alexsdad06 (5234) - Ohio, USA - MAY 24, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle sample at RBWG. Pours a clear golden amber color with a medium sized off white head. The aroma and flavor have resiny, light citrus, a hint of cleaning solution, mild floral notes, pale malts with a splash of caramel. Low end of average.
FestDecBeet (79) - - MAY 5, 2014
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Look: pours a clear golden color. Nice thick head, hangs around a while
Smell: slight bitterness aroma
Taste: heavy malt flavor. Slight hops flavor to it, but not very strong.
Feel: not heavy at all. Almost feels like a bud light or pbr.
Overall: not a very hoppy APA. I was hoping to get more hops on either the nose or the taste.
First drank: home 5/5/14
Panzuriel (1281) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - MAR 31, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On Tap at Blackstone Restaurant and Brewery in Nashville TN. Blackstone’s APA is clear coppery colored pour with a smaill white head. The aroma is of crisp floral and just a bit of evergreen hops. Taste is a tasty blend of hops with a good amount of malt backbone. Body is medium full with a bit of a satiny texture. Finish is good bitters. A decent beer.
jandd1983 (2414) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAR 18, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
It poured a clear copper color with an off-white head. The aroma was of moderately toasted malts and hops. It had a medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. The taste was of medium bitter sweetness with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration.
Beerman6686 (4167) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 12, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This one poured a bright orange color with an off white head. Aroma was of orangey and citrusy hops, and caramel. Flavor was prettty similar, malty, and I think maytbe a bit old.
jbrana (378) - NASHVILLE, Tennessee, USA - MAR 4, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pretty basic pale that's been hopped up with spicy and citrus hop notes. Not bad for an APA.
Machinari_Diem (58) - - FEB 28, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Brilliantly clear golden color. Thin head laces down the glass.
Strong citrus American hop aromas with biscuity malt backbone
Flavor is very strong citrusy hops. Slightly stale, resinous flavor. Oxidized.
Originally rated low but returned points as stale hops and oxidation are usually one off characters in a brewery of this scale.
Leighton (10405) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared at RBWG 2014 Late Night tasting - Asheville. Decent offering. Some creamy citrus fruits, basic pale malts, pine needles, mild dough. Light bodied with average carbonation. Sweet finish with more light citrus notes. Tasty if a bit basic.
Drake (8030) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 13, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce bottle from Libation Station. Pours a clear amber color with a large foamy off-white head. Good head retention. Aroma of dank, resin, floral hops and mild caramel malt. The taste is sticky resin, citrus hops and sweet caramel malts. Medium bodied, slight lingering bitterness.
GT2 (8159) - San Diego County, California, USA - FEB 13, 2014
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
[ Bottle ][ RBWG Afterparty Day 1 ][ 12oz ][ RBWG Globe ][ Free ][ 2/6/14 ]
>> Pours a clear, orange gold. Weak foam. Nose is raw honey, pine sol, chemical hops, mothballs, verbena. Taste is icky, chemical, floor cleaner. Mealy palate. Ick.