ryecatcher (349) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 27, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy deep orange with a thin white head, some retention and a little lacing. Nose is dried apricots (one of the most distinctive noses Iíve come across). Mouth is less impressive than nose, mainly caramelly malt and some earthy notes, less hoppy than Iíd hoped for. Finishes very quickly. Okay, but after the nose, somewhat of a letdown.
zgaier (689) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - NOV 10, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a hazy orange with an off white head and sweet aroma of hops and grass. Taste is of sweet, of hops, caramel, grass, and citrus with a bitter, medium finish. Decent APA
jjgmd (729) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - NOV 10, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours an orange light brown color with a small head. Nose is all strong hops, and pine. Taste is all hops and fair amount of bitterness. Drinks rather easily and pleasurably. Finish is dry, crisp and short. Carbonation is soft and texture light to medium. Quaff Score 8 / 10
bytemesis (1400) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 10, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Pours hazy orange amber with a medium off-white head that dissipates with great lacing. Aroma is citrus and pine, with notes of caramel. Flavor is about the same, lightly sweet, lightly bitter, refreshing and crisp.
arrogantb (1398) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 10, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I noticed that this beer won the Gold at GABf for American Pale Ale and when I noticed the bottled date was only a month old I didnít hesitate to pay the $8 for the sixer. Orange-yellow color with a good rocky head. Smells hoppy, a little bit of grass and "greenness". Taste is a solid hoppy pale ale that almost borders on IPA but not quite there. Iíd easily buy this again given the value for the price.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 05-28-2011 20:23:27
csbosox (1204) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - OCT 28, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dry hopped with Bravo. 12oz bottle. A pretty rough bitterness for the IBUís, which is just fine in a beer like this. The main reason for my rating is to have notes on the Bravo hops it is dryhopped with. I get a pretty even mix of candied citrus rind and chlorophyll in the aroma. Acceptable, but it is not a favorite. Seems to lack the garlic/onion of some high alpha hops, so it is possible that using a larger dryhop charge would bring out more of the citrus character. Nice malt base on the beer, nice balance. Overall a decent pale ale, although certainly a big one.
DedicatedToFun (652) - Alabama, USA - OCT 27, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Awesome beer, hoppy, Apa, I love this beer, an Apa thatís close to an ipa, hell yeah!
thefederalist (275) - Jonesboro, Arkansas, USA - OCT 26, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy amber with a soft white head that leaves lacing in the glass. Aroma is sweet and a little funky, with some hops in the background. Flavor is sweet and a little funky, with some bitterness in the background. The finish is sweet, and a little funky.
Jow (1372) - New York, USA - OCT 16, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Big thanks to ny pal Shawn who in thanking me for being wedding party signed me up for micro brew of the month club. My first brew from the box is this fine pale ale from Idaho. Pours cloudy orange with quickly dissipating white head. Nose of citrus and dough. Tastes of grapefruits, grassy, spruce, bread, caramel, and light ginger. Light bodied but nice finish.
Tessic (744) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 9, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This Pale Ale poured a medium amber colour with a awesome, off white, frothy/creamy head. To the nose there are scents of spruce/citrus/grassy hops, light malt and dough. First sip was full of hop flavours such as spruce and citrus/pineapple. Finish is bitter and chock full of hop.