thegreenrooster (3930) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 8, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour is a cloudy orange with a large white head. Aroma is a spicy and fruity hop with no heavy malt sugars to get in the way. Flavor is a decent mango and pineapple hop. Again no malt is present this is all about the hops albeit a very mild hop flavor. A definite pale ale bordering on an IPA. A new style pale ale with the hops used.
chinchill (4111) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 6, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewpub in NC.
Golden amber body has excellent clarity and is topped by a durable head that leaves a fairly full coat of foam on the glass.
Hop dominant smell and, to a lesser extent, flavor. Mild-moderate bitterness. Hop dominated but some bready malt show through.
Drake (11499) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - SEP 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the brewery. 300th American Pale rating. Pours a clear golden color with a medium sized creamy off-white head. Good head retention. Mild herbal hop aroma. The taste is citrus hops and pale malts. Medium bodied, fairly delicate, straightforward, well balanced. Nice beer.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Pizzeria Toro, Durham. Nicely earthy pour, cloudy and vigorous, brimming with life. Nice blend of bitter notes and tropical fruit in the nose, and it comes across as intense for an APA. Turns out that’s certainly the case in this well balanced, elegant, but fuckin flavorful brew.
maxwelldeux (4322) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - SEP 2, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft in a flight at the brewery. Good level of hops to this one without overpowering the drink. Easy drink that makes life grand.
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 27, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Originally reviewed: 4/8/11. Another City Beverage (W-S) Freakin’ Firkin Friday has come and gone, and this new offering from Nantahala was offered this time around. Came out a deep honey-gold with a thick white head on top. Great retention, lots of sticky lace. The nose was faintly spicy at first then finished with notes of orange, lemon, and fresh flowers. This was an ultra creamy offering, which was to be expected given the cask. This is definitely a toned-down version of their PA, as the flavors were somewhat muted and tame. Mild citrus, faint bittering hops, light graininess on the back end. All-in-all, a good APA that I was pleased to get the chance to try, especially from a cask!
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - APR 16, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
tap at nick and nates sylva 7/11/11.
very clear and very pale yellow with a white creamy head and some clingy lacing.
the aroma is peppery....noble hops, sweaty grain, straw, sand, light pine and some gf.
same with the flavor... crisp and clean with a noble AT. quite sessionable. 6/3/6/4/15
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - MAR 11, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the taproom. Pours hazy orange-yellow with small off-white head. The aroma is rich and fruity with hops, mostly mango, some pineapple and peach, miscellaneous other citrus, bit of strawberry and kiwi--very juicy altogether. The flavor is soft malt and mellow fruity hops, though nowhere near as fruity as in the nose. Bitterness is very subdued. Some herbal hop notes. There is a touch of soapiness, but a clean finish.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Date: September 17, 2011
Source: Brewfest, Brewgrass
Appearance: cloudy yellow, fine white head, drippy lace
Aroma: sweet citrus aroma
Flavor: sweet citrus flavor, pale malt sweetness, lots of citrus hops, balancing bitterness
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
Score: *** /4
DiarmaidBHK (4151) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 22, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at tap room. This is a very similar beer to the pale ale except it’s filtered so it’s a little lighter shade of orange and a bit clearer. It has a nice woody vibe on the nose and a nice injection of hop flavor on the finish.