slowrunner77 (12043) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 3, 2014
"nice balance of malts and hops here, making this pale better than average pale ale. other than the balance and the nice floral hop aroma, nothing stands out, but it’s a solid rep of the style." ads135 (4607) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 15, 2014
A pleasant APA. I wasn’t expecting much considering their mediocre hefe, but this is a very well balanced mix of pine and caramel, citrus and bread. cbfobes (2883) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - JUN 13, 2014
On tap at Oriley & Conways, pours a light hazy yellow with really no head at all, the aroma has a decent touch of citrus and fruit at first, kind of surprised me, the flavor is much of the same, hop front end with a bitter finish that is balanced by the malt, not as in your face as I would have liked, but still a nice easy drinking beer. Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - JUN 9, 2014
Reviewed from notes.
This was poured into a pint glass.
The appearance was a nice hazy yellow around the edges with mostly a nice light looking orange to brown color with a one finger white foamy head. For a bar pour, there was a decent half finger white foamy head and a nice light somewhat clingy foamy lacing.
The smell had a nice citrusy aroma running into the caramel malts nicely.
The taste was somewhat bitter but allowed a decent sweetness to come through in the caramel malts. There was a nice dry bitter citrusy/caramel-like aftertaste that lead to a crisp dry finish.
On the palate, it sat about a light to medium on the body and it had a nice sessionability about it. The carbonation was right on and there was nothing overbearing or under bearing.
Overall, in my opinion, this was a pretty good beer as there’s nothing bad about it. I also had it with some pulled crab sandwich that was gently buttered. Wow, what a nice day! Senka (1082) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 27, 2013
From the archives: Had this in Miami. From the pub, on the high street. Decent APA. I thought it was much weaker than 5.7%
harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 7, 2013
Amber with an etched white surface and excellent clarity. No lace. Smells herbal with a slight resin character and a bit of canned spinach alongside the crystal malt which is sweet but not overplayed. Slightly bitter with a good moderated malt through the center and a fine overall pale character. Nice and limited body with slightly low carb and an off dry finish. Nice beer.
Serving type: bottle
07-12-2012 Imaena (2322) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - DEC 5, 2013
Bottle. this is a pretty straightforward APA without much character or nuance. DedicatedToFun (4000) - Santa Monica, California, USA - OCT 9, 2013
Decent pale ale, bottle from bevmo, light hops and flavor, pretty decent overall DMLINAZ (332) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - AUG 18, 2013
My first favorite pale ale. I find this crisp and refreshing. It has a nice hop bite, some bitter citrus, but a healthy malt backbone. My favorites for pale ales now are Dale’s Pale Ale and San Tan’s Devil’s Ale, but this one still holds a place for me. geologyguy (1602) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - AUG 15, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 23, 2013 expired (bi-lo)....good slightly fruity flavor..tad bitter on the finish but not too bad... good medium flavor that isn’t overpowering...slightly malty... good all around beer...second one is a bit watery (had after liquor though and I don’t think this one is expired) x2