kaser (2535) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Floral aroma and taste. Good hops and easy drinking. Citrus orange and slightly bitter. Like it a lot. Had this on draft at Great Dane brewpub in Madison.
ChiGuy68 (397) - Illinois, USA - JUL 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 15, 2013 Tasted on tap at Great Dane’s Downtown location. Poured a light clear amber with a slightly off white head and solid even lacing.
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cbfobes (2271) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 12, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at brewpub, pours a clear amber with small head and lacing through out the glass, the aroma has some touches of citrus and bittering hops, the mouthfeel is overall light and could have used more balance with the malt, not terrible but not great.
drfabulous (3848) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUL 19, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had both the cask and tap versions. The cask had that warmish wonderful taste of a beer that is done right. The tap was hoppier and more floral. Both good. But different.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - FEB 18, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the brewpub. Clear dark orange color. Head was thick and white with good retention. Aroma was of spicy malt and light sprucy hops. Spicy, dry, and prickly on the tongue. Tasted of dried fruits (fig, raisin, cherry), light grapefruity hops, and some malty caramel.
iowaherkeye (2690) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - FEB 15, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at the brewpub. Pours a clear amber golden with a one finger off-white head that fades to a thick film. Aroma ofbig pineapple and grapefruit citrusy hops, some piney hops in the background. Mild caramel malts noted. Flavor is again big pineapple and grapefruit with the addition of a bit of soap. There are still caramel malts, a bit of flowers, and some light toast. Semidry mildly bitter finish. Low to moderate carbonation, medium body. On my notes I said this kinda reminded me of the hops from the Hopsicle and Double Simcoe, though not quite the strength of those. Damn fine beer.
jewedekind (450) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 28, 2007
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy amber with a frothy head. Full citrus (grapefruit) with a bit of lemon and pine. Mild clover honey. Lacks body and complexity, but it is what it says it is. Bitterness is lower than I expected.
Philip (436) - Illinois, USA - MAY 22, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Great Dane. Apparently, they use one of those hop funnels that Dogfish head has popularized to expose the wort to hops on its way to the conditioning tanks. (I’m not a brewer, so I might be describing this incorrectly.) Anyway, there’s a lot of hop aroma and flavor, but not the unpleasant hop bitterness on the finish that one might expect from that much aroma and flavor. Its really an American strong in my estimation -- I think the pale ale designation is a bit of a misnomer. On the nose, there’s citrus hops and honey. On the palate, some cherry notes mixed with grapefruit. Its a bit thin and lacks finish, but its solid and enjoyable.
tomxcs (320) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAY 17, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAY 18, 2006 A very, very nice APA. Fresh citrus and floral aroma, nice dense head, lots of citrus hops and candied fruit flavors. Body is on the thicker side, bordering on syrupy but not too sweet, with enough malt flavor. Long-lasting hoppy, piney bitter aftertastes.
DavidP (1747) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 7, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy amber body. Strong c-hop aroam. Classic APA flavor - resinous berry, grapefruit and pine over lightly toasted pale malt. Big and bright hop flavor! Medium mouthfeel with a dry crispness due to the dry hops.