Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JAN 6, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz can sent from Drake for free when he noticed the DC tick we traded for in 2009 didn’t count any longer – thanks so much Dan! Pours hazy orange with a one finger thick beige head that left delicate lacing. The nose is caramel, ripe citrus and light tropical fruit. The taste is grapefruit and pine with some faint caramel malt followed by a nice lingering resin finish. Medium bodied. Nice and hoppy solid APA – thanks again Dan!
Bulk_Carrier (2436) - Temporarily, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 25, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Side of the can says to put in a tulip or goblet, maybe they don’t know that APA’s are supposed to be in pint glasses which is what this was poured into.
Here we go.
The appearance was a hazy pale burnt orange with a quickly dissipating one finger white foamy head that leaves some strings of lacing sliding nicely.
The smell had a fresh apricot and sweet fresh cut grass rounding into a subtle sweet smooth lemon.
The taste is pretty much the same rolling into a refined citrus sweet hops. Bitterness is barely there. A nice full sweet coating of citrus runs into the aftertaste and finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a light on the body with quite a refreshing subtle quality running over my tongue.
Overall, this was a really nice sweet APA with a low bitterness to it. Would be great on a hot Summer’s day.
GenDV138 (2580) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - FEB 18, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
16 oz pour on draft at gallerybar in DCA Terminal A. Slightly hazy golden orange with off-white head. Aromas of floral, citrus, light caramel. Tastes of grapefruit citrus, floral hops, caramel, sweet malt. Medium body with a dry finish. Nice easy drinking pale.
kraddel (4244) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - FEB 14, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours clear amber , small white head . Smell is malty, fruity . Bit hops . Taste is bitter , intense , sharp . Bit of malts as well . Nice !
pras (506) - Maryland, USA - FEB 13, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Decent enough as a pale ale. Not outstanding, but towards the higher end of what I enjoy with Sierra Pale being my gold standard by which all else is judged. If I see it on tap somewhere around town and nothing else speaks to me, I would definitely get one.
stevoj (2539) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 9, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pleasantly surprised, nice crisp, tart pale ale. Clear golden, white airy head, hoppy nose. Clean and dry, drinkables.
marius (13) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 1, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
clear amber-orange colourwith off-white head.Aroma with caramel,sweet malt and apricot and pine. Medium carbonation
BierMeHoos (227) - Maryland, USA - JAN 21, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pint glass at 100 Montaditos in the Navy Yard, DC. Appearance is cloudy, almost medium color, full finger of white-head. The aroma is very aromatic, with strong, floral, aromas of grass, pine, citrus, and hops. Taste is similar to aroma, plus some bitter. Palate is medium-bodied. Overall this is a pretty good beer, I’d definitely drink it again and again.
hombrepalo (1911) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 7, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz at Jaleo in D.C. Pours a deep copper color with white head. Aroma is a little bit grassy and hops and a little malt. Taste is a little bit hoppy but really just kind of the standard pale ale.
mfischer2 (27) - Colorado, USA - DEC 24, 2014
2.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Good citrus aroma. Taste is bitter and unbalanced for a pale. Flavor is okay at first, but lingering bitterness on the tongue is a problem. Probably not one I’d buy again. (this was from a can, perhaps better in other forms).
hopscotch (9892) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can... Pours hazy and orange with zillions of brown floaties and a mid-sized, wispy, white head. Good retention. The nose is an assortment of citrusy grapefruit, spicy and grassy hops, and crunchy, cookie-like malts. Full-bodied and crisp with lively carbonation. Pithy, dry, resiny bitterness in both the flavor and snappy finish. A bit tongue-numbing, but it’s washing down this pizza just fine. Can courtesy of ygtbsm94!