OmegaX (1344) - Florida, USA - DEC 27, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at CCB. Nose is huge grapefruit and pummelo. Grassy and floral hops bring this one to life giving it a well-water like aroma. Reminds me of the outdoors. Pour is hazy yellow/orange with a white head. Taste is full of citrus and grapefruit with more of the well-water hoppiness. An excellent and extremely drinkable brew that should be had by all. Wow.
rbrazell (1698) - Florida, USA - DEC 25, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Cigar City Christmas day. Pours a pale gold with a white head that sticks and laces all the way down. Nose is very pungent dank citrus hops loaded with grapefruit, pineapple and peaches. Flavor has a little more malt background to it with nice bitter citrus hop finish. Fantastic pale ale.
markwise (4786) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 22, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On draft at Cigar City. Now that is a nice looking APA! Pours a crazy hazy yellow with a white head. Nose is massive white grapefruit with accents of kumquats and citrus bitterness. Flavor is similar- just an explosion of white grapefruit and kumquats all over with accents of lemon and maybe some loquat as well. Medium in body and awesome citrus bitterness and use of malts to blend this together. Symphonic pale ale.
OliverG (276) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 17, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
17-12-11 On tap: Couleur orangée, trouble, avec un petit colet de mousse et une moyenne effervescence. Aromes d’houblon frais avec des notes fruitées. Légèrement sucrée, avec une bonne amertume tout en douceur et une petite note surette. Très bien balancée. Corps plutôt léger avec une texture mince penchant vers le rond. Carbonisation moyenne. Bière asser légère qui se boit très facilement. On trouve de belles notes fruitées et houblonnées.
hivemind (770) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 6, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ Valhalla w Andy, James and Streets. Dark, glossy amber pour with cinnamon-white head.that leaves no lacing (unfortunately). Aroma is malty, earthy caramel. Palate is malty upfront and then spicy hops ... And then malt going down. Soupy and heavy.
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - NOV 25, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Courtesy of fbm115. Hazy golden, wispy head, oily lacing. Huge citrus zest up front, resin, not much else in aroma. Flavor much the same, huge zest and resin, enough malt through the middle to get by, hops dominate again in backend. Soft billowy mouthfeel. Borderline one dimensional but works, quite nice.
rayl101 (163) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - NOV 25, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2011 Pours hazy straw color with a thin white head that hangs around with a litte lacing. Aroma is citrusy hops with a little sweet malt background. Medium full body. Flavor is intensely hoppy, but not overly bitter. Nicely balanced with a crisp malt backbone.
Pailhead (5660) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - NOV 25, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Courtesy of fbm115
Bottle: The aroma consists of mild grapefruit with some faint fruity caramel and fruity sweetness. It pours a hazy amber with some sediment and a small creamy off white head that leaves some spotty lacing. The flavor starts with a quick dose of tropical fruits. There’s a touch of caramel in the background. The finish has moderate grapefruit. Overall, another very sessionable Pale Ale, but the aroma is slightly lacking in comparison to Nelson.
SrSilliGose (3319) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - NOV 23, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
growler. pours a bright orange with a tiny offwhite head. aroma of potent juicy grapefruit, resin, and peculiar kiwi fruit sweetness. additional layors of green grapes and pineapple. a beautiful hop fruit medley. Unique hop profile. taste is bitter citrusy grapefruit, toasted walnuts, a touch of melon, and passionfruit juice. tasty, unique beer. when done well, hoppy APA is easier one of my favorite styles, and this surely didn’t dissappoint. another winner from HF.
Reynolds314 (2833) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 23, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very interesting and great pale ale. Nice malty/caramel sweetness with a crisp dry finish of spicy herbal/citrus hops. I wish i could get a six pack of this stuff.