micronaut129 (241) - chalfontborotowntonbergville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 28, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a brilliantly clear light golden amber color with a medium size head. The foamy cap is fairly dense and has a tan color. Carbonation is medium to weak. This is quite a pale pale ale. This beer does not lack for aromatics. The hop bouquet is big and bright with aromas of grass floral and pine. Malts are understated and weak. Flavor finds a nice hoppy ale, just right I think for a pale ale. Malts and hops balance nicely with a godd biscuit malt finish. Unfortunately on the palette the beer presents itself as watery and rather weak. Its smooth with a semi-dry finish.
This is a California style APA and I couldn’t find any info about that style. Maybe a hoppy steam beer. I thought this beer pretty good even with the lighter taste, could be a session or yard beer perhaps.
fsbw21086 (403) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 24, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Solid one. Great aroma and very floral flavor. Upfront alittle different then run of the mill pale and the hops really longer but arnt super bitter . Like
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peteinSD (1435) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 18, 2012
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Tap at brewery. Clear golden pour with a steady white head. Aroma is dank floral hops with pine and a bit of citrus over a dry, biscuity malt backbone. Impressive pungency on the aroma. Taste is clean, dry hop bitterness with balancing dry bready malt and a spike of pine/bitterness into the finish. Mouthfeel is spot f-ing on for the style. Brilliant beer. Flawless.
BVery (8692) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - MAY 13, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Hopmonk Sonoma - under the alias of Hopmonk Tavern Ale. Clear light gold pour wih a small soapy white head. Nice floral hop character in this one - easy drinking and enjoyable.
JorisPPattyn (8800) - Ursel, BELGIUM - MAY 11, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden, clear beer with a greenish sheen; small yellowish head. Grapey hops, dry hopbales, slightly fishy-salty. Dry bitterish, again a mineral component, but with a bit lame finish. Very spritzily carbonated. Underwhelming, I think the idea was not overdoing things, but they went too far... in the other direction. Somehow, that strikes me indeed as typically Californian.
mansquito (4479) - Nueva York, New York, USA - MAY 2, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big Top, Roslyn PA variety case: Pours a golden colour with a white head. Aroma is fruity, pineapple, hoppy, and has a nice malt backbone. This is delightfully refreshing, slightly sweet, and actually a bit complex. The fruity hops cut through the malts to provide real character to the beer. I could chug this or sip it just as easily. It really is quite good.
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 23, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Originally reivewed: 5/12/09. Pours a cloudy gold with a billowy white head bursting forth. Excellent retention throughout the entire drink, leaving some spotty lacing on the glass edge. Smells of malty biscuits, honey-kissed breads, and slight floral finish.
Mouthfeel is crisp and clean. Flavor is of buttery bread, sweet candied malts, and finishes with just a touch of hoppy bitterness. With the low ABV and great flavor profile, this has got to be one of the most drinkable APAs I’ve ever had. I could drink these one after the other all summer long. Recommend.
7837 (6) - Alabama, USA - APR 13, 2012 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is what I remember beer to be: from my Anchor Steam beginnings of my youth to my Pliny the Elder hop-head tendencies (and when spending $5 or $6 for a bottle of beer made sense). 30 years ago this might have been considered a bold American beer but in 2012 this is simply great beer.
ferit (176) - Schleswig-Holstein, GERMANY - APR 12, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2012 + mooie geel gouden kleur.
+ fris fruitige zoete geur.
1ste smaak - groente, 2de smaak - bitter, 3de smaak - door de bittere smaak is de 3de smaak niet goed proefbaar.
chrisv10 (13485) - DENMARK - APR 10, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 4,8%. Clear golden with small white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, hops, citrus and peach. Flavour is malt, fruit, hops, citrus, peach, little sweet and medium bitter.