foyle (294) - Wyoming, USA - AUG 3, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: FEB 20, 2014 Appearance: pours a 1” cream colored head that recedes slowly, moderate lacing. Color is cloudy orange-amber with some streaming carbonation.
Aroma: citrus rind, tangerine, sweet malt.
Mouthfeel: somewhat light mouthfeel with a quite dry finish.
Flavor: sweet malts give way to a tangerine hop and finishes with a somewhat burnt citrus rind flavor.
Brandon1989 (412) - Euless, Texas, USA - MAY 16, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a hazy golden color with a medium off white head that had good retention and left good lacing. The aroma is floral hops, white bread, and mild hop resin. The flavor is floral slightly bitter hops up front and finishes with a sweet malty finish.
Sammer (1079) - Plano, Texas, USA - APR 23, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Taste is grain, various hops, malt, hay and a gentle hint of booze. Smooth and easy drinking.
myrda (82) - - APR 7, 2015
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Odeur particulièrement dégueulasse. Petits pieds, vieux pet retenu, chambre humide pleine de moisissure et manteau en laine pleine de sueur froide. Je sais pas ce qu’est du sweetgrass, mais ça goutte bizarre.
drpimento (2419) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 27, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
I guess the best thing about this beer is its appearance with plenty of lace and a nice amber color. Everything else was just above average.
Finhead (1307) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - MAR 16, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A cloudy, orange pour with a small, white head. The aroma has orange juice and some mild pine. It has a light body with slightly oily texture and lively carbonation. The taste is bittersweet with more sweetness in the finish.
scarletfire65 (1068) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 9, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 11, 2015 Draft at Miller’s Pub in Chicago. Amber pour with a small cap of white head. Aroma of grassy hops. Light, crisp, well balanced. Dry finish. Textbook APA.
CousinBrenden (125) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 10, 2015
4.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great pale. So much going on with differentiation with hops. Perfect mouthfeel and carbonation. 6% ABV perfect balance!
Darkmagus82 (1953) - - DEC 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from bottle into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a golden amber color with a one finger head of white foam. The head has a decent level of retention, fading to leave a lighter level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The smell is heaviest of a citrus nature, with the citrus being a nice blend of sweeter tangerine and some bitter grapefruit hop. Along with these aromas comes some other smells of lighter tropical fruits of pineapple and mango as well as a little bit of a cracker like aroma. A hint of an herbal and floral smell are there as well, rounding out the aroma nicely.
Taste – The taste begins with a drier cracker and very lightly sweetened flavor of a peach and orange nature. The sweet is very light upfront, and grows even lighter as the taste advances to the end. While the sweet is light, there is a good deal of grapefruit and herbal hop flavor right from the start. These hop flavors grow stronger as the taste moves onto the end, and are joined by other hop flavors of an earthy nature. With the lessening of the sweet and the increase in the hop, one is left with a rather crisp and bitter flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the slightly thinner side with a carbonation level that is on the average side. For the APA style the feel is rather nice as it creates a decent base for the hop flavors to sit on the tongue all while still making for a more refreshing and crisp brew overall.
Overall – A rather nice drier APA overall. Not the best APA out there, but nice and crisp and on the drier side with a good hop hit.
Strangebrewer (954) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 14, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. Poured hazy medium amber with a creamy white head. A pungent piney hop aroma. Medium bodied, creamy texture with a sticky tart finish. Sweetish flavour, caramel malt with spicy herbal hops, sour citrus note.
Maltser85 (337) - Fargo, North Dakota, USA - NOV 16, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a definite hazy golden orange color with a nice just slightly off white head. Aroma is sweet, slight pine, resinous and slightly dank. Non descript citrus as well. Taste is citrus pine up front. Beautiful toasty biscuity sweet malt in the middle that finishes with a nice spicy citrus note that fades into a mild pine bitterness. Really solid stuff. Body is nice, definitely medium and for a 5% ABV beer, that’s awesome.