lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 6, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Red-brown, off white cover. Aroma is caramel, grassy. Taste is candy, caramel, grassy.
FROTHINGSLOSH (4909) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 29, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not an APA but rather pleasant. +++ Sampled from a 22 oz can this beer poured a medium brown color with orange highlights and a medium sized foamy tan head that faded and left some lacing. The aroma was sweet caramel, molasses, somewhat vegetal malts and moderate notes of cherry, fruity hops and cola. The flavor was bitter and tart with cherry, molasses, caramel, pineapple, grapefruit, nut bread and cola elements blending nicely. Medium finish. Medium body. Interesting.
Arayaga2 (1776) - portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 30, 2011
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Brown with quick-fading tan head. Aroma is worty and unfermented. Taste is the same, with weak hop taste. Not sure what this is, but it isn’t an APA.
anders37 (16582) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 10, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft @ Max’s Taphouse, Baltimore, MD. Pours a clear amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty weak hoppy aroma. Fruity malty caramel flavor with hoppy hints. Has a fruity malty weak hoppy finish.
Drake (8339) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 6, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 ounce can from Total Wine Sterling, VA, opened 4/30/11. Pours a clear copper color with a medium sized frothy tan head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of caramel, toffee and floral hops. The taste is toasted malts, caramel, raisins and a bitter hop finish. Medium bodied.
DocLock (7829) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 20, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
22 oz. Aluminum bottle from State Line. Pours deep coppery ruby with 1-finger off-white head. Nose is caramel malt, earthy brown sugary. Tastes like liquid Wheaties, with some earthy and brown sugary notes. Not terribly complex or exciting, but not bad.
Chronoflash (76) - New York, USA - MAY 3, 2011
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Clear amber rust body below a thick and persistent off-white head. Aroma is malty, bready, with a sweet caramel and brown sugar tinge and slight spiciness. Medium bodied, with a mildly hoppy sting on the middle and finish. Malty sweet, underattenuated, light buttery slickness, doughy with a caramel/hop finish. To me, the butterscotch/diacetyl is a bit too prominent for this to be anything above decent. Still, the beer below the diacetyl is well rounded...
obguthr (3766) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - MAY 1, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Medium roasted malt, hay, and honey aroma, not strong. Clear ruby copper, thin yellow head, minimal lacing. Malt, with a little cherries at midpalate and dried leaves in the end. Flavor is rather subdued, but decent. Not a lot of hop character, which leads me to think this is more of an amber than an APA.
scottw86 (1094) - Maryland, USA - MAY 1, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured a dark color. Malty aroma with corn and some bourbon(?). Taste has lots of sweet malts with some bourbon as well, not much complexity, but not bad.
GT2 (8366) - San Diego County, California, USA - APR 18, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
651mL tank shell can thanks to ryan. The pour is a clear, red, fire iridium with a tan, thick, sheen head. Big lace. Aroma is sweet syrup, metals, toast. Taste is malty, toasty, caramel, lightly metallic, lemon, fairly bitter, rye bread. Pretty mediocre. Palate is thinner, tart. Again, not bad for $3 a bomber.