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 (1211) - 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 (1948) - 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.
SudsMcDuff (5789) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - SEP 20, 2011
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bought at Stein’s and basically stared down all weekend at Avenue .. . Pours a light ruby/ dark gold .. medium foam, light sticky lacing .. . has a light dose of hops, some syrup and resin .. . pretty simple but for the region and the brewer, quite delightful .. . mild yet quite damn enjoyable .. . Ok, our mission failed but we learned a lot. Primarily that girls do not have balls.
Edejean (2) - - SEP 5, 2011 does not count
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Not one of my favorites. It seems to be a little too bitter on the finish and it is not the tastiest either.
Strykzone (4811) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - AUG 31, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at an esbls tasting. Copper color with a thin light tan head. Yeast and grass in the nose. Some spice. Soft flavor has hops, yeast, spice, and light malt.
nogov (121) - Texas, USA - AUG 12, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma is some bread and malt mixed with some vegetal type smell. Pours nice amber colored.
Taste is rustic pale ale, a bit malty, bit bready, bit roasted, bit hops. Finish is a pleasant lingering bitter.
Mouthfeel leaves a little to be desired as its slightly carbonated, but not tremendously so. All in all its fine, but in a raw rustic sort of way
crajun (936) - , Texas, USA - JUL 4, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
found this at bottom of dad’s refrigerator; not a bad beer thick for the style and had an earthy sloight hop spicy (little peper) finish. ok...
bhensonb (10733) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 25, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from ericandersnavy. Pours pale amber with a quickly disappearing beige head. Aroma is sort of aged bread with some sugary malt and floral hop. Or maybe more complicated than that. There’s a lot of malt and a lot of floral and maybe citrus hop. Actually goes a bit astringent, yet it makes me think of a light barley wine. Confusingly complicated.