ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - DEC 27, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz can poured into a pint glass.
A: Pours a reddish copper color with top notch clarity for the style. This features one of the best heads I’ve ever seen on a pale ale - three fingers high, with an offwhite shade. The retention level and fluffy texture is quite excellent, and so is the lacing left behind on the glass.
S: Tons of bready, caramel malts, grapefruit, and floral notes on the aroma. This one really reeks of Centennial hops, even though this seems to be primarily a Cascade-hopped ale.
T: It’s a rather typical pale ale, with citrusy, lemongrass hop flavors backing up a clean malt undercurrent. The malts also seem to develop a nutty, earthy tone after a while, balanced by the hops. No extreme flavors here, just a simple, easy to drink pale ale.
M: Very clean and dry on the finish and aftertaste. Has that crisp, refreshing texture that would make it great on a hot day, only with a body that could stand to be less flabby.
O: It is what it is - a well crafted, basic pale ale in a can. Really, it’s just another SNPA clone, but that just means SNPA is such a great beer to ape. Damnit, I need to buy more canned craft beers ASAP!
solidfunk (2818) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAR 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Huge citrus infusion here. Sharp and poignant lemon zest with some sugary malt. Finishes bitter and a little sour. Slightly opaque orange pour with ok head and lacing. Slick on palate. Cask at Churchkey.
BelgianBeerGal (2973) - Dayton Area, Ohio, USA - FEB 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Charleston bottle. Nice and easy drinking hoppy brew. Big caramel malt backbone that matches the citrus bitterness very well. Tasty.
matty (146) - Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 23, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Pours a clear dark gold color with a thick white head that unfortunately dampens any aroma. Balanced taste of malt and hops, pretty average for an APA. Very slight dry finish. Not bad but nothing special.
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jmikolich (1354) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - FEB 6, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Decent tropical nose, but way too much malt for a pale ale, especially an american pale. On tap at Buckeye 18 Jan 14
radio_nowhere (684) - Maryland, USA - FEB 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Green can into pint glass, clear amber-golden color with off-white head. Aroma of caramel malt and floral/fruity hops. Taste adds notes of graininess, somewhat herbal and piney hop bitterness. Medium body, moderate carbonation, dry, creamy with citrus bitter finish. Pretty tasty APA.
Tonkun (586) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 27, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can. clear light copper pour with a big off white head that seem to last a long time. Caramel, soda, hey, floral, pine. Light to medium body with relatively strong carbonation and bitter but smooth finish. A bit too bitter considering the body and aroma.
LKay (104) - Maryland, USA - JAN 23, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A decent pale ale from Virginia (probably a small town) that has a good backbone and represents a decent pale ale without any kicker or defining hops.
Nephilium (1250) - Ohio, USA - JAN 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Biscuty aroma, with some hop notes. Pours a clear amber with a moderate white head. Caramel notes, with hop bitterness running past them. The bitterness lingers for a while, with some pine notes. Just a touch too hoppy to be balanced, but just barely out of balance. Very drinkable, and a decent APA.
ClassyBeagle (319) - USA - JAN 1, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From notes: November 1, ’13.
A: Sweet malt, citrus, fruit, light pine
A: Pours a medium amber color with a smallish off-white head and some lacing.
T: Sweet caramel malt, citrus and pine hop notes with fruity notes and a moderately bitter finish.
P: Medium body with moderate carbonation, smooth
O: A decent pale ale, easy drinking, fruity like a typical East Coast IPA and an English IPA
jake65 (2521) - Williston, North Dakota, USA - DEC 15, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can, courtesy of nimbleprop. Golden pour with two fingers of creamy off-white head. Really nice aroma, albeit a bit mild. Fresh citrus, light herbals, floral, and caramel. Sort a soft and wet mouthfeel, flavors of light florals and herbal hops. Citrus seems to have fallen off. Bready malt base and a mild spicy hop finish. I feel like there is a bit more going on here than I’m really picking up… maybe I’m reading more into this than I should. Enjoyable. I could see this being a local staple.