DocLock (9687) - 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.
DrSilverworm (9671) - 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 Dutch’s. 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 don’t 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 it’s 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 can’t believe that is possible in this version. The recipe has got to have changed at some point, based off of what I am tasting.
slowrunner77 (9620) - 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.
djd07 (9533) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 6, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Poura a clear amber with a small frothy white head that leaves sticky lacing along the glass. The aroma is a floral and cascade hops. Medium mouthfeel with a sweet hop with citrus and caramel. Easy to drink, a good American pale ale from Deschutes.
BVery (9405) - 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!
arminjewell (9237) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - OCT 11, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear orange with white head, aroma has notes of toffee, pine, grapefruit, touch of orange and lemon grass. Taste is nice dank and rich grapefruit, orange, tangerine, leading into toffee, biscuit, finishing bitter and dry. Really nicely done.
DuffMan (9224) - 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.
3fourths (9059) - 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.
marcus (8901) - 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.
alexsdad06 (8713) - Ohio, USA - MAY 31, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. bottle. Pours a nice clear dark amber color with a medium soapy white head. The aroma has a nice combination of citrus, pine and lightly herbal hops with a touch of caramel tossed in. The flavor is similar with the caramel being a little more noticeable. Crisp hop character; this is good fresh but probably doesn’t hold up very long. The finish has a dash of pepper and an overall earthiness. Good APA.