mar (4959) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 26, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle from blutt59. murky gold pour with no head. slight hop aroma with a pronounced malt scent. very easy on the palate with a great flavor of bitter hops all the way down.
BMan1113VR (7868) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 26, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to blutt59, at bu11zeye’s. Pours with a thick, off-white head that leaves good lacing. Hazy yellow body. Aroma of citrus hops, honey, caramel, and a touch vegital towards the back. Taste is hay and vegital with some citrus. Lively bubbles.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - OCT 24, 2008
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at brewpub.
Pours a maple syrup amber with a thin body and an aroma of faint rose. Flavor is hoppy, bitter, grapefruit. Average mouthfeel. Good brew.
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 15, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a transparent copper orange with a stringy-lacing froth of white head. Aroma of sweet pale malt and juicy resiny grapefruity hops. Body starts fairly full with good malty sweetness well-balanced with an assertive, but not overpowering hoppy bitterness before a crisp bittersweet finish. Smooth and drinkable, a nice APA.
anders37 (17520) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 7, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ Brewer’s on the Bay, Newport, OR. Pours a hazy golden color with a small off-white head. Has a malty hoppy aroma with some hints of citrus. Malty hoppy bitter citrus flavor. Has a sweetish malty hoppy bitter finish with hints of citrus.
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 15, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This one pours a translucent orange with a one-finger white head that lingers as a cap for quite a while leaving decent lacing. Citrus aroma dominate the smell with oranges, lemons and grapefruits throughout. The is a bit of caramel malts and a touch of pine in the nose as well. The taste has a bracing bitterness that I don’t often find in an APA with the citrus up front giving way to the malt background. It’s the pine hops that leave the big bitterness in the finish between sips. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and sticky with hops and has tons of carbonation. This is a great APA and very drinkable. Recommended.
DialSquare (2906) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 12, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
had this on tap at the rogue bar in portland. murky red color. medium foamy head. caramel butterscotch flavor. touch of lemony citrus. was ok. would need to try again for a more specific rating.
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - SEP 2, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Date: 08/30/08, 22 oz. bottle provided by Celticbrew, and shared with him, Doboy, and Steve E.
Aroma - Caramel, toffee, light fruit, piney and spicy hops
Appearance - Hazy amber, big creamy off white head and good lace
Flavor - Burnt caramela nd brown sugar start off, grapefruit rind follows quickly and leads to a lengthy bitter finish
Palate - Medium body and carbonation, slightly resinous, dry palate
Overall - A quality pale ale, fresh aroma, and good flavor with balance.
CelticBrew (851) - The Crystal Coast, North Carolina, USA - SEP 2, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared w/ doboy, DrBayern and Steve! Poured a nice hazy amber, forming decent off white foamy head. Aroma of slight grapefruits, floral hops, peppery herbs. Lacing was terrific as I quaffed it down eagerly. An outstanding pale ale from Eugene City (aka Rogue), flavour was full, bitter hops perfectly balance with lovely malts. Well done beer, wish I had a keg of it on tap.
22oz bomber from liquidsolutions.
doboy (424) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - AUG 31, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Once again, Celticbrew reached into his bag of tricks to surprize us with this third leg of our Track Town Contest! Along with Buddy Steve and The invincible Drbayern, we drank. It poured a light amber color, though somewhat cloudy, with a nice head that retained through the tasting. As we drank, it laced well. The hop aroma was very nice. The mouth feel was very good, and the citrusy hops sprang forth in the mouth. It was nicely carbonated.