jefcon (1633) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUN 9, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A very clean and earnest pale ale, with grassy and citrus aromas from the hops. Well-balanced. A little effervescent on the palate. All around, a good, drinkable pale ale.
radagast83 (7144) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUN 5, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
At SAVOR 2016. Poured a straw golden color with a small fizzy head. Aroma was some light fruit notes. Touch herbal. I got a little bit of apple juice cider notes, with a little bit of citrus here.
obguthr (5591) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JUN 4, 2016
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Savor 2016: Mud aroma. Clear amber, medium head. Flavor is clay and yeast. Light body, easy carbonation. Not much prickly pear character, which is fine by me.
Darkmagus82 (2255) - - JUL 25, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from bottle into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a golden orange color with a one finger head of white foam. The head fades rather fast leaving just a trace of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the brew is heavy of a sweeter citrus smell mixed with a little bit of a tropical fruit aroma. Along with these smells comes some other aromas of a pear and passionfruit smell as well as a bit of a grapefruit and bready aroma.
Taste – The taste begins with a somewhat sweeter flavor of a tropical fruit and orange nature with a little bit of a citrus hop right at the start. As the taste moves on, the sweeter fruits fade a bit, but is replaced by some prickly pear sweetness, which upholds some of sweet style of the beer (sweet, but not too sweet.) All the while some other flavors of a light bready nature come to the tongue and with a lighter herbal and grainy taste, bring an overall rather nice blend of hop, sweet fruit, and malt to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the medium side with a carbonation level that is rather low to average. A little higher carbonation may have been slightly better for the style, but overall it was OK.
Overall – A rather decent cactus fruit brew overall. Pretty easy drinking with enough cactus fruit to keep it authentic, without having too much to make it obnoxious. Good overall.
bartzluke (595) - Oklahoma, USA - MAY 27, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
6 oz pour from refrigerated can into sniffer glass. Moderate white head, hazy, yellow. Super sweet nose. Fruity. A yellow bitter. Pleasant. A little fruity.
Bulk_Carrier (3637) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - MAR 9, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
On tap at Brewhouse Bar & Grille.
This was poured into a pint glass.
The appearance was a semi-hazy orange color with some carbonation that was seen rising to fill a slim finger’s worth of white foamy head. Light lacing stuck and then slid.
The smell was basically a grassy / grainy citrus blend to the caramel malts.
The taste was basically the same but came across in a slightly cooked caramel sort of way. There wasn’t any aftertaste but it did finish dry.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. Smooth carbonation coated my tongue adequately.
Overall, I say this was just an okay APA. Unsure if I would come back to.
DuffMan (9505) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 26, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can, purchased in East Glacier on our way home from Whitefish. Medium gold, average white head. Aroma is grainy and vaguely fruity, flavour is much the same, more vegetal than fruity actually, but only vaguely so. Just ok.
slowrunner77 (9953) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 14, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Slightly hoppier than average pale that is fruit forward (but you can't tell if it's the cactus fruit or the hops. Medium bodied, bittersweet finish.
Sledutah (6975) - Utah, USA - OCT 14, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz can shared by Gene, thanks
Clear golden with a medium sized white head, good lacing. Aroma of cactus leaves and floral. Taste is floral
Travlr (21204) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can. Clear deep golden color, fluffy white head. Interesting aroma of light fruit, cucumber. Taste is light, bitter, fruity.
Ratman197 (13106) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 28, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can poured a hazy golden amber with a lingering ring of ivory foam. Aromas of bread, prickly pear and light citrus. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a smooth finish. Flavors of bread, prickly pear and light citrus with a smooth lingering prickly pear finish.