Riotbeard (107) - Birmingham, USA - JUL 29, 2010
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I think deep down I just like APA more than EPA. It has a strong malt backbone. The aroma is is honey and little hop input. Appeance is a light amber with white head. Taste is honey and caramel with a little bitterness. Palate is very rich and creamy. Decent enough brew but not my cup of tea.
seymour (1544) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - FEB 27, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a 12 oz brown bottle into Spieglau IPA glass, a medium orange amber with deep and persistent off-white foam, lots of fine lace. Intensely malty with some great caramelly/biscuity/nutty complexity AND very hoppy with extreme fruitiness. Mango, apricot, lemongrass, lime zest, and I sh!t you not: some alchemy which tasted exactly like Fruit Loops breakfast cereal. Light-medium body, strong carbonation, crisp grainy mouthfeel, just a little residual sweetness, multi-layered hoppy aftertastes which eventually finished surprisingly dry. I guess the "English-style" refers to the maltbill, because the dominant hop impression is definitely New World. A tasty and memorable pale ale, whatever the case.
ZacM612 (253) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - JAN 23, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice hazy pale amber color, almost no head. Subtle aroma, floral hops and bread. Smooth malty flavor. Okay.
coombuyah26 (11) - Youngstown, Ohio, USA - JAN 14, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
This has always been a standby of mine and one of my favorites in an often overlooked category. Pours a deep golden color with a nice foamy head. This looks quintessentially like a normal beer ought to. Smell is bready with some herbal hop notes. This is a very nicely balanced beer, which seems to be a dying trend among pale ales. Very biscuity and malty up front with a good deal of carbonation. Gives way to hops and honey flavors on the back end and a pleasant aftertaste. Not your typical American "Let’s see how many hops we can dump into this and not call it an IPA" pale ale, but refreshingly balanced and worthy of respect.
ScipioA (353) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown pour with a respectable tan head. Easy going aroma of herbal hops and doughy breads. Delicious drinking, quite hoppy on top of a caramel/honey malt sweetness. Seems to be an American edge to the hop profile. Smooth mouthfeel and very little alcohol presence.
scotchzombie (385) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - NOV 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours very hazy browned copper with a nice foamy yellow tan head. Decent lacing. Aroma is very pleasant floral and caramel. Yum. Tastes quite English. Caramel malt focus with decent hop roasty bitterness on the back end. Aftertaste is bitter with malty echoes. Very nice bridge between AIPAs and more malty beers. Sessionable.
TXBadger (1665) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 12, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a decent amber color with off-white head. Some caramel malt, light pine, and some floral notes on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with just a bit of hop resin.
bierstein82 (12) - - OCT 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Has some really good head retention. A nice nose of hops and malt. Has a light resin pine taste with some sweet malts. Pretty cloudy a lot of sediment in the bottle. This is a very palatable and session able beer. Probably drink a wider of this in a sitting.
swesson (264) - Highlands Ranch, Colorado, USA - OCT 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Parry's. Pours medium Amber and makes a thin head. Aroma is of sweet caramel. Very light taste and mild hippiness. Good session beer, but not incredibly distinctive.
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jmohno (1170) - Iowa, USA - OCT 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled over 3 weeks ago pours a light bottle conditioned haze of light copper. Thin head. Aroma has some light sweet caramel malt, light toast malt, mineral, slight floral fruit orange cherry hop. Taste has a distinct English caramel malt,light toast, dry malt. Smooth,slick mouth feel medium/light body minerally orange cherry light tobacco character. Has some peppery herbal type bittering. Tastey with some malty sweetness.
slowrunner77 (6288) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 29, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
"4 month old bottle (still hope to land a fresher one) but it’s hard to tell if the hops are subdued to to age or the style. GDs signature malt bill is there, which is always nice, though this is a little more maltcentric than i’d prefer. some grapefruit and bitter hops make an appearance, though, and the feel which started thin grew lively. not bad, but not great."