justabeergeek (205) - Albany, New York, USA - MAR 23, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at The Albany Pump House. A nice orange/gold/amber color with 1 finger of head. It smells of floral and citrus, exactly as expected. There is a nice mix of caramel and citrus hops, a good chorus of sweet and bitter. It’s thin and a bit on the higher carbonated side, which I think makes for an easily drinkable beer when combined with solid flavors.
UDBeernut (1269) - Near Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 10, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Beer 500! Now this is a proper apa. Golden amber hue with off white head that melts away. Lacing rings the glass. Nose of citrus and gentle pine. Bitterness and malt are well balanced. Grapefruit makes an appearance. Thanks for saving my opinion of the albany brewpub scene.
Lubiere (9088) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 16, 2004
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden ale with a sweet aroma of orange drops candies and floral hops. Resinous and floral hops in mouth, very west coast freshness. Light to medium body.
TaktikMTL (5402) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 21, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Verre de dégustation, provenant d’un fût, dégusté chez Albany Pump Station (Albany, NY). Arôme: Odeur d’agrumes et de pin. Apparence: La couleur est blonde orangée légèrement voilée avec une faible densité de bulle. Saveur: Goût d’agrumes et d’ananas. Courte durée de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps ets moyen. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Présence d’amertume en arrière goût. (Rating #920)
Rastacouere (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 28, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear straight light golden pour over which thrones a light white cover. Quite effervescent even after a long while. Generously aromatic with simcoe’s typical catty and needle smells. Floral, citrusy and very bitter to boot. Really dry all along with a juiciness from the hops. Kinda timid in maltiness though, barely a cerealic hint. Thin palate, but tight and cohesive carbonation. A more than honest pale ale.
joet (1993) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - NOV 9, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled over a range of temperature and effervescence. Solid, tasty and just off-bright.
linc33 (184) - Albany, New York, USA - JUL 13, 2007
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at the Pump Station, 13 July 07. A good representation of what APA is; doesn’t excel or disappoint.
JoeMcPhee (8063) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 18, 2010
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Copper coloured pour with a rocky white head. The nose is great. Bright pine and light orange peel/grapefruit citrus. Soft crackery pale malt with a kiss of light crystal as well. Sweetness is restrained. A fairly pronounced herbal hop flavour on the back as well. Great balance although again, as the beer starts to warm up, the diacetyl is here as well. Nothing really kills a beer for me like this so although there are all of the components of a good pale ale in here, I just can’t enjoy it. A little bit of tropical fruit as well.
Gooney (381) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 26, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Pump House - light orange. Very grainy aroma. Don’t smell much in the way of hops. Taste is grainy, too. Not a bad beer, but certainly nothing special.
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JAN 25, 2004
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sample at the brewpub. Light golden, just a spot of foam. Strong caramel-malt aroma, apricots and a little molasses. Fruity initial flavor, becomes dry and hoppy at the finish...starts off better than it ends.