Reynolds314 (1877) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at BL. Aroma is light pine and grassy herbal hops with some biscuit malts. Taste is light oyster crackers, some citrus, grass, and melon notes. Very dry and chuggable. Could quaff it by the bucket.
Loineshawn (3002) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 24, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 26, 2013 Tap at brewpub + growler @ home. Quite citrusy. Grapefruit offered. Orangepeel. Bright. Super hop forward. Crisp. Juicy. Lotta grapefruit. No abrasive bitterness. Lotta reps. ultradrinkable. @ tame.
mcox90 (1371) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Taster at the source. Pours gold with a one finger white head. Sharp pine resin scent. Pine resin taste with a bit of citrus. Light malt. Medium bodied with a bitter finish.
WillRunForBeer (180) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours golden with a fine white head. Aromas of grass and grapefruit. Flavor follows nose. Malt disappears behing grassy, grapefruit hop bitterness.
Ernesto987 (3009) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 13, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
growler shared at HF, crushing it guys, this is an amazing pale ale, interesting hop blend ,very unique!
jkwood04 (2902) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml growler in a tulip. Pours amber with a lacy, cream-colored head. Aroma of citrusy and resinous hops plus a nice pale maltiness to balance it out. Very dry and hoppy for a pale ale. Average texture. A pretty good pale ale.
msnelling09 (68) - Beverly, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 9, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
The beer pours pale gold, bordering on straw yellow with a light creamy white head of tiny bubbles, which fade away into a scrim leaving a splotchy lacing along the glass. In body the beer is clean of all particles and expresses only a slight chill haze. On the nose this beer is beautifully bright and expressive, featuring prickly pine that morphs into lush and juicy citric pineapple and orange with light touches of grapefruit and mango. The nose of this beer alone easily stands up there with some of the best APAís in America. On the tongue the beer tastes dry and complex with faint hints of sweeter bready malt and a faint touch of acidity from the hops. This beer is supremely balanced, however, with no aspect really overpowering the others. In flavor the beer begins as sweet juicy citric hops, blended with light fluffy malt. Eventually prickly pine works its way through the hop flavor, and even suggests pineapple briefly on the palate, but the malt character stays steady and strong providing a beautiful backbone for the hops to paint upon with light fluffy malt bread. In the mouth, the beer feels crisp, clean, and natural. The finish is of bright citric hops working beautiful bitter and juicy characteristics across the tongue that canít quite be placed. The aftertaste is bitter with a lingering touch of very light bready malts. Carbonation is light and fluffs through the mouth, beautifully caressing the tongue. The beer feels on the highest point of light in body, just below medium, and is hugely drinkable, while the mouth is left dry and rather clean with just a light malty flavor linger in the mouth. The mouth is left begging to be wet again. Overall this is a hell of a session ale, and a hell of an APA. It is hugely complex in its hop character, and provides a beautiful malt canvas for the hops to work upon. This beer is perfect for the summer, and could be knocked back all day and night long. As soon as it leaves your mouth you just want more of it. Try this beer for sure, and try it fresh!
AirForceHops (2346) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Taster @ the brewpub. Real nice blend of hops. Lots of bright fruits on the nose with clean malt. Feels good in your mouth to swish around, giving you flavors of grapefruit, pineapple and some light resin. Really great flavor at 4.5%. This beer pretty much perfectly balanced, it has an outstanding flavor. Very easy to down it. The body was light to medium with a dry texture. Pretty damn nice.
BeerFlavoredBeer (254) - New Hampshire, USA - APR 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I really enjoyed this APA. Slightly floral with sweet citrus aromas - reminded me of red grapefruit. Flavor was very nice - not overpowering. Very cascade-like in flavor. Probably from the Ahtanum? The use of the Falconerís Flight blend made this one stand out from other APAís Iíve had recently.
seth_lfod (243) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Taster from the source. Clear Golden pour with a decent white head. Aroma was slight citrus with a little bready malt. Taste was sort of bland as nothing really stood out. Crisp and refreshing. Good session beer.