Anova167 (319) - Manhattan Beach, California, USA - JUL 1, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Found this on a pilgrimage to my hometown. Pretty good effort from what seems like a new brewery. Color was a bit dark for the style, but it didn’t taste as malty as it looked. Aroma had a bit of earthy malt with a floral pine hop note. Flavor was well balance between malt presence and hop bite. It looked loaded with caramel malt (which I hate in an APA) but I was pleasantly surprised.
alexsdad06 (7749) - Ohio, USA - FEB 1, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz can at home. Pours a dark golden color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have pale toasted malts, a hint of caramel, citrus, grassy, herbal hops, grapefruit, finishes kind of bland, dry, ok but there are many superior options.
phaleslu (8215) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 19, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Nation, served in a pint glass. Pours a clear deepish golden color with a small eggshell white head that settles into a ring. Pale and sweet malt backbone holds together leafy, grassy, citrusy, and slightly spicy hops, with some green and black tea for measure. Light-medium bodied, with moderate carbonation and a tea-like, slightly malty, barely bitter mouthfeel. Not really a ’session ale,’ as they say, because it’s a little too heavy on the palate for that and the ABV is to high. But it’s a good APA nonetheless.
bvbunited (59) - Ohio, USA - DEC 24, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I don't usually like pale ales so I'm sure my rating in lower than most. This beer does have great color and aroma and pours with a very small head. As I expected the taste was a bit to hoppy for me and stayed around a little to long. I did enjoy this the more I drank and would probably order it if they had no other craft beers.
rondphoto (3338) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - DEC 23, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
can @ Party Town/ Florence KY --- Clear medium orange amber, frothy white 2" head, splashes of lace. Aroma of malt and hops. Taste is a little malt, followed by solid, but pleasing, citrus hops. The hops don’t load up enough to drown the malt, so the finish is somewhat balanced. A nice enough pale ale, but I can see no way to justify it as a session brew (5.75%abv? no way; on top of that, a very full body)
drfabulous (5568) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - OCT 6, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce can. Pours an orange base. Slightly malty. Some citrus. Little bit of fruit. Ok.
RRistow12 (531) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - JUN 19, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tasted from draft. Pours a clear orange amber with white head. Aroma is fairly sweet and not too prominent with caramel and some piney notes. Taste is moderates bitter and mild to moderately sweet with flavors of caramel, toffee, biscuits, pine and grassy floral flavors. Overall average for style.
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tmongoose (1960) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUN 9, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can shared. Poured a darker orange color with white head. The aroma is bitter and citrus. Medium malt base with the citrus on the front end and a long lasting bitterness on the back end. Wouldn’t really call this a session beer. It’s not offensive in any respect drinkable but it’s just another beer off the shelf.
DialSquare (3786) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 5, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Meisters in Grandview. Copper pour with sturdy white head. Aroma of grass, pine, malt. Tastes are caramel malt, orange peel, grass. Medium palate, little under-carbonated for me.
bytemesis (5561) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - APR 3, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can. Pours crystal clear orange amber, medium beige head, creamy with good lacing. Aroma is buttery, pine, honey, a bit herbal. Flavor is medium sweet, medium bitter, herbal, pine, honey, orange, and a bit of butter. Medium body, oily mouthfeel.
merc7186 (2757) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - MAR 12, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma: Mild Bready Malts, Mild Biscuits, Mild Bittering Hops
Appearance: Amber/Orangish Hue, Passes Mild Light, White Head Ring, Some Lacing
Taste: Bready Malts, Mild Bittering Hops
Mouthfeel: Average Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Drying, Mildly Bitter