rjwhite41 (53) - osceola, Iowa, USA - NOV 5, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into an imperial pint (tulip glass is dirty and Iím feeling lazy). Iíve had this a couple dozen times but never rated it. Pours a nice copper orange color with a small off white head that dissipates reasonable quick. Smells floral, citrus (orange) and light pine with a soft caramel sweetness in the background. Light bread aromas as well. Tastes of sweet malt, soft biscuit and generally balanced malt. Hops are peppery, floral, and piney. Slight citrus in the back but not much. Bitterness is on the outsides of the tongue. Mouthfeel is medium to full bodied and very smooth with medium to high carbonation. Great beer, eminently drinkable. Iíve sessioned this one multiple times.
ABS (595) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 25, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Honey colour. White head. Malt, herbal, grapefruit and some metallic flavour. Bitter. Some sweetness. Medium body. Medium to soft carbonation.
jookos (2753) - FINLAND - JAN 19, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Copper red, clear. Some autumny leafyness here, somewhat deep caramels, like light raisins. Med bodied, quite smooth nice soft mouthfeel. Soft caramels, some citrus, grassy pines in the finish. Sort of ok reddish ale. Flavourful, soft.
UXO (472) - CANADA - JAN 16, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours clear pale amber with two fingers of rocky ivory head, excellent retention, good lacing. (4/5) Nose is muted, citrus and pine, caramel malt. (7/10) Taste is mild sweet, moderate bitter. (7/10) Medium body, moderate carbonation, lingering bitter finish. (3/5)
Quite nice. The aroma, though somewhat less muted than other APAís, is pleasantly hop forward, but nicely balanced by caramel malt. The taste is again very well-behaved, balanced more towards hop bitterness, but with sufficient malt sweetness to support it. The finish is the only relative weak point in this brew, with just a little bit of an unbalanced astringency in the aftertaste. Other than that, a very mild and drinkable APA. I guess the solution is to not stop drinking them? (14/20)
WABeerFiend (271) - - JAN 16, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Malt: Pale, NW Pale, Crystal, Carapils.
Best by date: 02.18.14.
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a tumbler on 01.24.14.
A: Red/orange. 1/2 finger head.
S: Pine, citrus. Not as strong smelling as new school APAs.
T: Pine, biscuit, caramel.
O: This is easy to drink and perfectly balanced. Itís a classic APA.
njager246 (382) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 10, 2015
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma is mild, the taste is unique with some sweet fruits, very drinkable may have to look for this again
beersammich (58) - Morgantown, West Virginia, USA - JAN 6, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark golden clear color with a decent head. Smells of caramel, malts, and hops. A slight hint of oak as well (at least to me). Tastes fairly much the same as the smell. Still feeling a taste of oak in it. Has a slightly bitter and dry finish.
Had from a bottle.
BeerInHeaven (175) - Brillion, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 2, 2015
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours a semi murky rich copper gold with a medium bubbly white head. Aroma is fruit and slight skunk. The taste is very unique. Good. A hint of strawberry. Hop presence is evident but not overly bitter or overpowering. Good beer.
sharrowz (2) - Wooster, Ohio, USA - JAN 2, 2015 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep, slightly hazy orange with a moderate, just-off-white head. Aroma is fairly light; pine and citrus hops balanced by caramel and toasty malt. Flavor is likewise light and balanced between caramel maltiness and a clean cascade bitterness. Medium body. Finishes dry with a little lingering bitterness. Overall, an easy drinking pale ale thatís hop-forward, but less than many other examples of the style.
Westchesterco (1163) - mclean, Virginia, USA - JAN 2, 2015
3.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 4/20
On tap at dominion beer and wine it is a clear golden
Color with a slight head. The aroma is citrusy and the taste is thin and slightly biter
VeinAle (33) - Clearwater, Minnesota, USA - DEC 31, 2014
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
The title of this APA rings true, watery. Way too easy drinking. Tasteful, quickly fading, just keep drinking it. Was part of sampler pack.