Tortman18 (188) - Batavia, Illinois, USA - JUL 28, 2013
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Pours a crisp golden with a finger of frothy white head that dissipates quickly. Decent lacing and carbonation. Nose is hoppy and citrusy with some sweetness. There is some malt present that is blended with an interesting pineapple/alcohol mix. Mouth is very bitter, but bland. Not a lot of hops at all. Some grain and malt with a stale, salty like taste. The citrus is no where to be found. Not much of a pale ale.
miyauchi38 (403) - chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 16, 2015
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
chinchill (2270) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 11, 2015
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle served in a pint glass.
Small but durable head over a pale amber body. Loads of visible carbonation accurately signals a rather high carbonation level.
Aroma: plenty of hops with citrus and floral tones.
Flavor: Appropriately hoppy and biller for style. Mildly bitter aftertaste.
Feel: crisp and tingly carbonation in a rather light body that is a tad watery.
tlind2 (1191) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 18, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Cloudy golden color, thin white head. Sweet fruit aroma. Mellow, malty flavor with floral notes. Medium body, medium carbonation. How is this an american pale ale? Meh.
radarsock (1030) - Vermont, USA - DEC 14, 2014
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle supplied by Airfocehops - many thanks! To oversized, snifter, it pours an effervescent straw orange with which a trim white-ringed head half a finger in length stood. Aromas of diacetyl, DME, rice crackers, white peppercorn, and noble hops. Tastes the same with the addition wheat, unripe orange, and sweat. Hops were musky, skunky, and bizarre; was like drinking bottled body odor. Kind of like an infected wit.
AirForceHops (3645) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 14, 2014
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
12 oz bottle. Slightly hazy straw color, not much head. Aroma is sweet bread and weak dead hops. No date on the bottle. Flavor is weak hop in the finish that is spicy. Body is light and borderline watery. Dry pithy texture over the tongue. Drinkable with out any real problems.
WillRunForBeer (938) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 14, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared by AirForceHops, thanks Chris. Pours orange copper with a white head. Aroma is caramel, mildly dank. Taste is earthy, bready, with grassy bitter in the finish.
ChainGangGuy (4426) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - NOV 28, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 ounce bottle - $1.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.
Appearance: Pours a crystal clear, yellow-orange body with a pint-sized, white head. Near nil lacing.
Smell: Malty notes of biscuit and toffee co-mingling with hoppy hints of lemon, orange and spice.
Taste: Biscuity malt, a hint of toasted grain and a reasonably light sweetness. Spicy, citrusy hops with a light (but ample) bitterness and a thin measure of grassiness. Crisp, clean finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Moderate carbonation.
Overall: Runs light and crisp. This one’s leaning towards simple refreshment as opposed to a pale ale bursting with flavor and complexities, so many heading to this Chi-Town will end at the last stop in Snoozeville.
jonnyguns (1090) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 21, 2014
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle from the signature lounge overlooking the Chicago skyline. Fucking terrible pale. Very beery after taste. Not ideal.
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arminjewell (6751) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 7, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pour out of 12 oz bottle, hazy orange pour with white head, aroma brought cardboard, old hops, some caramel, toffee, touch of floral notes, definitely old. Taste is a mix of cardboard, grass, bread, some floral notes, sweet caramel, finishing sweet. Eh.
bkurtz (877) - PERU - OCT 3, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle - Pours a clear, pale yellow with a small, quickly dissipating head. Aromas of lemon and bread. Taste is mainly malts with a slight bitterness and a good finish. Not a typical APA, but a decent summer beer.