Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - APR 12, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a light amber orange with a small, off white head. A light malt in the nose and not much else. Medium carbonation with a medium mouthfeel. Sweet malt, a little caramel, and cardboard on the palate. A very little bitterness on the back end. The finish is short and clean. This beer is very forgettable. Meh.
Butters (4020) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - APR 9, 2009
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draft at woody’s. Pours a clear amber with thin off-white head. Nose is citrus orange and a bit floral. Flavors of sweet caramel and some medicinal hop spice. Not as bad as I had expected, but nothing special, other than a Hawaii rating.
hotstuff (4762) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 7, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle purchased at Total Wine & More (Ft. Myers, FL). Small tan head with good retention, visible carbonation, one ring of lacing, and an orange hue. The aroma consisted of caramel, malt, hops, a whisper of toffee, and semi-sweet. The flavor mimicked the aroma. The mouthfeel was tingly and this is a medium bodied beer. Overall, decent balance, easy to drink, somewhat crisp and refreshing to drink, and like many beers this one too tended to taste better as it warmed up.
Beerona97 (2398) - Washington, USA - APR 7, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours clear amber with a decent off white head. Has a faint citrus aroma-nothing overly sweet or bitter. Taste is also in the middle which is nice. Caramel smoothness is finished nicely by the piney hop.
TheShat (131) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - APR 6, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I had this in Hawaii and enjoyed it on tap a lot more than this bottle. Pretty bland actually. Drinkable but nothing special.
astrofrk (341) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 4, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber. Fast, soapy head. Aroma: Grass, caramel. Flavor: Grass, fruit, caramel, sweet. Bitter hop finish. Not your usual Pale but there is nothing usual about Hawaii either. If you were ever there, you know what I am saying.
slf245 (50) - USA - APR 3, 2009
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
This was way to sweet. Gross and sweet. Why someone would call it a beer, I don’t know.
Dastrn (115) - Warsaw, Indiana, USA - APR 3, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear copper with a minimal head, on tap at Fez in Phoenix. The nose was pine hops, and a hint of bready malt. Taste was well hopped, with a nice malt backbone. Finishes dry and bitter. Good for the style. I’d return for more.
bitbucket (2164) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - APR 3, 2009
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at beer:30. Pours clear coppery amber iwth an off-white head. Medium body and carbonation. Light aroma of earth, pine and caramel. Creamy caramel bread and citrus taste. Lightly bitter finish. Not my favorite APA, but not bad.
BiddleBrau (1092) - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 1, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber with off-white head. Caramel malt aroma. Malt takes leading role over the hops in this one, with lower bitterness and mostly hop flavor that finishes dry/astringent. Just ok for me. On tap at Pour House in NYC.