BucannonXC5 (937) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 11, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a 12-oz. bottle into a pint glass. Color was pale, fairly clear. A bit like apple juice or very dehydrated urine. About 1 ½ fingers of head. Nice lacing on the top with some circular bubbles, that lasted throughout. Foamy head on the sides, pretty sporadic.
The first smell was citrus hops, which was a pleasant surprise. Kind of a mixture of lemon and grapefruit, probably more grapefruit. Also got a small whiff of caramel sweetness, but very minimal.
The taste wasn’t as much like the nose as I would have hoped. Definitely more pale notes than the hoppy taste. Grainy and wheaty. Pretty smooth.
Light body. Thin texture. Soft-to-average carbonation. Bitter, but somewhat smooth finish.
Overall a decent beer. I guess I was secretly hoping for something a bit better since it’s Lagunitas, but I’d have it again.
jcos (1592) - Maryland, USA - FEB 2, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Location/Date:Bottle on February 2nd, 2012.
Appearance: Pours a dark copper clear.
Aroma:Aroma is very high in resiny hops, some grass. Strong for a pale ale.
Taste: Just like the nose, more bitterness than average APA, whic I like.
Palate:Lighter body, slick, lingering aftertaste.
Summary: An APA that is JUST below being an IPA, I really enjoy this beer.
Aniela (2462) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 1, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a bottle at home in Skövde. Golden beer with an offwhite head. Fruity aroma with some malt and caramell. Fruity, flavour with some hops and some bitterness.
r464 (1946) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 1, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very punchy and bitter with a great kick of hops. Hints of pine and citrus zest lay deep down. Very good.
BrewBoxer (2156) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 23, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pale yellow, amberish color with a nice head. Smells and taste fruity, grassy and well balanced of hop and malt. A great example of a full bodies APA
robiannelli (591) - West Deptford, New Jersey, USA - JAN 23, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle pours a bright gold with a white head. Aromas of light carmel malt and some flural notes slight bright citrus. Flavors is lightly bitter with a tiny bit of hops. Body is medium light and finish is abrubt
Photog (215) - Camillus, New York, USA - JAN 20, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear amber color with a white head. Aroma of piney and caramel malt. Medium bitterness.
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dresden (945) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - JAN 13, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy orange with a small head. Lots of lemon, orange and grapefruit scent. Lots of lacing in the glass. Taste is heavy pineapple and grass. Really good APA!
StefanSD (2193) - Lakeside, California, USA - JAN 12, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a translucent brass color with a smallish white head that has fair retention. The aroma is weak and undistinguished with barley malts, or perhaps this cold I have is messing with my sense of smell. The flavor is hops forward with spicy hops set in a neutral barley malt base. The palate is full ans smooth with lively carbonation. Finishes long and dry with lingering piney bitter hops. Overall: A nice little APA, compares to SNPA.
Kronebryg (1081) - Sorgenfri, DENMARK - JAN 11, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Little head. Yellow greishyellow colour. Light nose with a little grapefruitand hops. Medium body and length. Hoppy body but also some chocko. Pleasant but leightweight.