ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 21, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A - Clear copper-orange with a finger of frothy white head. Fades normal.
S - Grapefruit, pineapple, tropical, orange, citrus, pine, grassy, lightly spicy hops, sweet caramel and biscuit malts.
T - Grapefruit, tropical, orange, citrus, pine, floral, and lightly spicy hops, good smooth bitterness, sweet caramel and biscuit malts, orange and lemon zest.
M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth with a dry and bitter finish.
D - Fantastic hoppy APA. Great hop profile and bitterness from start to end with good balance.
Ratman197 (10538) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 23, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber shared by Forgetfu (thanks Bill!) poured a clear orange amber with a small lasting amber head. Aromas of carmel, grapefruit, earthiness, light orange and light grassiness. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of carmel, grapefruit, orange zest, light earthiness and light grassiness with a crisp dry lingering bitter grapefruit finish.
jazz88 (2577) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. A deep rich golden orange color with a nice foamy white head. I was impressed with the hop flavor and feel of this on the palate. It’s hard to believe this is only a 5% abv beer. For what this beer is (style and objectives), this is excellent.
adnielsen (9659) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Ratman’s. Pours a clear dark orange appearance with an off white head. Über spicy, garlic, onion, hoppy, herbal hoppy aroma. A bit chewy, cracker, grapefruity, spicy flavor. Fun stuff.
Zymurgeist2 (1178) - Redwood City, California, USA - JAN 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Massive citrus aroma!! Tons of grapefruit and passion fruit! Explodes like Jimi Hendrix blasting open a set. Deep gold with fluffy white head. As clear as Tracy Chapman belting out a ballad. Flavor of overwhelming grapefruit and candi-like sweetness. Hop flavor lasts longer than the Tom Petty 7-day residence at The Fillmore in ’99. Bitterness is nicely restrained. Would welcome an encore performance with this beer!
LtDan (1805) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - FEB 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: Pours a clear amber gold with a decent thin cap of white and white lacing left behind.
Aroma: Fresh citrusy hops, orange peel, light bread dough, bread crust.
Taste: Juicy hops, bitter piny hops, dry toasty malt, finishes very clean.
Mouthfeel: Thin, juicy, average carbonation.
Overall: A very tasty Pale Ale. It’s one of my favorite styles when the hops do the talking and the malt does the walkin’.
high_on_hops (730) - Burlingame, California, USA - MAR 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear medium gold with a foamy white head and lacing. It has a great floral and citrus aroma with a background of pale malt. The flavor is floral and citrus hops up front with a maltier middle and a citrus aftertaste over a medium body.
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Prufrockstar (1318) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber, received as a gift from a bottle shop (whose name I don’t recall and can’t find on the google) I was taken to by a friend in Petaluma. Clear gold amber pour, ample white head, no lacing. Aroma of citrus, grapefruit, pine, caramel, and flowers. Taste big on grapefruit. Clean, crisp, refreshing. Assertive bitter bite. Medium body, moderate carbonation. A nice, unexpected treat!
craftycarl21 (2285) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Dan. Spicy and very tea-like on the nose, with grassy bitterness and hints of melon and grapefruit showing through a bit more in the flavor. Dry, herbal and floral, with secondary fruit aspects. Crisp and clean. Very nice.
popery (1562) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a nice medium amber gold. Transparent, no noticeable haze. Big white head. Rocky with big bubbles sticking to the walls of the glass. The aroma could be turned up. It has a nice hop tone of grapefruit, tangerine, grass and a bit of pine. There’s also a pleasant malt presence contributing a good deal of caramel. Maybe a touch of butter. With a big increase to the hop aroma, this beer would shine. The taste is a step up from the aroma. There’s some pleasant bitterness, particularly in the finish. Fairly dry. Very easy to drink. The malt flavor is pleasant enough. Nice doughy, caramel flavor. However, this is a hop-forward APA, and while the hops are well handled in the taste, they need to be turned up in the aroma. Still, this is a good beer, and I’d be very happy to drink a few pints while watching a football game or something. Nice session-ish beer.