BBB63 (5743) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - AUG 11, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle and served in Bells tulip: Pours a amber hue with a nice frothy head and left spotty lace upon the glassware. The aroma is honestly a bit weak, some wet grains, hint of butterscotch, apple esters, herbal hop, and a touch of that ever present Pacman yeast character. The taste is better with a simple and clean hop bitterness over a layer of toasty mat with some hop spice and soapy tones. The mouth feel is vibrant and crisp with some metallic notes. Overall an okay APA but quite forgettable, I liked the Dirtoir Black Lager much better. Still can not wait to try the others in this series.
oteyj (2127) - New Hampshire, USA - AUG 9, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear amber pour with a huge white froth. The nose floral citrus, hints of evergreen resin, and a caramel biscuit malt character. Lots of bready caramel malts in the flavor with a resinous grassy hop character that also holds notes of citrus and flower. Thin palate with a sticky finish.
leems (406) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 7, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy orange, thick fluffy white head. Citrus aroma is very enticing then a citrus flavor with a nice light very light toasty aroma.
Earlier Rating: 8/7/2010 Total Score: 4
Hazy orange with a large fluffy white head, citrus aroma. Nice light malt and great citrus flavor. No bitterness. Easy drinking.
Sammy (8094) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 7, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Honeyish appearance, with mild hop aroma. A nice controlled bitterness. Average plus mouthfeel. Very drinkable.
rmussman (1688) - California, USA - AUG 6, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A really crisp and refreshing brew. Drinks smooth, very creamy texture to it. Malts are very nice. Pours great, awesome aftertaste.
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 4, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pleasant malty aroma with some orange citrus and lightly spicy hop notes. Opaque golden body is topped by a decent white head that recedes quite rapidly to a thin but lasting cover. Flavour follows the nose. It’s pretty simple, and straight forward with moderate bitterness. Creamy texture and decent effervescence make for a very nice mouthfeel but overall this is a pretty middle of the road, quaffable pint. Tulip glass. Cellar temperature. Bottle purchased at Brewery Creek in July 2010.
EricE (1368) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - JUL 30, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy orange yellow pour with a fluffy light tan head and lots of bubbles. Aroma and flavor favor the malt. Slightly nutty with a bit of molasses. Moderately sweet with a bitter hop finish.
glennmastrange (2145) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - JUL 26, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Moderate malt aroma of roasted, pine for the hops and a hint of pepper in the background. Head is average size, creamy/frothy off-white with good lacing and is mostly lasting. Color is clear amber. Flavor starts moderately acidic and bitter, then finishes lightly acidic and bitter. Palate is light to medium, between dry and watery and has a lively carbonation and a dry finish. This is a solid American Pale Ale. There is is nothing I would call great about it, but I would defintely choose this over others of the style.
porterhouse (1581) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - JUL 24, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(22 oz. bottle from Tully’s) Pours hazy yellow-light amber with a tall, lumpy off-white head. Strong citrus-pine aroma with some caramel underneath. Mouthfeel smooth, lightly prickly. Big, droopy, foamy lacing. Flavor of quite pungent pine and grapefruit rind, quite hop forward with some sweet floweriness. Some light caramel emerges underneath. Bitter and biting, borderline harsh. A very hoppy APA.
DuffMan (6162) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 23, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, bought at the brewery a few months back. Hazy, orange-tinted gold with a medium frothy white head leaving a few rings of lace. Aroma is a somewhat muted, a little citrusy, a little herbal and grassy. Lighter malts, a little biscuity, with leafy hop bitterness pushing forward, notes of herbal pine and light citrus in the finish.