swoopjones (7020) - 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. Lotís 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 (1378) - 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 (3203) - Ithaca, New York, 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. Thereís some juicy hop flavor, a touch of toothy grain, and some respectable citrus. Iím 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 (8446) - 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 (6511) - 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
FlacoAlto (4152) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - OCT 14, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A solid pour into my 25cl tulip glass produces a four finger thick, pale tan colored head. The beer is a bright gold color that shows a brilliantly clear, rich gold hue with copper highlights when held up to the light. Ooh, nice, this has a nice dank hoppiness to it that reminds me of a mix of citrus and hemp oils; fruity and dank with notes of menthol, some peppery tobacco, lots of herbaceous character, ruby red grapefruit zest, ripe tangelos, lychee and kumquat zest all play a prominent role. The hemp like and herbal notes are the dominant character here, but it is nicely supported by the hop fruitiness. If you really focus on the nose for a while and take it in the hop fruit notes become the dominant character though and the malt is purely a supporting role in the nose as I really donít smell its presence at all.
Lightly bitter up front, the beer gets more bitter as it moves across the tongue, but it never gets abrasive; the bitterness is appropriate for a standard Pale Ale. The hop flavor on the other hand is nicely present, much more so than I was expecting before I popped the cap off this brew, but because the beer is so dry the hop flavors are actually muted quite a bit from what I got out of the nose. An ample carbonation adds some nice liveliness to this brew; this is certainly a beer meant for quaffing large quantities of and I would gladly do so. The fruitiness of the hops really isnít as pronounced as I might have hopped, but this is definitely due to how dry this beer is, and I like that quality so I canít really complain too much. Light notes of Meyer lemon zest, some tart lychee notes and a touch of tangelo play a secondary role to the bitterness and the herbal hop qualities of hemp seed, a touch of menthol, some peppery spice hop character and just a noticeable, but clean, herbal note that tends to linger on the palate. The malt clearly plays a supporting role, but does contribute a touch of biscuit / cracker character to the finish.
This is a very nice beer; I really like how drinkable and light it is, but I could wish for some more fruit-laden hop character here. I really like the aroma of this brew, if the taste had followed suit it would have been heaven.
Birdiebeagle (958) - Perkasie, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 11, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from my buddy Bob Pours a clear golden with a decent off white head. The head is lasting and froathy. Lacing is good. Aroma is pine, and citrus. Has a good carbonation. the flavor is good. Slightly hoppy,a nd crisp. Very refreshing beer. has a good mouthfeel. The texture is just slightly dry. Has a medium body. The finish is good with a somewhat fruity aftertaste. This is tasty and good.
nsquishee (638) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - OCT 10, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Citrus, hops, and a bit of a skunky aroma. Pours a yellow-honey color with lacy white head. Citrusy, hoppy, and crisp, this pale ale is a solid session beer. Just mowed my lawn and this one is even tastier than normal.