GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - SEP 8, 2007
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft, Brew at the Zoo Benefit in Denver. Poured a clear orange color. Couldnít muster any more than a filmy off white head. No lace was left behind. Aroma was of flowery hops and fresh cut grass. Dry on the tongue up front with delicate malty caramel sweetness at the end which lingers.
luckygirl (1223) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 16, 2007
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottled. Beer is clear, medium amber brown. Head is small, off-white, frothy, mostly diminishing but lasting.<P>The aroma is malty with moderate notes of husky toasted grain, biscuit; Hoppy with a moderate note of sourish resin/pine, light herbal; Yeasty with light notes of dough and basement; Light miscellaneous note of vanilla, trace of pepper.<P>The flavor is lightly sweet, trace acidic, trace/lightly bitter with a long, lightly bitter, lightly acidic, trace sweet finish.<P>The body is light, the texture is watery and the carbonation is lively.<P>Not very clean or interesting.
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 2, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Bristol Brewing Company. Amber color with mild citrus hop on the nose. Bitter dry hopped body with a faint citrus finish.
TuckahoeJoe (12) - Tuckahoe, New York, USA - FEB 2, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I had this one on tap at House of Brews in Manhattan. I really enjoyed this APA. It had a deep coppery color and an off white head with good legs. It had the appearance of a malty sweet ale but once your nose gets near it, you know itís well hopped. Strong floral scent and a not too bitter citricy flavor abounds. This is for hop lovers!. I donít understand some of the other ratings on this beer---must have had a flat/stale keg. I agree with another rater who said he could drink a case!
aracauna (3283) - Georgia, USA - DEC 21, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a copper body with a good head. Pithy, piney hop aroma fills out the aroma. A bit of pale malt flavor in there as well. Not bad. Will suffice in a hop jones.
Ratman197 (11376) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 16, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle poured a clear coppeer with a small lasting ivory head. Aromas of earthy hops, carmel light spice and a hint of pine. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel, grapefruit rind and light pine with a moderatly bitter finish.
WhiteSoxFan (152) - USA - SEP 26, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle from Morganís. Drank on 8/17/06. Very clear, solid copper. Not really much red about it. 1 cm. creamy off white head. Drops fairly quickly to a thin layer of foam. Aroma - dominant grainy, malty, cerealy aroma. Tiny bit of sweetness, not much hops. Flavor - moderate up front bitterness. Fairly balanced in the middle, but towards bitterness. After the swallow is a dominant grainy, cerealy malt flavor - no real hop flavor. Palate - pretty light, good carb. Overall - Itís OK, but not great. I enjoy it, but for an APA I donít get much hop character at all. Maybe more like an EPA or ESB. Good beer, just not hoppy enough for an APA. Could use a little more body too.
Moonlight77 (10) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 22, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Solid if not a bit middle of the road. Sweet start but finishes with decent amount of hoppy liveliness.
Mumpu (46) - USA - JUL 5, 2006
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours deep amber with an enduring off-white head and plenty of lacing. Aroma of zesty hops. Quite sweet at the start, it finishes with a nutty, spicy flavor worthy of a good Belgian ale. The pine, citrus, and floral hop notes are in great harmony. I picked up this beer somewhat by accident and found a new favorite.
TChrome (1447) - Bedford, Texas, USA - MAY 11, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beer pours pretty clear burnt orange color with a totally retained beige colored head. Aroma is mostly citric hops, a nod to grapefruit juice also caramel. Flavor is really delicous. Very citrically hoppy, but in a very fresh fruit juice kind of way. Could drink a case of these easy.