gsmitty80 (2011) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 18, 2011
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This was a heavily hopped APA. It was kind of unexpected for me but it was bold and the hop flavors mixed well. Sticky on the palate and nice copper color.
strongpieman (1598) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - JUN 4, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
bottle. Very cloudy, copper / amber color, huge foamy head ... My be something with this bottle or batch or maybe this sat too long. Caramel and floral aroma, taste is lightly off. I think this may be a better beer and I just got a bad bottle.
Brandon8 (13) - Indiana, USA - MAY 9, 2011
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Floral + biscuity aroma, orange/copper + clear color, nice head, light sweetness, very bitter, citrus + pine taste, medium body, lively carbonation. Overall, it feels unbalanced to me, with hops overwhelming malt.
JediMindTricks (446) - Remington, Virginia, USA - MAY 4, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
From bottle pours amber with lots of fluffy off white head, leaving tons of lacing and head that doesn’t go away. Nice hoppy flavor, nice finish.
mrwhledr (1) - Kentucky, USA - MAY 2, 2011 does not count
1.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
I remember when this beer used to be great. Each time I try this beer now it tastes different.(In a bad way) Sometimes I even get gushers. Also, I recently had a six pack that was so bad I dumped it. And now I am sitting here with another bottle of this stuff and it is has no aroma, the taste is stale and sour, the appearance is a copper to light brown with no lacing, it has a very light body and is oily and slick, very fizzy and astringent. I think it fermented out way to low and they put all the hops in at the beginning of the boil. Whoever is making this beer has really done some major damage to the original recipe or method of creation.
alexsdad06 (7031) - Ohio, USA - APR 17, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Pours a hazy dark golden color with a fluffy beige head. The aroma has nice pine and citrus hop character with mild sweet caramel maltiness. The flavor has only a touch of the malts from the nose. There is a decent amount of hops for an APA. Good bitterness, but lighter body than I would like. OK; worth trying once or maybe again in the summer.
jrallen34 (3497) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 29, 2011
1.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
12oz bottle into my Darkness glass...Pours a super dark copper with no carbonation at all...A light grassy aroma with a hint of hops and alcohol on the finish. An unappealing aroma but not strong enough to detract...The taste is really harsh and bitter, metal, hop bombish hops bitter.
This is a hop head dream in a pale ale. Not the proper taste profiles, skip this.
Shrews629 (193) - Kentucky, USA - JAN 31, 2011
1.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
I must preface this by stating that I received an old, past date beer. I feel that it is important to review the brew in the condition which I obtained it. I am going to try to seek out a fresh batch and re-review this at somepoint in the future. An orangish/amber/copper color with some yellow highlights around the bottom and sides. It’s hazy with an off white colored head that was kind of small and didn’t leave much lacing or have much retention. The color is nice though. The smell revealed some apple and some sourness. I think I may have a bottle that is a bit old. No real citrus to speak of. It smells dank and stale. The taste was completely rank!!!! Tasted like amonia!!!! The mouthfeel SEEMS medium and dry. I couldn’t really tell because I was too distracted. Couldn’t drink it. A drain pour.
thome50 (1229) - Morro Bay via Orange County, California, USA - JAN 19, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A golden amber pour with a so so white head. Not a huge hop aroma but you don’t necessarily need it in a beer such as this. The hops are all up front with very little in the way of a finish. It’s a nice every day beer but I prefer a more hoppy beer with dinner any night. I could definitely see this as a great beer to get a pitcher of while watching football on a Saturday afternoon.
temporrari (389) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 26, 2010
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fairly easy to drink beer. Mild bitterness, but I think the hops they selected are sort of weird. Now that I’m reading the description, it’s probably the English hops. I really don’t enjoy the flavor they bring to pales and IPAs. I strongly prefer the American varietals. But, even so it was decent enough to have a couple on a friends dime.