crazyvin (1859) - New York, USA - JUN 4, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
poured a clear amber hue with barley any head. Aroma had a mix of caramel malts and both pine like and grapefruit hops. There was a slight almost a leathery presence. Flavor was mainly hops, which seemed to be more grapefruit than pine. Malts were present, but mild. Finish was moderately dry.
Cavie (3672) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - APR 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
BTBF. Light orange color. Hoppy nose, citrus, sappy. Sweet notes. Flavor is dank, hops, musty notes, dry and a bit rough on the finish.
hockeybeerguy (910) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - MAR 31, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reviewed from notes.
The appearance had a slightly clear gold/yellow body with a one finger white foamy head, streams of carbonation are seen rising at a moderate pace, some clingy lacing sticks to the pint glass throughout the entire drink.
The smell had a strong citrusy hops up front, a slight amount of caramel and bread follow up as it warms.
The taste was bittersweet all the way down, wow! slight bittersweet aftertaste, crisp yet smooth finish.
On the palate, it was light, sessionable, carbonated exactly the way it should be, smooth all around.
Overall, wow, what a nice APA, I can’t believe I’ve passed up on this so many times and now I’ve finally had it and am kicking myself for not having it sooner.
ludhaber (62) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 28, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma is fine, some citrus hop notes. No malt. The mouthfeel is clean with an aggressive hop finish. The flavor is dominated by hops and the beer has a pleasant hops citrus flavor but a harsh hops finish. I would expect a Pale ale to be more balanced. This should not taste like an IPA.
bigben873 (125) - Virginia, USA - MAR 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A typical American Pale Ale; not too bitter or hoppy. Floral aroma, smooth finish, clear dark blond. - March Madness 2014
PoopThoughts (25) - - JAN 2, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is a fine example of a American pale ale. Hoppy, but light and not overpowering. It would be good in the summer months when you need to battle the oppressive heat.
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fishonmyplane (350) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - DEC 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A modern American pale ale: hoppy with a high ABV. More substantial than I expected, almost an amber or copper ale. Bitter flavor with citrus and some subtle notes of grass, hay, and cereal malt.
dfearnley (762) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft to pint glass
Lemon, light cherry, nuts, citrus, hops
Light amber, thick long lasting creamy white head.
Spruce, cerea, and grass
BillHick420 (400) - North Dakota, NORWAY - NOV 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours straw with a lacing white head. Aroma of pine, hops, and citrus. Aroma of the same, sweet malts, citrus, mild fruityness. Good.
BARRYBEERBARON (24) - USA - NOV 1, 2013
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle-love this beer. Has a slight hoppiness to it but not overwhelming. Would drink this any time.
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abemorsten (2491) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - OCT 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample from botlle at the Cardinal stand at Nærbø, Ølfestivalen 2013. Clear golden body with a white rim. Sprucy, light resiny, honeyish nose. Dry, light spicy, peppery, fruity flavors. Medium body. Dry tongue.