jake65 (2881) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 24, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, from the in-laws at Xmas. Sort of forgot about this, otherwise I would have cracked it a month ago… not that it matters once I see the date stamped on the neck… bottled 01/14/13. It’s 25 months old! Pops with plenty of carb, pours a clear copper color and is topped with a thick finger of creamy beige head. Tons of sheet lacing. The nose is lively with floral and pine, a tiny bit of grass. Mostly floral hops in the taste with minimal grassy notes. The malt presence is sturdy, but it doesn’t overshadow the hops. Rating is based on the taste today, wow this has aged gracefully, but I’ll look for this fresh…
VastActiv (3859) - Oulu, FINLAND - FEB 24, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Fremont Brewing, Seattle. Colour is clear orange with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, hops and malts. Thin but very drinkable.
SHIG (3914) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - FEB 21, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at GABBF: Poured a hazy yellowed with white head. Aroma is nice crisp hops that follow into the flavor. Also nice balance with the malts to make a very nice drinking pale ale.
andrewje41 (1251) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - FEB 1, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz can. Really nice fresh hops aroma. Flavor has a good balance of malt and hops, all in a light, easy drinking pale. Malt has a very cereal like flavor. Grassy hops presence all throughout. Pretty good beer to drink all day. Finishes a little on the sweet side. Overall, a pretty good pale here here.
cblado (281) - Washington, USA - JAN 27, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Awesome-looking 12-oz can. Pours a pale goldenrod color, thick pearly head, good lacing. Aroma is grassy hops with some hay and cereal malt notes. Flavor is a perfect blend of grassy hops up front with a great backbone of malt. It doesn’t knock you out, but it’s very drinkable. Overall an excellent pale ale.
WABeerFiend (321) - - JAN 16, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Hops: Columbus, Centennial, Cascade and Simcoe.
Malts: Pale, Special Aromatic, and Victory.
Poured from a can into a tumbler on 12.27.13.
A: See through golden. 1 finger fluffy head that retains well.
S: Delicious citrus, pine. Fantastic!
T: Pine, citrus, flower. Malt is there as a base.
M: Crisp. Perfect carbonation.
O: This was the first APA that I had ever tried and it blew me away. This beer changed my view of what beer could taste like. I expected a lip-puckering "bitter beer face" bitterness but what I got instead was a wash of pine and citrus. It pushed me to challenge my tastebuds and explore other beer styles. This beer is my first love.
HIGHB4LL (835) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 5, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. can from Supermarket Liquors. Appearance: 2 fingers white head, golden color, straw color, clear, good lacing. Aroma: citrus, floral, light wheat, caramel. Palate: light body, sticky texture, dry and bitter finish, average carbonation.: Taste: sweet caramel and light wheat into citrusy bitter hops finish. Overall, nothing amazing, but well done in sticking with the basics.
UncleKorm (1049) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JAN 5, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can poured a lightly hazed yellow hue w/ medium creamy lasting white head. Moderate bready and hoppy aromas. Initial flavor is light sweet w/ a moderate bitter finish. Taste comes across as a hopped pilsner. Light bodied.
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fiulijn (16395) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can from Haggen’s Grocery, Burlington
Hazy blond color. Light beer, highly drinkable, with crisp malts, and delicate citrusy hopping.
runaway (68) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz can pours golden/orange with a billowing cream head that eventually falls to rocky lacing. Aroma is of biscuit, citrus and spruce. Tastes of grapefruit pith and is mildly spicy, mildly metallic. Body is active and light with a dry finish