mtjoseph (244) - Murderapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 14, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber. Pours a dark orange/copper with some brown highlights. A lot darker than I expected from an APA. Not a lot in the aroma dept. Aroma of grains, cereal, and some slight fruity presence. Medium bodied with a notes of biscuits, grass, and tropical fruit in the finish. Not too aggressively hopped. Slightly cleaner, with a lighter body could be nice. Would like to try out of a can.
puboflyons (1677) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 9, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
From the 1 pint can. The pour is orange-amber with a slight cloudiness that could be connected to a chill haze. The nose begins with roasted pale malts, orange, and a modest piney and floral hop scent. Light to medium body. The taste evolves from a creamy sort of malty and orange character into a full bitter finish.
Scrapersnbeer (1251) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 19, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Earthy, pine hop, sugar and soap. Nearly cleat orange, fine haze. Malt sweetness up front, dull bitter finish. Kind of on the watery side, no hop bite to speak of, which is the main reason I’m disappointed here. APA’s shouldn’t be so soft.
merc7186 (1472) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A: Hazy Amber/Golden Straw Hue, Passes Mild Light, Light Off White Head Ring, Mild Lacing
S: Sweet Malts, Mild Piney
T: Sweet Malts, Bready, Piney
M: Average Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Sweet, Mildly Drying
Overall, an average pale ale with a heavy malt base. Drinkable but not a chaser.
Beergeek23322 (1693) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - OCT 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
10/28/2013. From can. Pours clear amber color with a white head. Fruity aromas with caramel, malt and spice. Citrus flavors with caramel and hops. Bitter finish.
NikkTwist (1245) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 26, 2013 Draft at Milk Boy. Hazy medium-dark orange with a notable frothy head. Big earthy hops. Pinecones. Strong grassy hops. Grapefruit pith. Honey violins. Strong but good.
mkgrenwel (499) - Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pale orange hue. Small head. Nice floral hop aroma, highlighted by tangerine sweetness. Slightly watery up front, missing something. Malt comes in solidly though, dry and toasty. A bit of rye-like spice. Hops are in there too, playing well with the malt and waiting patiently for their turn. Orange juice like hop flavor in the back. Not much bitterness until the finish where it starts to increase and linger. Really quite drinkable and enjoyable.
BroSpud (1524) - , Massachusetts, USA - SEP 10, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
16oz can. Pours a medium golden with very little white head that doesn’t stick around. It’s not horrible but pretty bland overall. Below average pale ale.
ryanscourt (460) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 2, 2013
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not much too be excited about beginning middle or end. Hop finish is pretty bitter for the amount (lack of) flavor.
lamas (1280) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
1 pint can. Mine says 5.6% ABV. A cloudy amber/rust pour with a smallish beige head. Plenty of earthy graininess in the aroma along with some caramel, biscuits, grapefruits, citrus rinds, and some resiny pine. Medium-bodied. The taste starts with a little caramel and a good deal of earthy grains. Some juicy citrus fruits and rinds follow. There is a strangely interesting orange tang at the end. A dusting of spice. Slightly musty/funky. Bitter and resiny. Not bad.
Nejhleader (1148) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 26, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
can, which regardless of what people say, i think beer tastes different from a can. Not too much aroma, nice carbonated body, nice zip. has a decent citrus hop taste, some hidden caramel malts, not to bad.