spilledpint (345) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - DEC 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear copper with a small off white head and leaves a bit of lace. Piney nose with a mild floral citrus undertone. Slightly thicker body than expected, mildly syrupy. Flavor is well rounded, with some mild sweet caramel up front and a piney battered finish.
czar (4264) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(near suggested consumed by date) pours slightly hazy bright golden-orange with a small creamy white head, some retention and lacing. spicy herbal tea leaves, oranges, peaches and apricots - almost candied and lightly sour-ish fruitiness, grass and pepper, citrus, hint of cardboard. moderately low carbonation, light body - oily assertive yet balanced herbal-grassy-citrusy finish. a fresher bottle would enhance objectivity here. a nicely crafted not-over-the-hill apa.
EyeAmBaldman (222) - Illinois, USA - AUG 15, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a copper color with a thin tan head. Aroma is sweet, malty. Taste is equally sweet with a bit of citrus pine and a rather bad metallic aftertaste.
Mark_Eck (656) - - AUG 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a light copper color. Aroma and taste are citrus, grassy, and light malts.
sturmthis (382) - Ohio, USA - AUG 7, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft. Cooper color with one finger head. Grapefruit aroma. Caramel and slight hop taste. Enjoyable.
Darkmagus82 (890) - - AUG 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Transfer from BA review on 8-29-12 -
Served on tap in a pint glass
Appearance – Served a clear orange-amber colored brew with a one finger white head. The head faded relatively fast to give a lighter amount of lacing.
Smell – The aroma was of a bready and malty base with good hint of chop aromas. The hops were quite well done, with them being a nice blend of a grapefruit, lemon, pine and floral nature.
Taste – The taste begins of a malt base. The malt is lightly roasted with a good bready taste. Some lighter hop flavors of a grapefruit nature are present right up front and are mixed with a more caramel like sweetness. Soon however other hop flavors of a pine and earthy nature greet the tongue. While these enter, some of the caramel fades, leading to a bittering of the taste overall. In the end the citrus grapefruit seems to resurge leaving a slightly hoppy and light roast malty flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer was medium in terms of creaminess as well as in terms of its carbonation Fairly easy to drink, but lacking in some complexity.
Overall – A good tasty easy drinking brew with a good balance of malt and hop flavors.
Dhammond42 (8) - - AUG 1, 2014 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great beer! I'm from ohio but live in Washington and can't get this beer. I am now in ohio visiting so I had his beer. I'm special! I'm a special boy with unique opinions!
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ScipioA (283) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bright light orange with a slightly tan foaming head. Flavor and aroma are pine sap and orange. Tastes a little better than it smells thanks to a backing of sweet caramel flavored malts. Classic APA, I could see this used as a reference for the style just as much as Sierra Nevada.
micronaut129 (241) - chalfontborotowntonbergville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 16, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Golden hue with orange highlights. A big solid foam cap with good retainability. Well carbo’d.
A nice citrus hop aroma with malty undertones.
Aroma is nice and pleasent but unassertive.
Some bready maltiness with a citrusy hop taste.
Hints of fruitiness.
Medium body that has a clean fresh taste and is nicely balanced.
arnold931 (517) - Iowa, USA - JUL 16, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours fairly clear amber with nice off white head. Nose is tropical and malt. Nice malt sweetness in the taste. Molasses? Nice pale.
Eberndt (173) - - JUL 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very smooth for a pale ale. Bitterness from hops is there from beginning to end and the malt flavor backs it up nicely.