garthicus (2814) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUN 30, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
CBW Frank APA
Thanks to Rudy! From tap in Buffalo to my belly in 48 hours. Also, my first CBW beer. Appearance: vibrant yellow, lots of visible carbonation with a medium pure white head. Aroma: lemon zest, citrus, slight sweetness, smells great. Flavour: grapefruit and mango, lovely amount of carbonation on the tongue, nicely bitter with a fruity and bitter finish. Lovely.
GregClow (3014) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 27, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mini-growler from the brewery. Clear and bright orange-gold with a thin white head. Both aroma and flavour are a simple and solid combination of lightly toasted grain and citrus & pine hops. Body is crisp and clean. A tasty, well-crafted, and yes, I’ll say it, "sessionable" beer. If I lived closer to Buffalo, this would be a regular in my fridge.
Kevuas (5) - New York, USA - MAY 15, 2015 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Frank poured a pale to deep gold and showed a ample foam that dissipated into a retaining half-finger head. The aroma of Frank is pine and a tad bit of citrus. Frank is made with Zeus, Centennial, and Zythos hops. Zeus hops (of CTZ trio fame) are known for being aromatic and pleasant, and Frank certainly possesses those categories in aroma and taste. Centennial hops are another hallmark addition to American-style ales, and Frank benefits from these hops as well. Frank is rounded off by the addition of Zythos hops, which impart some tropical and citrus tones to the taste- but not a lot. More so, Frank smacks of raw hop oil resin and is a little sticky and sweet. The mouthfeel is light to medium and Frank finishes dry.
There is a distinct and recognizable quality about Frank that renders this beer highly drinkable. Frank is a blend of American-style hops but not overpoweringly so. And there is a base malt sweetness, but not ostentatiously so. There is nothing offensive about Frank; a sign of balance and blend success. Frank tastes fresh and delicious.
bigda83 (542) - Jamestown, New York, USA - MAY 14, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Growler to glass. Pours a pretty clear golden color. Aromas were all fairly light with pine, citrus, and spice. Flavor followed the nose with some woody notes. Light body and thin. Carbonation was average and bitter to finish. Average beer, just nothing special and I’d prefer a strong profile from an APA.
JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 2, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler from the brewery. Pale golden pour with a thick white head. The aroma is bright and zesty. Lean malts with a hint of grassy/zesty hops. Peppery and fresh with a lingering bitterness. Clean and slightly crackery with a bit of lemon and some kiwi-like character. Solid pale ale.
Ferris (8510) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft - Sweet bright orange and grapefruit citrus. Clearish light gold with a rich white head. Bright sweet citrus and some pithy bitterness. Bright and bitter.
DerWeg (1567) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 29, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I love gooooold.... Cloudy gold that is, small white cap and casky carbonation, ooh sneaky sexy mofos. Immediately pleasant and quaffably drinkable with a refreshing-slash-bracing palate of clean malt fruit sweetness and hop dryness, very solid Buffalo dudes. Herbal and grassy and yet not annoying. Also the cheapest thing on the menu, being very good besides an alternative to some beer you came in early for because it’s rare. Relax hombre. It’s all good. Also the aroma is fresh and pleasantly meadow sweet. I mean it.
ben4321 (4897) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Location: Sampled at TapNY, 4/26/14
Aroma: The nose is clean and light hoppy, some grapefruit/citrus hops, and pale malts
Appearance: Pours a hazy yellow-golden color with a thin head and scattered lace
Flavor: It is mid-sweet balanced by a clean bitterness, similar to the nose component-wise
Palate: The body is light-medium, with a clean mouthfeel, and a bit of dryness on the finish
I found this to be a solid, though kind of light example of an APA. Wasn’t quite as good as the beers I remember from Community Beer Works at Tap in 2013.
merc7186 (2660) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 25, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A: Hazy Golden Straw Hue, Passes Some Light, White Head, Good Lacing
S: Citrusy Notes (Lemons and Grapefruit), Floral, Mild Resin, Mildly Earthy
T: Floral, Lemony, Grainy, Mild Resin
M: Great Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Dry, Bitter
Overall, a VERY borderline APA...light enough on the hops not to burn you out, very drinkable
UDBeernut (2248) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - OCT 17, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
on tap at abw bruh! pours light golden hue with a light bubbling head that stays during the duration of the glass. nose of faint pine, good citrus. taste has these elements plus under notes of grain and resin. body is light, very drinkable.