jeff789 (1406) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 5, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
clear pale amber with a nice tight bubbled off white head, nice lacing, head fades quickly... fresh citrus hop aroma, light, good deal of aroma for a 4.4% beer.. toasty, some toffee flavor with light citrus hops up front.,.. very drinkable dry finish.. nice beer, a little toastier than i like...
mixmasterob (883) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 4, 2011
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Light amber pour with a decent white head. The aroma was full of pleasant hops. A light pine lingered along with some bread like malt. Overall an excellent nose, hoppy as it should be. Flavors began with a nice hop presence that lasted and lasted. Nicely done. Light all around but developed enough to stick with you. Finish was slightly bittersweet. Light fruit. Mouthfeel wasnít thin as you may think, decently full. Easily a top session, maybe the best. Refreshing, light and damn good.
sloth (2454) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - APR 2, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Small white head, decent retention and fair lacing. Clear light amber orange color. Nose is nice, fruity with berries and faint citrus, light pine, light soapy notes. Body is light, great carbonation, clean. Light citrus flavors, faint butterscotch, juicy hops, earthy with slight metallic notes. Dry finish, nice bitterness. Easy quaffer. Can procured from statelineliquors.
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 2, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours crystal clear amber with some stray bubbles feeding an enormous fluffy beige head that shows excellent retention and lacing.
Aroma is pretty hoppy for an APA with some light grassy and floral hops up front with some toasted bread. There is also an effervescent peppery character to the nose.
The taste is bitter up front with citrus and grassy hops tingling the palate up front. There is an ESB-like toasted cracker malt backbone. The finish is dry and crisp.
The mouthfeel is medium bodied and highly carbonated, maybe a little too carbonated. Itís almost spritzy in itís feel.
This is a really nice low ABV brew with more flavor than youíd expect from any 4.4% beer out there. Very, very drinkable stuff.
Suttree (5073) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 2, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear orange or maybe copper (bonus appearance point for the label...). Big grapefruit aroma, with a little bit of pine resin thrown in. Citrusy, toasty, a bit of rye bread. Some woody notes, as well. Nicely sweet finish. Thanks to lithy for this one!
elgiacomo (745) - Ringgold/Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, USA - MAR 31, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz canned February 15th, 2011. Pours lightly hazy amber with a two finger off white head that leaves some lacing and holds a small cap. Aroma is nice lemon and grapefruit citrus, a bit of peach and bread. Good to very good strength. Flavor starts with lemon and grapefruit, then to doughy, cracker malt, good bitterness but finishes somewhat watery. Mouthfeel is light, medium carbonation. Good sessionable Pale Ale, great aroma, flavor is a bit lacking but still good overall.
robgibbens (406) - Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA - MAR 29, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours from a can a light amber with a small head. The aroma is a bold hop and citrus, closer to orange peel. The taste is tangy and bitter and the finish is crisp and clean. Even though a lighter bodied brew, Bitter American is very drinkable with a great hoppiness!
abcfan (694) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 27, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a very clear orange/amber color with fluffy off-white head. Aroma is citrus/pine hops. Nice malt balance in the mouth. Very drinkable and smooth. Crisp, bitter finish. Would drink again.
bluejacket74 (1282) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - MAR 26, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce can. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours a clear amber color with a half inch white head. Head retention and lacing are both good. Aroma is mostly citrusy (grapefruit, some tropical fruit) and pine hops, along with a bit of sweet malt. The taste is similar to the aroma, but there is more balance between the hops and malt in the taste compared to the aroma which is hoppier. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium, itís a bit slick with moderate carbonation. Itís smooth and easy to drink. I think itís a good overall brew. Itís a nice choice if youíre like me and youíre looking for a good lower alcohol beer to end the night with when you still want another beer but donít want to drink something a lot stronger. Iíd buy this again in the future.
Beerona97 (2397) - Washington, USA - MAR 26, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear gold with a small beige head that fades leaving a small ring. Aroma is loaded with citrus and floral hop. Taste has a nice malt sweetness with the hops, light bitter finish. Medium thin body, soft carbonation. This would be easy to drink a sixer of.