Robbievegas (230) - Las vegas, Nevada, USA - NOV 4, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Picked this up in the bottle at Siegel's in Addison, TX. Floral hoppy aroma. Nice malty flavor with a good amount of hops on the back of the tongue.
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Nalu (217) - Washington, USA - APR 17, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22 oz. bomber. Pours a clear gold with a short white head that persists and leaves minimal lace. Malty nose and a cotton-candy and berry sweet, medium body that lasts through. Tart and citrus in the middle and finish with strong hop aromas all through, as if dry-hopped or hop-filtered. Low carbonation, very drinkable - a session beer? A decade ago, this was an American IPA!
regspeir (199) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 22, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bottle (via trade) into a Duvel Tulip
Poured a light hazy orange with a huge off-white head (with an aggressive pour) that settled quickly but never completely dissapted. Nice lacing which was present throughout. Nose is breadiness, floral hops with some citrus in the background. Taste is bready and earthy with a nice balance of hops and sweet malts. Feel is on the light side. You certainly notice the carbonation but it works with the lighter mouthfeel. Although the name would suggest something other than an APA, this beer is true to the style and very nicely at that. It’s quite refreshing and, at 6%, quite sessionable.
Rockcrawler (197) - Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA - JUL 3, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. Pours a deep copper gold with medium head and lacing. Aroma is of grassy floral hops and slight bready malts. Taste is rather balanced with a decently strong bitterness chased by a uplifting sweetness. Finsih is crisp but oily sweetness that is appeasing to me.
picknbrew (196) - Mechanicsville, Virginia, USA - JUN 24, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22 oz. bottle. Amber color with a white head. A little sweetness and citrus in the aroma. Some hops in the flavor. Slight sweetness which finshes dry and bitter. A bit of a tinny taste that lingers some. Not a bad beer.
Chickencoop (188) - California, USA - APR 14, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Picked this up at the Whole Foods/ Los Altos, sweet beer selection. I am biased, I like Full Sail, they were one of the first micro’s back in the day and I respect them for the staying power. This is quite a drinkable beer, hoppy, but very smooth and malty mellow on the finish. At 6%, this is a poundable all day beer with some strong flavors, good stuff.
blazingspiral (170) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - SEP 18, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz. bottle. Transparent gold color in the glass, large bubbles, thin head. Aggressive hoppy aroma with notes of orange rind and green apple. The flavor is a full-on hops assault. It hits your tongue tingling and provides an explosion of bitterness, followed by a brief moment of malt sweetness, and then a long aftertaste of hops. Grapefruit and lemon are there, but overall the hops seem more grassy. It really tastes "green." Mouthfeel is a bit thin, with carbonation that could be softer. Overall a very crisp and refreshing brew for warm weather that will completely satisfy most hopheads, but not recommended for those who seek balance in their brews.
Peregrinari (148) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 14, 2010
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Not terribly impressive. Some bitter on the taste, not particularly complex malt profile. finish is a let down.
teamsale (137) - Washington, USA - MAY 20, 2016
2.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle, pours a nice clear copper with a minimal white head and light lacing. Smells really good, floral and pineapple, like it’s gonna be a sweet one. Surprisingly, the flavor is barely there, as in any flavor. Also, a bit acidic. There is good bitterness in the finish and a so-so aftertaste, but it certainly doesn’t make up for the extremely bland taste.
lukeherinckx (134) - mount pleasant, South Carolina, USA - APR 28, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very nice floral and citrus aroma. Clear, light amber color with a very thin head. The taste is a standard pale ale and is quickly by an intensely bitter, hoppy finish. Not too shabby.