mcberko (7230) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 19, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle, pours golden amber with a small head. Aroma of apricot, hops, orange, and caramel malts Flavour of nicely balanced caramel malt and hops, apricot. Well-rounded - solid pale ale.
CaptainCougar (7132) - 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.
Ibrew2or3 (7097) - 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. There’s 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.
DuffMan (7030) - 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.
BVery (6972) - Burnsville, 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!
DrSilverworm (6963) - 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.
bb (6860) - 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.
marcus (6780) - 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.
arminjewell (6434) - Hastings, Minnesota, 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.
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - APR 12, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours amber with a white head. Smells of caramel, some sweet citrus, pine. Tastes spicy and sweet with some earthiness and pepper on the finish.