing about it really blew me away. Maybe I was not in the right mode for this one. I would try it again to see if my palate changes. wedgie9 (2702) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 12, 2012
Tasted on 2/11/12 from a 16oz can given to me by Matt Leff, big thanks. Pours clear, bright orange with an average white head that slowly recedes to thin lace, leaving some sticky lacing along the inside of the glass. The nose is full of citrus hops, with notes of resin and some toasted bread malt. The flavor is lightly sweet toasted bread malt up front, moving to pleasantly bitter citrus peel hops. The body is fairly light with average carbonation, and a long bitter citrus hops finish. Kevster (344) - Bradenton, Florida, USA - FEB 5, 2012
Can: Pours a clear copper with orange tones and a medium frothy off-white head that is mostly lasting. Hoppy aroma is a sweet citrus with hints of spices. Spicy flavor is sweet and hoppy with hints of grapfruit. Has a creamy sticky mouthfeel with a flavorful bitter finish. Very refreshing and delicious. kbutler1 (1381) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 5, 2012
Can. Pours a clear, medium copper color with a fluffy white head. Some lacing as the head settles. Nice aroma of malty caramel and fruity citrus hops. Medium mouthfeel. Nice slight sweet start that has a building level of citrus rind bitterness. The dry hopping really shows in both the aroma and taste. Ends with a lingering bitterness. Pretty tasty. FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 2, 2012
Can. Pours bright orange with a small white head. Aroma is citric and clean, nice floral character, bright and hoppy, a touch grassy. Flavor is much the same, excellent bright citric character, not too over the top in bitterness, refreshing light and a touch spicy. Finishes grassy and clean. medium body and a sharp carbonation. Nice beer
17thfloor (2443) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 24, 2012
Can thanks to funkybrewster. Really nice pale ale. Very drinkable. Light and biscuity up front with some sharp clean citrus finishing with medium bitterness, very clean. Certainly one I could find myself knocking back all day and several of. Palate is light, but not too thin or watery, carbonation seems to play nice as well. Nephilium (1821) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JAN 18, 2012
This starts with a strong grapefruit hop aroma, surprisingly strong for a pale ale. Pours a clear light amber, with an ample white head. This beer truly showcases hops, with a big punch of citrus, fading to a mild bitter finish. There’s not much malt noticeable, just a touch of biscuit in the center. This is an outstanding Pale Ale, if you like hops. ryanfolty (2574) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - JAN 17, 2012
Tap at Scottys on January 17, 2012. Clear golden pour with nice head and lacing. Aroma was citrus with some spice. Taste seemed to be opposite with more spice and less citrus. Fairly smooth, kinda creamy and thin bodied. PapaMick (43) - Jacksonville, Arkansas, USA - JAN 13, 2012
From can poured into Sam glass. Medium amber, moderate head with decent lacing. Thin mouthfeel. Citrus essence with a crisp flavor. Some residual bitterness but not unpleasant. Suggested by staff of a package store in downtown Indy. Wish I had opportunity to try more johnnnniee (4344) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 30, 2011
Received in trade from phisigben, thanks for the opportunity.
Pours just shy of clear with a golden amber color and a creamy white head that never gets too large or distant. Nice grapefruit and apricot aroma mixed with a hint of pine and hints of bready malt somewhere in the mix. Taste is a nice mix of bready biscuity malt with plenty of earthy pine and citrus hop flavor to keep me interested. Medium to light body with a fairly dry finish, moderate level of carbonation and a resinous creamy watery mouthfeel. Nice pale ale with huge amounts of hop aroma. I wouldn’t mind a touch more body here, but I could also see myself cutting the lawn with one of these too.