Zeeben (36) - Goffstown, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Powderkeg chilifest taster. Nice nose, some subtle hop characters. Redish color, single finger head. Solid APA with a great hop profile.
ReggieDunlap (3005) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours clear gold with a thick white head...nice lacing and retention. aroma has nice light citrus...orange and grapefruit. flavor follows suit...a touch of hoppy spice and very mild malt backing...firm bitterness. mouthfeel is light/medium and the finish is slightly bitter and dry with grapefruit and earthiness. very tasty and balanced.
sonnycheeba (3295) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours mostly clear golden amber with creamy white head. Aroma is toasted and biscuit malts, grassy and floral hop aromas, light caramel, faint spice, light orange peel, and faint lemon zest. Flavor is balanced bready malts and light hop bitterness with faint citrus esters and light toast; dries out towards the finish with faint bitterness lingering. Medium body and low carbonation.
snoworsummer (1858) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 28, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a bottle. Pours hazy dark gold with a foamy, frothy beige head and decent lacing. Tastes like creamy, light hops, light pine, subtle dryness, smooth with a hint of sweet citrus. Light/medium body and low carbonation. Smells like sweet orange, nuts, and grains.
VTHopHead (1511) - Barre, Vermont, USA - JAN 18, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at the NH Brewfest... a decent pale ale from a brewery that I had never heard of... hopefully they’ll begin to make more beers.
ziel (76) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 23, 2013
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
A good pale ale that is a bit hoppier than most. That is not to be meant as a negative.
BroSpud (1666) - , Massachusetts, USA - SEP 11, 2013
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
22oz bottle. The bottle I tried was most likely mishandled. Explosion of foam poured into a sam glass and all over the counter as the foamy head kept growing as soon as it hit the air. Huge hop aroma. Taste was clearly off what it was supposed to be yet hints of greatness were there. Overly citrus dandelion flavors. I love hops but something is wrong here. Rating based on what I tasted but definitely need to give this one another chance someday.
joet (2121) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - AUG 25, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Golden liquid with small white head. Tangy citrus and soft mouthfeel. Slightly creamy. Lightly bitter finish
jtclockwork (7897) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 31, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to JCWattsrugger. Pours clear reddish gold with white head. Nice lacing. Nose and taste of citrus, hop juice, lemon, pale malt, resin and light pine. Lighter medium body. Clean.
msnelling09 (146) - Beverly, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The beer pours a muddled, golden brown with a huge head of glossy white bubbles with a touch of creaminess. The head is made of larger sized bubbles that slowly fade away, leaving a fat and sticky lacing along the sides of the glass. In body the beer is quite murky for the style, with very little light from the other side of the glass coming through. On the nose, the beer smells of sweet, sticky resin and papaya dipped in caramel. Light whispers of yeast character touch upon the nose, but the hops are front and center on the nose and blend very nicely with the sweet malts. There is a slight plastic aroma when the glass is swirled, which builds as the beer warms. I often detect this scent and flavor in beers with Simcoe hops, but it is never particularly displeasing, and it isn’t so here. On the tongue, the beer tastes sweet with a light bitter kiss that balances the beer nicely. Acidity is light, placing a faint slickness on the tongue. There is a lot more malt than I first expected in this taste. In flavor, the beer is light and begins as caramelly grapefruit, moving more towards the grapefruit with splashes of bitter pine with slight tickles from the yeast. The slight plastic from the Simcoe (?) is noticeable but not retracting from the beer, and the bitters in this beer are very restrained, especially for how hoppy this beer smells. In the mouth the beer feels on the light side of medium with some light prickliness from the carbonation, though there is quite a lot of fluff coming from the carbonation as well. The mouth is left slightly slick, and a little dry, but perfectly tampered for another sip. Overall, this is not the most flavorful beer in the world, nor is it the most aromatic, but it is amazing to sip on. Even as I do this review I find myself constantly sipping, and already my bomber is gone. Its flavors are light, and it is not quite as hoppy as I’d like it to be, but it is just great to knock back. This is yet another different take on the APA coming out of New Hampshire, and I am quite enjoying it. This beer is perfect to session through the night, though it is too alcoholic to call it a session ale. Try this beer.
puboflyons (2043) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From the 22 oz. bomber. The pour is a light amber-orange color with a huge white, fluffy head. The aroma has a keen floral hoppy note on the nose well balanced with pale malts, biscuit, and just a dash of citrus. The body is light to medium. The taste has a nice biscuit forward flavor that is quickly superseded by a mild but enjoyable dry hopped ending. Very nice.