Oakes (15276) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 6, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Murky amber with a thin head. Earthy aroma with caramel. Smells past its prime, but with no date on the bottle who knows. Toasted character with earthy hops and a dry finish.
drjay44 (3337) - Salida, Colorado, USA - APR 6, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
650 ml. bottle. Pours a thick lasting white head, with some lacing, over a clear amber (SRM 13) body.....nose is light toffee/caramel, hints of floral honey....taste is toffee/caramel, light floral, leading to a lingering hop bitterness....mouth feel medium, slightly sticky, carbonation adds a pleasant spritz. This is a typical APA. It is nicely balanced and hits all the right spots. BJCP 7/3/14/4/7
b79turner (252) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - APR 4, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle poured into a tulip glass. Pours a caramel brown color with a large tan head. Nose is great! Citrus, sweet, caramel, bread, floral aromas. Taste is what caught me by surprise, a bitter finish I wasn’t expecting. Overall though a well done beer.
FatPhil (13258) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 15, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Smells mostly of hops, peach everywhere, but thick and muddy and messy. Fleshy fruity taste is a bit silly to be honest, it’s not beery enough. A bit sweet and simple. Cloudy.
Beershine (5219) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - MAR 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Really nice red color and pleasant haze. Stable little cap. Aroma is certainly new, clean, thin, and cardboardy with a hint of cherry. The palate is thin but offers nice toasty malts. The malt flavor is pleasantly toasty, with just the right level of caramelization. I think some geeks might find it boring, but the malt character is a fairly accessible one. The brew is rescued by some late hops, too, adding a distinct balance that makes it a nice, mellow session beer. And a nice concept.
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doubelknv3 (1081) - Illinois, USA - MAR 11, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pine, grain, and floral aroma. Dark amber with off-white head, and decent lacing. Pine, mild caramel, and grain flavours. Medium bitterness.
BeeRx (18) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 11, 2012
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
A- Pours a burnt orange with a white head. Lacing was spectacular, reminiscent of whipped cream!
S- Honey, Caramel, Juicy Fruits (Orange Peel, Grapefruit, Granny Smith Apple and a little Pear), Spicy Notes (Hint of Black Pepper and Cardamom). This beer smells SO GOOD and Im usually not big on smell.
T- It has a good hop bite in the beginning followed by a sweet malty caramel finish. There are tastes of clover honey, citrus fruits that have been over ripened (in a good way, thus the juicy characteristics), some nuttiness, as well as some bready qualities. The mouth feel was light to medium. This is a good pale ale!
Food Pairing- I had this with some sweet jalapeno and thai curry wings along with some seasoned potato wedges...it was a REAL GOOD match. This would also be good with sushi...sushi dabbed with some wasabi and soy.
thetmaxx (898) - West Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 10, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from the bomber. Aroma is earthy and malty. As is the flavour. Really earthy which seems to be the case with most organic stuff I’ve had. The bitterness is in the spicy realm. Also a earthy bitterness. Finished dry. good lacing down the glass, nice head, slightly cloudy.
mikey (503) - farmington, Utah, USA - MAR 7, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a cloudy orange/amber color with a dense yellowish head. The nose has a moderate, slightly sweet hop aroma with notes of grass, pineapple and orange peel. The taste starts with sweet caramel, grain, and wood. The end is huge with bitter citusy hops. Great bitter bite in the finish. Nicely balanced.
sonnycheeba (4912) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 6, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Pours cloudy amber with thin, creamy white head; short retention and spare lacing. Aroma is earthy hops, biscuit malt, figs, and spice. Flavor is light, sweet malt, heavy hops, and light fruit esters; dry, hoppy finish. Medium body, carbonation, and warmth.