SudsMcDuff (6339) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAY 5, 2008
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light cappuccino foam coloured head : lacing is pretty good, average for a APA ... light golden colour .. light rust hop pine smell ... taste is nice, maybe a bit muddled .... "if you find a cheaper lion, you must be in africa" ... the 6 % is quite well hidden so its worth a try but there are better APA’s...
Rogueone (506) - I F&ckin’ hate those guys from, Ohio, USA - MAY 5, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle: Pours a very light brown/amber, with very thin white head. Smelled a little citrus, a little carmel. Medium bitter aftertaste, lingering hops on the palate. Refreshing but not overall too much else to say about it.
killjoy966 (677) - Washington, USA - MAY 3, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours the color of dirty pennies. Smells a little citrus-y. A nice hop flavor and bitter finish make this a refreshing beer on a summer day.
McDreamy (24) - Pori, FINLAND - MAY 2, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled, 355ml. Beautiful reddish amber color, no head. Flower and citrus aroma. Nice hoppiness, some saltiness. Lasting palate.
illidurit (2207) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 2, 2008
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured into a nonic. Transparent, light amber color with a a beige 2 finger head. Great retention and lacing. Aroma is of faint tropical citrus hops and not much else. Flavor is mildly hoppy up front, with some grassy twang. The hops then meld into a shortbread cookie-like maltiness. There’s also a bit of a lemon curd note in the finish. Mouthfeel is good, drinkability is high. An interesting and clearly tropical take on the APA style.
Drake (9544) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - APR 30, 2008
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I enjoyed the sample at WBF Raleigh, so it was nice to find a bottle on the way out of town. Bottle picked up at Sam’s Quik Shop in Durham. Pours a dark amber with little head. Good hop/malt balance in the aroma, even if the aroma is a bit faint. Nice citrus hop profile with a sweet malt backbone. A little out of balance and thin.
glennmastrange (2359) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - APR 30, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Light malt note of light bread, moderate aromas of pine and resin for the hops, light broth for the yeast, and brown sugar and date in the background. Head is small, white, with good lacing and is mostly diminishing. Color is clear light copper. Flavor is moderately acidic to start and lightly acidic and moderately bitter in the finish. Palate is light to medium, watery with a hint of oiliness, and has a fizzy carbonation. It finishes a little metallic and lightly astringent. A nice beer for dumping a few, yet tasty enough to take your time with.
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - APR 30, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Spicy, sprucy, and fruity-jammy-orange-citrus sweet nose. An orange with cloves? The flavor has some sweet orange marmalade and spice. Some light citric hops leave a slight bitterness in the finish. The toasty, fruity malts leave a sweet body that the hops just cut through. If you are going for balance, this is close, but could be slightly dryer. Medium bodied with smooth bubbles and a slight stickiness. Pretty well done and balanced.
TURDFERGUSON (4002) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 28, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Sam’s. The best kona beer I have had to date. Nice nose of citrus hops and caramel malt. Flavor follows suit. Better than your average APA, but still not too exciting.
beerbill (3564) - Laurel, New York, USA - APR 26, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. Well, I needed a beer to replace the Barrel House Red Legg that I ended up dumping down the sink, so I reached into the fridge and grabbed this one. Pours a hazy amber with a moderate linen white head that lasted through a few sips and left some light spotty lace. Pleasant aroma of malt and some bitter citrus. The flavor is very similar with some sweet malt up front and finishes with some bitter citrus. Very easy to drink. A nice solid APA.