Nate (3827) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 31, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Medium hoppy nose with sweet grain and metallic aroma. Fresh hops aroma. Amber-orange clear with foamy off-white lacing head. Medium watery with medium-light carbonation. Starts with rounded maltiness, sweet biscuit. Balanced with fresh hops taste, not overly bitter. Nice dry end with rounded nutty dry after. Decent pale ale.
kamish (93) - Monroe, Washington, USA - JUL 31, 2007
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
it’s alright, for now. but i have a feeling it might grow on me.
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 28, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 29, 2007 Rated 7/27/07. Bottle at Freakin Frog in Las Vegas, NV. Cloudy amber body with a thin film for a head that leaves behind a spotty lacing. The aroma was unexpectedly fruity, but appealing. I really picked up alot of banana, but there were also some citrus hops dancing around on top of a bready, yeasty background. The flavor was very sweet and fruity, which I again was not expecting. The hop bitterness is on the low side, which is disappointing because I think a hoppier profile could really make for an interesting brew here. Very smooth, almost creamy medium body. Not a bad brew but a bit too sweet for me. I would even dare to say that this could be interpreted as a fruit beer.
Skyview (5411) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JUL 17, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled with friends after picking out a few winning beers during ABA’s annual beer swap in Portland, Oregon. Pours a semi-hazy orangish-amber brew with a spritzy white head that slowly dissolves to a white ring. Aroma of multi-grain malt, caramel, a touch of banana and roasted nuts. Taste is highly carbonated, medium bodied, with a light banana nut bread with a touch of citrus. Finish is light, some thin carbonation on the tongue with a faint bitter aftertaste.
BeerandBlues2 (11471) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 15, 2007
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours sparkling orange with a spare fizzy off-white head, mostly diminishing, spare lacing. Aroma is average malt (bread, cereal), heavy hops (flowers, grapefruit), light yeast (dough) with notes of pear. Medium bodied, thin texture, soft carbonation and a bitter finish. Average duration, light sweetness, moderate acidity and bitterness.
Ambrose (141) - East Aurora, New York, USA - JUL 12, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A crisptacular brew with just the right amount of hops. It gave me gas. The good kind.
riversideAK (5936) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JUN 29, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fresh piney aroma. Pours hazy golden orange with a small beige head. Mostly bitter hops, rather strong for an APA. The bitterness arrives as quickly as it leaves. It is accompanied by some mild biscuity malt. The mouthfeel is somewhat dry and resiny, and some residual sugars are left as well. Pretty drinkable stuff. Definitley a session ale.
Tejas (955) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 27, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tons of good fresh hoppy aroma. Cloudy orangish color. Good dry hoppy palate. Has a spicy fresh hoppy flavor to it. It’s not Fresh Hop but it’s still really good. Another good solid beer from Deschutes. Sierra Nevada should take a lesson from them on how to brew a PA.
roder60 (1289) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 24, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had at some fish place in san fransisco. Pours a deep clear amber color with a small amount of offwhite head. Aroma hoppy and earthy of pine needles. Pretty standard apa.
iowaherkeye (2703) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - JUN 19, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle, best by 07/03/07, thanks to (alohaC) Christian. Pours a hazy medium orange with one finger beige head, fading to a thin film after a couple mins. Aroma of moderate citrusy hops with a little bit of pine, and some caramel malts. Flavor is again pretty citrusy with a nice caramel backbone. Low bitterness (3 out of 10). Moderate soft carbonation with a light to medium body. When I compare this to Alpha King, my highest rated APA, this doesn’t come close. But as a standard APA, this is solid.