BMan1113VR (7914) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 2, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (best before of 13May12). Pours with a completely clear orange to very light copper hued body with a large and lasting bone colored white head. Great lace and retention. Aromas are of lemon zest, citrus hops, lightly dank, candied ginger and orange, passion fruit, light, dusty and bready malt, some mango. Really zesty. Mild alcohol noted. Flavors are a bit more malt forward than the aroma. Soft, bready and biscuity. Very nice malt flavor. Bitterness is pretty low and in the background. Hop flavors are also sadly a bit more subdued than the nose. Citrus, lemon, grapefruit pith, light pine-sol. Some peach. Dry, medium to light bodied with fuller carbonation. Good pale ale!
bu11zeye (12576) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 2, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(12oz bottle, courtesy of travita) Pours a clear copper body with a small off-white head. Aroma of nuts, toasted grain, passion fruit, lemon, and pine. Flavor of nuts, toasted grain, passion fruit, florals, and citrus.
3fourths (8984) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 2, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. clear light amber with a quickly-dying off-white head. the sorachi ace provide a strong lemon character and the nelson sauvin adds more fruitness (generic, not exactly passion fruit / mango / etc). saccharine sweet and oily / syrupy / filmy on the tongue. bready but lifeless and stale wheat-cracker malt is a bit rough and husky. all-together a rather boring, forgettable and lifeless beer.
Finhead (1548) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - FEB 1, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A clear, golden-amber pour with a white head. The aroma is a little spicy, but also with a touch of sweet bread. The light body has a thin texture with average carbonation. It has a mildly bitter taste, but it lacks any real flavor.
travita (4754) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 1, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear, orange color, and off white head. The taste is hops, some bitterness, pine, and grass. The smell is citrus, hops, and grassy.
jkwalking05 (4534) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 1, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden orange with a small off-white head. Aroma is of fresh pine needles, spicy hops. Bitter with pepper, grapefruit.
topherh (1919) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - FEB 1, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours amber with a white head. Aroma is pine and citrus. Flavor is sweet bready malt, citrus fruit, balanced bitterness with some grassy earthy notes,
adavis234 (286) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - JAN 31, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample draft at 2012 Columbia World Beer Festival. Pour a nice amber gold with a medium head. Lemon zest and light hop nose. Very light and crisp. Citrus with a bit of a grassy hop finish.
IndyBeerSnob (132) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 31, 2012
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Purchased at Kroger, newest shipment. Poured pint glass. Wow this is a great APA! Aroma is mostly pine and the color is a faded Amber red. No lacing and pours an appetizing foamy head. The taste is one that rivals my favorite APA, 3 Floyd’s Alpha King.. crisp, clean finish and refreshing. A 65 degree day here in Nashville today. Perfect beer for a sign of spring!!
Shag (2769) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - JAN 31, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Copper color with a white head. The aroma is pine, caramel, and oranges. The flavor is rather bitter with some citrus and caramel. Well balanced with some malt presence. Overall this is a good pale ale.