jaymobrown (1776) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 14, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very surprised by this. Had a good malt character, rather thick. The hops weren’t as noticeable as the roasted malt character. Medium finish. Also had some cola-like flavor.
GMUcrew7 (577) - Mason, Ohio, USA - JUL 25, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pretty dark copper/ruby pour with a nice light beige head. Malty aroma, caramel with a hint of molasses and a little hop bite, certainly an unique aroma for an APA . The flavor doesn’t quite match up with the aroma, the hops are a little less noticeable and the malts have a little wet cardboard aftertaste that detracts from the otherwise solid taste. Medium body, I think this beer was the first Moerlein that I had and it is a solid APA.
daknole (10346) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 2, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown pour. Maltbomb aroma. Light hops are hidden by caramel and fruity malts. Flavor is caramel, fruit, ALL malt all the time.
verymerrymonk (413) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 13, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a brown body with a thin white head. Dry, bitter hoppy flavor. No great standout flavors.
mattmc1973 (478) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - JUN 11, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at the Great American Ballpark. Dark brown with off-white head, at least looks like much more of a brown ale than a pale ale. Aroma of toasted caramel malt. Taste is roasty/toasty and sweet caramel, with very mild hop bitterness. Crisp and smooth mouthfeel...not bad!
smith4498 (3285) - Miami, Florida, USA - FEB 27, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from a trade with phaleslu. Pours clear copper color with light khaki head. Aroma of floral hops and caramel. Sweet caramel flavor with mild bitterness. Medium body with average carbonation. Thanks Peter.
markwise (4882) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 18, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to phaleslu for this beer. Pours brown-orange caramel with a tan head. Nose is caramel, biscuit, Fuggles hops, and a slight bitterness. Flavor is malt, sweetness, some caramel, earthy toffee, and sweetness. Bitterness, but balanced and lingering with sweetness and bitterness. Nice, sessionable, and pretty well-balanced.
DalzAle (2012) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - FEB 9, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle bonus thanks to phaleslu! Nice clear copper colored pour, average amount of carbonation and a nice hoppy and nutty nose. Flavor is slightly fruity to begin with, then pepper, hops, metallic toastiness and finished a little buttery. A nice solid pale ale, would love to try this on tap!
Rustyham (1807) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - JAN 31, 2010
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
slightly sweet, robust roasty maltiness, but still light. A little weird at first, but once you get into it, you like it’s warming effect. Bottle at ABC liquors, Miami.
smooch (238) - Sylvania, Ohio, USA - DEC 6, 2009
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A very nice hoppy flavor with balance. I couldn’t drink a ton of this, but it is like a tannic wine that benefits from a good piece of meat. Such a nice looking beer...a beautiful copper with the brooding look of a hefe. Nice head. This is a good one..