Oakes (10941) - Savusavu, FIJI ISLANDS - JAN 17, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap. Amber with a slight haze and loose head. Lightly herbal aroma and mellow caramel notes. Earthy but a little bit of phenol as well. Might be a little bit old.
IPAsavedMYlife (335) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - DEC 21, 2011
2.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Smell has some nice roasty character, not sure if I like this but I will have to. lil bit bready, picking up some sour from the yeast, is this skunked? Pours hazy golden color with light carbonation. In the cup im picking up some caramel flavors. Taste is much like a homebrew kit. Green, sour, hmm bitter, ug, I didn’t think it was going to be this bad. My lips sting. Great marketing on the box.
**Update - Fairly sure this is contaminated. Too Bad.
Gustav1996 (333) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - DEC 17, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at The Cajun Cleaver. Nice Pale Ale. Poured bronze. Aroma big malty/hop mix with some fruitiness. Taste followed up well. Mediumish body with a mild bitter finish.
heemer77 (5013) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - DEC 14, 2011
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle thanks to my brother. The body was deep bronze copper hued with a light khaki head. A rich grainy nose was complemented with some grapefruit. There is a decent hopping to this one. The taste is like crusty bread backed up with the grapefruit. There is also a dandelion vegetable note, sharp on the tongue in the finish from unbalanced hops here. A little soapy.
nuplastikk (3289) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 6, 2011
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
12oz bottle. Filtered looking orange-tan. Small, foamy head. Odd aroma, some sour that makes me suspect infection. Yep. Wow, they can’t make a good beer in LA. Really unimpressive, and frankly a straight up rip off for the price. Lemon lime disgustingness, earthy. Fuck you Bayou Teche! and you too Lazy Magnolia!! GRRRRRR!!!!
fiveacestx (351) - Texas, USA - NOV 26, 2011
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - pours amber with a thin tan head. Has a nice hoppy roasty flavor to it with a good clean mouthfeel and a nice finish. Better than I expected.
dylandownsouth (12) - - OCT 28, 2011
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
In pint glass from bottle bought at local grocery. Poured an attractive amber with small but nice head and moderate carbonation. Aroma was not hoppy at all, not much aroma really. Just hints of malt and maybe a tiny bit of hop spice. Taste was bitter, earthy, and spicy with mild malty flavors mixed in, but the whole thing was kind of thin and watery. No body. Just a below average american pale ale. Too bitter and out of balance. I want more hopiness on the nose and flavor in my APA. The watery body and lack of deliciousness makes this a below average beer.
desurfer (1173) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - OCT 20, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Amber body with a pale head. Solid APA with a tasty hop profile. If you see it, get one.
piscator34 (1799) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 12, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled sample. Copper in colour with medium carbonation. Aromas are of pale and biscuit malt, faint caramel, and a touch of spicy hops. Bready pale malts lead the way in the mouth, with a bit of light caramel and herbal hop mixed in. Moderate bitterness and fairly light bodied. Not a whole lot of hop aroma or flavour for an APA, and not dark or malty enough to be an amber either. An odd duck.
JohnBarleycorn (537) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 12, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Eye-pleasing murky amber/orange. Aromas of citrus, malt and cherry hard candy. Nice gritty texture. Good bitterness from both hops and alcohol, finishing with a young wood aftertaste. Straightforward and likeable.