brewskis (123) - Saint John, Indiana, USA - FEB 17, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 11, 2014 Pours a cloudy bright orange color with a finger and a half of a white head that dissipates to a nice thick lacing. Nice carbonation coming off the glass. How a pale ale should look. Smells of tons of floral notes, some resinous, dank qualities, grapefruit, a soapy quality to it, some juicy fruits like pineapple. Do get some bread and grain as well from the malt. Taste starts with some resinous, yet juicy qualities from the hops such as grapefruit, just tons of floral, almost a perfume-like flavor. Then the middle brings some balance with wheat notes, grain, and carmel. Get some qualities here that may suggest some to say it is "watered down," but I disagree. The finish is more of the prominent floral qualities of the hops, as well as some pine, grass, pineapple, grapefruit, carmel. Crisp, light body with a creamy and thin mouthfeel. This is not on the Alpha King or Zombiedust level for apa’s, but it is definitely a quality, hoppy pale ale that I would gladly have anytime I can get my hands on some.
Thechasm442 (295) - Wilmington, Illinois, USA - JUL 6, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a fresh can to a pint glass.
Appearance-Pours a hazy orange gold with an inch of off white head that leaves nice lacing. Looks perfect sitting in this glass.
Aroma-Right off the bat I smelled tropical fruits as I poured. Pineapple, mango, and caramel are the most dominant aromas. There is a bit of bread and a slight sharpness as well.
Taste-Big juicy tropical fruit flavors. Basically the same as the nose. There is a lot of citrus here as well, especially a flavor that I can only describe as grapefruit with sugar on it. The caramel and bread flavors are there as well, just enough to balance, yet still subtle.
Palate-The beer is sticky and refreshing. It coats the inside of your mouth and leaves you wanting more. I can drink these all day long on a hot summer day.
Overall-This is a great pale ale. If you want something more citrus than Sierra Nevada, but not a fruit bomb like Zombie Dust, this is a great choice. It is low alcohol and easy to drink down.
falco242 (236) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Solid pale with aromatic hops and a good amount of floral notes. Not a ton of citrus but not super resin heavy. Had some 3 Floyds earlier that is making me a bit biased (I liked that better) but this is still good
peterschreurs (8) - Illinois, USA - JUL 4, 2014 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can poured into glass. Pours amber orange in color. Big hoppy aroma, citrusy, caramel malt. Great citrus flavor.
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kraddel (2704) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - JUL 2, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thnx to belgbeergeek
Pours clear light amber small white head
Taste is bitter , floral , very fresh , bitter back . Nice
hackobock (1167) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Mikkeller bar (May 1). Pours golden with a small white head. Sweet pineapple, citrus, passionfruit, biscuit. Taste is medium sweet ripe fruits and biscuit, light/medium bitter pine finish.
jb (2143) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUN 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Goblet at emerald loop. Light orange clear nice looking and nice nose. Pine with a bit of citrus. Taste is big and full of pine. Decent stuff.
ben4321 (3750) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUN 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Location: Draft at State and Lake, 6/24/14, Rating #3737
Aroma: This one has a nice, clean, hoppy aroma, citrus, and a bit of caramel
Appearance: This one pours a gold-orange color, with an off-white head and decent lace
Flavor: It has a medium bitter hop flavor, with some balancing malts to it
Palate: The body is medium, leaning light, with a clean and easy drinking feel
This one seems to be all over Chicago, and for good reason, it is a nice, easy drinking, solidly hopped, APA. I can see why this would be popular.
notalush (4763) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Binny’s in Chicago - a decent apa, but nothing that I think would stand out in a crowd or a blind tasting - hazy orange - aroma ajd flavor of lightly biscuity malt and moderately dank, citric hops - there’s not much else to say, really - solid, drinkable, clean, but nothing amazing.
BMMillsy (1253) - Florida, USA - JUN 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can from Kevin. Thanks! Pours golden with just a hint of haze and. One finger white head. Nice grassy hop aroma, pale malts, some light honey sweetness. Flavor follows with lots of grassiness and hay, dry, very light malt sweetness, maybe a bit of citrus. Very light bodied, goes down super easy with a dry finish and lots of carbonation. Good stuff. Wish I could get this fresh all the time. Must be great to have out on the lakes.
Theydon_Bois (7898) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can split at Bruce’s pad, big thanks to LKS, 12/06/14.
Lightly hazed golden with a moderate off white covering that retains well.
Nose is juicy hops, pine, bitter grapefruit, citric sherbets, apricot, mandarin, straw.
Taste comprises light floral hop notes, citric sherbets, apricot, mandaring, pine jacket.
Medium bodied, perhaps a touch thin, semi drying close with grassy hop bitterness.
Solid APA - one I could guzzle all day!