ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - JUN 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz can into a pint glass.
A: Pours a hazy copper color. Thereís a nice three finger pale yellow head here, however it doesnít retain itself that well. Lacing, on the other hand, is good.
S: Pretty typical of the style: grapefruit, pine resin, and floral notes come from the hops, while there are touches of biscuity malt. Key word being ítouchesí - this isnít over-malted, thankfully.
T: This one is pretty floral in terms of hoppiness. Only a touch of citrusy character comes through near the back end, along side a minor surge of caramel maltiness. Iíd reckon the general bitterness is moderate; thereís just enough malt here to balance out any annoying harshness without coming off excessively sugary.
M: The feel has a decent crispness to it, but is perhaps a touch too astringent finishing. Still, I canít complain about its drinkability or carbonation levels.
O: A well made, easy drinking pale, just one that isnít particularly remarkable or exciting. To be fair, though, floral, piny pale ales donít really excite me in the first place. Worth a try.
alobar (2588) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a cloudy orange amber color with a creamy off-white head. Aroma of pine, grapefruit, and caramel. Grapefruit, lemon, pine, and caramel flavor. Very nice beer.
DrinkinWell (127) - - MAR 4, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a cloudy orange with average head and lacing. Aromas of lemon, honey, citrus, and grapefruit. Itís hoppy, with sweet fruit notes on the head. Not bad.
LKay (103) - Maryland, USA - MAR 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A little dark of a beer for me. Has some floral hints and sweetness at the start, but ends with a heavier, stronger lasting hit.
artmcd8 (1217) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can from HOTB. Light citrus bready notes. Pours a golden reddish brown with an off white head. Taste is slightly bitter but mostly balanced. Medium light body. Easy drinker.
r464 (1733) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very nice, hoppy aroma. Crisp, lightly bitter hops, light malt, earthy, pine. A very nice and full finish. Not too bitter or dry, the end of this one is very nice.
Howlader (389) - - JAN 30, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had in cans and on draught before. Decent pale ale, good every day drinking beer.
boxofrane (1846) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at railroad. Pours clear orange with a medium sized white head. The aroma is mostly floral and slightly piney. Taste is lightly bitter, slightly grassy.
EricTeusink (550) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 17, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to deadCATAtlanta for bringing this back for my DC tick. Pours dark amber and clear with thin white head. Scent is wonderful. Taste is overly bitter for an APA. Bit of chalkiness to mouthfeel. Can - Gift from deadCATAtlanta
ads135 (2539) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JAN 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A very nice pale ale. Moderately hoppy, a tad bit of citrus but mostly pine. Bright yellow appearance.
PhillyCraft (2762) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 10, 2014
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fresh can at Percy, pours reddish golden with medium off white head, good lacing. Aromas and flavor of bitter hops, pine, malt. A little aggressive, reminds me of an amber ale. Needed more grapefruit and citrus for me.