chickenflea (351) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - JUN 10, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ap - hazy golden-orange body with a medium white head. Retention is limited to some spotty lacing.
Ar - Not a lot going extra going on here. Average smell for a pale ale. Gentle caramel malt with some citrusy hops.
P - The body is light to medium and enhanced by a very fine and natural carbonation. It’s quite creamy and smooth across the palate - almost velvety!
T - The rich caramel-laced malt returns in the flavor, laced with spicy and floral hops and backed by a firm bitterness that balances the sweetness and dries the bold withering finish. The end of this beer is very different from the beginning. Interesting for a beer that starts out so soft. Aftertaste is like liquid dandelions.
O - Quite drinkable. I would drink this over and over again.
Cybercat (5045) - Georgia, USA - MAR 26, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear golden with a nice porcelain head. Aroma presents hoppy and fruity notes, more IPA than pale ale, but with a nice malty undertone. Flavor bursts with hoppy tones accompanied by malty and fruity notes. Body is firm and fizzy. Get barking for one!
slowrunner77 (9922) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 7, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
"a nice crisp malty backbone and bitter hop aroma greet you. body and look is average, but IMHO the flavor and aroma are a step above. a good american pale."
Masterkush7 (580) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 24, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden with thin head. Aroma of citrus, pine and orange. Taste of Spice, citrus, hoppy, malt. Enjoyable
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AAEA (266) - California, USA - SEP 21, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 fl oz ($1.42) its okay, nothing special. I’d have a different beer over this. not great but its okay.
Christpuncher (2731) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
love this pale ale from lagunitas. like all their beers, it is super easy to drink, hoppy, and nicely bitter. had out of a bottle at haymarket in chicago. pours yellowish in color.
OneHotPepper (84) - - JUN 20, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice malty pale ale. Not hoppy.
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thomasjoberg (54) - FINLAND - MAY 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft in William K in Helsinki/kamppi. Golden orangey colour. About 10 srm. Strong new world hop nose for a pale ale. Very much like founders centennial on the nose. Passion fruit, honey, bit pop corn and alcohol and strong bitterness on aftertaste. Bit too much in my opinion... Thin steady head bit krausen-like and very sexy lacing (irregular but Nice). A bit too bitter in my opinion but good beer!
Peter_L (1242) - SWEDEN - MAY 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Flaska från SB. Bärnstensfärgad vätska med vit skum. Dofter av grape och tallbarr. Lagom sötma matchas av en amerikansk humlebeska.
Cavie (4299) - Arlington, 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.
Bulk_Carrier (3625) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, 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.