Anova167 (286) - 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 didnít 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.
Nephilium (1350) - Ohio, USA - AUG 22, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Caramel malt aroma, with some hop notes. Pours a slightly hazy amber with a thin white head. Mild hop flavor, with a touch of grapefruit in the finish. Thin bodied, with a very short bitter finish. Not a bad APA, but nothing out of the ordinary.
bnokk (16) - Ohio, USA - JUL 30, 2014
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
4 String Pale ale on draft at Miller's Ale House Restaurant in Columbus, oh
Appearance - nice light amber color. Very clear and see through. Light, quickly dissipating head.
Nose - not much to speak of.
Flavor - Good, light hops very refreshing 'lite' hop flavor like you'd expect for a pale ale. No particular hop flavor stood out.
Notes - Good overall drinker. Enjoyable on a nice hot summer day, and I'll bet a cool fall day as well. I'd call it a good 'table' beer. Great with a meal, but nothing special for a 'tasting'.
steelhead3686 (238) - Athens, Ohio, USA - JUL 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear light gold with a white head. Medium spruce hops with sugary malt. Medium to heavy bitter that doesnít stick around. Medium body with a sticky texture.
douglas88 (5941) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce can. Pours a clear copper color with a medium white head. A sweet fruity resin nose. The flavor is lemons, oranges, tea, resin, mild bitterness, smooth, some caramel. Good.
Shot (136) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - JUL 16, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Millerís Ale House. Dark gold color. Thin white head with decent lacing. Aromas of sweet malt and floral hops. Upfront explosion of fresh hops, herbal tones, slight bitter citrus. Whatís really noticeable is the long, lingering hop bite. Itís almost too much. Seems like it needs a bit more malt sweetness to balance it out. Fairly dry finish. Medium to light mouthfeel. It has the body of a pale ale, but this drinks like an IPA pale ale. Definitely not bad. Iíd like to explore this one again.
nuplastikk (4351) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 10, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz can. Hazy golden-orange body. Creamy off-white head. Pretty standard APA. Medium bodied, smooth malt backbone, some resinous murky NW hops. The lack of filtration takes away from any crispness. Not really hyped that I bought a sixpack of this...wouldnít do it again.
MrBunn (2456) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 18, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can. Pours a clear coppery orange with a thin head. Aromas are malty (almost a honey and dough mix) with a bit of light fruit and flavor is driven by grain dust and a bit of citrus and fruit (but in an awkward kind of way that makes me a bit sad.) Itís an OK beer, but it is pretty standard APA stuff.
italianjohn (2325) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 3, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear copper pour with a clear white head and sticky lacing .... Aroma of grapefruit and sugary crystal malts ... Sweet sugary malts and a bitter citrusy grapefruity hop ... Had a malty and sugary backbone .... Decent session brew not much more
bluejacket74 (1312) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - APR 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce can, I believe this was just canned last week so itís pretty fresh. Served in a Sam Adams perfect pint glass, the beer pours a copper color with about a half inch off-white head that sticks around a while. Thereís also a good amount of lacing. Aroma is nice, the brew smells mostly like citrusy hops (grapefruit, citrus peel), along with some bready and caramel malt. Taste is similar to the aroma, but thereís also a bit of pine hops noticeable. Mouthfeel/body is medium, itís a bit slick, smooth, and easy to drink. I think itís a good pale ale, Iíd buy it again. $8.99 a 6-pack.
nathan30533 (592) - Dahlonega, Georgia, USA - FEB 22, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
More malt for my normal liking but still a great ale. Balanced. Great pour.