Fatehunter (1948) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - APR 27, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured into a glass stein. Light copper color with a tight two fingers of head. Looks really nice.
Honey smelling, slight hop aroma. Really had to search for this too.
A bit of malt, a little more bitter at the end. Just a simple one, two profile.
Light body and light carbonation.
An average beer. Nice and easy to drink, but not interesting or different.
GuideDogSaint (905) - Xiamen, CHINA - JAN 30, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
355ml bottle at Beer Station, Xiamen on 2 December. Pours hazy orange with a white head. Aroma of citrus with a little pine. Sweet finish.
jbruner (3525) - Athens, Georgia, USA - JAN 25, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to trade with gregwilsonstl! Pours a chill hazed golden orange with fluffy off-white head that dissipates to leave moderate lace. Aroma of bready pale malts and a nice fruity hop back end. Taste follows, clean and easy with good balance. Nothing exciting but really well done.
gschrade (922) - Collinsville, USA - JAN 8, 2016
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
I had this at Global Brew. Pours copper with a white head. Taste sweet, fruit, smooth. I thought this was good. I would drink this again.
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JStax (4292) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - DEC 11, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 ounce bottle thanks to phaleslu. The beer is a clear copper color with a white head that dissipates quickly. The aroma has soft pine notes and some herbal grassy, and green tea. Taste has moderate bitterness, but sufficient sweetness to balance it out. Medium body and carbonation.
DrSilverworm (9441) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 6, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle, thanks to phaleslu. Was surprised that I’d never rated this one. Best by 05/18/16. Mostly clear orange color. Thin off-white head. Leaves decent bits and ropes of lace. Medium body with a lighter, kind of soft carbonation. Mild slick. Moderate sweet taste, lighter bitter. Caramel bready malt mostly, light peppery hop. Touch of citrus. Kind of a dry edge to the taste. Nice to enjoy with some leftover pizza, but an alright pale ale on it’s own. Kind of a malty and sweet pale ale.
DBob5150 (228) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - DEC 5, 2015
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A local favorite I've had several times, yet have not gotten around to rating until now. Thick beige head with a cloudy amber body. Aroma is hops with pine. Obviously hoppy favor with slight citrus and a mildly bitter finish.
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tfontana (366) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 28, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle pour into pint glass from Whole Foods. Aroma is mild yeast and malts. Appearance is hazy orange red with nice sparkle and massive 3 finger width head and nice lacing. Taste is sweet malts with some yeast and bitterness. Palate is medium bodied with average texture, soft carbonation and bitter/sweet mix finish. Overall, weak aroma but otherwise is reasonably solid.
lbianchi66 (220) - FRANCE - NOV 24, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Robe blonde et limpide, peu de mousse. Arômes biscuit, pain et écorce d’agrumes. Goût d’orange amère, résine, herbal. Final fruits jaunes. Assez longue en bouche. Une bonne pale ale.
beer_rookie (261) - USA - NOV 20, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a nice cloudy orange amber color. About two fingers head. Rocky retention and some lacing.
Aroma is a little unusual, I’ll call it bright citrus. Very fresh, sweet citrus. Almost like a lemonade sweet citrus. I smell some malts. It’s also a little doughy.
Taste is not as bitter as most of the style. Yes, there’s hops, but more citrus and floral than bitter. Plenty of toasted malts, and they balance the hops well. I would say it leans toward sweet. The citrus comes in at the finish. It’s not overwhelming, it’s there, and it’s nice.
Mouthfeel is pretty dry. It is super smooth, super drinkable. Just the right bitterness.
Overall, this is a really good APA. It’s clean, fresh, and so pleasant. Good session beer. It’s not as bold and hop forward as most, but it’s well rounded and man, they really hit a home run here. Well, maybe not a home run, but no less than a triple. Try it!
jfb (5036) - Freising, GERMANY - NOV 16, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle) clear deep golden colour with a frothy off-white head. aroma of herbal hops, some kiwi and pears, with a light touch of strawberries, paint thinner and marshmallow. flavour is mostly caramel and pale malts, with more marshmallow, strawberries and a semi-dry finish. medium-bodied with average carbonation.