Naven (1000) - Poway, California, USA - JUN 22, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle from a "summer beers" gift pack someone gave me. Surprisingly good. It’s probably cliche, but this reminded me a lot of Sierra Nevada Pale Ale. Quaffable, with a fair amount of spicy hops and a good caramel backbone. The kind of beer you could easily throw back 6-7 in your backyard playing horseshoes or somethin’. Only downside was I picked up a little bit of a metallic flavor that was a minor distraction.
theisti (3414) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - JUN 6, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Shaker pint draft at the brew pub in Carlsbad, California. Pour is amber golden with a light tan smallish head. Aroma is citrus, fruit stripe gum, and light toasted malt. Taste is the sweet citrus hop, followed quickly by sharp maltiness, and finishing with a mineral earthiness. Palate is light to medium bodied, clean and dry mineral finish.
Winston_Wolf (1) - California, USA - JAN 20, 2011 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
I love pale ales and this is one of my favorites. It has a great hoppy taste.
AmEricanbrew (6215) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JAN 7, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear amber color/ ivory head. Mild pine, caramel, nutty aromas. medium bodied. Decent pine, floral hop flavors with solid caramel, honey sweet maltage.
mjg74 (2717) - Salem, Oregon, USA - OCT 28, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: OCT 30, 2010 Bottle from Valley Farm. Aroma is quite bitter. Seems too have a strong pine scent. Dry and bitter. Pretty good hoppiness for an APA. Bitter throughout. Pretty easy drinking.
StefanSD (2218) - Lakeside, California, USA - SEP 17, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle from Bev4less. Pours a copper color with a small white head that soon recedes to a fine ring. The aroma is soft with sweet malts and mild hops. The flavor is biter and sweet with pine resins and caramel malts working in a nice balance. The palate was just a bit light, and the carbonation was lively. Finishes short and clean. Overall: A good everyday ale.
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 16, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A damn fine beer, I would drink it until my liver gave way. Nothing offensive at all, just beer bliss. Would get again fo sho. Had on cask and on tap, both were really good. Aroma was killer, bright with hops. flavor was dry and drinkable and hoppy.
mholeva (2) - USA - JUL 15, 2010 does not count
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
It has a spicy smell, which I like. I like the taste, not as mild as I usually like, but the aftertaste is very strong. Overall, I like the beer in general, but it has a distinct taste.
bhightow (24) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 24, 2010
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
citrus, grass, golden, clear, lightly bitter, light body, average carbonation,
obguthr (4425) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JUN 8, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice prominent honey and tea aroma. Clear amber. Solid tea flavor with a sweet honey finish. Not a lot of complexity, but a pleasure to drink. More EPA than APA.