gmikszta (4) - Arizona, USA - JAN 27, 2012 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Wow, absolutely perfect. Aroma is pine trees and forest. Appearance is nice copper color. Taste is perfectly balanced with malt and jsut enough hops to approach an IPA. Palate is medium and ends hoppy. Overall a pure delight!
bpreo (1823) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JAN 27, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I’ll take an APA over an IPA every time. This brew from Deschutes is a perfect example of why.
prescora (2) - Corvallis, Oregon, USA - JAN 24, 2012 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
A solid, solid Pale Ale. Has some nice floral slightly sweet notes, finishing with a nice amount of hops, and ends rather cleanly.
legion242 (2291) - Richardson, Texas, USA - JAN 24, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a deep amber with an eggshell white head. Definitely pulled back on the hops and more defined malt.
Aml42000 (622) - Washington, USA - JAN 22, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark copper. Thin, almost non-existent head. Mild lacing. The aromatics are my favorite part of this. Fresh, hoppy, citrusy. Heavy on the carbonation, there is almost a delay before the clean citrus flavors wash over the palate. Once they do, absolutely delicious. I like this considerably more than Mirror Pond.
taphandle (1135) - Texas, USA - JAN 22, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark amber, good head. Toasty malt and a surprising amount of hops bitterness. There’s a slight hit of dark candy going on with a dry and slightly bitter finish. An easy drinking beer.
adnielsen (9550) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 21, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ home. A touch hazy, red-orange appearance with a fluffy, cream-colored head. Soapy/floral, a touch citrusy/grapefruit hoppy aroma. A bit tart, grapefruit-centric, somewhat floral, sweet pale malty flavor. I was a bit put off by the soapy element in the nose, but the flavor is pretty nice.
bookman10 (684) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - JAN 16, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Reddish, copper color with mid-sized head. Aroma of hops and floral notes. Flavor is surprisingly sweet, with hop bite and citrusy notes. Full, smooth mouthfeel and nice, clean finish with only a mild bitterness. Think I’ll have another...
dfinney23 (1903) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smells like fresh-squeezed grapefruit juice in a pine forest. Taste is similar with mild hop bitterness offset by sweet caramel malt notes.
BK7 (761) - Turner, Oregon, USA - JAN 14, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. A bit heavy for an American Pale Ale, but well balanced. Pine and Citrus with mild bitterness throughout. Nice malty caramel in the background. Finish is crisp and dry with light bitterness. Tasty.