merc7186 (1665) - 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 (1413) - Near Buffalo, New York, 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.
Ron (2314) - Rochester, New York, USA - SEP 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Blue Monk last night after taking Kara and Andy to dinner at the Liberty Hound, they bought me a beer at the Blue Monk. They were of course out of the Evil Twin Imperial Stout that they are still advertizing on their website. This was good for itís style. Plenty of hops in the aroma and in the flavor. Very light and drinkable.
blipp (5594) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - AUG 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler at CGBD. Pours amber with a white head. Light sweet malts, fruity hops, and light citric notes. Fresh and pretty damn good.
JaBier (4415) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUL 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pint at Blue Monk on 7/7/13. Clear gold pour with a thick white head. Malty nose with notes of lemon and biscuit. Malty flavor at first, turning to slight citrus and pine before a grassy and biscuity finish. Nice APA.
blankboy (5745) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
My 4900th rating! Bottle [1L] shared with HogTownHarry, GregClow, jerc & mabel -- c/o j&m. Itís fitting that a Community Beer Works beer would be a milestone as I was an excited Kickstarter donor for them. Iím thrilled to be drinking their beer now. Pours a murky, deep yellow-gold with a large lasting fluffy white head. Aroma: Yeah, hops! Lots of resiny, citrusy and floral hops. Flavour is also quite hoppy -- catty, citrusy and resiny, and with a bit of alcohol. Medium bodied. Very good stuff, well done fellas!
redpooba (396) - New York, USA - JAN 10, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A clean yellow ale with a white head. The aroma is hoppy mixed with an entire green garden, very fresh. The taste is clean and pure with a very robust amount of hops, perhaps a pale ale that drinks like an IPA. This is a really nice beer to drink everyday.
mabel (5364) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 29, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[4635-20120802] Tap. Mild wet grains and cocoa powder aroma. Clear, bright orange brown body with a quick foamy off-white head. Powdery grain malt flavour has a smooth yeasty finish. Medium body. Not a huge fan of the hops but still interesting. (7/3/7-/3/14) 3.4
(@ Coleís, Buffalo, NY)
Overheard: "That was a ten second French."
jercraigs (7319) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
2012-12-07. Crisp dark yellow white head and lace. 3+ Nice hoppy aroma of lemon and grass. 7+ Flavour is similar with mild lemony hops modest bitterness throughout pale malt core 7+ avg plus palate is durably carbonated. 3+ The hop profile is not my favourite, but it is pretty solid and quaffable. On tap at Goodbar, Buffalo
Glouglouburp (5929) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 10, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
In short: A well balanced tasty fruity/citrusy APA. Typical example of the style except that this one is of superior quality.
How: Growler shared by the man himself at Camping Brewdown 2012.
The look: Cloudy peach color body topped by a persistent small off-white head leaving lots of lacings on the glass.
In long: Nose is typical fruity/citrusy hops (peaches, oranges, mangos, grapefrtuis, etc.) over some fresh wild flower. Taste has soft chewy bready malts, cookies, mild caramel presence, solid but not overwhelming hopping. A smooth fruity/citrusy bitterness (peaches, oranges, mangos) that is tasty and refreshing and without too much of sharp grapefruits. All this makes for a well balanced APA that is nourishing, refreshing and never aggressive. Highly sessionable which is the goal, but unlike their other flagship beer (The Whale) which is a standout, Frank is a superior APA like many other similar superior APAs. A good APA named after someone name Frank, and statistically if you name your son Frank you increase by 68% his chances of one day owning his own car repair shop.