1guywith_aboat (254) - phenix city, Alabama, USA - MAY 20, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 24, 2014 Pours a beautiful copper color. Aroma is buscuity malt and earthy, citrus hops. Smells wonderful. Flavor up front is mostly just a hop bite but allowing to warm a bit, a strong malt backbone is unleashed, presenting a great pale ale. I dont understand the low ratings. Great hop flavor, great malt flavor. Light bodied, easy drinking. Oily mouthfeel. Everything an APA should be, in my opinion.
obguthr (4907) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - OCT 31, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Buttery honey. Clear amber, medium head, good lacing. Caramel, rich, mild grass. Medium body, soft carbonation.
tia (1433) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - OCT 31, 2015
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle @ RVA 22nd. Golden with white head. Smells like cooked veg, metal, wheaty, and peach. Tastes wheaty and off-hoppy.
alexsdad06 (7466) - Ohio, USA - OCT 8, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle from shrubber85. Pours a clear golden color with a large, fluffy eggshell colored head. The aroma and flavor have pale malts, grass, some floral and light herbal character, hints of fruit, finishes soft, not much bitterness, smooth finish, very average.
phaleslu (8006) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 3, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle from shrubber85 - thanks again, Roger! I think thereís a 2014 date on here, so I was a bit worried before opening. Pours a barely cloudy orange color with a massive frothy off-white head that never completely settles. Rising carbonation bubbles are visible through the glass. Itís an active one. Notes of citrus, florals, bready and doughy malts, grass and herbs, straw, tea, and mild spice. Medium-bodied, with high, soft carbonation and a frothy, moderately bitter mouthfeel. Drinks like a hybrid of an APA and American saison, which is interesting. Maybe because itís older? Either way, that character serves it well. Since Iím above the average here, maybe the key is to put some months on this one before opening. Unusual APA.
Nekronos (3849) - Xalapa, MEXICO - SEP 9, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Quite good and enjoyable. Very thick and enjoyable. Aged for more than a year and was very good.
rdixon77 (1699) - Georgia, USA - JUN 21, 2015
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Forgettable pale. Dark gold colored. Too much toffee malts, some butteriness, a little citrus. Medium bodied. Not worth seeking out.
kerenmk (3483) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUN 3, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Maxís place. Thanks Shmupi. Clear gold, white film. Apple, toffee and candy aroma, buttery, sweet and salty taste. Light body, a little bitter finish.
DSG (9343) - Tel Aviv, - JUN 1, 2015
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Maxís place. Thanks Shmupi. Clear golden. Aroma of some citric hops and butterscotch. Slightly sweetish flavor with malt, butter, some citric hops and some bitterness. Medium-bodied.
Jamesthebrit (383) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 31, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
can acquired on a puppy pickup to Alabama.
Aroma is lighter. Malty.
Hazy subtle orange in an amber beer
Taste is pretty boring. Not bad really. But just not special. Sort of muddled all around. Like hops are there but not the star. Fruity note is there but not the star. Malt is there but not the star.
Palate is super dry which makes this one a bit difficult to dink vs. other average pale ales.
Overall not a bad pale not a good pale. Itís still beer so cheers!
djd07 (6619) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 28, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy copper with large off white head. The aroma is bready malt and caramel. Thin mouth, nutty malt, wet biscuit, light fruit, decent.