Frank (3957) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 15, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
This is a decent pale ale but nothing special. It pours a cloudy orange color w/ a huge head of foam. It has a pleasant fruity nose--Iím getting pineapple and sweet orange--w/ a hint of lavender around the edges. Taste is a touch on the sweet side which goes along well enough w/ the fruit notes and the grassy, resinous bitterness in the finish. Like many beers that pour w/ a huge head, it winds up being a bit flat ultimately which combined w/ the relatively full body make for something of a juicy texture which feels a bit heavy in this case. This beer has some solid aspects but nothing about it really impresses me.
slowrunner77 (9661) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 7, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
"a fruity fairly aromatic ipa (used to be marketed as an IPA) not as big as many of the west coast hop bombs i am used to, but itís a pretty tasty well balanced beer (if a little light). iíd buy again."
WVHouseofBeer (1023) - Florida, USA - SEP 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Decent (though kind of weak) aromas of citrus and a bit of sweet malt. Looks good with a nice frothy white head. Flavors are very good and balanced. Pretty bitter but still refreshing. An excellent APA.
miyauchi38 (1094) - chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bulk_Carrier (3554) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - AUG 27, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reviewed from notes.
This was poured into a pint glass.
The appearance was a soft hazy orange color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute. Thereís some light stringy lacing coming from the dieing head.
The smell had a big juicy citrus aroma with an invasive strong pine note to assist in a wonderful smell.
The taste started off sweet and eventually showed a mild bittersweet flavoring to start to show.
On the palate, this one shows a nice sesionability in a light to medium sort of body. The carbonation was delicately harsh with a fine lingering gentleness to it. A light spicy smooth undercurrent of juicy citrus with pine rolls over my tongue.
Overall, what a wonderful APA that I definitely would have again.
ARH (1113) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2016 12oz bottle poured into an imperial pint. The aroma is caramel and roasted malt with a floral touch as well as citrus and pine. It becomes a bit cleanser like near the end. It pours a clear orange with a thick, white uneven creamy head. Lots of puffy, creaminess remains throughout the duration of the drink, mostly around the edges and in a moderate lump in the middle. It leaves lots of messy lacing. The taste is a medium, sharp bitter and medium syrupy sweet. The oily, medium body has a creamy carbonation. It finishes with caramel and roasted grains, citrus, and pine. The pine sticks around in the aftertaste which is lightly dry and clean.
BeerdedDave (1275) - - JUL 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
amber color; piney hop aroma; piney, grassy hop flavor on a fairly light malt base; dry, bitter finish
ibrubeer (287) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Pretty decent lacing. Medium aroma. Nice golden color. Tasted a little flat. Flavor was a little citrusy, with a piney aftertaste. Maybe not very fresh?
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 20, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample on tap at the Bridge in STL during RBSG. Mostly clear orange color. Thin off-white head. Leaves good dots and bits of lace. Looks good considering my 1 ounce sample size. Caramel malt, light spicy hop. Moderate sweet taste, light bitter. Light to medium body. Smooth, kind of soft, lighter carbonation. Decent pale ale, but nothing special.
Hophaze (192) - South Bend, Indiana, USA - JUN 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Millers in Chicago. Description hits it head on. Floral notes and crisp. Decent representation of the APA style.