Bork (379) - Rosewood, Georgia, USA - MAR 25, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pale ale balancing well close to the India border with a rather heavy pine bitterness that is too perfumed. Flavorful but out of balance.
MadRobin (2221) - Silver Spring, USA - MAR 23, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from 12 oz. bottle.
Clear, amber-orange with a 4-finger khaki head and good lacing.
Aroma of tangerine, pineapple, lemon, other light fruit, caramel, grass and toast.
Taste of caramel, pine, grapefruit, lemon, toasted brown bread, tangerine, grass and mild floral hops.
Medium body and medium carbonation.
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DarkSong (322) - Dacula, Georgia, USA - MAR 22, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
It pours an amber color with a small white head. It has a fresh hop aroma with some floral aromas. It has a caramel and bread flavor with a mild hop bitterness. This is a very drinkable beer.
pete4999 (1165) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 20, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Fat Bob’s in Buffalo, NY. Never heard of this. Light brown pour, little light bubbly head. Dry. Decent malt backbone but some hops in it too. Kinda earthy, hard to define. Not bad.
blklab2007 (2058) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 20, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle poured an amber color with a thin coating of white head. Beer has mild hops, a fair bit of malt for a pale ale, and a lingering finish.
superspak (3064) - Michigan, USA - MAR 16, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled on 10/22/2014. Pours fairly crystal clear deep orange/copper color with a 2 finger dense and rocky off white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with some moderate streaming carbonation. Aromas of big grapefruit, tangerine, lemon zest, orange peel, apple, light pine, caramel, brown sugar, toasted bread, herbal, floral, grass, and herbal/toasted earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of citrus/earthy hops and dark/bready malt notes; with good strength. Taste of grapefruit, tangerine, lemon zest, orange peel, apple, pine, caramel, brown sugar, toasted biscuit, herbal, floral, grass, and herbal/toasted earthiness. Good amount of pine and earthy herbal bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, lemon/orange peel, apple, pine, caramel, brown sugar, toasted biscuit, and herbal/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice complexity, balance, and robustness of citrus/earthy hops and dark/bready malt flavors; with a good malt/bitterness balance and a light lingering bitter astringency after the finish; but not too bad. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, fairly crisp/sticky, and lightly creamy/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very good pale ale style. All around good robustness, balance, and complexity of citrus/earthy hops and dark/bready malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.
zombywoof (452) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - MAR 15, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good APA, spruce, apricot and bread. Hops and malt pretty equally balanced. Respectable session beer. Sorry to see Goose Island bought out by AB- InBev.
aumentm (196) - North Carolina, USA - MAR 12, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Goose Island does it again. This is a good lighter beer that has a complex taste and good combo of malts and hops.
ibrubeer (158) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAR 9, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft @ Holiday Inn CAK. Slightly hoppy aroma. Clear amber color, with white head, slowly dissipates, nice lacing. Very pleasant bitter taste, very smooth. Med, appropriate body. Overall, a very drinkable pale ale.
Slipstream (2141) - USA - MAR 6, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to Dave for this fresh, robust APA. This features herbal, lightly minty hops. A good, snappy example of the style.