Gmoney (442) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - APR 30, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle..clear golden pour, big white head,some sparse lacing. aroma is faint citrus and bread. sweet caramel malt flavor and bitter flowery hop . dry bitter finish, very earthy ,mineral . medium bodied.
yemenmocha (659) - Glendale, Arizona, USA - APR 25, 2009
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours golden to amber color with bright white head that retains well. Nose is on the light side, with lager-like breadiness, and faint fruitiness - peaches perhaps. Palate is a mixture of bland maltiness and hops with sharpness but not much in the way of positively contributing to flavor. Slight fruit. Mineral taste too. Easy drinking.
MJGG (952) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 24, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bouteille de 12 oz. Arômes de houblon herbeux, légère touche citronnée. Robe ambrée assez pâle, effervescence moyenne. Moyennement ronde en bouche, le malt caramel est intéressant mais la présence du houblon est plutôt limitée. Amertume assez faible. Une APA sous la moyenne.
joebudzjoe (672) - Connecticut, USA - APR 17, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: SEP 4, 2009 Tap @ Monster B’s. Sweet pale ale. Very similar to Harpoon IPA. Honey notes. Malt character is more potent than the hops. Very sweet, sugar added most likely.
Shag (2789) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - APR 17, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This poured an amber color with a medium sized white head. The aroma contains some grapefruit, caramel, and pineapple. The flavor consists of grapefruit, pineapple, and caramel. The aftertaste is slightly bitter but also some sweetness can be detected. Overall nothing very complex but a very nice session pale ale.
crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - APR 15, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
good session beer. Poured a nice amber hue with a thin white head that had little retention. Aroma was of mild sweet malt notes and some hops. Flavor was well balanced and the beer was overall smooth.
scooterbub (978) - Lander, Wyoming, USA - APR 15, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a light copper color with a nice, small, foamy beige head that lasts. Taste is of malt, caramel, hops, grass and pine. The finish is slightly bitter. Slightly creamy body. Very easy to drink and rather enjoyable. A nice brew to kick back, relax and have.
USCBeerMan (109) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - APR 14, 2009
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
clear copper pour with a solid slightly off-white head. solid pale ale characteristics, in the top of it’s class.
obxdude10 (2244) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 13, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This APA had a lot of promise as I poured it into a shaker glass. The color was a clear and beautiful copper with a generous off-white head. The head left lots of lacing around the glass. The nose was also pretty impressive, with a very citrusy, woody and hoppy aroma. It also had quite a bit of sweetness to it, which isn’t all that common from what I find. But unfortunately, that’s where the impressiveness ends. The body was a little sour with more sweetness mixed in. The finish was also a little sour, but had a nice hoppy and citrusy bite. There was a good amount of flowerly hops to the flavors, but not much dryness or woody notes. The sweetness and slight sourness really ruined this experience for me. It’s certainly a very different tasting interpretation of the APA sytle.
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.