Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 21, 2011
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pours amber with an off white head. Smells of rotting vegetables, some caramel, some earthy hints. Tastes earthy with some peas and herbal spicy hints on the finish.
OmegaX (1372) - Florida, USA - OCT 23, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good suggestion from Chipalsa. Bottle pour ---> tulip. Nose is oddly tropical with a unique fruitiness that is almost unidentifiable. Papaya? Some caramel malts and sweetness with some slight hop in there. Different for an APA. Tastes pretty similar with a retained fruitiness/sweetness. Not so much hop, but it is there. Good and worth a try because this beer has flavors that are difficult to put into words.
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 18, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle. Clear darker orange color, minimal off-white head leaving spots of lace. Odd malty-fruit aroma, something specific in the nose I can’t quite put my finger on (like a metallic fruit taste). Some caramel malt. Smooth, crisp, and drinkable. Kind of bitter-sweet in a dark way. Unique, but not in an entirely awesome way.
GnarlyGnome (852) - Fairfield, Ohio, USA - JUL 31, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft: the first time I had this, I thought it was just an emrican pale ale, and a mediocre one at that. Very time now, that I get the pleasure, I find new appreciation for it. It pours A dark copper color with a creamy tan head. Aromas are that of toffee, roasted malt, and some nuttiness. It has a floral fruitiness in the flavor profile that I just love. Awesome beer from a great brewery.
andyhwcinc (1812) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 24, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I’m not sure if I’m rating the right one as this is an APA listing and the beer I had was more of a Belgian Ale, but at any rate I’m 99% sure this is the correct one. Enjoyed on tap at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, OH while at the Braves vs. Reds game. One of the only non-Bud beers available. Appearance a somewhat clear copper amber with a thin white head that rims around the glass. Aroma of light Beglian yeast and sugar, rather light in smell. Taste of Belgian yeast and candi, clove, banana. Definitely a belcher with above average carbonation, medium light in body. Impressed that this would be offered in this stadium, one of the best beers @ a baseball game I’ve had.
Chipalsa (1310) - Florida, USA - JUL 16, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light body, foamy head and sloppy lacing. Smell was sweet of pineapple, bitter of hops and a little spicy on the nose. The balance of hops and malts were great, the subtle bitterness was countered by a maltiness that finished bitter and spicy. VERY refreshing, especially for a game of cornhole.
BelgianBeerGal (3716) - Panama City, Florida, USA - JUL 3, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from local Trader Joes. Pretty classy for what I assume is a rather small output brewery. Hops leans towards the resin side in aroma but maybe a little overpowered by malt in the flavor. Nice.
steadyj (87) - Kentucky, USA - JUN 29, 2011
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma is slightly citrusy and grassy. Pours a burnt orange color that leaves webbed lacing down the glass. Taste is hops right off the bat, caramel and biscuit malt in the middle with a subtle bitter finish. In general more malty than a lot of APA’s that I have tried.
Beerona97 (2398) - Washington, USA - JUN 3, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear amber, foamy beige head. Aroma of oranges, nut, chocolate, malt, some toasted. Taste is good, light floral and orange peel. Medium bitter finish. Good balance all around
Nephilium (1659) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAY 18, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
This starts with a mild pine hop aroma, and pours a clear copper, with a full white head. There’s a nice little punch of pine and citrus hops, and a clean caramel flavor. A slick mouthfeel, with a very short finish. This isn’t an outstanding beer, but it is very drinkable, and accessible to those who generally drink BMC.