Brigadier (2975) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - SEP 15, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at GTMW 2014
A reintroduction to Fitgers started with a basic session beer. Buried at its heart is that upper Midwestern niceness that asks for permission before smothering you in hops. Bright and citrusy, this draft exemplifies the typical Fitgers attention to detail.
Aroma / Appearance - A light coppery body shimmers in the bright summer afternoon light. Fluid with just a thin trace of head, the body slowly unfolds with waves of citrusy hops, mellow malts, and an understated nature that feels apt for a beer from Minnesota.
Flavor / Palate - A burst of citrus tickles the tongue. It then explodes with a rich flavor that carries into a crisp finish. A refreshing beer packed with flavor tempts one to stay and get more more pours. If this is a regular draft I will be ordering one when I visit Duluth some day.
Braudog (5743) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - SEP 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the brewpub. This is a very good, textbook APA. It delivers a sturdy malt backdrop, then a slippery, citric hop flourish. A go-to choice. (#5675, 8/29/2014)
Bacterial (1552) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - AUG 30, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Few pours from a growler that was filled about 1.5 weeks ago. Nice copper color with a white head and white lacing. Nice hoppy nose and strong hop character in the taste. A bit too malty and bitter for my personal tastes on an APA, but pretty good.
Nero55 (720) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Light copper with small white head. Aroma of citrus and light pine hops. Medium/light body, medium pine hop bitterness and citrus notes with a dry bitter finish.
csaso (1365) - Missouri, USA - MAY 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap - good size foamy head, medium copper color, nice grapefruit hop aroma and flavor, mild malt backbone - pretty good overall
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freshkleen (5) - Duluth, Minnesota, USA - APR 18, 2014 does not count
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
I hate this beer. Hate, hate, hate this beer. It’s billed as an APA, but its taste is sweet and musty. I usually have to pass out in a basement and wake up with a mouth full of cat hair to get the taste that this beer leaves in my mouth after just a few sips. I do not like this beer.
Trev (1935) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - APR 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark gold pour.
Nice citrus and herb hop aroma
Medium malt body, citrus hop. Grainy piney finish.
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nulptr (114) - SCOTLAND - SEP 7, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
growler. great grapefruit flavour, minimal malt but plenty of body especially for a pale ale. a perennial favourite.
TheHOFF43 (1751) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - JUL 27, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at APN. Pours amber, tons of piney hop. Caramel malts, well-balanced, finishes nicely.
nuplastikk (4396) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Filtered tan-orange body. Steady thin white head. Warming alcohol tones amongst a creamy golden malt backbone. Respectably hopped. Not my favorite style...the high ABV Pale Ale that is. OK.