nickd717 (4691) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 28, 2011
On tap at the brewpub. Clear brilliant golden in color with a small off-white head and good lacing. Excellent hoppy aroma of citrus and pine, with just a hint of sweet malt behind it, almost west coast style. The flavor is also very nice and hoppy. Man I love me some Centennial hops. Grapefruit and pine needle flavors with very slight pale malt sweetness backing it up. Fairly light body, which improves the drinkability, and good crispness. Another big winner from Town Hall. These guys have impressed me. arminjewell (9676) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAR 18, 2011
Pours nice red with creamy white head on cask. Aroma has big pine, some citrus, touch of caramel. Taste is big citrusy pine, touch of caramel, big pine bitter finish. hezron (614) - Viroqua, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 17, 2006
Nice and hoppy, very rich and malty with lots of soft, pine aroma that is very pleasant. Almost cloudy, but mostly clear anda thin, white head. Rich, caramel malt flavor with a well balanced pine flavor and a nice level of bitterness with a hint of ale fruitiness in the finish. Medium sweet, but well balanced. Great medium-full body wit ha nice creamy feel and soft carbination. A really good pale ale. PGA324 (86) - Savage, Minnesota, USA - JAN 19, 2006
Served with a large head that soon diminished. Aromas of citrus and hops. Hazy amber with good lacing. Falvors of citrus and hops with long duration, moderate to heavy hops flavor, creamy texture, light to medium body. This is a very good beer! MoreHead (355) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - JAN 19, 2006
light amber in color, slightly cloudy with average head and good lacing. aroma was very hoppy with grassy floral notes. texture had some zing to it and taste had some grapefruit. nicely done.
tennisjoel (1460) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - JAN 19, 2006
Citrusy aroma. Nothing unusual for the style. Not overly hoppy, but pretty decent. Light in color. Almost all of the beers at TH are good; this one didn’t stand out like the Masala Mama, however. kbutler1 (1381) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 21, 2011
Draft. Poured intoa pint glass a golden yellow color with surpsinglly very little head. What head their is a slight coaster or white that clings to the glass. Very orange fruit forward aroma with a sweet note as well. Medium/light mouthfeel. Slightly sweet, bready start with an orange flavored hop flavor. Lingering bitterness but nothing to crazy. Pretty easy drinking. My only grip is the lack of head and lacing. badgerben (5187) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JAN 5, 2006
Clear orange color with a thin head. A good blend of pine and citrus-based hops in the aroma. The citrus tends to win out in the taste, but so much that it obliterates the rest of the beer. Dry and bitter finish with a little malt to keep it afloat. Well balanced Pale. Stine (1782) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 14, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 8, 2007 Cask. Writing from old notes. Swirling shades of cream lace the coppery hued body. Magnificent aroma - fragrant and floral, sweet, with warming spiciness. Immensely full flavor, especially in the warmer cask version, with enormous fruit flavors and sharply bitter, hoppy edge. Greets the mouth with the sweet, rich feeling of biting into a fresh peach, chased by a dry, flowery finish. A must have if it’s brewed again next year. TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - FEB 23, 2011
Re-released in December 2006: A major dissapointment. Offensively watery and wooded on cask, gratuitously bitter on tap with more of a leafy, spoiled, monolithic hop flavor. Likely a simple, though dramatic, issue of freshness. A sedated, lifeless shadow of its former self. Cue the requiem intro.
Sampled on tap at the brewpub (Minneapolis, MN). Pours a nice glowing golden amber hue, a nice moderate frothy offwhite head, laces ok. Aromas are a nice bite of citrusy hops, lemon and grapefruit. Simple, lighter, with some fresh vibrance. Initial is lighter, soapy and melon hops, grapefruit, lemon. A decent hopping, with decent bitterness, clean and soapy, with citrus, dry, soapy. Hops are fresh, lemon and melon slant is different, with a high drinkability and good dry and bitter finish. Nice hop profile, a tasty fruity melange without getting cloying, solid bitterness