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 doesnít 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 (6616) - 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 (3488) - 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. Itís hazy with an off white colored head that was kind of small and didnít 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 couldnít really tell because I was too distracted. Couldnít drink it. A drain pour.
thome50 (1186) - 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 donít necessarily need it in a beer such as this. The hops are all up front with very little in the way of a finish. Itís 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 (387) - 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 Iím reading the description, itís probably the English hops. I really donít 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.
jkwood04 (4459) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 24, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at BBC. Pours bright amber and a little hazy with a white head. Aroma of citrus hops, caramel malts. Flavor strong of the citrus hops for an APA. Definitely worth trying.
Frank (3259) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This murky amber ale has something of an English character though itís presented in a more aggressive American manner. Nose is full of toffee-ish malts and an herbal note that seems to stem from English hops. Itís lightly sweet but more than balanced by strong earthy, piny hop bitterness. The body is medium full but w/ prickly carbonation which makes it feel a bit watery. This is kind of an interesting choice of hops to push to the front so aggressively but ultimately, I think it is more interesting than good.