blipp (7594) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 6, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Pours light hazy with a white head. Light citric hoppy aroma, with some flowery and sweet notes. The flavor has flowery and citric hops, with light sweet malty notes. Pretty good.
reggiedunlop (3579) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 28, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a mostly clear golden/amber color with a medium creamy tan head...nice lacing and retention. Aroma has citrusy hops...orange...leafy and floral...tealike. Flavor is more spicy hops than citrus...still tea notes...malty sweetness...a bit muddled. Mouthfeel is silky and lively and the finish is tealike and earthy/hoppy.
KajII (800) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - DEC 16, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. The pour was a slightly hazy golden amber with a large (2-3 finger) white rocky head that had great retention and lasting throughout producing thick sheets of lacing.
The aroma was to say the least nice and hoppy of a pine hop, a grain malt and a soapy yeast with nice strong notes of citrus and caramel.
The taste was bold and bitter with a hint of caramel at first then became extremely hoppy with a real nice dose of citrus at the end. The flavor lasted a really long time allowing for full enjoyment of this beyond hoppy brew.
Mouthfeel was just a bit beyond light in body and dry in texture with a nice prickly carbonation.
Overall this Pale Ale is by far one of the better ones out there. If I did not know any better, I would have taken it for an IPA.
Foxbush (1618) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 9, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JUL 7, 2012 This was purchased near Duck, NC at a Harris Tetter. The APA poured with a HUGE head. The white frothy head filled the glass and laced down the glass. The ale poured an attractive hazy golden color. There is a mild citrus aroma on the nose. This pale ale fails to distinguish itself. It is too mild and lacks some bitterness. Very lively carbonation creating the head. Had this in Jacksonville with my son’s family. The ale poured a clear amber color with nice head. This was on tap. Raised scores slightly.
Bart (2938) - Brussels, BELGIUM - OCT 28, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy light amber coloured beer with some very light carbonation and a small white head. Light hoppy and fruity hinted aroma with a short malty hint. Medium palate; Finish is fruity, light citrus hinted with a bitter twist. Smouth light bitter and enjoyable.
kidmartinek (4161) - austin, Texas, USA - AUG 30, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice pale orange. Small white head. Crisp hoppy aroma. Strong malt backboxlne. Moderate bite. Served cold from a mason jar a good first beer to start the afternoon
jtd6628 (361) - North Carolina, USA - AUG 21, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Below average beer. This I have had a lot it is a drinkable beer but need something to make it stand out.
Suttree (5766) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 15, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Copper, cloudy, and a thin ring of foam. Smells oddly grainy, plus some piney hop notes. Flavor is also oddly grainy and a little bit grassy hops. OK, I suppose, but I would prefer a little more bitterness.
italianjohn (2677) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 7, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear deep golden pour lots of frothy off white head little too much carbonation ... aroma is of sweet malts and subtle citrusy hops little bready and light floral hops .... taste is over carbonated with some spicy floral hops and a little citrusy hop with sweet and bready malts .... bitter spicy hop in the finish ... not a bad pale ale at all taste was off a little from the carbonation
Drake (11410) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 6, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce bottle from Lowes in Hickory, NC on 4/7/11. Pours a hazy amber color with a medium sized fizzy white head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of bitter floral and citrus hops. The taste is bitter citrus hops, faint malty notes and a lingering bitterness. Medium bodied.