auerbrau (3203) - Ithaca, New York, USA - OCT 10, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a medium amber orange, with rise of bubbles and a fading creamy head of ivory. Aroma is a crisp waft of mature and sophisticated hops. There’s some Euro influence and an almost Barleywine-like character to the aroma. Aged lemon peels and almond centers show best. Flavor is distinctive, with a growing richness in grain body and texture. There’s a delightful citrusy sweetness to the sugars, that’s counterbalanced by the edgy hop character. Not abusive like many Cascade redolent APAs, nor lazy and gluttonous like the majority of slothful EPAs. This instead is nuance, full of breath and absolutely delightful. Like a small B-wine. Delicious. Finishes with an earthy grasp of Camomile flowers. However, the dancing bears are lame.
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 28, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma has a good malt presence, combined with a citrus hoppiness, orange, pours a large creamy head. Flavour begins with orangey hops, backed by a firm maltiness. Well balanced, a very hoppy treat. Terrific! Thank You mds.
Goblincat (399) - Petersburg, Michigan, USA - AUG 4, 2006
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy orange pour. Citrus and hop nose. Nice hops level, a bit of pine taste with some sour. Oily and smooth. A nice Pale Ale.
mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 31, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a foggy light orange body with a medium-sized creamy white head. Very nice aroma of orange rind, bread, and cookies. Fruity citric body that is orange-accented and reasonably biscuity. Well balanced and superbly drinkable.
ehhdayton (1188) - USA - JUL 19, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours golden with a decent long lasting white head. The aroma is slighly piney with a hoppish flavor and slight bitter aftertaste.
OD40oz (774) - Box Elder, South Dakota, USA - JUL 16, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I bought this beer last november and it sat in my fridge until tonight. I decided to clear out some of my stock and I was pleasantly surprised by this brew. Smooth tasting, hoppy with a pleasant aftertaste. I would drink this any time.
jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - JUL 15, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a 12 oz. long neck brown bottle with blurbs on the neck label and front label, no bottled/freshness date.
Made a good appearance, poured a hazy amber hued orange with a fluffy white head that settled into a thin sudsy lacing, small amount of sticking, medium carbonation overall.
Had a nose of pine and floral hops with a mild citric and caramelized malts.
A crisp, light textured and creamy smooth medium bodied mouthfeel, good APA drinkability.
Pine resiny and citric hops, light in their bitterness, balances the sweetness in caramelized malts, a bit grainy as well, and a soft hop and grain finish.
I have to admit, I’ve been drinking Mad Hatter more than this, but I too saw where this was being retired, so when I saw this in a singles rack, I had to try it again and I found it to be a pleasant and smooth APA. This is one time I’m glad that Friar Tuck in central Illinois keeps old beer on their shelves for an eternity, I’m going back for more of this.
LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUN 23, 2006
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This was an interesting take on an APA. I thought it tasted like they mixed Zoomer with their Apple Cider. Really, this had a ton of green apple in it. Aroma like jolly rancher green apple and flavor was like courtland apples. very good. there was some strong carmel in the flavor as well with some toffee and floral stuff as well. I enjoyed this because it wasnt as boring and run of the mill as other APAs.
Aubrey (3509) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JUN 2, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hazy copper; nice head with clingy lace. Tingly carbonation. Big, toasted malts with nice aromas of toffee. Other than a nip of caramel, sweetness was on the mild side. Yeasty, earthy, musty, grassy, herbal and slightly sour. Some nice things going on, but felt kind of chaotic on the tongue at other times.
Lowe1983 (1517) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - MAY 1, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours an amber color with thick off-white head. Aroma has a sweet aroma of malts and a slight backround of hops, not as much as I would like. Flavor is the same but I feel the malts overpower the hops a little too much. Finishes with a slight bitterness but not enough. Dissapointed in this APA.