beerguy101 (5244) - Newark, California, USA - JUL 24, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled on 7/23/2010. This American Pale Ale pours a medium copper color from a 22oz bottle. Small to medium sized white foamy head with nice lacing and good retention. The aroma is grassy and herbal with a nice caramel malt note. A medium bodied American Pale Ale. The malts are caramel, grainy and semi-sweet. The hops are floral, herbal and slightly citrusy. The citrusy hops are most noticeable at the finish. Nice balance. Good carbonation. Interesting beer, the malts are a little more grainy and a little less sweet than most APAs. The hops are a little more citrusy than normal. The dry hopping (Liberty hops, nice) really adds a whole lot of dryness to the finish. There is some additional sweetness as it warms. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is crisp and dry. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.
rmussman (1587) - California, USA - JUL 23, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled in a 22oz bottle. Pours brown, a bit cloudy. Drinks really nice, full of quality hops and smooth malts. Really quality brew, refreshing summer brew.
HarvestrOfBeer (22) - , Washington, USA - JUL 22, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Really nice ale from the folks down in Oregon. It is a bit rich and heavy for me as a hot weather session beer, but a big bottle goes down very nicely when the evening cools off a bit. Nice amber/red pour. Some hop aroma and flavor, but not epic. Some grain and malt notes and a nice smooth finish.
mrhoppy (1181) - Santa Clara, California, USA - JUL 15, 2010
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I love hoppy grainy beers. The last couple I have tried of theirs really have that delicious grainy flavor. Caramel and sweetness with nice bitter finish. Not the most incredible beer but real tasty!
bhensonb (9835) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 15, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from SuzyGreenberg - thanks Ben. Pours a luminescent peachy amber with a 2 finger foamy off-white head. ? Grassy/herby aroma over mild caramel. Medium body with foamy carbonation. Caramel is light, and the flavor is like Imperial Pilsner. Good stuff. Itís definitely bitter. Good stuff. Repeat indefinitely.
LtDan (1718) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - JUL 13, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Pours an amber gold with a creamy 1/2 inch head.
Aroma: Pungently dry hopped with citrusy hops, then I find spicy sweet malt.
Taste: Bitter, spicy hops on a creamy bed of caramel malts. Finishes spicy.
Mouthfeel: Thin, tingly.
Overall: A really good, flavorful APA. I wouldnít expect something this flavorful in the name of Summer ale, but it is.
auderale (605) - Bitburg, GERMANY - JUL 11, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Semi hazy orangish colored pour with little to no head. Sour, slighty sweet aroma. Hoppy, bitter finish. Not too bad, but Iím not sure Iíd get this again.
bb (6481) - Alamo, California, USA - JUL 8, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Amber beer with a cream colored head. Caramel and malt aroma with light grapefruit. Malt and light grapefruit flavor with light pine. Medium bodied. Decent bitterness. Grapefruit and pine lingers with light caramel.
mmhws (12) - Washington, USA - JUL 7, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
6% abv. 22 ounce bottle.
Aroma- hint of sweet...vanilla?, spruce
Appearance-- pours brownish orange, Frothy white head, and lacing is strong, slightly cloudy
Taste- smooth front with slightly bitter back.
Palate: Light-medium body. average carbination, slightly bitter finish
Overall: pretty good crisp summer beer. I would have this again
alexanderj (3199) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JUL 2, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle; poured a dark amber-slightly orange color with a frothy khaki head. Aroma of orange, caramel, citrus, flowers and yeast. Flavor was mellow, yet crisp. Alot of caramel and bread, with some earthy and fruity hops. Hops are subdued. Ok overall