tnkw01 (1540) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 29, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Just an average pale ale. Gold in color with a medium head. Aroma is a hoppy aroma but kind of weak. Taste was grass, grains and citrusy pine.
drsordr (1744) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - MAY 23, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft to taster at Thirsty Monk pour avg gold with moderate white head. Nose pine and dank hop. Taste musty dank hop and tannin like bitter. Fleeting sweet malt mid palate.
rdixon77 (1699) - Georgia, USA - APR 11, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Old rating. Too much malt and not enough hop for a pale ale. Bland. Almost like generic beer.
chinchill (3355) - South Carolina, USA - MAR 26, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
fresh 12 oz bottle.
Very hoppy for style, but with typical moderate bitterness.
Aroma: very attractive with a fine blend of bready malts and citrus/herbal hops.
Herbal and citrus notes from the hops.
malvrich (131) - durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 16, 2015
2.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
A: Pours a murky orange gold 1" craggy head retaining well. looks like orange Gatorade (or Sculpin).
S: Grapefruit pith and pine. Cascade calling card right? (like a diluted Sculpin)
T: Sort of like a watered down Sculpin but less oniony. Not that I don’t find it pretty good but hardly original. And no I don’t taste any malted barley.
M: Thin with a tingly carbonation. Bitter finish.
O: I had high hopes for this but am disappointed. I am a huge fan of Foothills Pilsner but have not found any other of their offerings noteworthy. Seriously, why don’t they just do away with the APA style altogether and call it what it is: fucking American IPA.
MartinT (8736) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 10, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
My Bottom Line:
This easygoing American Pale Ale joins toasted malts, orangey hops and their resinous bitterness in a balanced effort.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A ring of foam circles the shiny dark golden.
-Once again, this is another lean and clean Foothills brew which knows how to quench.
-While this one is not reinventing the wheel, it does everything well.
On tap at the brewpub.
LuckyDog (614) - - OCT 21, 2014
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not a lot of flavor other than the hops. Decent lacing. Bitter aftertaste.
Cybercat (4290) - Georgia, USA - MAY 25, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a nice clear golden with a respectable pale buff head. Strong, malty aroma has a firm hoppy accompaniment. Flavor is malty and hoppy, enjoyable if not complex. Mouthfeel is thin and not fizzy, but not off-putting. If not breat, worth a flight.
Enwiebe (226) - - MAR 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
3/19/14. Growler from Whole Foods. Pours frothy with a nice two finger head that gives way to thick lacing. Strong hop nose for a pale. Good flavor and balance for a lighter (almost session) pale ale.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
b3shine (7133) - Indiana, USA - MAR 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft to pint. Looks solid; a slightly cloudy deeper orange with foamy eggshell head. Smells solid; a fairly bitter hop profile with a medium-bodied pale malt backbone. Tastes like it smells with an average mouthfeel. A solid IPA.