Thechasm442 (357) - Wilmington, Illinois, USA - NOV 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fresh bottle poured into a pub glass. The beer is a mostly clear burnt orange amber with a fingers worth of white head that shrinks down and leaves ok lacing. Aroma is candied tropical fruits. Lots of tropical and citrus fruit but there is also a sweet, sugar like smell. It reminds me of pixie sticks. Itís also slightly musty near the end. First sip is very juicy with the same citrus/tropical theme and a lot do pine. Itís a little bready but kind of like stale hard bread. Mouthfeel is quenching and refreshing. Overall a good fresh hop beer.
monkeychugg55 (920) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - NOV 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark copper with a small white head. The aroma is huge on crystal hops, nice and floral with some spice. Flavor is nice and clean, with strong hops, touch of caramel, and crisp finish. Very nicely done.
rproff78 (122) - - OCT 31, 2014
2.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smells like bad body Oder, but has a good hoppy flavor that anyone can appreciate!
umich03jm (2235) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - OCT 30, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Clear copper-orange pour with a small head that fades to a thin ring. Leaves great lacing. Aroma is very floral with some herbs, citrus juice, and sugary malt. Tastes pretty sugary too. Floral hops are nice here but thereís nothing exciting. Dry, herbal finish. Not my kinda APA.
jehoesefat (302) - Poway, California, USA - OCT 30, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sweet floral and bready aroma. Pours somewhat opaque with a thick white head. Love the flavor, very well balanced with sweetness and bitterness in equal measure.
drfabulous (4285) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - OCT 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at The Beer Trappe. Caramel color with some caramel, sugar sweet, and light citrus. Not a hop trip that I expected, but ok.
dagimp (749) - Philly, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 28, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From a 12 oz into a mason jar. Pours an odd dirty brown. Thick dank lacing. Pint aroma. Mouthfeel is moderate with too much carb. Taste is Dankish with pine and mold. Meh.
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DrSilverworm (7230) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 27, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle, from Dutchís. Best by 12/28/14. Labeled 5.9%. Clear orange amber color. Good thicker off-white sort of khaki-ish head. Leaves good, thicker lace. Kind of a spicy hop, sort of fruity and juicy. Caramel malt. Moderate sweet taste, light bitterness. Kind of a malty sugary sweet finish in the aftertaste, which I donít love. Medium body. Kind of a syrupy mouthfeel, but it is very smooth. Lighter carbonation, sort of a full feel. A decent fresh hop pale ale, but itís a bit too malty and sweet for me to love it. 5.5 pounds of hops per barrel? No way. Maybe in the original recipe, but I canít believe that is possible in this version. The recipe has got to have changed at some point, based off of what I am tasting.
JaBier (5066) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - OCT 27, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sample at the wet hop tasting at Blacklick Wine & Spirits on 10/23/14. Pours clear copper with a medium beige head. Aroma of sweet caramel, grass and onion. Malty flavor with light fruit before a grassy hop finish.
jackfrost9p (338) - California, USA - OCT 26, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Really nice pale ale. Very nicely balanced with hops and malts. Clean, crisp and very refreshing.