ContemplateBeer (2097) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 11, 2016
UPDATED: JUL 12, 2016 Pint can from Keg Liquors; dated 5/12/16 (Packaged-on date) Aroma: Moderate citrusy/lightly floral Cascade-like hops and lighter caramel biscuit at about a 60/40 balance. Very SNPA inspired. Appearance: Caramel gold with soft carbonation holding up a foamy white cap that settles into a patchy skin. Flavor: Starts out more malty and gradually builds up momentum hop-wise; the finish is at once semi dry but citrusy and lightly bitter. Palate: Medium body, sticky texture, soft carbonation, bitter finish. Overall: Good SNPA clone that is solid all around, but is nothing to seek out as an exemplar in the style. XmnwildX12 (2079) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - NOV 2, 2012
Has some decent pine and citrus scents. Taste is more resin and has a lingering bitter, wish there was more.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone TheHOFF43 (2052) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - JAN 7, 2013
Can from StFun, thanks! Pours a clear orange with a 1/2 finger of white head.Aroma is magnificent hops with tons of citrus. Flavor is dry and almost woody with good hops. Nice little pale ale. DalzAle (2040) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - OCT 25, 2011
Can thanks to StFun! Light orange pour, good quarter inch head and sweet creamy oranges a very light hops. Flavor has a light hop profile, a little woody malt and a slightly creamy citrus aftertaste. Very good, could see drinking this around a fall campfire all night long. MacBoost (1963) - Victor, New York, USA - MAR 15, 2013
Pours a clear amber with a white head that turns into a lasting ring that does leave some lacing. Pretty pine forward in the nose. Taste is bittersweet - sweetly malty with a nice hop bite. Excellent beer.
GAManiac (1946) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 4, 2010
Tallboy from StFun poured into a tulip.
Pours a light, crystal-clear amber with a small, short-lived beige head that recedes to a soapy swirl and leaves spots of lacing.
The aroma is mainly lightly toasted pale malts and some grassy hops with some herbal hints as well. Even some light citrus in the nose. Really solid aroma.
Fairly bitter taste with a metallic character that lingers in the finish and through the aftertaste. There is a light bready malt sweetness in the background. The enticing hop aromas just don’t deliver as well in the taste.
The mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with soft carbonation.
This is not an overly impressive pale as the taste doesn’t deliver the complexity and hop profile that the aroma suggests. Too much metallic bitterness with too little flavor. kathouse (1942) - LAS VEGAS, Nevada, USA - JUL 28, 2016
Golden in color with a sticky foam. I’m mixed about the aroma. Some bread maybe, citrus, not really sure. Not bad just nothing outstanding. Body was under carbonated. Nothing terrific. tjthresh (1873) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - JUL 22, 2009
UPDATED: AUG 20, 2009 Draft at Spencer’s Stadium Tavern. Pours golden with white head. This beer is a complete exercise of balance. You get a fruity hop nose with plenty of toasted malt. You get toasted malt flavor with some oraneg-ish flavored hops and a mild bitter finish. Light to medium body with a dry short lived finish. Flawless. Beaver (1872) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 26, 2013
16 oz can. Pours clear golden orange with a creamy white head that retains well and leaves some lacing.DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 24, 2011
The aroma is sweet biscuity malts with some earthy, fruity hops.
The flavor is biscuity malts with some spicy grassy hops and a little fruit. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.
Overall, OK biscuity pale ale with decent hops.
Poured into a pint glass.
4.0 A: Clear yellow light orange color. Two and a half fingers of frothy, but somewhat dense white head. Good retention and tons of lacing.
3.5 S: Overall pretty clean with neutral malt aroma. Hops are mainly floral in nature with some herbalness in the background. They aren’t that strong, but very nice smelling.
4.0 T: Soft bitterness. Again, really clean with neutral malt. Slightly piney and grapefruit hops.
4.0 M: Heavier light to lighter medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Very smooth and slight creaminess.
3.5 D: Not a bad brew and no problems. However, it’s a bit too straightforward and perhaps a touch boring. Don’t get me wrong, I really appreciate the craftsmanship here, but it just isn’t that exciting.
Serving type: can
Reviewed on: 07-14-2010 23:55:36