lapalou (24) - Florida, USA - APR 23, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Everything works in this beer. You can smell the orange peel up front. Citrus balance is perfect and then the white oak is a perfect compliment on the back end. The best citrus type beer I've had. A lot going on for a pale ale
merc7186 (2568) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 14, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: Golden Straw Hue, Passes Most Light, White Head Ring, Some Lacing
S: Oranges, Tangerines, Orange Rind, Marmalade
T: Orange Rind, Wheat
M: Decent Carbonation, Light to Medium Bodied, Mildly Drying
Overall, pretty solid APA that is very session able and easy drinking...canít get over the orange marmalade nose, so close to it.
jspan (1) - Florida, USA - MAR 12, 2013 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
As a Florida Cracker there probably isnít a better beer I could review first, except maybe CGís Florida Cracker.
Iím fairly new to this reviewing of good beers and developing my palate, so take it for what itís worth.
Appearance is super clear yellow gold with slight head. Aroma brings me back to youth peeling not quite fresh grapefruit and oranges from my backyard trees.
Nice tingle of citrus tones then just skirting on the border of hops to confuse with an IPA.
Judging the palate is still developing, but I feel that it tingles around the mouth for a nice light delayed subtly fizzled sensation.
Overall, my expectations were met, and brought me back nostalgia of my youth (If you read the history on the beer Lue Gim Gong was very important to the citrus industry in Florida, 100% Valencia!)
I would like to be more familiar with the "American Oak" taste mentioned in description to see where that plays in the taste.
bierkitty (167) - Elysburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear amber with a small head, Pine and orangey citrus hop aroma. Clean and dry. Hoppy without a lot of bitterness. Really yummy, We were too late to get a growler or more would have gone home with us.
PhillyCraft (3966) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 6, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap, pours hazy orange with white head. Candy orange like the wizard the day before but not as sweet and artificial. As it warms you get some spice and Asian herbs on top of the tangerine/orange zesting. Pretty tasty glad it came in a 11 oz glass and not the 5ís like most of the event.
jjgmd (1728) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JAN 31, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Brass Tap, pours a clear orange pour with no appreciable head. Nose is fruity with long orange. Taste is orange, lime and sweet and fruity. Finish is sweet and fruity, and dry. Very drinkable. Quaff Score 8 / 10
gkost (1710) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
POurs yellow. Nose is lemon, heavy citrus, grain. Flavor is hints of lemon grass, orange rind, pith and semi sweet malts.
burg326 (4668) - Florida, USA - APR 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft at CCB, poured a light orangish yellow color with aromas of orange, orange peel, light hops, and some more citrus. Flavors are the same, light, refreshing, great citrus flavor, easy drinker, a solid summer beer.
Chalsk (1097) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - JUN 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Cambridge for PBW. Pours a golden yellow color with white foam head. Light citrus aroma with some hop spice. Light, frothy sweet citrus taste with some spice for balance. Solid and sessionable.
zgaier (1652) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JAN 31, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Brass Tap Coral Springs. Pours an a dark orange with a white head and aroma of nice citrus and orange. Taste is full of orange and citrus s well, with hops and fruit notes leaving to a dry, bitter finish.