zizzybalubba (1604) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 28, 2010
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle from Woodman’s in Madison, WI. Pours pale yellow to light orange with a perfect fluffy white head. Clean grassy hop aroma. The flavor is bitter but not aggressively so. Grapefruit, tangerine, and pine come to mind. Because this is so well balanced this beer is certainly sessionable and could be paired well with several dishes. Nicely done.
patrickfannon (1242) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 27, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. 12 oz. Split with James and Vin. Pours a slightly hazy, bright golden with a thin, white, lacy head. Aroma of slight funk, fuel, pine, grass, soap suds, lemon and pineapple. Thin bodied with a loose, slick, juicy mouthfeel. Finishes with a citrus splash of flavor and a nice drying on the back of the tongue. Very good pale ale.
jredmond (6153) - Manhattan, New York, USA - OCT 27, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle split with and courtesy of Pat. Pours a slightly hazy, straw yellow body with nice lacing. Aroma is delicious herbal, grassy and pine hop. Mouthfeel is smooth and thin with great flavors of pine and grass hops. Great American Pale.
swoopjones (6864) - Buffalo, New York, USA - OCT 25, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
GABF 2010. Decent APA. pale yellow pour. Aroma & flavor have grassy & weedy hop presence. God mouthfeel & balanced flavor. Nice
chaz01 (190) - Miamisburg, Ohio, USA - OCT 23, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle purchased directly from the brewery. Served in a Belgian goblet. Clear golden color, creamy white head. Grassy, piney and a little citrusy aroma. Lot’s of grassy and piney hop notes. Very dry finish with more grassy hops taste lingering in the mouth. Not much citrusy flavors, but I do pick up a little peachy taste to this. Medium bodied, good carbonation - not overly done. Nice pleasant crispness in the mouth. Overall, a nice session type beer, or a beer that would pair well with seafood and/or a salad
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 22, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A real deal APA that is of sessionable strength and very good. Fruity crisp and clean. Moderate bitterness with a floral finish.
kbutler1 (1377) - North Carolina, USA - OCT 20, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Poured into my Lakefront Brewery pint glass pours a clear golden amber color with a small bubbled white head. The aroma of hops is really apparent, not overly piney or citrus but a nice balance slightly leaning toward citrus and lemon. Medium/light mouthfeel. Nice balance between sweet my and hop bitterness. Nice lace on the glass. If I was lookin for a really hoppy apa then I would grab something different but the best thing about this beer is the drinkability. At 5% too, this is a really nice sessionable beer.
auerbrau (3182) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - OCT 20, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz Bottle. Nice minty, lemony, and C-hop aroma. A bit of orange and spice. Enjoyable. Pours the darker side of golden, with a finger of soapy coarse off-white head. Flavors seem a little thin. There’s some juicy hop flavor, a touch of toothy grain, and some respectable citrus. I’m really digging the dry, drinkability of this pale ale. I think it could use a touch more flavor density, but otherwise this makes a fine quaffable ale.
douglas88 (7180) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 18, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to Kevin. Pours a clear golden color with a medium white head. A hoppy citrus and biscuit nose. A smooth hops filled citrus flavor, some biscuit, honey, enjoyable.
blutt59 (6231) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 15, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle, golden yellow with white foam , aroma is malty , caramel and pine, flavor is caramel, whiteout, hops, finish is medium