jbruner (2852) - Athens, Georgia, USA - JUL 4, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a light clear copper from the bottle with dissipating white head and light lacing. Aroma of west coast hops, characteristic of a pale ale. Taste follows suit, but kind of light. Decent bitter finish and nice mouth. Good beer for what it is; much better than the lager, and what the celiacs disease people need.
Fratto (2803) - Arlington, Texas, USA - DEC 29, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Liquor Depot. Goldish pour with a white head. Aroma is surprisingly citrus with sap. Taste is kinda awkward bread with some fruit and light bitterness.
beastiefan2k (2771) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - NOV 22, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanksgiving Day started with turkey at around 1pm, gorged for a little bit and Got to drink, well sip cause it sucked, a single beer. Then the toasts, deserts, clean up, and a little time with the future in-laws. Now, I am hungry again, its too early to go to sleep. So, I need a beer and this is the best we got here. Nice enough label, cool cap, it took me a little while to notice this is a Widmer product. Poured into a large water glass that is akin to a goblet. Pour has a small, fast fading head. Color is dark orange, beer has medium clarity. Aroma is thick slightly sweet malt with a bulky citrus hops. Comes off as you generic brew pub pale ale. Too much malt, like it to be cleaner, hops are just not as crispy and more muddled than I want them to be. Flavor is the same, hops become a bit indistinct and non-centered malts play a large role. You know what I did not get? I would have no idea that this is a gluten free beer, got to give it points for that.
Gurthnar (2726) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 30, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2014 Bottle. Aroma similar to English bitter. Sweet background. Clear orange colour. Taste has relatively strong sugary caramelly presence. Watery mouthfeel, light bitterness, hops flavour hidden.
mjg74 (2716) - Salem, Oregon, USA - APR 20, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Trader Joe’s. Hazy dark amberish in color. Nose is biscuit and breadiness. A tad of hops, maybe. Bready and light hops dominate the flavor. Fairly bland and boring. I guess it’s pretty good for a gluten free beer, as most of them are horrible.
rondphoto (2688) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - NOV 3, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle @ Party Town / Florence KY --- Clear dark amber with a solid 1" ivory head, bands and swirls of lace. Taste is lightly carameled malt that eases through the palate to a finish that features both citrus hops and edgy carbonation. Not complicated, but agreeable and light in the stomach.
edgallow (2614) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 16, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle pours amber with a off white head. Aroma of sweet malt, citrus and pine. Taste is of the malt, yeast and a nice bitterness.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
PhillyBeer2112 (2610) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - MAY 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Well thats weird, I didn’t notice anything on the label advertising this as gluten free, though it makes sense given the name. Well I would have never guessed because my main impression of this beer was that it was a pretty standard PNW pale ale. Light hop nose was a touch spicy, hints of citrus. Flavor was balanced, a little floral and medium bready malts, balanced finish. Light, unobtrusive, clean. Pretty fair overall pale ale with good balance and no obvious flaws. (if I was a homebrew judge I’d give it near perfect marks, but this is ratebeer after all)
teddybeer (2581) - Madrid, SPAIN - OCT 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark golden colour with a medium lasting and white head. Aroma is fruity with notes of caramel and citrus. Flavor is slightly sweet with note of pine, citrus and a mild bitterness. Fruity final with light bitterness.
Bulk_Carrier (2575) - Temporarily, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 9, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Reviewed from notes.
This was poured into a pint glass.
The appearance was a nice golden amber to bronzed brown color. There was a nice one and a half fingered white foamy head that dissipated within less than a minute and left a decent amount of spider web lacing. Nice look!
The smell had a nice strong hoppy spicy to somewhat citrusy sweet profile.
The taste was semi-sweet but carried a decent bitter hoppiness about it. There was a sticky sweet citrusy to caramel aftertaste and a light yet quick dry finish.
On the palate, it sat about a light to medium and showed a decent sessionability about it. The carbonation was good for the APA style and it still had a decent sharpness invading my mouth and tongue.
Overall, for the most part, I’d say this was a nice APA made as a gluten-free. If I couldn’t have wheat products for the rest of my life, I’d definitely be drinking this with no problems whatsoever.