probstblueribbon (3212) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 9, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 fl oz bottle from Potsdam NY, served cool in a tulip glass.
App.: Murky orange-amber with a smallish off-white head and nice lacing.
Aroma: Nice orange peel, slightly dank, grapefruit, a bit dusty, some light malt support, a touch fruity/estery, maybe a little medicinal/band-aid?
Palate: Medium body, loose carbonation.
Flav.: Nice grapefruit and orange peel, dank, slightly resinous, a little more cereal and wheat(?), kinda yeasty, good; dry with decent bitterness and a citrus peel, dank finish.
Pretty nice...nicer than expected.
Bulk_Carrier (2517) - Temporarily, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 9, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
The appearance was a hazy orange color with a one and half finger white foamy head that dies to a lumpy looking film coating the top of the beer, decent amount of light foamy lacing graces the sides of the glass.
The smell had some orange with light spice combined and amplifying a nice refreshing aspect.
The taste was mainly sweet through the orange and spice. It’s kinda like drinking orange juice to an extent. Sticky sweet orange aftertaste leading into a nice crisp refreshing dry finish.
M: light to medium, sessionable - yes, ABV feels very appropriate for what is told, carbonation is good for the style and for me as there’s the appropriate amount for an American Pale Ale lending a nice sweet coating around the mouth and tongue.
Overall, I say this is a pretty good APA well worthy of coming back to and well worthy of having it with its respected food.
Maxbier (591) - Maryland, USA - MAY 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: FEB 12, 2015 Pours very cloudy golden color with two finger white head. Aroma s initially very hoppy bu if you give it a minute the blood orange citrus aroma comes through. Flavor is medium body and very hoppy, hop flavor/aroma/& bitter. Blood orange is just right not too fruity and not impossible to detect. The hops and citrus complement each other nicely. I fussed over and deconstructed this ale before their parent company decided that that was not cool.
fiulijn (15990) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 6, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at the brewpub, Pike st.
Cloudy blond color. Light orange aroma. It has a light orange touch, besides that it’s also a nice light Pale Ale.
DuffMan (7501) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle sample during Calgary International Beerfest 2014. Cloudy orange-gold. Very hoppy, resinous, orange rind, with a long bitter finish.
EvanFriend (351) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 5, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Citrus and hop flavor dominate this beer, which is very mild tasting overall. Refreshing, a decent beer for the right occasion, but I wouldn’t drink it every day.
Leafs93 (1818) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pouirs hazy, cloudy burnt orange with a small white head. Aroma is citrus, floral and hay. Taste is sweet with less bitterness then the aroma belies. Medium bodied, thin texture, average carbonation and sharp finish.
Cfaris (6) - Port Coquitlam, CANADA - MAY 5, 2014 does not count
3.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
660ml. You can smell the orange as soon as the bottle is open, good refreshing taste. Would recommend.
bigguns22 (721) - Maryland, USA - MAY 4, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour is orange and cloudy with minimal head. Aroma is fresh and fruity with a nice hop profile. A flavorful beer with good hop and fruit profile.
dmac (4501) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAY 3, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz single from Crossroads. Thus was a rather boring pale ale. The milky orange body sat under an average sized fiamy white head and had a little extra citrus juciness in the aroma that didn’t carry over to the grainy bready flavor. Meh.