Tejas (844) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 17, 2010
2.2 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
The smell on this is atrocious. Smells like rotten fruit. Sadly, the flavor is similar although not as distgusting. Some grapefruit flavor w/ a piney finish. Dry palate. One and done.
yespr (29414) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 16, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From tap at SF Beer Week Celebrator Beer News Anniversary Party. Pours hazy yellow with a small white head, lasting with a nice lacing. Smooth hoppy aroma, Nelson Sauvin shines through. Smooth and fruity hops flavoure - very elegant. Dry finish. Nice one. Lovely. Easy.
Sammy (8023) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 7, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nelson Sauvin hopped, enjoyed on tap at Papago bar. A nice hoppiness, a medium mouthfeel. Yellow colour with good lacing. Drinkable.
Sparky (2133) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - FEB 6, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ Papago. Pours slightly hazy yellow with a one finger foamy white head. The nose is floral hops, malt and light citrus. The taste is malt, tart grapefruit, bitter orange peel and resin that lingers for quite some time. Medium bodied. Decent APA.
glennmastrange (2114) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - FEB 1, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 13, 2010 Tap. Light roasted note for the malt, heavy grapefruit peel for the hops, musty and soap for the yeast and background notes of pepper and medicine. Head is large creamy, white with excellent lacing and is fully lasting. Color is clear amber. flavor starts lightly sweet and moderately acidic, then finishes moderately acidic and heavily bitter. Palate is medium, oily, with a lively carbonation and a very dry finish. A bit out of balance, but the big dose of grapefruit in the American Pala Ale sets apart from others.
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - JAN 27, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap @ 1702 - Pours a clear yellow color with a small white head that lasts to the bottom of the glass. Light lacing. Aroma is herbal hops and grain. Flavor is much of the same. This was an odd beer. Very bitter, but not in a good IPA way. I would not order this one again.
beernbourbon (1247) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JAN 22, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Whole foods in Lincoln Park. Pour is cloudy yellow/ gold with a smallish white head. Aroma is cookie malt, light honey, and lots of floral hops. Flavor is also sweet malt and lots of floral hops with a slightly sweet finish. Really good and refreshing. Lingering floral notes and sweet malt. Certainly more of a summer beer but quite tasty and really easy to drink.
TheAlum (5100) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - JAN 14, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft on tap at the Bavarian Lodge (Lisle, IL). Pours a nice golden yellow, fairly haze, an offwhite head that cakes at a decent level, laces pretty well, thick. Aromas are very drop hopping, grass and florals with just a faint lemon hint, a decent dose of pale malts and a light lemon zest come into play, fairly earthy and floral hopping though. Initial is a lighter end of medium, some fairly bitter hops displaying grass, weeds, and a light lemon, dry on the palate with a decent floral feel, I get a faint wine feel, with pale malts trailing in, the surprisingly bitter earthy hops take the show though. The beer is cool and quenching, going down easy with still a pretty potent bitter hopping, more noticeable from the lack of citrus hop influence. The beer is clean, leaving a dry and fairly bitter finish, the malts come into play more in the nose than in the taste. I enjoyed this, a decent different take on an APA with the Nelson Sauvin.
tmoreau (2049) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JAN 14, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 6, 2011 On tap for the Humming Ale Release Party at the Bavarian Lodge in Lisle, IL. Poured a slightly hazed, golden tone, with creamy and bubbly white foam to the head, and some clingy, curtainy lacing. The aroma was light fruit sweetness, citrus as lemon, and a hint of pineapple. The flavor added to these some smooth malt and a noticeably dry bitterness. Although the body was medium to light, the end result was clean, and the dry bitterness continued past the finish. Next time around was on tap at Lunar Brewing Co.. Poured clear, with the nose presenting pine and pungent cattiness, the flavor with white grapefruit and the lingering, dry bitterness, and no sweetness in either.
kseecs16 (1182) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - JAN 14, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at the Bavarian Lodge in Lisle, IL. Pours a pale golden with a thin soapy head that leaves lots of thick lacing. The rare hops are potent and evident in a dry piney nose with a touch and sweet floral hop character. Quite bitter, piney and woodsy. Medium bodied.