undsioux7 (872) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - DEC 26, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 27, 2006 From memory. On cask. Can’t quite remember the color, but gold sounds about right from previous reviewers. I do remember the nice thick frothy head and the wonderful floral piney aroma. The one main thing I also remember is the syrupy sweet taste and mouthfeel that i didn’t care for. A blast of hops pretty much dominated this also which was good. The beer is solid, just not my type of hop. yet :) hellomynameis (876) - Mayer, Minnesota, USA - DEC 26, 2006
On Cask. Gold coloured with a big old foamy head. Lots of hops in the aroma, with more pine resin than bright citrus hops. The flavour is hoppy up front with backup of malt flavours that end fairly dry. robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 14, 2006
Gold Coloring with White Frothy Head. Fresh Green Hops Aroma. Very Nice. Light Pale Malty Flavor Supporting Hops. Light Sweet Grain and Wet Hops...with a Good Dry Ending. Very Hoppy for Cask. Very Nice. beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - DEC 10, 2006
On-tap at the brewpub: Nice medium yellow cast with a shimmer of orangeyness to it. Pale white capping of half inch height stays for quite a bit before releasing to an always present amount of foam and tons of lacing patterned in thick broken sheets and strings.
Now for an English Pale, this stuff is killer awesome yum with a great hoppy nose that stands quite tall with a fresh, yet pale pine and citrus hoppyness which has a decent resin coated factor to its dried oilyness. Tenderly sweet and malty too.
Flavors are great; welcoming a bold, bright, and semi-brittle snap of hops grabbing the forefront and tantilizes from there with a broad, well-lasting range of pale citrus and pine. Mellows and glides from there with nice sweet malt underneath keeping a wonderful balance to it all as it carries a bit of breadyness within and finishes with a small pull of resiny, oily hops. A very well mannered drink for the hops, fully tasty and unbittered in a barely got ya grab of bite thats fair and easy going on the palate.
Feel is fresh, clean, crisp and brisk with a flavor of hops that’s really quite nice. Mediumish body, with a growing fullness into each glass. The first glass went down so fast, it was hard to note anything. It was so damn tasty smooth and drinkable. Second and third glass was much more filling and long lasting in memory. Very slick, very smooth, and soft with hop tones. The tender sweet malt backing is almost bready, but more bockish smooth than anything.
Man Oh man, how I loved this beer. Another keeper of a Pale, English or not, from the folks at Town Hall. My growler won’t last the night. Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 6, 2006
Clear, pale orange appearance, cream-toned, brobdignagian froth buzzes above.
Hoppy nose, soft, sweet, and fruity. Underlying citric tones, but not too bitter.
Once in the mouth, a brisk blast of bitterness, a barrage of hops, all Columbus, if I recall correctly, but fading surely, mellowing, softly settling back and vanishing away. Rather thinly bodied, and light in malt. The hop bitterness, however, is restrained and while allowed to shine, they do so in a stable and mature fashion. Hops get more comfortable in the mouth and their tidy tickle is well appreciated.
Easy to drink, for the typical hophead, maybe a bit too brash for others. All in all, though, a nice pale ale. I liked it okay on cask (it’s initial offering), and a little less on tap at the pub. At home, I’m really liking it.
Cheers to Chico, whoever that is...
Stine (1780) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 3, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 9, 2007 Fairly hoppy aroma of peppers and pine - quite sharp and rough around the edges. Color is bronzy orange with a thin white head. The flavor is of spicy hops and tangerine before it degenerates into spoiled vegetables boiled in diet soda. Astringent and ugly. Painfully bitter and acrid.