mrhoppy (1284) - Santa Clara, California, USA - DEC 30, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the brewpub - Pours clear amber with a thin off-white head. Nose is a blast of citrus--grapefruit with a little pine and onion. Clean malt body, crackery with nice grapefruit and floral hops. Thin and clean body. Awesome--just what I’m looking for in an APA.
Leighton (9641) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Karl Strauss - Downtown San Diego location. Pours clear, rich gold with a creamy white cap. Good aroma, lots of dank grapefruit and pine. Light to medium sweet flavor with further grapefruit, some mango and melon, a bit of sticky pine and orange rind. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Well balanced to finish with some sticky, resinous pine, light toasted bread, grapefruit, a bit of rindy bitterness. Quite solid, really. Has a nice hop kick without being over the top.
BMMillsy (1098) - Florida, USA - NOV 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
No love for Karl Strauss? I thought this was a very nice brew. Pours clear dark golden copper color with a fluffy white two finger head. Floral aroma, with some light citrus coming in in the big nose. Flavor is a nice sweet citrus and light bitter pine on the finish. There is a definite malty biscuit backbone on this one with some caramel sweetness. Slick mouthfeel with high carbonation and some bite lingering on the palate. Very nice beer.
Xenon2000 (6) - - OCT 25, 2013 does not count
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Beautiful aroma of fruit, quite darkish colour with a minimal head. Nice flavoursome taste with a bitter finish. Drank from tall glass from 355 ml bottles from Dan Murphys Highbury.
Niksko (248) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - OCT 11, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear golden with a finger of fine off white head.
Nose is lovely and fruity. Nose is dominated by mandarin and toffee, with light pineapple, orange and a hint of passionfruit. Theres a slightly sweet, earthy character too.
Flavour is pretty unusual for an American Pale Ale. The classic elements of the pine and citrus flavours are there, along with a bit of bitterness. However there’s also a fairly forward caramel and toffee component (like a scotch ale), as well as a little spiciness from the Motueka and a very subtle biscuit note on the finish.
Body is medium, and the beer lingers after you’ve swallowed.
Pretty interesting. Definitely not a traditional American Pale.
Dervock (404) - Emu plains, AUSTRALIA - SEP 29, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle - pours amber with a frothy head. Soft fruity aroma mainly pineapple, some malt. Sweet malt taste up front, then a lingering hoppy finish. Balance mouthfeel.
Rangi (508) - NEW ZEALAND - SEP 24, 2013
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A nice sweet pale ale. Appears light amber and hazy. Taste is cool refreshing sweet and fruity. Aroma was similar with some toffee malt coming through.
vanvenlo (1145) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - SEP 21, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dan Murphys bottle (21-Sep-13) Biggish sweet pine resin aroma. Amber colour, low head and suds lacing. Big sweet pine and herbal flavour. Pine veg hop finish and sweet pineapple aftertaste.
Lunkie (1362) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - SEP 21, 2013
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Spicy hop malt aroma. Clear rich amber colour with poor head and lacing. Pepper malt hop spice flavour. Flat palate.
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floydian1 (813) - FNQ, Australia, - SEP 12, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
355ml bottle. Deep amber with a medium sized off white head that disappears quickly. A solid and sessionable APA with fruity piney malty aromas and flavours with a decent dry hop finish.