3fourths (8801) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 6, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 30, 2013 Draft pint at Angelic in Madison. Golden orange and slightly hazy in appearance. Frsh, juicy, gummy candy hop nose, and crisp on the lips with super clean pils-like malt, snappy. IPA-like hop levels, both in juiciness/fruitiness and in bitterness, with some sweet cherry flavored malts in the finish. Pretty good.
ceeman (3) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 29, 2007 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
One of my favorites. Unfiltered, so it has a very cloudy orange appearance. Good hop punch and citrus taste, without too much grapefruit. Pretty good staying power with a full, bitter finish.
awautlet (45) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 21, 2007
3.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hazy and golden in color with a pale white head that fades to a ring around the glass. Citrusy and hoppy nose followed by loads of hops on the palate. More citrus and a bit of pine. A very hoppy, crisp finish but not overly bitter.
kmeves (1098) - Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 20, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light amber color, white frothy head with lacing. Big orange and grapefruit aroma with just a touch of caramel. Flavor is more of the same although a bit more piney. This APA leans more on the bitter side of the spectrum which is AOK is my opinion. Finish is pleasantly long and bitter. Medium to big mouthfeel. Good to see Ale Asylum will become a regular at my local beer store.
Nephilium (1572) - Ohio, USA - OCT 30, 2007
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice strong citrus hop aroma. This beer pours a golden amber with a thin, fluffy white head. Nice bittering, touch of caramel and citrus (especially orange) in the flavor, moderate bitter finish. Very tasty, just wish I could get it in my neck of the woods.
csbosox (1229) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - SEP 25, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Several on draft in Madison and I brought 7 bottles back; wish I would have brought more. Showcase for cascades. Golden, orange colored, hazy, light white head sits atop. Aroma is pine, floral, grapefruit, orange & earthy. Hops dominate the nose. Taste is citrus (orange & grapefruit) & floral at first followed by orange marmalade, moderate bitterness, and light pine and honey notes. Finish is lingering mild to moderate bitterness, tart & sweet orange. Very easy to drink. Bitterness is high for style but certainty not over the top. I like the hop forward flavor while still remaining a true pale ale. This is no IPA in APA clothing. My new favorite pale ale?
beerguy101 (5340) - Newark, California, USA - SEP 10, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted on tap This APA pours a light orange gold color. Small head. Aroma is floral hops and kind of sweet. A medium bodied American Pale Ale. Malts are fruity and sweet. The hops are floral and citrusy, Nice balance. I first though this was an IPA and commented that “its more of an APA than an IPA” guess I was right and wrong eh? Good carbonation. This sample is a very fresh tasting beer. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and crisp. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.
theisti (3588) - Kansas, USA - SEP 10, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle from csbosox. Pour is orange amber clear with a fluffy white head. Aroma of hops - orange/lemon citrus. A bit of malty sweetness (biscuit) in there as well. Taste is pretty much as advertised by the nose, orange, lime and lemon hoppiness, some nice bitterness. Also, a great backbone of slightly sweet biscuit malt. Palate was a touch on the watery side, but didn’t keep this from being very enjoyable. Thanks Chris.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: AUG 13, 2008 Date: 05/02/2007
Appearance: dark gold, wispy white head, drops of lace,
Aroma: dry caramel malt aroma with lots of earthy hops,
Body: thin body,
Overall: lots of hops bitterness, not near enough balance,
Score: 2.5 to 3.7
Appearance: hazy dark gold, creamy off white head, lots of lace,
Aroma: balanced aroma with caramel sweetness to balance the citrus hops,
Body: creamy body,
Flavor: lots of great hop flavor, enough caramel sweetness to keep it balanced but not so much as to get in the way of the hops, light bitterness,
Overall: way better than the prior bottle
Score: 3.7 to 3.2
back to the thin body, lots of good citrus hop flavor but not enough body to back it up,
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 12/20
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - AUG 30, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
ilikebeer2 made a beer trip and came back with lots of good stuff and shared it with a bunch of C-U Beer Club buddies. Thanks, Scott. Pours out a vivid amber with a medium frothy white head. The aroma was of serious grapefruit hoppiness, toasted malt, and wheat. Light to medium body that was gently carbonated. The flavor was strong hops bitterness. APA or IPA? Anyway, the beer was a refreshing drink.