guzzler67 (1563) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUL 6, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy, copper appearance with a large, creamy, off white head and very good lacing. Appealing aroma of resinous hops. Taste is balanced; citrus and piney hops are prominent but do not overwhelm the caramel malts. Medium bodied, moderately carbonated mouthfeel, with a dry, bitter, lingering finish.
strongpieman (1598) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - JUL 1, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Very solid, flavorful American Pale Ale. Lots of hop aroma, deep gold color, tall white head. Recommend this as a good choice for a pale with some character.
FROTHINGSLOSH (5530) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 30, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
My friends Tom and Jen brought this one up from North Carolina. +++ Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured an orange-amber color with a large foamy orange-white head that lingered and left decent lacing. The aroma was dry, floral and had a gritty herbal hop presence. The flavor was dryish with moderate floral and herbal hops and a light nutty undertone. The finish was medium length floral and herbal hops. Medium body. Ok.
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 (563) - 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 (4172) - 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 (4164) - 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 (4601) - 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.