brokensail (11550) - Orange County, California, USA - NOV 23, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ Flagstaff Brewing. Smells a bit like burnt popcorn. Cracker, dough, and a lot of grass and straw. Kind of biscuity, at least. Not much hop character. The flavor is kind of bitter and grainy. A lot of grass, burnt popcorn, and straw. A touch of biscuit dough and orange peel.
BeerdedDave (513) - - OCT 27, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap at the brewery; amber color; floral hop aroma with citrus and pine notes; piney hops and light caramel malt; a decent pale ale
chinchill (2128) - South Carolina, USA - MAY 28, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
I had this on tap at the brew pub in Flagstaff, AZ.
A: clear medium amber, with a tiny off-white head. Minimal lacing.
The aroma was mainly hoppy, mostly of the citrus and piney variety, and reasonably strong.
Tasting revealed a rather strong malt component, leaving this pale ale less hoppy than it should be for style. Acceptable sweet/bitter balance nonetheless.
Mouthfeel: carbonation was a bit too low and the body was too watery.
O: not bad; not worth seeking out.
badlizard (5537) - Berkeley, California, USA - JAN 17, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear light golden with almost no head. Grain citrus aroma and taste with some unfortunate soapy notes and an earthy lightly bitter finish.
daknole (9439) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 16, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep gold pour, light head. Nice hoppy aroma, crisp citrus and piney hops are both in the nose and on the tongue. I liked this one pretty well. Tap at the brewery.
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JUL 6, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
pale gold with a thin white ring.
uh-oh... smells a bit buttery... mixed with caramel, earthy hops, spice and some faint pine.
it tastes rather british... caramel (buttery, but not bad), spice, toasty grain, sweet pine, flowers and a bunch of dirty hops with a mildly bitter finish.
medium bodied with a muddy texture.
decaturstevo (5213) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - APR 13, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orangish pour with creamy off white head and lace. Medium evergreen hops aroma. Full semi sweet malt flavor, with a medium bitter finish. Medium bodied with aggressive carbonation.
jcwattsrugger (11216) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAR 9, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap-pours a white head with some lacing and gold color. Aroma is citrus, hint of malt. Taste is earthy hops with some pine, English tendencies, somewhat sweet medium malt-caramel.
Aubrey (3451) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - MAY 31, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the Flagstaff Brewery: Nice and golden. Sweet, aromatic hops ... earthy, flowery and grassy. Malts were nice as well ... caramelly and toasty. Pretty solid pale ale.
eaglefan538 (2911) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 11, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I had this one after the Stone IPA, but still found the flavor to be rather solid. Imagine that. The pour was golden in color with a decent head and good lacing. The aroma was of herbal and pine hops. The flavor was balanced very nicely with a pils type malt flavor and the herbal and pine-like character of the cascade and chinook hops. A very enjoyable and well hopped APA.