glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 10, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle. Very nice nug hop aroma; very fresh-hop smelling. Well made, balanced with hops as the focus. The malt is very light and lets the hops do most of the work. Bitter finish. This would be welcomed as a regular sixer. Thin.
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 9, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted 1/26/08. 12oz bottle. Filtered with a golden hue. White bubbled head. Mild malt nose mixed with a grassy citrus hop aroma. Medium bodied and crisp. Similar NB yeast character. Lively. Sweet and toasty malts with a nice caramel character. Mild bitterness. Nice cascade hop finish. Citrus grapefruit and mild esters and a touch earthy hops. Solid APA.
thegreenrooster (2971) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 1, 2008
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle out of the folly 12 pack. Pour is a copper with a small white head. Aroma is deffinatly lots of pine hops and maybe some rye malts. Flavor is decent with a super crisp hop and a very strong dose of caramel malts. Decent enough if you can find a bottle.
Ratman197 (8471) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 27, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap @ Falling Rock poured a clear amber with a small lasting white head. Aromas of pine, citrus and carmel. Palate was light bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmewl, light pine and a hint of citrus with a smooth lightly bitter finish.
This beer turned out to be a big dissapointment, Big hops in the nose but the flavor just wasínt there.
BlackForestCO (961) - Aurora, Colorado, USA - JAN 19, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAY 6, 2008 On tap at the brewery. Poured a slightly hazy golden color with a decent off-white head. Grainy malts dominate the aroma, with little hops peaking through. Same grainy taste dominates the entry, followed by a slightly grassy hop bitterness. Pretty thin and lacking on the palate. Definitely not my favorite APA. I was pretty let down. Had again at the brewery, I donít know if it was a different batch or what, but it tasted much better. Smoother, less grainy and more hoppy, floral, and inviting. Much, much better.
norsedoc (248) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 16, 2008
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at the brewery. Amber in color. Nothing too exciting. I liked this the least of all during our visit. Not horrible, just nothing to write home about. Watery. Burnt caramel flavor with mild hop bitterness.