sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 3, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Yellow orange color, white head. Citrusy aroma, some grapefruit. Nice light mouthfeel, good amount of carbonation. More grapefruit in the flavor, some other citrus notes, a little bready. Finish, mildly bitter, very dry.
porterhouse (1581) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - MAR 3, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Bottle via trade with <A HREF=http://www.ratebeer.com/ViewUser.asp?UserID=2 target=blank>OhioDad, thanks Scott!) Pours cloudy yellowish amber. Soft off-white head. Sloppy lacing. Aroma is mostly hops, some malt. Body medium-full, but a touch watery. Taste is bitterness overlaying mild maltiness and fruitiness. The finish is where the dry-hopping comes through. Hops stand out here - seem very fresh and have a nice fruitiness.
ElJefe (553) - Rochester, New York, USA - FEB 28, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Golden yellow with a white head that dissapates rather quickly. Aroma of biscuit and citrus (lemon zest). Light bodied, flavor of lemon zest, piney hops, some biscuit. Nothing overly impressive about this.
BitchesBrew (713) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 15, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[tap @ Sunset Grill] Pours a cloudy yellow color. Aroma is mostly citrus other fruits. Very drinkable- I’d see this making a nice session. Nice, bitter finish.
OhioDad (2493) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - FEB 14, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle pours amber slightly cloudy with a big fluffy offwhite head. Aroma is slight grapefruit, apricot, and some grains. Flavor is grapefruit, apricot, some bread, grains. Finished bitter and dry. Palate is light with a fair amount of carbonation and a crisp dry finish.. Pretty enjoyable..
growler (74) - West Virginia, USA - JAN 27, 2006
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. orange with a slight haze. Long-lasting foamy, white head. Light citrus aroma from the cascade hops. Was expecting a much hoppier presence that this one delivered. Some malt, light citris with a decent dry finish. A little better than middle of the road but not bad.
hopscotch (8367) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 26, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle... Hazy, light orange ale with a small, frothy, off-white head. Fruity, earthy nose with notes of grapefruit, apricot, white pepper and fresh Cascade hops. Well-balanced flavor with notes of citrus fruit and light malt. Medium-bodied and dry with lively carbonation. Dry, grassy finish. Thanks go out to Growler for the bottle!
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 24, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep golden and slightly hazed with floating hop particles and a one finger dense white head. Aroma of sweet freshly cut grass and flowers with a touch of citrus in the mix. Bready toasty malt sweetness upfront balanced by assertive hops and a dry finish. Excellent rich,full body.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JAN 4, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear deep golden with some yeast floaties and a thin white head. Sweet caramel malty, piney and citrusy hoppy aroma is very inviting. Starts with a nice sweet caramel malt presence well balanced with a nice amount of bittering and flavor hops with pine and grapefruit being most prominant. Finishes slightly sticky and dry with some fresh, green hoppy bite. A nice and enjoyable APA.
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 1, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 3, 2007 Bottle. Pours golden orange, with a nice white head. Laces nicely. Aroma not very strong, but faint with floral hops and malt. The hop profile is not aggressive, but rather balanced with other flavors; toffee, caramel malt, and citrus peel. A nice crisp, bitter finish that lingers, but not overwhelmingly. Fairly decent. I’d like to try this one on tap.