punklawyer (100) - USA - FEB 16, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Good bitterness. Nice color and head. All in all its a little above average but it needs more guts in the taste.
Bulk_Carrier (3166) - 1st Republic, Vermont, USA - JUL 28, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Reviewed from notes.
This was poured into a pint glass.
The appearance was a decent looking golden copper color body with a decent half finger white foamy head that simmered down to a nice adequate milky looking film of a lacing speckling the glass.
The smell had a decent amount of citric like hops but also a balanced amount of caramel malts.
The taste was sweet through the malts and the hops but still carried a decent amount of bitterness to allow a pervasive bitterness on my taste buds.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium with a fair sessionability about it. The carbonation was actually smoother than most APA’s I’ve had, still no worries.
Overall, not a bad APA, just not one that shows enough to go bonkers about.
dwyerpg (5087) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 9, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A nice light hop aroma. Hazy in color, little head. Pretty light, with some hops in the finish. Very unaggressive but pretty well made.
shadey (2033) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 15, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks Crazy. Hazy yellow pour with wisps of white. Aroma is mild and sweet. Flavor is sweet with just a touch of hop bite. Medium body. Pretty average (but quality) APA.
BrewDad (5274) - Olympia, Washington, USA - OCT 6, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
[Colorado Road Trip – 2006]
A nice light golden colored brew. This had some great flavors and was easy to drink. Odd it was a seasonal at the time I drank it other than they had some left from the summer season. I did like the beer and would drink another for lunch.
Ratman197 (12156) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 11, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle poured a hazy golden amber with a large lasting amber head. Aromas of carmel, hint of butterscotch and honey. Palate was medium bodied. Flavors of carmel, light citrus, honey and a hint of apple with a lingering bitter finish.
BeerandBlues2 (11474) - Escondido, California, USA - NOV 7, 2005
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle purchased at the brewery. Pours cloudy copper to bronze with a rocky white film. Gingerbread caramel malt and yeast aroma with cinnamon notes and a faint floral, fruit hop nose. Malt and yeast (dough) watery butterscotch flavor with fruity notes. Medium bodied and watery-oily and spicy palate.
Ernest (7034) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 6, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught. Body is hazy dark yellow. Aroma is lightly malty (cookie), moderately hoppy (grapefruit, resin), lightly yeasty (dough). Flavor is moderately sweet, moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately acidic, moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Very straightforward, simple, average APA, nothing wrong with it, easy-drinkin’. Patterned after SNPA for the most part.
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - JUL 15, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I was going to skip this one, but the bartender told me that it would be hoppier than their IPA - Yup, he was right! Big citrus/grapefruit aroma. Body is light copper with good head and lacing. Malts are sweet and seem to add to the big juicy hop explosion. Finish is long and full of grapefruit and orange rind. Very good
Braudog (6116) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - OCT 6, 2002
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sweet, tangy taste with mild bitterness. Very smooth. Excellent.