Suttree (4874) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 27, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I thought this was more of an amber ale than an APA. Very sweet, lots of caramel and toffee, and much more hops in the aroma than flavor. Not particularly inspiring...
hivemind (693) - New York, New York, USA - APR 19, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ FG w E. Pour is a solid medium amber. No real head. Aroma is light, wet hop with some floral notes. Taste is pretty heavy, wet hops with a grainy, caramel malt undertone. Grapefruit or amarillo in the finish. Light mouthfeel. The sweet finish makes it good. Don’t understand the hate. Served in shaker.
ChainGangGuy (4272) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - APR 1, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce bottle - $2.09 at Total Wine & More in Atlanta, Georgia.
Appearance: Pours out a clear (though an initial chill haze), golden body with a frothy, white head that settles though never entirely dissipates.
Smell: Modest pale base malts with mild-mannered notes of biscuit and cracker with hoppy hints of lemon, grapefruit, and hewn grasses.
Taste: Sweetish pale malts with some accents of biscuits and waterlogged crackers with a little edge of caramel to it. Dried lemon rind, slightly grassy, slightly earthy hops with sufficient bitterness to balance things out. Becomes just a little bit astringent as you hit the dry, relatively crisp finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium carbonation.
Overall: A Cool Brew? Well, it’s just OK.
SSSteve (3633) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 30, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. clear gold with a small white head. tart tangerine hop nose. prickly carbonation. juicy, lemony hop flavor with grainy pale malts and celery salt. finishes with a kick of spicy peppery coriander or something. light body. pretty neat, pretty neat. pretty good, pretty good. alright.
Dorwart (2333) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - JAN 11, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thin light tan head of fine bubbles with light carbonation. Huge pine aroma that wafts away rather quickly then leaves a sweet malty aroma with some straw and herbs. Color is a hazy golden orange. Decent bitterness up front and late swallow with a decent malt backbone in between. Some dry roasted peanuts and more hebs and flowers. Quite dry and puckering at the finish. Rather one dimensional and lacks any kind of complexity but still a decent pale with quite the bitter kick.
marcus (5888) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 15, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours cloudy copper with a thick beige head and a floral aroma. There is a light refreshing pale malt flavor with mild hop bitterness and a soapy finish. Tastes a little off.
rocbyter (1854) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - SEP 22, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light floral hop aroma. Cloudy orange color with a medium white head. Tart citrus bitterness that fades lightly in the finish.
jzzbassman (1456) - New Albany, Mississippi, USA - SEP 6, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours straw gold clear with a foamy head. Malty aroma, vegetal notes bring it down some. Drinks like your standard APA, with a good malt balance, low bitterness but finishes crisp.
thirdeye11 (5379) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 14, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(22oz bomber thanks to bu11zeye) clearish medium yellow with a frothy yellow-tan head. Nose of celery, earth, caramel, umami, and turmeric. Taste is earthy, spicy, orange, cracker and well carbonated. A decent finish in general.
GuilTTy (728) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - AUG 11, 2011
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bomber. Clear chestnut color with a tall khaki head. Aroma of lemon zest and chemicals. Metallic taste overwhelmed some attempts for a little citrusy hops to fight through. Hints of toffee and burnt chocolate as well. Watery. Quick, mildly bitter and astringent finish. I wanted to find something to like about this beer but it just wouldn’t let me.