Ratman197 (8468) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 19, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber poured a hazy gold with a lasting off white head. Aromas of bread, graininess, light carmel and spicy hops. Palate was lighjt bodied and crisp with a smooth finish. Flavors of bread, carmel and earthiness with a smooth dry malty finish.
rlgk (8445) - Skövde, SWEDEN - NOV 3, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pale golden/orange, great white head. Aroma from citrus, grapes, some pear and peach. Hoppy and with floral notes. Fruity flavor, grapes and pears, hoppy and floral. Somewhat fruity finish along with the bitterness.
BeerandBlues2 (8444) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 14, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours hazy orange with an average, frothy white head, long retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (grainy, meal, cereal), heavy hops (grassy, pine, citrus), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of apricot and white grapefruit. Flavor is heavy malt (grainy, meal, cereal), heavy hops (grassy, pine, citrus), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of apricot and white grapefruit. Medium body, low warmth, medium-high carbonation, low creaminess with a dry and biting finish. This beer is rather one dimensional with no real malt flavor to back up the hop flavor; bleh.
hopscotch (8367) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 9, 2003
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Crystal clear yellow brew with a large, enamel-colored, frothy head. Nice lacing.
Big hops in the nose along with peaches, citrus fruits, evergreen notes and coconut oil... that's a first!
The flavor is fairly thin, but with a modest, lightly citrusy and lightly bitter hop presence.
Light-bodied with a silky mouthfeel and lively carbonation. Short, crisp, bitter finish.
pivnizub (8358) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - MAR 2, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Golden to deep golden, hazy, mid-sized frothy and stable off-white head; moderate to solid dryish fruity and aromatic hoppy nose with a piney touch; solid bitter dry flavour, medium bodied; hops sticking to the palate in the dry hoppy-fruity finish. An american goody....
MoritzF (8056) - Bochum, GERMANY - FEB 27, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle, 65.5cl) Hazy, pale golden colour with a fluffy and slightly off-white foamy head. Distinctively fruity (citrus, grapefruit) hoppy aroma with piney notes and a mildly malty background. Moderately bitter and slightly sweet flavour, light to medium bodied with a crisp mouthfeel. Mildly malty taste with a good dash of fruity, piney and slightly floral hops; dry and bitter hoppy finish with a tinge of buttery malt. Pleasantly hoppy Ale. 27.II.11
JoeMcPhee (8053) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 17, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at d.b.a. Hazy golden-orange beer. Aroma is lightly lemony with a soft orange and bready sweet malt aroma. A little bit honeyish with a soft earthiness. Lightly floral yeastiness as well. A dusty and fairly carbonic character that is a bit distracting, but overall it’s not a bad beer.
daknole (8004) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 1, 2009
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. Gold pour. white head. Skunky hops, weak malt aroma follwed by a damn nasty bitter finish. Overrated? Yes. Nasty? You bet. Damn.
Sammy (7709) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 12, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A good American style pale. Golden body,white foam, with pleasant citrus aroma. Taste is some citrus and a good bitterness, good malting for drinkability. Bit above average mouthfeel. A hint of acid in the aftertaste, but that is tolerable.Nice balance
MartinT (7288) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 9, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
My Bottom Line:
The quenching citrus fruit character and spicy, resinous hop finish of this very drinkable American Pale Ale unite in a comfortable body lifted by smooth carbonation.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam tops the hazy golden amber.
-Sandy, wooden notes come from the expressive hops.
-Carbonation and maltiness combine to create a creamy, relaxed mouthfeel.
-The overall flavor profile is rather well balanced.
-Malts provide more body than flavor, but do manage to draw delicate toffee and straw impressions on the tongue.
Bottle; no date.