PGHbeer77 (571) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. Bottle. A great pale ale! I think some lower raters are comparing this to an IPA. As a pale ale, this is a fine brew. Burnt orange/bronze pour with a frothy white head and thick lacing. Sweet citrus hop scent, grapefruit with a spoonful of sugar, and a hint of pine in the finish. Light/medium bodied (a low point for me), sticky texture. If it were a little fuller in the mouthfeel, I’d have rated it higher. Hop taste right up front, citrus, and a tangy middle that reminded me of fruit loops! Bitter finish. Excellent!
beerme31 (514) - Holly Springs, North Carolina, USA - JUN 24, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Pours golden medium white head. Aroma of citrus, floral, pine. Mild sweet taste, medium bitter finish. Medium-light body, crisp drier finish. Pretty good overall.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 15, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at West 94th Street Pub, Durham. Yeah, this is a pretty damn average APA and sadly short on the piney, hoppy, and citrus qualities advertised. This is hardly a craft beer destination, and it could just be that this keg is well past its prime. However, papery and malty in extremis.
tkrjukoff (4101) - SWEDEN - JUN 9, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Natty Greene’s. Pours clear copper amber with a small off white head leaving small laces. Aroma is sweet malty, a bit citric, piney and a bit grassy. Flavor is malty, bitter, citric, piny and a bit fruity. Finishes with a citric and bitter aftertaste.
maxwelldeux (3802) - Everett, 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 (4081) - 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.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
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 (3503) - 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.