HuskerTan (746) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - DEC 31, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
A- Herbs, floral, citrus.
A- Copper color, hazy liquid, white head.
T- Bitter, subtle citrus, herbs, flowers.
P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, bitter finish.
O- Not too bad. Lots of herbal notes, but drinkable.
AAEA (213) - California, USA - JUN 20, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
12FL OZ ($14.99 12pack) Great beer from these guys but fell short in character. still pretty good but they make a better beer in the same variety.
ryecatcher (985) - Bridgeport, Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 4, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Drank this over at my folks house for the Old Manís 68th birthday (Happy birthday, Pop!). Yeah, so the beer... bit of cracker malt, fair amount of citrus and pine, medium bodied, mild bitterness. Not bad, but GIBC definitely makes a lot better beers than this one.
rosskyle (140) - - MAY 29, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
12 oz bottle from Lunds. Amber color with a large white head. Hops and malt aroma. Medium body. Smooth texture. Pine hops flavor. Some citrus. Kind of like gin added to a malty beer.
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RobertDale (4187) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAY 29, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Goose Island OíHare. Comes golden orange with a decent off-white head. Aroma of pine, grass, and malt. Taste is pine, grapefruit, pine, and caramel malt. Pretty good.
Jabah (195) - Winter Park, Florida, USA - MAY 23, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Iím still on the fence with this one. Started to like it more with each sample, but then it regressed on me. Balance is off or something...and for the style itís slightly sub-par. I try to put it more in the English Pale Ale category, which seems to better fit the profile vs. APA. Has a good clean hop finish, so maybe the malt-yeast combo isnít working for me. Has potential, but there are way better ones out there.
cpetrone84 (1676) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 22, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour is transparent copper with lots of tight light dusty brown head. Nose is fairly hoppy with hop resin, pine and citrus. Fair bit of malt in the nose, caramel and sticky. Taste is similar, sticky sugary caramel malt with hops behind, resiny and sticky with some citrus through the finish and a light bitterness. Body is a hint syrupy with assertive carbonation and a fairly dry finish.
Mulegolf (1) - Slayton, Minnesota, USA - MAY 20, 2015 does not count
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I got this beer in a sampler case at a Costco. The aroma was good , You could definitely smell the hint of pine. The color was an orangish amber with an off white head. The taste had a piney flavor with a citrus and malt added in. The palate was good and I enjoyed the beer both while grilling brats and while eating the brats. I seem to like the piney tasting beers more in the warm weather than when itís cooler.
Leighton (13789) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at the Holiday Inn Express - Geneva, NY. Pours totally clear copper-gold with a foamy white head. The nose holds leafy hops, caramel, bread and pine. Medium sweet flavor with notes of graham crackers, toasty bread, oily pine. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Lightly resinous on the finish, some faded and leafy hops, more caramel. So so.
DMLINAZ (326) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAY 16, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasty, well-balanced pale ale. Caramel malts at the front, with a mild hop bitterness underneath. Nice, standard pale ale aroma. Caramel colored, with soapy head.
JMerritt (1887) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - MAY 14, 2015
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Red-orange in color, head is small and off white. Apricot and (really) fruity peach aroma up front that wanes info soft leather, grapefruit rind, and a bit of pinecone. Flavor has a rather hefty caramel maltiness initially, but pine resin and citrus fruits pop up shortly thereafter. Finish is moderately bitter with lots of grapefruit rind but also with a sweet, almost cranberry fruitiness. I appreciate the malt balance but think they may have overdone it a tad - at times it seems too caramelly.