ALLOVATE (2101) - Butler, AUSTRALIA - SEP 14, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
At just on cool and into a straightwall. There is pine resin, heavily caramelised fruit, rubber and a note of tart berries on the nose. No head; a brilliant amber it produced with fine effervescence. Doughy and a little soapy and underlyingly plastic on the palate. Quenching fruit comes through, as some toffee malts, burnt toast and otherwise bready notes. Piney finish but lapsed in bitterness. Easily quaffable and I donít know why. Is it odd as this is just another APA!? (12fl.Oz, BB 30/04/13, Dan Murphyís Currambine)
madvike (2088) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 17, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 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 Iím looking for in an APA.
kwoeltje (2065) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - OCT 14, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 23, 2012 medium copper with almost no head. Floral hops aroma with spicy hop flavor balanced by the malt. A solid pale ale
(re-rate / cask at San Diego downtown location) fluffy head. Nice hops aroma. Great cask mouthfeel.
Enniskillen (2029) - Salinas, California, USA - JUN 11, 2004
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very little noticable hops, a weak pale ale, even for an American Style. Malty, wheaty, and somewhat spicy.
ilovedarkbeer (2000) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 12, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle thanks to blutt59. Nose is sweet olives, citrus, and grassblades. Taste is bitter, grassy, and slightly spicy. Soft mouthfeel. Meh.
Ron (1988) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUL 7, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the Catamaran Resort. Light amber pour, small off-white head. Big citrus hops in the aroma, nice and fresh smelling, with some malt. Flavor has more malt profile, with grain. Overall very light, easy to drink.
joet (1919) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - APR 7, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a perfect little beer. At 5.3 itís still abundantly flavorful and with thin but strong wave of dry hopping. Despite the abundant hop character itís not "balanced" by sweetness in a way that mars the texture with sticky sugars. It goes down very easily and yet still makes a contribution to Thai food, fish tacos, burgers and salads. This is the best beer Iíve had all week. Iím not kidding.
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 1, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On draft at Columbia Street brewpub. Pours a clear, deep amber color with a thin off-white head that leaves some spotty lace. Aroma is dominated by hops with some toasty malts evident as well. Flavor is very briefly of toasty malts, then become all about the hops, citrus, grapefruit and pine notes abound, with a slight spiciness in the finish - hoppy indeed and somewhat unbalanced to this beer lover. Medium body and cripsy carbonation. Overall this is a just above average brewpub beer.
hawthorne00 (1858) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 28, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear amber with a white head that lasts and laces. Aroma of kumquat, grapefruit, a little peach, pine. Thinnish body, rather dull mouthfeel. Not much malt presence, some caramel. Sharpish citrus, dry bitter finish is a bit herbal too. Not enough to support the hops for me.
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - SEP 6, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Karl Strauss Carlsbad. Brown amber color. Lots of hop bitterness. Nice clean grassy hoppy aroma. Very nuce. Karl Strauss keeps getting better and better. I think several of the staff are getting heavier into brewing, attending QUAFF, etc, which is helping the beer quality.