yespr (36095) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 7, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From tap at Rattle’N’Hum. Pours hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma is sweet fruity and light hoppy. Bitter, roasted malty and breadish flavoured. Dry and bitter, roasted malty and slight herbal finish.
JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 22, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Dive Bar. Hazy amber pour. Thick white head. The nose is fairly light. A touch of soft spicy hoppiness. Minerally bitterness and a kiss of light caramel malt as well. Surprisingly lean-bodied with a nice crackery dryness on the back. A little kiss of fruity character on the back. It’s simple, easy-drinking pale ale. Assertively hopped.
j12601 (8000) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAR 25, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Rattle, where Joe and I stopped on our way to meet up with Zach prior to going to Get Real NY. Pours a hazed orange with a thin white head. Dirty citrus, earth and toast. Earthy malt, cool and clean. Nice earth notes, pungent but not overpowering. Very well balanced, caramel and malt. Long grapefruit bitterness. Very nice stuff.
blipp (7093) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 29, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Pours gold with a white head. Floral hoppy aroma with a light sweetness. The flavor is well balanced, with floral hops, a light fruity sweetness, and pale sweet malts. Nice.
swoopjones (6986) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 14, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
draft at The Jeffrey, NYC. deep golden pour. decent bitterness, medium mouthfeel, light pine. Decent APA
jredmond (6385) - Manhattan, New York, USA - FEB 26, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at RNH with Brother Andrew and Grandpa Printerhead. Pours a slightly hazy orange body with slight white lacing. Aroma is fresh, juicy pine hop. Great. Mouthfeel is medium with great notes of fresh citrus, pine hop. Another solid brew from a great up and coming brewery. Check them out!
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAY 4, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Pours a hazy orange body with a white head. Aromatically hoppy but lightly at that. Hints of citrus and earth tones. Flavor is soft and hoppy very lean with a lightly grass like hop tone to finish. Easy drinking pale ale.
notalush (5396) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 18, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at a tasting at Big Z in Huntington, NY - lightly hazy gold - good head retention - a very dry, crisp, biscuity pale ale, with a decent pale malt and yeasty heft to it that helps it maintain a nice, full body for the style - lightly grassy and moderately bitter, despite the high hop profile - very tasty.
Dickinsonbeer (5075) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - OCT 27, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Pacific Standard. WOW- one of the best APAs I have had in a long time. Pours a nice clear light copper/pale orange with a nice sticky thin head- lasting with lace. Aroma is very nicely balanced between a firm fresh crackery pale malt light sweetness and a strong citrusy pnw hop profile- citrus, grapefruit, and light pine. Flavor is very hoppy and bitter but there is somehow a very strong pale malt backbone which does not get sweet at all, does not thin out, but is just solid and lets most of the hops come through- light cracker, slight toffee, biscuit and bread then grass, grapefruit, orange, and slight leafy pine needle. Finish is so damn smooth- ridiculously easy to drink with a very clean firm bitterness in the end. Loved it!
ben4321 (4839) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - OCT 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Location: Draft at Croxley Ale House, 7/29/14
Aroma: Clean and hoppy nose, some floral notes, earth, and a little citrus, plus some caramel
Appearance: Pours a clear golden-orange color with a small head and some average lace
Flavor: The flavor is along the same line, light, clean, and hoppy, with a light caramel sweetness
Palate: Light-medium body, has a clean feel that keeps it easy drinking, and has a dryish finish
Overall, I thought this one was solid enough. It doesn’t standout in the style for me, but you could do a lot worse too. Solid. Drinkable. No complaints.