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.
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
rader58 (852) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - JUL 1, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a clear yellow. Aroma of lemon, apricot, floral. Flavor is citrus, grain, with a slight pine bitterness. Nothing too special. A bit week in flavor.
mreusch (851) - Olathe, Kansas, USA - DEC 31, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz. bottle, with thanks to EinWeizenbitte from over on BA for the bonus. Pours a hazy golden yellow with a choppy one finger white head that drifts to a whisp and a few large bubbles, moderate retention and lacing. Aroma is citrus and light caramel and floral. Flavor is more citrus, with a caramel malt backbone. An enjoyable APA, and continuing to enjoy Firestone as a brewer, thanks again Todd!
KingpinIPA (841) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 14, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber color. Smell of hops, caramel, pine, bread and sweet honey. Taste of hops, pine, malt, citrus, caramel and a wonderful bitternes at the end. I like this a lot. Very refreshing. Thanks to brewblackhole.
richlikebeer (838) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 5, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
light brown color with thin white lacing, mild hop aroma, not very strong, little tones of malt as well. nothing remarkable about the flavor either, a decent balance of grassy hops and sweet malts, but the whole thing just seemed a little weak. body is light and clean, finish is crisp and nothing lingering behind to sour your palate. what there is of this brew is good, but the flavors were a bit muted, and could use a little boost.
HIGHB4LL (837) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 7, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle. Appearance: small white head that diminishes almost instantly, good lacing, clear golden-yellow color. Aroma: floral, resin, grass, faint malty bread smell. Palate: light body, thin and dry texture almost wine-like, average carbonation, light bitter finish that is rather short lived given the style. Taste: fruity sweetness at the front, followed by orange rind bitterness on the back end. Overall, very refreshing beer and different; the feel is really nice.
rjplumer (834) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 27, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Mild citrus and pine aroma. Hazy golden body with a touch of amber. Frothy two finger head to start and subdues to a light film. Light citrus taste with some bitterness. Has a nice crisp finish.
varanid99 (827) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 8, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear light gold pour with thin white head. Aroma is caramel and mango. Taste is biscuity malt, mango, mild but long lasting bitterness. Really good
foxo82 (826) - Bromsgrove (via Leicester), Worcestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg at Pure Bar, Birmingham. Superb smooth and metallic hoppy pale with lingering bitter aftertaste. Crisp and palate-cleansing.