DrSilverworm (6022) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 11, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle. Thin light khaki head. Clear orange color. Decent lace. Thicker, stronger carbonation keeps this from being too drinkable. Light bitter, kind of toasted taste. Some hops, but more resiny malts. It’s light, and has decent flavor, but I wouldn’t pick it for a session (I wouldn’t want to drink two of these in a row). Also, 5.6% is a bit high for a "session ale"
sethbreaker (173) - New York, Greater London, USA - MAR 9, 2012
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sweet malt aroma, Sweet on the palette, far too sweet, What happened to the hops? I get some very subtle bitterness but nothing about this beer is balanced. Dissapointing
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - MAR 9, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. Amber/orange with some fine sediment and a medium off white head. Aroma of biscuit dough, herbal tea, lemon and some bubble gum. Flavor is toasty malt, light caramel with a firm hop bitterness. Medium body with average carbonation and a dryish mouth feel. Pretty good beer, not really my ideal "session" beer, but still good.
brian60625 (742) - Illinois, USA - MAR 8, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce bottle. There was a kick to it, not as smooth as most APA’s. Medium bodied, artificial and blech flavored. Not a pleasant beverage, and it strangely punches above the belt, booze taste-wise. Usually APA’s are a solid genre, but this one was a rocky ride. This is the last time I drink it. Come on, He’brew, I’ve heard you have solid product but I’m still not convinced.
obxdude10 (2027) - Limerick, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 7, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is a pretty standard APA. Everything from the pour, to the aroma, to the taste and the finish, is very average. Nothing really stands out in this beer. It pours a dark golden color with a decent-sized off-white head. The nose features some dry and spicy hops, along with some earth, rye bread and light citrus. The body is a little too carbonated and spritzy, and that especially shows through in the aftertaste and finish. There is some nice dry, pale and spicy hops in the flavors, balanced nicely with some toasted malt and earth. But again, this pale ale is very average and standard. No feature of this beer sets it apart from any other standard APA I’ve tasted.
nearbeer (3629) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 7, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. Clear copper with a lasting quarter inch of creamy foam. Aroma is toasted grain, spicy molasses, light citrus. Taste is fresh grain, toast, cocoa, and molasses mix. Finish is a big drying resin and citrus. Near-medium body is smooth, dry and sessionable.
beernovice39 (3108) - Montana, USA - MAR 5, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle pours a clear amber. Grassy and caramel scent. Taste is lightly roasted malts, caramel and citrus.
dmac (3919) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAR 3, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle via 6pack from Spirits TR. Poured a slIghtly hazed amber body with an average sized foamy off white head. Aroma is all sweet malts with lots of honey topped breads, caramel, dough, toffee. Body is medium to fuller with a dry bitter finish and strong carbonation. Flavor of bread crusts, dry citrus rind, yellow grapefruit, nut shells and some dry fruit. Solid session beer.
swigswthwolves (74) - Michigan City, Indiana, USA - MAR 1, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear dark amber. Aroma is of malts with floral notes detected. I can almost taste the brewery in this beer. The best word that comes to mind is fresh. It just reminds me of drinking a beer while at a brewery. Palate feel is average. Overall, this is a good beer to experience. Mellow and malty yet hoppy.
Ratman197 (9536) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 27, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pourd a clear goldwith a smal lasting white head. Aromas of toasted malt, carmel, earthiness, light pine and a hint of citrus. Palate was light odied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of toasted malt, earthiness, carmel, light pine and light grapefruit with a crisp dry lingering earthy finish.