cAPSLOCK (156) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 29, 2008
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I think I got a bottle from a bad batch, or perhaps old? Sour nose, Sour body on otherwise what might be a nice pale ale. Very hoppy, but sour.
Sheerbrewing (117) - Athens-Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 20, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
pours a clear amber with a slightly off white head. Aroma- clean and bready yeast, no hops stick out. Flavor is malt heavy with a little hop bitterness that really balances out the flavor. This is a very well done pale ale with a nice clean fruity ester, not a very bitter ale,
mikemccarthy (91) - Huntington, West Virginia, USA - AUG 31, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear, deep gold with a thick, frothy head that stays. Strongly floral aroma. Full but effervescent mouthfeel. Brutally hoppy flavor, as the deScription promised. Great representative of the style.
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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.
fauxpunker (76) - Florence, Kentucky, USA - SEP 26, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle and tap. Nice caramel/copper color. Very upfront hoppy scent. Malt flavor is noticeable, but it’s the hops that really shine in this one.
Ferociousaurus (37) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 18, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light amber color. Small head but little lacing. Nose is sweet and hoppy. A little hops in the taste, with more focus on caramel malts. Good, not great.
Hcgiii (30) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 26, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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OTRihtnsgbt (28) - Ohio, USA - JAN 1, 2011
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a copper color. Lots of roast malt flavors, not enough hops to provide any balance. Not at all what I’m looking for in an APA. This beer is somewhat palatable when fresh, downright awful when not.
ghouseguy (20) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 17, 2007
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft. First tried this brew at the first tapping event at Findlay Market in OTR. Now have it on draft at home. This beer is amber in color and pours with a nice head and good retention. Aroma is soft and gentle...which is very inviting. At first sip, the beer is quite impressive. Crisp, clean, and very enjoyable. Lots of malts, yet enough hops to balance well. Nice caramel tones in there as well. This beer finishes very clean and leaves no aftertaste. Much better at home then at debut tapping...I believe this is due to the temperature at which it was served. This beer tasts best to me at colder temperatures. Proud to say this one is from my home town.
bmcginni (20) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - OCT 8, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle. Not a bad beer, but zero to get excited about. A malty, bitter, low hopped pale. A craft drinkers "lite beer"’ if that.