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!
guzzler67 (1615) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JAN 21, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazed, reddish amber appearance with a large, off white head and good lacing. Aroma of resinous hops and caramel malts. Taste focuses on citrus, more so than in the aroma, but remains nicely balanced by a rich malt backbone. Medium bodied, decently carbonated mouthfeel leading to an average length finish.
tomer (2523) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - DEC 27, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
At a tasting, thanks, small stable creamy head, fruity flowery aroma with some lemon in the back,lemon flavor with some flowers and a medium herbal bitterness. Simple but really nice.
rayaron (1058) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - DEC 24, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can sample at a tasting at Alexey’s place. Thanks guys. Hazy copper with huge frothy off-white head. Soapy aroma with notes of lemon, flowers and grassy hops. Very bitter flavor with grassy hops, citrus, some flowers, dry, lingering bitterness. Medium-bodied. Fun to drink.
DSG (9563) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - DEC 24, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can shared at a tasting at Alexey’s place. Thanks ThreeCats for this can! Cloudy orange with a white head. Aroma of fruity hops, slightly stale and soapy. Flavor has sweetish malt, a bit of caramel, and nice fruity hops, slightly stale. Medium-bodied.
Homer321 (3551) - Melboring, Florida, USA - DEC 23, 2015
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Can from a trade. Immediately gushed all over me. Dammit. Didn’t get much atoms other than foam in my nose. Taste was all butter aspirin and metallic. Gross and made me clean up the spill.
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 14, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a slightly hazy, dark copper color with burnt orange edges and a two finger frothy white head that slowly settles into a thick, lasting ring. Not very " pale" but the head on this beer has great retention with streaks of soapy lacing left behind.
Resinous, earthy aroma with subtle spice and grassy, earthy hop character countered by sweet malt notes. Malt sweetness is strong than expected in the nose with lots of caramel, toffee, biscuit and hazelnut. This takes away from the hops a bit but there’s still a somewhat dank and oily hop presence.
Fuller bodied than expected with a crisp, dry and bitter hop presence up front that lingers over a sweet malt backbone into a sticky dry finish. Slightly floral but more dank and resinous with spicy grass, earthy pine needle and spruce tip flavor. This is countered by a sweet malt backbone with lots of caramel, toffee, dark fruit, bread and biscuit. Usually I don’t prefer this much of a malt presence in a pale ale/hoppy beer, but it works here creating nice balance. Overall, not a great beer but flavorful, well balanced and very easy to drink.
Prufrockstar (1698) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 9, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can at churchkey. Clear amber with frothy white head. Caramel and old pine tree. Moderately sweet, lightly bitter. Average carbonation. Overall: shrug. A fine beer to drink, not hate, and forget.
GiddyBoy (121) - USA - OCT 31, 2015
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good stuff. Strong aroma. No head. Very bitter but mild aftertaste. Ice cold on draft
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kramer (5611) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 28, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can. Pours a a slightly hazy copper body with a nice frothy off-white head that had decent retention. The nose is just lightly citrusy hops with a heavier than desired malt sweetness. The flavor is much the same way, there’s a decent hoppiness to this, but they’re pretty well drowned out by the heavier malt base. I like my APA’s a bit on the drier and mre attenuated side. Light to medium bodied with soft fizzy carbonation. Meh, this one just doesn’t do it for me.
gunnfryd (13591) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 2, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Fonefan 110415. Deep golden/Amber colour with an off-white head. Flavour is fruit, malt, hop, hay, citrus, grass, flower. Medium body. OK beer.