groovinhigh (170) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - SEP 27, 2003
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I was absolutely amazed when I tried this beer. Blackstone is a Brew Pub in Nashville, TN which I eat at regularly. This was the first time I had seen their American pale.... my wife, after her first sip, said, 'this is better than Sierra Pale'!! Which is her favorite beer. I must agree!!
dwyerpg (4257) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 14, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This really smells nice; citrusy hops. Looks okay. A very effervescent flavor, tingly and dry. Pretty good. Certainly sessionable.
Braudog (5366) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - MAY 19, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft pint at the brewpub 5/14/06: Orange beer. Slippery mouthfeel. Resin is part of the hoppy essence. Hint of grapefruit bite but a very subtle well refined beer.
SSSteve (3552) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 15, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle. hazy orange pour. fruity, tropical hop aroma. purple grape flavor with tropical hop tones. medium body. proper sweetness and bitterness for APA. one the better APAs i remember trying for awhile.
IndyBeerSnob (132) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 24, 2012
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a beautiful rust red color. Aroma is lacking a bit but the initial taste is just solid. Solid where the initial taste is hop friendly but finishes so clean and crisp. Almost no lingering effect on the pallate. Lacing all down the glass.. this beer is my favorite of the Blackstone line.
rangerred (784) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - JUN 8, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Had on tap at Mellow Mushroom in Johnson City, TN.
Arrived with a big puffy head and a dark gold body. Great head retention and lacing.
Aroma of cereal grain and caramel along with a bit of citrus.
Lots of grain in the taste along with some toasted malt and caramel. Some lemony citrus underneath leading to a moderate bitterness. Really a great balance between malt and hops and a really easy drinking beer. Really worth seeking out.
astrofrk (340) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bought at Krogers on Broadway.
Clear golden with lots floating. Medium beige head. Aroma: Pine, citris. Flavor: Grapefruit/lemon, bread. Bitter finish.
Most people don’t realise that the south is well known for its PA’s and IPA’s. North Carolina is probably best known but do not overlook Tennessee.
Suttree (4742) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 1, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pale orange, with a smallish white head. smoky, malty, hoppy aroma. Zesty, citrusy hop flavor, with elements of lemon, smoke and pine resin. clean and earthy finish (if thiat isn’t too contradictory). Fairly sticky aftertaste. Tasted at the Brewpub.
BeerHawk (1790) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - JUN 10, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Restaurant. Amber color in the glass with a frothy off-white head that lasted and left thick lacing. The aroma was floral and citrus. The flavor was of citrus, pine, and hints of malts. Light body that was clean and crisp. Had a balanced bitterness that does not last. Very enjoyable.
NicerInPerson (337) - North of Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - NOV 28, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The aroma was low citrus with light caramel and moderate fruity esters. The aroma was also lightly grainy. The beer arrived clear amber with a low white persistent head which laced the glass. The flavor was light with fairly strong citrus flavor and moderate bittering. The balance of hops and malt was very well done. The finish was dry with lasting citrus flavor into the aftertaste. The body was medium with moderate carbonation and a light creamy texture on the palate. All in all a darn nice APA. Pint at Blackstones.