hopdog (11551) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 29, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle. Poured a medium and slightly hazy amber color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of guess what, fresh hops (floral and and grass) with some caramel. Tastes of floral hops, toffee, and a little bit fruity. Body and for that matter the tastes were slightly on the thin side. Lightly sweet balance to the fresh hoppiness.
Dogbrick (11492) - 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.
crossovert (11345) - Illinois, USA - OCT 10, 2013
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Diacetyle notes in this one, had it against several midwest wet hop beers and it failed.
Sammy (11177) - 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.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: NOV 7, 2009
Date: February 03, 2007
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party
Appearance: clear dark gold
Aroma: sweet fruity orange aroma
Flavor: sweet caramel malt flavor, nice hop flavor and a long bitter finish
Date: September 20, 2009
Source: portland brewpub
Score: 3.3 to 2.8
Score: ii+ to ii
Appearance: clear copper, fine off white head
Aroma: sweet caramel malt aroma, light floral hops
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, touch of caramel, light floral hops, light bitterness
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
daknole (10871) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 19, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice pour, big head...good resinous, citrus hop aroma, some caramel malt and a hint of spice. Flavor is juicy, hoppy, very refreshing. Good beer.
hopscotch (10601) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 16, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle... Clear, textbook-amber ale with a mid-sized, cumulus-like, white head. Excellent retention. The aroma is both floral and earthy and bursting-at-the-seams with fresh, PNW lupulin. Medium-bodied and a touch slick with soft carbonation. More sweet than bitter up front - more bitter than sweet on the backside... earthy, piney. Modestly bitter finish.
adnielsen (10484) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 26, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ home. It seems like the last time I had this beer, it was in a bomber. I guess they moved it to 12 ounce bottles. Hazy, amber orange appearance with an off white head that has large bubbles. Potent resiny, grapefruity, piney hoppy, citrusy aroma. Very resiny. Soft mouth feel. Mildly bitter, very potent grapefruit citrusy, resiny hoppy flavor with a lot of citrusness. Pretty nice pale ale.
KimJohansen (10419) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - DEC 24, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy golden with medium white head. Hoppy aroma with grassy notes. Sweet flavour with hoppy, citric and piney notes. Bitter finish
slowrunner77 (10112) - Reno, Nevada, USA - FEB 28, 2009
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 19, 2014 "ok, i didn’t realize this one would be in the APA catergory as well. This is one of my favorite beers any style. I just love fresh hop ales, so that puts others at a disadvantage, but what a great hoppy beer!"
Seems tamer since arriving in 6-packs. Maybe just me. Still love it but less wow factor, more balance.