DocLock (8424) - 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.
DSG (8199) - Tel Aviv, - JAN 24, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(11/4/08) Draught at Hamiltonís in San Diego. Deep golden color. Aroma of resinous hops. Flavor with some malt and caramel but mostly very resinous hops and some pine. Medium-bodied, a bit oily.
DrSilverworm (8185) - 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.
BMan1113VR (7898) - 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.
BVery (7681) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - NOV 6, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Clear amber pour with a small white head. Floral and citrus hop nose and taste. Extremely tasty!
DuffMan (7633) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 22, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bright orange, slightly hazy. Very fruity aroma, kumquat, lychee. Sweet malt, fruity and flowery hops, medium bitter finish. Refreshing and flavourful.
Ibrew2or3 (7370) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 15, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted at the Wet Hop Event at the Hayward Bistro. It pours a nice clear copper with pillowy tan head. It has nice lacing too. The aroma is malty with hints of roasted malts, biscuit malts and bread. Thereís also a crisp floral hops, spice hops and green hop wetness. The taste has the expected fresh hop bite that is spicy, floral and green. Then a thick caramelized maltiness jumps to the front of the flavor. This beer is actually kind of on the malty side instead of being hoppy.
marcus (7323) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 29, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Toronado. This amber ale poured with a decent beige head. The hops are very tasty and not too bitter, and there is a nice balancing malt presence.
bb (7306) - 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.
CaptainCougar (7133) - 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.