Ungstrup (29957) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 14, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[Draft at the Bowie location] An amber beer with a thin dense off-white head. The aroma is nicely hoppy with notes of grapefruit - which leads the thoughts towards Cascade, but also a light caramel note. The flavor is nice with a good presence of aroma hops, slight notes of toffee, and a fine delicate bitter finish. I also had this on nitro, which made the aroma weaker and the mouthfeel more smooth.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - OCT 3, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ DuClaw Bowie
Copper bronze, light head and lacing. Nose of bright hopping (dry?), citrus, earth and resin. Cenntenial? The flavor is nice and dry, but the sweet and floral hops shine through. The finish is earthy and grassy with lots of grapefruit. Surprisingly hoppy for 36 IBUs which it says. Nitro-genated...or something.
nimbleprop (5295) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 22, 2006
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This beer surprises you all the way through. An clear copper color with white head. Very hoppy aroma with citrus notes. The taste is complex, hoppy, citrus, malty and grainy. This beer is great right until the finish which is far too astringent and acidic for the rest of the beer. This beer is aggressive which pays off until the end. Worth a try for you.
aracauna (3160) - Georgia, USA - JUL 20, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear amber/copper. Good head. The aroma is pinesol hops. The flavor is fairly aggressively hopped for an APA. Not bad.
themadmumis (347) - Westminster, Maryland, USA - JUL 12, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Excellent IPA with strong citrus bite. Stronger than standard IPA. First Growler I ever brought home with me featured this brew. Draught at Arundel Mills. Highly enjoyable!
thehipone (197) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 5, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A little more aggressively hopped than your run of the mill APA. Smells of fresh american hops (cirtus & pine as usual). Just a touch of malty sweetness before the hops surge in.
bu11zeye (11978) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 18, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Draught) Pours a clear amber body with a medium-sized creamy off-white head. Aroma of cirtus and caramel. Good balance of hops and malt.
jcwattsrugger (11286) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 12, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
on tap-pours a creamy light tan head that laces with copper color. Aroma is crisp hops, secondary medium malt. Taste is a good, biting hops, medium malt. More IPA than APA. Good carbonation.
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAY 4, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice-sized draught sample at the Bel Air location. Soft citrus-apricot aroma, full of skins and peels as well as super-ripe fruit, emanating from a clear, oily copper body with a moderate lasting head and nice lacing....with a bit of warmth, pepper and rosemary show up to add complexity....on the tongue, musty and woody character, lightly sweet at the front edging slowly and smoothly to highly bitter and edgy at the finish, somehow captured in a soft, melting mouthfeel....vastly dry at the very finish, sand coats the tongue for ages. Killer APA.
lsymms (3) - Alabama, USA - MAR 28, 2006 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 18/20
Everything you want from an IPA in an APA. Balance, citrussy piney hoppy bite, and clean malty finish. Hoppiness finishes to a creamy vanilla. Very little head. Very drinkable.