Nuffield (3769) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 18, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Reasonably tasty golden pale ale, with a decent floral hop nose and an average palate. The finish gives a sense of bitterness but the hops on the front side are very restrained. Not a West Coast pale ale, for sure, and thatís mostly a good thing.
jsquire (3690) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - FEB 19, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden orange hued beer when poured from the bottle with a thin white head and a nose of sweet grains and citrus hops. Initial apple fruitiness but most of the flavor is orange peel and grapefruit juice. Finish had a little metallic taste to it. Good with a sandwich.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - FEB 25, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2007 Second rating: 12 oz bottle. Poured a clear light orange color. Head was thick and white with good retention and lacing. Pleasant aroma dominated by flowery hops. Very effervescent. Too much carbonation. Dry on the tongue. Flavor was hop dominated and similar to the aroma.
Headbanger (3499) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUL 31, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle- A copper body with a not so evident off white head. An aroma of hops and fruit with a taste of hops and malt. Not bad.
jrallen34 (3494) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 29, 2011
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
12oz bottle drank from an Orval glass...A water clear pour of gold laced with copper. An equally watery white head rises and is gone right away...A gag me aroma that reminds me of budweiser with corn and grain and slightly less skunk than the King...The taste surprises as its not a watery skunk, its actually bursting with strong in your faces hops, the hops are strong and bitter but in a rote metallic way. Glad its not the aroma, but still doesnít make it very good... The beer is very light but with an abrasive feel to it.
This is nothing that I would drink again or recommend, a poor attempt of an apa.
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 25, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nose is floral hops. Taste is rich with crystal malts, though the hops jump out later on. Refreshing and light, packed with flavor. caramel and bitterness. Nice.
sunevdj (3417) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - APR 21, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear amber with a foamy off-white head and nice lacings. Bitter with lots of hoppy grape fruit aromas. Medium bodied. Medium to low carbonation. Long bitter finish.
theisti (3414) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - OCT 23, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 25, 2012 12 oz bottle purchased as part of a mix a six at the Festival in Onalasaka, Wisconsin. Jul bottled on notched on the label. The pour is a lightly hazed orange golden with a one inch light tan head. The aroma is dank, light orange citrus, floral and general dusty bitterness. The taste is a nice blend of dank floral herbal hops and toasted lightly sweet malt. Crisp clean taste. The palate is light to medium bodied, clean, with a slight mineral dry finish. Dank, bitter earthiness lingers nicely. Tasty one, I enjoyed this.
1FastSTi (3343) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 28, 2005
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours to a thick creamy, rocky, bubbly white head atop a hugely bubbly straw body. Excellent lacing. The aroma smells exactly like homemade strawberry fruit rollups (my mom has a dehydrator). I suppose itís really sweet grains and some kinda spicy hops (amarillo?). The aroma is VERY bright and crisp and strong. It also smells very good. The flavor is also like homemade strawberry fruit rollups. Very sweet with tons of concentrated fruits, sweet malts, fresh and crisp, pine. This is VERY good. Iím am startled by this beer. The palate is crisp, clean, medium mouthfeel. Holy crap! This is an APA?
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - MAR 14, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Serving: 12 oz. bottle. It pours a very nice deep gold with a hint of orange and a thin, foamy, white head. The nose has a spicy hop note, a bit of honey, grain, and light florals. The flavor has a nice biscuit malt note up front, then an aggressive almost grassy bitterness, and a nice, slightly bitter finish. Iíd be a happy heron too if I was drinking this. Light body with soft carbonation leading to a medium finish. What we have here is a session brew! Definitely quaffable and pretty tasty too.