superspak (3972) - Michigan, USA - APR 11, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, best before 7/5/2015. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy right orange color with a 2 finger dense and rocky off white head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of grapefruit, tangerine, apricot, apple, lemon zest, orange peel, light pine, caramel, toasted bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of citrus hops, fruity yeast, and moderate malt sweetness; with solid strength. Taste of grapefruit, tangerine, apricot, apple, lemon zest, orange peel, light pine, caramel, toasted bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Light-moderate amount of pine/grassy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, apricot, apple, lemon/orange zest, light pine, caramel, toasted bread, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and robustness of citrus hops, fruity yeast, and moderate malt flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and lightly creamy/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish as expected of 5.4%. Overall this is a very good English pale ale style. All around good robustness and balance of citrus hops, fruity yeast, and moderate malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.
vikingguy (993) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - APR 10, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden copper color with frothy head. Light fresh hop aroma. Taste- caramel malt balanced with grassy, earthy hops. Well balanced and refreshing. Nice APA.
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umich03jm (3100) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - MAR 3, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Hazy amber pour with a small head. Aroma is all fresh cut grass. Tastes very grassy with a light malt sweetness. Light bitterness in the finish. Kinda boring but still decent.
asedzie (762) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 1, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours copper with substantial head. Nose is light cascade resins - some lemon peel and pepper. Flavor is understated but complimented by an efervescent palate. Mild caramel malts accompanied by some pine notes, finishing a little sweet with good lingering citrus and pine hop resins which really contribute to the palate over the course of a pint. Classically styled APA - good drinking.
rondphoto (3338) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - FEB 21, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle @ Jungle Jim’s / Eastgate OH --- Hazy dark amber color, rocky 2" beige head, puffy swirls of lace. Aroma of malt and citrus hops. Taste is slightly sweet malt that is joined by citrus hops on the swallow, both parts moving in tandem to a solid medium long finish. An unassuming, but well-conceived Pale Ale.
oh6gdx (23913) - Vasa, FINLAND - FEB 12, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Orange colour, small white head. Aroma is floral and fruity along with some caramel malts as well as some zesty and mild wooden notes. flavour is crisp bready and biscuity malts along with some toffee as well as some floral and fruity hops.
beer4eternity (212) - Tauranga, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 10, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle conditioned, at Oread Hotel Kansas. Nice Amber hue with large frothy white slowly diminishing head and generous lacing. Delicious pine and citrus (lemon and orange marmalade) hops aromas, some white bread yeasty and caramel aromas. Moderate bitterness, moderate sweetness. Light syrupy texture, thin to average mouthfeel, average carbonation, moderately lasting bitterness, dry finish. Very pleasant.
CousinBrenden (128) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 5, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Average little hop aroma crystal clear damp pine and some malts but generally pretty lean on mouthfeel and finish.
DialSquare (3786) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 21, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle from Kroger in Grandview. Amber pour with a big frothy off-white head. Aroma of caramel malt, light spice, pine hops. Tastes of lightly bitter, grassy, orangey citrus. Oily medium palate. Light soapy bitter in the finish. Not complicated, clean and easy.
miyauchi38 (1031) - chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 11, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20