Dogbrick (7956) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 3, 2008
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Party Source. The bottle had some weird crustys around the cap after I removed it so that is not a good sign. The beer pours a slightly luminous orange-amber color with absolutely no head or lacing. Also not a good sign. Light malt and pine in the nose. Medium-bodied and fruity with some toasted malt and piney hops flavor, however the flavors are buried by tartness. The finish is tart fruit with a touch of sweet malt. I have to conclude I got a bad bottle, but will need to try again to be sure.
johnadam2002 (529) - Hainesport, New Jersey, USA - NOV 21, 2007
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured amber with off white head. Aroma of sweet malt. Lots of sweet malt flavor. Couldn’t pull anything else out.
nick76 (4213) - Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 21, 2008
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
The aroma is malt and hoppy just as advertised. There are caramel notes as well as citrus hops. The appearance is amber with a small head. The flavor is like the aroma. The palate is thin. Overall it’s about average but there is nothing special about it.
cAPSLOCK (155) - 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.
drowland (5992) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - JAN 18, 2011
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
1/13/10. 12oz bottle. Musty oxidized caramel old ale aroma with a sweet caramel flavor that reminds me more of an old ale or barleywine. If this is a pale ale, it must be very old.
Acknud (1078) - Morganfield, Kentucky, USA - JAN 4, 2011
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Does not age well! Murky copper color with little head. Aroma is mostly malt. Very lacking in hops. Taste is similar. It has not gone bad but has lost its zip.
DavoleBomb (1467) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 17, 2011
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
Poured into a pint glass.
3.5 A: Hazy dark orange/amber color. Two fingers of half frothy/half creamy head with good retention, but minimal lacing.
2.5 S: Big hit of buttery pungent breadiness. Caramel malts with some graininess. Slight citrusy twang from the hops.
2.5 T: Buttery breadiness and some off flavors that I can’t put my finger on. The taste is reminiscent of a poorly executed homebrew. Pine and orange hop flavor.
4.0 M: Medium fuller body. Good carbonation, creamy.
2.5 D: Not a big fan of breadiness in an APA.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 10-22-2009 00:31:18
NobleSquirrel (3437) - 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.
Cletus (6354) - 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.
arsehole77 (3) - Indiana, USA - FEB 27, 2012 does not count
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
From a bottle poured into a pint glass. Light cloudy tan, with a weak aroma. Weak tasting beer with a strong aftertaste. It?s not likely to make the rotation.