Sammy (8033) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 28, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
All of the good raters from BA have had this, now me from a fresh bottle from the brewery, thanks Ken. Big bubbly head on an orangey body. Fragance of orange hips. Chewy orange mouthfeel, its a plus. There is a little musty funk at the end. Hits the mark as an APA. Carbonation is right there. Extraordinary drinkable.
Drake (7850) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - DEC 15, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
22 ounce bottle courtesy of kenb. Thanks! Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a thin white head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma of citrus and pine hops. A bit like Pine-Sol unfortunately. The taste is red apples, candied citrus, candied cherries and a perfumey note. A bit watery... thin-medium bodied. I’m usually a fan of Deschutes beers and of fresh hop ales but this one just falls short.
BMan1113VR (7773) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 16, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from hopscotch. Pours with an off-white, smallish head that subsides over a glowing hazed orange body with decent lacing. Aroma of fresh and fruity hops with orange and a bit of minerals or rock smell. Taste is fresh and chewy hops, fruity and floral yet finishes quite sweet. Lively bubbles but a watery mouthfeel. Well crafted.
3fourths (7772) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 29, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 18, 2008 Fresh, wet, sticky buzzing hops all around the mouth from this beer. Not very complex in the flavor, some light honey and some grassy lawn-clipping flavored hops, but really good otherwise, and a good example of an APA, though I prefer Mirror Pond. Lots of honey and sweet lemons in the nose, more honey and light crackers in the flavor.
GT2 (7720) - Carlsbad, California, USA - OCT 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Deschutes in Bend. Pours a clear amber, orange. Huge, sheety lacing. Nose is fresh melon, juicy melon, buttery biscuit. Taste is chemical biting, sugar, sticky. Palate is thicker for style, heavy biscuit, sugar.
DocLock (7445) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 15, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to Jake for this one. Pours hazy deep coppery with some ruby and a 2-finger off-white head. The aroma is very hoppy and tropical fruity, and the taste is wet hoppy, tropical citrus fruity, with some caramel malt notes. Creamy, complex palate. This one is great.
Dogbrick (7145) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 10, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to Homerwantsbeer for sharing a bottle. This brew is a hazy orange-amber color with a medium off-white head that has decent retention. Stringy lacing. Hops and fruit in the nose, with a touch of pine. Medium-bodied with a soft hops character. Floral and grassy notes as well, plus malt and spice in the background. The finish is moderately hoppy and lingering. Overall this is a tasty and refreshing APA.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 10, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled on 2/3/07: Pours a transparent orange copper with a thin, wispy-lacing white head. Aroma of fresh earthy piny hops and lightly sweet pale malt. Body starts sweet and slightly toasty pale malty with some earthy bittering hops toward a bittersweet thinner finish. A pretty decent APA, but could have a more assertive grapefruity hoppiness.
Theydon_Bois (6541) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Deschutes Brewery & Public House, Portland - 07/11/12.
Clear mid amber with a thin white head. Good lacing follows.
Nose is caramel malts, light hops, barley.
Tastes of bitter hops, caramel malts, touch of pine.
Medium bodied with soft carbonation leading to a bitter finish.
bb (6532) - Alamo, California, USA - DEC 19, 2005
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Rich amber beer with a nice off-white head. Citrus hop aroma with sweet malt. Very dtrong hop aroma. Sweet malt and citrus flavor, but not enough to match the aroma. Lighter bodied than expected. Low bitterness, but some hop flavor.