shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 6, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy copper color with a white head. Aroma is malty caramel, with lots of citrus hops. Flavor is caramel with a bitter grassy citrus hop finish. Good pale ale.
jarspag (601) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 29, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The standard pale ale - nothing great - a nice medium bodied light ale with a crisp bitter finish of cascade.
hapjydeuce (969) - Carlsbad, California, USA - MAY 28, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Medium head, slightly hoppy aroma. Slight citrusy nose in the flavor, with a weak hops finish. Refreshing and poundable, the palate is not complex at all, and doesnt linger. Nothing extraordinary going on here... a good brew for a hot summers day at the beach.
arondee (598) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 11, 2007
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The smell is pretty light. I can definitely smell the Orange spice but it’s light, or my nose is a little stuffed. Dark Orange almost light brown in the glass. Small/Medium head that fades fast. Great taste immediatly, not the strongest or most bitter IPA but not the weakest either. Slightly bitter aftertaste that goes away after 5 seconds. Great beer overall ranks somewhere in-between a Sierra Nevada PA and a Redhook in the bitterness/taste category. I thought it was great but a bit lighter than I would have really liked.
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - APR 30, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: NOV 1, 2011 6/09 orange 5 spice aroma. has a brown taste (yeah the color brown) with light hops and grass. flowers really dominate and make it unpleasant. mediocre.
10/13/11 fresh hop mirror pond bottle.
tastes and smells like real big boy beer. hops balance it out and make it really quaffable.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 29, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
WBF-Raleigh. Clear amber body with a medium creamy white head. Sweet caramel aroma with some light citrus hops. Dry caramel and citrus hops flavor.
auerbrau (3182) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - APR 26, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 Oz Bottle. Moderately spicy orange peel and candied ginger aroma. Quite restrained. Planty. Hazed deep flaming coal orange, with burnished edges and a rim of dirty white. Flavor is a somewhat soapy orange zest and lemon. Mild subterreanean spice covers up a mild-mannered malt bill. An almost artificial citrus presentation in the middle of the palate. Sugar profile restricted to nips of brown sugar and the early stages of Maillaird. Palate fields only a light draw of hop bitterness, seemingly lower than I anticipated. Reads almost like an English stlyle, but otherwise a mediocre pale ale.
BeerRunner (144) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 24, 2007
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is my favorite American Pale Ale, period. When I die, I want this poured on me grave...preferably NOT strained through me mate’s kidneys!
Hoss (607) - Florida, USA - APR 10, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not a bad example of an APA but not a great one. I could drink this one at a session but had hopped for more as I really like th eBlack Butte
Papsoe (25074) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 3, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bottle 35,5 cl) Pours a clear, amber golden with an off-white head leaving laces. Aroma of malt and a vaguely citric touch. Medium body with fairly sweet malt and a very subdued bitterness. Very smooth mouthfeel. An accessible APA with more focus on malt rather than hops. 230307