ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAY 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
19.2 oz can partly poured into a pint glass.
A: Pours a copper color with good clarity. The head is a three finger offwhite shade. I really like how much lacing it leaves on the glass in particular, not to mention the fluffiness of the head itself.
S: The aroma is what you’d expect, grassy/piny Cascade hops and caramel malts. Hoppiness is amplified when inhaled directly from the can.
T: This is quite bitter to start. The leafy, herbal hop bitterness really comes through, though perhaps with not as much actual hop flavor as I’d like. Bitterness seems to cool off near the back end, creating something that’s pleasantly drinkable instead of oppressive.
M: While the opening bitterness suggest this could be resiny and harsh, the finish is crisp and dry enough to scrub it away. Nice body and carbonation here, though I still think the back end is a little rough.
O: You know you have something pretty good on your hands when 19.2 oz. seems like the right size for this one. Word of warning though - this one might be too bitter for newbs.
Bif (1615) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 23, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can. Pours a light golden color, with a fair head. Aroma of mild hops with grain and light fruit. Taste of hops, grain, bit of fruit and malt sweetness. Nice bitterness and a clean finish. Moderate body, has a crisp, clean feel and nicely balanced. Enjoyable beer.
samsmith33 (508) - - APR 22, 2015
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
Aroma is grass, hay, grains, vegetable, light hops.
Taste is grass, pine, plus a dry Ashy Aftertaste.
Appearance: slightly more color than a typical yellow pale ale, above average white head.
Not sure why this gets such high marks. It seems very pedestrian to me. Not even pedestrian....like a pedestrian with a limp.
two7offsuit (313) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 21, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a dark golden / clear Amber with a white head. A moderately hoppy aroma. Flavor is hops with subtle fruit.
ibrubeer (169) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - APR 21, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft @ RDU Indigo. Slightly hoppy aroma. Dark amber color, with white head. Pretty nice lacing. Very pleasant bitterness, a little fruitiness. Med bodied. Overall, a very nice, drinkable pale ale!
SoberDave (171) - Escondido, California, USA - APR 19, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Drank from a can which didn’t harm the flavour at all. Nice hoppy flavour with a fruit background.
ZacM612 (274) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - APR 18, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark amber, slightly hazy, with a healthy off-white head. Aroma of malt and piney hops. Nice smooth, balanced flavor. Good.
VeinAle (110) - Minnesota, USA - APR 16, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smells great, grassy, caramel, hop aromas. First can had a violent head on it. More bitter than sweet on the mouth. A fine APA.
Smithld1 (15) - Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 16, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can from utobeer. A classic. Good drinking. Sweet, malty and a sensible strength. Not sure who Dale is but he doesn’t mess around.
asheft (2655) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 15, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Potent caramel aroma with pine and pineapple accents. Hazy dark copper under a thin write, lacy cover. Bitter pineapple flavour with some light nuttiness and apricot. Medium body, lingering assertive bitterness, medium carbonation.
euniceradio (67) - Colton, California, USA - APR 13, 2015
3.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours deep clear amber. Head is semi-creamy off-white. Aroma is lacking. Mostly just caramel malts and some wet bread. Taste is malty sweet with a dry grapefruit and resin finish. Harsh hop spice and alcohol taste for only 6.5 ABV. Good APA. We like em bitter!