blackflag321 (565) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - SEP 7, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft in pint glass. Big, fresh aroma of sweet fruit and malt. Extremely smooth and full-bodied on the palate. This APA is head and shoulders above any other I have had.
hivemind (771) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 6, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ RnH (Kuhnhenn and Perennial night) with Andy and James. Light amber color, webby lacing on the glass. Soft, spritzy citrus hops without much bitterness. Short legs. Not a hop moster or anything, but drinkable and decent.
rlgk (13387) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 6, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Rattle & Hum, NYC. Golden beer with a nice lasting offwhite head. Hoppy floral flavor, grassy, grapes, pine, biscuits, some, spicy notes, citrus, grass and some pear. Hoppy fruity flavor, grapes, pine, sweetish, pineapple, mango, floral, a little roasted, berries, milky notes. Bitter fruity finish with grapes, pine needles, pear and some perfume.
rosenbergh (8564) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 25, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at the Fulton Grand, Brooklyn, NY.
Clear amber colour with no head.
Fruity sweet hops and malt in rather mild aroma.
Nice sweet (slightly sugary) fruity hops. Very drinkable APA.
drowland (6841) - Georgia, USA - AUG 22, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
8/11/12. GTMW. Light orange pour with a small khaki head. Light citrus and hop in the aroma. More hops in the flavor with a solid malt backing. I have to say for a pale ale during GTMW, I dug it.
bwa5879 (813) - Portage, Michigan, USA - AUG 2, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear deep orange pour with thin foam head. Standard citrus hop scent. Somewhat low carbonation. Orangey pine flavor, kind of watery. Yeasty finish with hints of hops.
strongpieman (1598) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - JUL 26, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Clear gold decent head. Strong hop aroma, medium body, lighter bitterness. Nice assertive pale ale.
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umich03jm (2767) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - APR 24, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewery. Very clear light orange pour, no head. Citrusy hop aroma, mostly oranges. A little caramel malt aroma too. Taste is mostly citrus, slightly bitter, slightly mostly. Nicely balanced but nothing to make it stand out. A pretty standard american pale ale.
GT2 (9359) - San Diego County, California, USA - JAN 30, 2012
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Tap at Gingerman in NYC. Poured a clear, light amber. Diminishing white head. Nose is ultra sticky orange candies. Taste is old, flat, overly sugary Ginger Ale with sticky honey finishing wildly astringent and papery. Essentially undrinkable. Not sure if Gingerman has a tap line problem or if their house Ginger Beer has ruined some lines but a lot of their tap beer had a papery addition that was unwanted. Some were still drinkable. This one most certainly was not. I had to switch to Scotch.
mabel (7443) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[4124-20111113] Tap. Mild orange-tinted aroma. Clear, orange brown body with a quick foamy white head and a light lacing. Strong orange peel flavour has a noticeable boozy characteristic to it. Medium-full body. Good to try. (7/3/7-/3/14) 3.4
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