egajdzis (5119) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 11, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured an amber color with a small, off white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of citrus fruits and toffee malts. Taste was predominantly sweet caramel malts, and a lengthy bitter finish. One of the highlights from yesterday.
billk (352) - Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, USA - MAY 5, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Cloudy amber/orange w nice beige head that fell fairly quick. Aroma is lt/med roast malt w grapefruit & moderate hops. Flavor is lt/med rst malt, sour grapefruit & moderate hops. Moderately bitter w good bitter finish, slight malt sweetness.There was a nice spicy/peppery note in the finish when it warmed up and was near empty. Medium bodied.
jgb9348 (4294) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - OCT 23, 2004
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Amber coloured body with a small off-white head. Aroma of slight floral hops with a predominately malt kick. Medium-bodied; Subtle acidic qualities (of lemon, vinegar) are noticeable in a rather one-dimensional hop/malt combination. Aftertaste lasts a while, but isn’t complex at all. Overall, a decent APA, but not a ’traditional’ one. I sampled this on ’pseudo-draught’ at the Old Dominion Brew Festival 2004 on 27-June-2004 in Ashburn, Virginia.
hopdog (8254) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 11, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Rams Head Tavern. Poured a light to medium amber color with a small head. Aroma and tastes of citris. Sweet tasting with a light bitter finish. Watery body.
motelpogo (5815) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 14, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
pretty decent stuff, lightly reddish with a strong citric, pine aroma and a large amount of apple flavour though i´m not sure why and a lingering bitterness
JFGrind (1777) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 29, 2004
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sampled at Ram’s Head in Rehoboth. Other than a spicy bitterness this is a watery APA.
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUN 27, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy amber -orange witha small fine paricled white head. Hoppy piney aroma is balanced nicely by some malts. Crisp big hop kick with just enough malts to keep things in order. Medium bodied. A good beer to give to folks who claim to hate bitter beers.
DocLock (7214) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 13, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark straw, with medium head. Aroma of huge hops, citrus, fruit, malt, and spiciness. Tastes hoppy, fruity, malty, with a crisp finish. Very nice brew.
LordHedgehog (144) - Westminster, Maryland, USA - MAY 9, 2004
4.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
The cloudy cream orange-brown appearance told me this was not a typical APA. The head was firm, and the aroma subdued but slightly hoppy. The mouthfeel was exceptionally smooth, especially for an APA. Slightly sweet, but most definately malty, it balances well with the hops. Excellent!
desurfer (1186) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - JAN 5, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice amber hued body, small creamy head. Hoppy floral aroma, taste is citrusy and sweet. Palate is smooth, with a dry finish. Good.