jcwattsrugger (10000) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 12, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
@CBC–12oz bottle-pours a light tan head and gold color. Aroma is resin/herbal hops, secondary medium malt. Taste is resin/herbal hops bite, secondary medium malt. OK carbonation.
Tmoney99 (8769) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured hazy dark copper color with an average frothy white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate to heavy hop bitter aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Moderate bittersweet flavor with a smooth bittersweet finish of average duration. Solid drinkable brew.
BeerandBlues2 (7418) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUN 19, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap in Palatine. Pours clear amber with a medium, fizzy white head, medium retention with good to excellent lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (caramel, toast, cookie), heavy hops (floral, pine, citrus), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of apricot. Flavor is initially malt, then hop dominant and fruity notes. Medium body and carbonation, low warmth, and a dry finish.
Ughsmash (6666) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 17, 2007
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Emmett’s - West Dundee. Poured a clear lighter coppery-amber with a short off-white head. The nose found a delectable blend of juicy pear and grapefruit hoppage with a sweet toffee and caramel base.. just a wonderful aroma! The flavor department found sweet lightly-toasted caramel with boatloads of tasty hoppage around (pear, grapefruit, and faint pineapple representin’).. very well-balanced with a long, sweet pine finish. Medium-bodied with great balance.. moderate-high bitterness.. Excellent all around!
Dogbrick (5993) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 30, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at the Palatine brewpub. This beer is a clear copper-orange color with a medium off-white head that recedes steadily. Stringy lacing on the glass. Hoppy nose with touches of malt. Medium body with a moderately hoppy flavor with notes of toffee and malt underneath. The finish is evenly hoppy and malty with a slightly bitter aftertaste. Decent overall.
Cornfield (5276) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - DEC 6, 2004
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUL 5, 2005 Pouring a hazy, light copper color with a frizzy white head, this APA had a light, earthy hop aroma coupled with a whiff of malts. The two balanced nicely in the drink, ending with a crisp, slightly bitter finish. Not bad.
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DuffMan (5187) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 18, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle, enjoyed on the 95th floor of the John Hancock building in Chicago. Bright orange copper, like a shiny new penny. Big bold grapefruit and sweet resin aroma and flavour, hoppy hoppy hoppy! I would have sworn this is an IPA. Fantastic!
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 2, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From growler. Dark amber color with a smaller off white head. Aromas of fresh hops with a light backdrop of caramel and light toffee. Sweet malt start with a touch of light fruit. Citrus slips in and helps whisk away some of the sweetness. Very much an APA rather than an IPA as many would call this.
thedm (4773) - Fort Wayne, USA - AUG 2, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This draft brew from a cask on nitro from the brew pub poured a small sized head of foamy finely sized tan colored bubbles that were long lasting and left behind a transparent uncarbonated golden brown colored body and a very good lacing. The smooth aroma was floral and malty. The mouth feel was weakly tingly at the start and at the finish. The mild flavor contained notes of malt hops and floral.
CO2 was much better 6-4-7-4-15 as rated.
On CO2, it was much more crisp and hoppy with a stronger bitterness and tingle to the mouth feel . It was not nearly as flat as on nitro.
crossovert (4536) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 12, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle says brewed in Palatine. It is a nicely bitter easy-drinking apa, a rarity.