SSKD814 (854) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 26, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This bottle was a great extra that I received in a recent trade! 22 oz bottle.
A- Body is a nearly transparent golden yellow. Pours with an approximately 1 finger foamy white head and leaves some lacing behind in the glass.
S-Sweet pale malt collides with a semi-bright citrus and piny hop presence. Nose is on the hoppier side of APAs
T-Upfront is a minimal balance of seltzer flavor and some piny flavor with a substantial sweet pale malt backbone. There is a touch of piny and floral hops as well as a sudden quick burst of citrus flavor for the finish and a medium strength hop bitterness lingering. Though my description sounds very hoppy the flavors are all pretty subtle and the general balance of the beer comes through the most.
P-High tingly carbonation and light body that is still full and drinkable.
O- This is a decent-definitely above average APA that, to me, is pretty typical for the style. It really doesn’t have anything unique and it is quite drinkable-but not my favorite APA. I’m all over the place with this style as it is and this example falls somewhere in the middle of the road.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 03-15-2009 02:41:09
bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 11, 2010
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
very nice surprise. Pours a goldenhue with a small head. Aroma is light floral hops and the flavor is a refreshing blend of fruity hops. Thumbs up!
Capa (2212) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - APR 6, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pale golden with a fluffy, tan, head. Nice crisp citrus hops, some sweet malts in the aroma. Easy drinking. Nice citrus, floral, light malts, with a solid crispness to finish it off. Could easily put down a few of these at the bar.
Ughsmash (7283) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 6, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Poured clear, bright golden with a short-lived cap of white head. The aroma picked up mild juicy citrus and pine hoppage over a soft caramel and bready base.. simple, but pleasant. The flavor found toffee and lesser honey sweetness at the core.. black peppery notes and juicy citrus bitterness around.. well-balanced with a clean, crisp, refreshing finish. Light-bodied with a little bit lower carbonation than I’d like on the palate.. other than that, spicy and tasty.. very, very drinkable.
NickVega (154) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - APR 2, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Decent Pale... not too much to say about this one. Tastes like an English ale with a little extra bitterness, very light head from bottle, very drinkable but not memorable. Serve cold.
TylerPow (122) - Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 31, 2010
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to douglas88. Pours a nice clear dark blond/red with very little head. This aroma is pretty hoppy for a pale ale and there is a kind of a woody undertone. There is more bitter than carmel or toffee flavors and a nice light dry finish. A great beer to drink all night.
popery (1581) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 29, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer has a nice, clear golden color and a bubbly but relatively light head. The nose is hoppy, citric and floral, with a balancing malt sweetness. The taste is balanced with some good hop bitterness which is balanced out nicely for a smooth pale ale flavor. There’s a lot of citrus from the hops. The feel is fairly light with good carbonation for its lightness. It’s a very drinkable pale ale.
BrooHa (120) - New York, USA - MAR 11, 2010
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Received as extra from mkade8883. Thanks, Matt! Nice lookin’ beer!Pale copper and clear with minimal, off-white head. More amlt in the nose reminiscent of Bass (still oneof my favorite standbys). Sharp and dry on the tongue with a clean finish. Highly sessionable though I wish there was a little more malt to it. Would buy this as "standard inventory" if it was readily available.
FROTHINGSLOSH (5251) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 9, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Shipped to me by my wife from a trip out west this beer poured a yellow-gold color with a medium sized soapy yellow-white head that lingered. The aroma was lightly fruity, floral and a touch nutty. The flavor was tangy and a little bitter with notes of caramel, fruit and touches of pineapple and grapefruit. Medium length hoppy finish and medium body. Decent.
jujubeast6000 (854) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 25, 2010
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Reviewed 1/16/2010 (Bottle):
Pours a very clear, pale yellow color body, big white foamy head, big bubbles, lasting. Very hoppy aroma, citrus and dry. Some sweetness too. Bitter. Pale dry taste, drying citrus. Mostly clean aftertaste. Nice pale ale. Not complex, but good, almost sessionable.