13mikey (503) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - OCT 28, 2010
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
22 oz bomber from Tournament. Dark orange pour with a white head. Aroma is slightly fruity but mainly VERY perfumy and almost a candy like quality. Flavor is slightly bitter, more of the candy notes and although I don’t know what perfume actually tastes like, this is what I’d imagine it to be like and that flavor lasts into the finish. It’s not in a *bad* way, but I’m not crazy about it.
Crispy34 (490) - Texas, USA - NOV 2, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. The aroma is hoppy and very fresh... Obviously. Almost kind of soapy? The appearance is a clear copper with a lasting white head. The taste is hoppy almost to a skunk. Some malt backbone, but really just hoppy. The palate is really nice for such a highly hopped beer. No bad aftertaste. Overall, a good beer that is a nice change from old, bottles ipas.
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TheHulk (486) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 27, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very nice balanced hop aroma profile, malt and hops are in great harmony which you don’t expect with a hop based beer. Very nice, and I’m a hophead. Great head on pour, good lacing with bubbles just forming below the surface. Very nice hop flavour but also a good malt flavour in the end palate once the hops die off. quite thin of palate, but this does allow the flavours to come through very nicely. Still though, thin. This is quite a nice hopped pale ale. I usually like the thicker stuff but if this were actually available here I would probably get it regularly.
Ontape (469) - Valley Village, California, USA - NOV 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a rusty amber with a sticky beige head. Aroma gives you malt sweetness plus a nice blast of the piney citrus you want from a fresh hop. Taste is a bit on the sweet side but showcases the hops quite well. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied with a long finish. Very good for a 5.4% shelfie, at $10 a sixer I am quite pleased with this.
Doofgoblin (469) - Chevy Chase, Washington DC, USA - OCT 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
I really like this pale. It’s easy to drink and the hop character for both the aroma and taste are nice. The aroma is a little subtle but you can tell there is a nice combination of hops and malt. Taste is great with plenty of sweet faintly caramel malts that is accented by a citrusy--but balanced hop note.
Finish is nice and refreshing. I like a little more aroma in my beers but this is really good all around.
deusax (458) - Grenoble, FRANCE - JAN 7, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from a friend. Copper color, with white head. Malt and fresh hops on the nose. Taste caramel malt and fresh grassy hops. Well balanced, and classic.
burgy (455) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - OCT 17, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not really the level of hop I was expecting. However, the beer is very clean and crisp and that I do appreciate! The hop profile in this is short and sweet, very little bitter.
maltman53 (442) - Corrales, New Mexico, USA - OCT 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
This hop story is a bit hopped up. Not much on the nose, pours out true-to-style PA color, palate is smooth, malty, refreshing finish, but not for hop heads to push each out of the way to drink.
EyeAmBaldman (435) - Illinois, USA - DEC 1, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear amber with a thick off white head. Aroma is slightly metallic with hints of malt and bitter hops. Leaves good lacing in the glass. Medium carbonation in the mouth with notes of malt, caramel and earthiness. Has a fair amount of hoppy bitterness on the back end. This is a pretty good APA.
bhops (433) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 6, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours hazy brownish gold, with thick head. Aroma of citrus, candy. Flavor is sharp pleasing hoppiness, sugary finish. Dry mouthfeel. Really good, sessionable beer.