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.
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.
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.
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 20, 2011
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Pours a hazed amber with a fluffy head. The nose is all caramel and bananas. Hops are severely lacking in the nose. Strong notes of caramel in the taste as well, more of the banana and a light metallic note. Sweet and just not good, unfortunately.
BelgianBeerGal (3856) - 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.
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.
Chudwick (2852) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - DEC 9, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft in a weizen glass - pours clear caramel with nice tan head and good lacing. Jose is pine hops. Aroma is just hops. Taste is bitter. Bubbly and slick texture. Medium body. Long and faint finish. Quite simple in flavor but inoffensive.
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.
andyhwcinc (1853) - 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.