tjthresh (1875) - 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. Jethro6191 (508) - Indiana, USA - OCT 31, 2009
Growler from the brewery. Light amber with a white head that laces the glass. Pleasent hop aroma. Well balanced hop and malt flavor with a citrus finish. I really like the hop character of the beer. Well done. bdigital (658) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 15, 2009
Pale orange pour with a large white head...nice retention and lacing. Nose is mainly citrus, specifically mango and pineapple with some earthy hops and a bread dough malt backbone. Medium bodied...flavor consists of lightly spice citrus and very mild notes of toasted malts. JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 17, 2010
Tall boy from StFun - thanks, Josh! Enter the risen Osiris! Nice light orange pour, mildly cloudy and with a big fluffy head. Good lacing. Soft floral and fruity nose backed by malts and grass. Medium bodied and prickly. Tastes pretty good, with the virtues of a classic APA but more of a citrus character. Good session beer from SK. NachlamSie (3523) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 15, 2010
Pint at Chumley’s then again at Radio Radio while being blown away by the sound of Caspian. What a combination. Anyway, there is not much to really say about this beer if you’ve had dozens of American pale ales. This one is very approachable and textbook with modest grapefruit and citrus with comforting malts. This is very clean and on the lighter side of the style. Fantastic for a session, just don’t expect anything out of the ordinary.
DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 24, 2011
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 iugrad93 (265) - Indiana, USA - MAR 26, 2011
UPDATED: SEP 30, 2011 Poured from growler a coppery, very clear color with a white head and lots of lacing from an aggressive pour. Aroma of citrus but not real strong. Light body with some bitterness and I can taste the hoppiness, but again, not real strong. Beer is a little thin with some bitterness. Thing is, I kinda like the taste and I think this would be a good beer to drink all day long by the pool, as I did today, minus the pool. iabeerguy (392) - Iowa, USA - MAY 9, 2011
Had this at the brewery and also in a tall boy can. Pours a nice copper orange color. Aroma of citrus, hops, and pine. Really nice pale ale, smooth and refreshing. Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - AUG 8, 2011
Pint can from StFun – thanks josh! Pours hazy gold with a one finger white head. The nose is earthy and floral hops. The taste is malt, citrus and tart grapefruit in the finish. Medium bodied. Nice sessionabe APA. Brigadier (3710) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - MAR 18, 2012
I wasn’t sure what to expect but since the price was only $3.50 for a pint the risk was minimal. The reward was a solid and flavorful pale ale. Not quite heavy enough to wear down the palate it still had enough depth to keep from being a boring one trick pony. Oh, and it also comes in relatively inexpensive cans if that is your thing.
Aroma / Appearance - The rosy red body glowed with warmth like a dim fire. A pillowy white head remained after a few minutes. Beneath was the smell of cedar, polished bronze, caramel, and dashes of honey. The warm bitterness glues everything together like strands of tree sap.
Flavor / Palate - Light and easy going, the first impression is of oranges and lemons. The transition towards a woody finish brings the hops into focus clearly. Over time it becomes a little predictable. However it is still good enough to keep a four pack around for hot summer afternoons. If you are in central Indiana check it out and support a local brewery.