Scrapersnbeer (1532) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 2, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Hazy traffic light yellow beer with average floral and hop aromas. Intensely bitter but also a little sweet. Probably a result of adding rye. Too dry to be termed refreshing but not full bodied enough to be filling. Very funny to a Stranger from the Left Hand, but they could have chosen a better brew to make the joke with.
rbrazell (1698) - Florida, USA - NOV 28, 2011
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours clear pale golden straw with a small white head. Nose is faint citrus and pine hops with bready malt. Flavor very light pine hops and grainy malt. Crisp and light beer. Boring beer.
DrinkEmUpJones (1069) - Georgia, USA - NOV 20, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hazy yellow color with thin white lacing. Aroma has mild citur peel feel with a slight muskiness to it. Palate isnice for a pale ale. Nothing spectacular but a fine drinking beer.
ekstedt (6516) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 18, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Ölreprubliken, Göteborg, Sweden. Shady deep golden with medium white head. Mild citrusy and floral hop aroma with notes of tropical fruits. Light to medium bodied with medium carbonation. Semi-dry with medium bitterness.
Cavie (4305) - Arlington, Texas, USA - NOV 16, 2011
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle from Central Market. This beer pours a clear light orange color with a small ring of white head. The aroma is pretty light. Grainy, faint hops and leaves. Not much there. The flavor matches the aroma in that it’s rather plain. Slightly sweet grains, dry notes that end in a hoppy bitterness. Nothing special really.
jandd1983 (3831) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - NOV 13, 2011
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
It poured a copper color with a small white head. The aroma was caramel and citrus with some rye notes. The flavor was bitter with some citrus and nutty notes.
bruwery (35) - Lowell, Michigan, USA - NOV 9, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Barley’s. The rye in here is a cool twist. The hop notes are nice and grassy up front, then finish with a lingering bitterness which reacts rather interestingly with the rye. I would definitely drink it again, but all the same, there are a lot of options out there and a full 6-pack might last me a while. Rye in a beer is good on occasion, but I find that a little goes a long way.
JoePeesie (924) - Long Lake, Illinois, USA - NOV 1, 2011
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A solid, crisp, refreshing lager. Not world class or life changing but very solid. Pours a golden yellow with a white head that laces nicely. Nose & taste are of floral hops, grain, and hay field. Worth grabbing.
rangerred (989) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - OCT 31, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Had on tap at Dewey’s Pizza in West Chester, OH
Clear, light copper with a small one finger head.
Earthy hops was the first smell I picked up on. There is a bit of bready malt but it takes a backseat to the hops.
Hops dominate the taste initially but once again they are more grassy/earthy rather than citrus. The hop flavor drops off pretty rapidly and there is somewhat of a void afterwards. No real maltiness. Very light mouthfeel.
Overall this was an average APA that I honestly thought seemed more British than American. Not sure I would seek it out again.
fidelis83 (2270) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - OCT 31, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours clear, light gold with a 1 finger, creamy white head that has good retention and leaves a little lacing. Aroma is sweet citrus, cereal grain, toast, a touch of caramel and planty hops. Flavor is sweet citrus, toast, a little toffee, earthy grain and planty hops. Mineral notes and slightly bitter citrus hops round out the finish. Palate is light bodied, slightly slick on entry, fairly dry from there on out and moderately carbonated. Pretty average APA, nice hops profile for an easy going, everybody might like it sort of beer.