Maria (10214) - Thisted, DENMARK - MAR 1, 2008
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep orange color, slightly hazy with a huge, nice and creamy head. The aroma is wonderfully hopped with loads of citrus, mostly oranges and grapefruit and some nice caramel. The flavour: YEEESSSSS!!! - light and wonderfully hoppy with a nice, slightly dry bitterness, loads of citrus (again mostly oranges and grapefruit), hints of resin and papaya and some nice caramel. The finish has a nice bitterness with hints of grapefruit. It’s incredibly refreshing and nice - a small piece of art - yummmiii!! My #2900 on RateBeer
thewolf (12023) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAR 1, 2008
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ Kolding Ølmesse.
Pours a lightly hazy orange with a great frothy white head. Aroma is soft, lightly buttery and lots of fruity American hops. Mouthfeel is initially a little thin, but gets wonderfully dry towards the finish. Not many flavours apart from hops, though. Pine and fruity hops dominate in what I’d call "Hop Juice 2007 Light". It’s a good brew, though extremely bitter. I for one is happy that I only sampled it - I couldn’t drink a whole bottle.
argo0 (13069) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 28, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(50cl bottle, thanks kmweaver) Medium off-white head atop cloudy amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, grapefruit/pineapple, some caramel/bread, orange, spice, light honey. Taste is medium sweet, grapefruit/pine, some spicy/dusky, orange. Decent bitterness. Light-medium body, some resin/chewiness.
3fourths (9107) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 28, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 30, 2013 Exceptionally nice, complex, dank and pungent hop nose – rich, grassy, fruity, filling the senses in an instant. Flavor is mealy fruit, a scattering of fluffy yeast, and a base malt bill that’s light, airy, and transparent, as it should be for a strongly hoppy pale ale or IPA. The yeast at times seems to get a big cheesy and (maybe) funky, and while it’s a very tasty beer overall, it never fully comes together into something magical.
DocLock (9866) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 28, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours hazy deep copper with 3-fingers of fluffy, off-white head. Smells of resiny hops, tropical fruit, mango, black pepper, caramel malt, and tangerine. Tastes crisp, caramel malty, with tropical fruit layers injcluding mango, tangerine, and honeydew, plus a solid hop dose which balances well with the malt and fruit. Well done.
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - FEB 27, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy pale/light amber with a tiny white head. The nose is very hoppy with grapefruit, pine, tangerine and very light garlic. The flavor is lightly sweet with honey, cotton candy, pine, grapefruit and tangerine. Medium body is round with moderate carbonation. Nice beer and a great name.
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - FEB 27, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle. A little DC tribute to Eben. Pours a bright, clear orange-amber color; textured, fluffy off-white head with excellent retention and fine-bubbled lacing that cascades and sticks like mad; a gorgeous pour. Toasty malts, earthy/citrus hops, and plenty of dry, crisp bitterness in the aroma; quite pleasant. Medium-to-full mouthfeel: very chewy, earthy bitterness; some citrus and candy sugar and toasty malts at the core; very chewy, generous, toasty pale ale. Lengthy finish: candy sugar, earthy malts; quite mouthdrying.
TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 24, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
16.9 oz bottle. Hazed orange caramel with a bubbly white head. Nose is orange peel and green cannabis; spicy floral and musk. Medium light body, carb lacks some crispness. Taste is orange and pink grapefruit. Juicy finish with lemon oil. This one didn’t last long.
Suttree (6046) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 24, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 25, 2008 My 100th APA! WooHoo! Ruby red, with a nice loose beige head. Great aroma of grapefruit, woods, grapefruit, flowers, and grapefruit. Clean and crisp palate. Flavor is citrusy - grapefruit, no surprise - and resin. Not a whole lot of balance, I’m cool with that. Earthier as it warms. Tasty stuff!
scania (188) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 24, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Hazy orange with white head. Aroma is hoppy with grapefruit and pine. Flavor is well-balanced with a good bitter bite. Very good!