Palme (4181) - Bergen, NORWAY - SEP 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ Mudville 9. A really good looking big almost cartoon looking white dense head on top of a deep blurry, not cloudy but deep blurry almost glowing orange golden body. Looks like a million bucks. Nice fruity and a little bit tropical nose. I get a good dash of mango and peaches, some soft yeasty traces and the orange zest is also present. Not much but there. It’s above average on the carbonation and the mouthfeel is light oily. Nice bitter fruity flavors. More orange zest in the taste really, I get lots of grassy hops, peaches, some sweetness, but it’s more hoppy and bitter than sweet. I have to say that this is quite lovely actually. 16.06.2013
Blairgus (4169) - California, USA - MAY 15, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
15 May 2015, tap. Orange, slightly hazy. Nose is thin body and mildly fizzy. Sweet orange juice up front and orange pith at the end. Pretty good.
jbruner (4107) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUL 16, 2016
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy golden orange on tap with fluffy off-white head that leaves moderate lace. Aroma of mild bready malts and light clean citrus notes. Taste follows, more of the citrus, light bitterness, more than the nose here. Pretty decent.
thegreenrooster (4030) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 30, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour is a hazy orange with a large white head. Aroma is well hopped. Thought I would get more of the blood orange but the hops are here in a big way. Flavor is or course hoppy but then comes that blood orange to make it even more of a citrus blast. Finish is dry but also a bit bitter and tart. This was a darn fine beer, more hoppy than I thought but the oranges are here as well.
stevoj (4015) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 27, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Normal pale ale aromas and taste, citrus from blood oranges softens the hop bitterness, but still has a dry finish. Overall good looking beer, medium creamy head and decent lacing. Hazy pale golden body, with some fruit and malt in the aroma, mild sweet flavor. Nice summertime brew.
DedicatedToFun (4000) - Santa Monica, California, USA - APR 26, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap, orange pour, white head, nose is blood orange, taste is same, strong citrus, wow
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Capone’s, Norristown. Nice pour, medium orange bordering on pink grapefruit, lively carbonation. Nose is pretty nice, and you certainly get the oranges in a big dose, along with aggressive hops. To taste, the hops are on the piney, citric end of the spectrum, nice contrast that. And the blood orange flavors come through quite refreshingly, with just a kiss of honey in there for good measure. Definitely comes across as juicy.
gam (3909) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Small head misty orange pour medium strong carbonation aromas pine caramel stone fruit orange the flavours pine rich caramel mild to medium bitter hay apricot orange very tasty the finish best tastes hops bitter lasting sweetness and pine a fair tasting ale
jandd1983 (3862) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - JUN 1, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at 40 Brews. It poured a clear orange color with a white head. The aroma was of bitter citrus and some earthy grains. The taste was similar to the aroma with some sweetness, bitter citrus, earthy grains and a hint of light fruits. Nice.
Bulk_Carrier (3859) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, 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.