maxwelldeux (4310) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - MAY 15, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a nice golden color with a moderate head. A little hoppier than I expected, but in a good way - you get the hops notes in both the aroma and the taste. Nice and light in the aftertaste.
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 27, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Originally reviewed: 7/26/08. Poured a darker golden, like a light amber. This was darker than I thought it would be. Poured with about a finger-width head that settled to a nice sheet throughout the rest of the drink. Excellent webbing along glass edge.
Smelled the floral hops, maybe some corn. Toasted malt.
First thing I noticed with the taste is the smack of bitterness. This mellows as the drink warms. There’s a slight metallic bite at the finish that lingers a bit. Maybe getting a hint of lemon zest, and some burnt toast. Very crisp and clean brew.
Not that bad for an APA, but not my favorite.
obguthr (5415) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - APR 22, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light lemon zest nose. Clear amber, thick sticky yellow head with good retention. Very tinny lemongrass flavor. Extremely metallic. Enjoyable, but has issues.
mwbrady12 (469) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 21, 2012
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Mild aroma with an intriguing orange pour and balanced taste and mouthfeel.
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TravHimself (38) - mebane, North Carolina, USA - MAR 2, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a great southern ale poured into a pint glass to a hazy and golden bliss big white foamy head disappears to leave nice lacing I’m sure it’ll still be there by the end of the glass ...taste of malts comes through at first then the hops kick in and give it a great citrus finish very clean and crisp all in all a damn fine pale ale....cheers
Cybercat (4848) - Georgia, USA - JAN 26, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Crisp, malty aroma has a note of sour apple. It pours a nice bubbly almost clear amber with a very thick and fluffy white head. The sample I got fizzed like crazy, so open with care! Flavor is quite satisfying, malty with a slightly sour fruity note and an earthy, hop-bitter undertone. Smooth texture has above-average body and a firm, persistent fizz. A truly satisfying and enjoyable ale.
blipp (7895) - 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 (3633) - 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 (1724) - 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.