chickenflea (350) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - JAN 29, 2010
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
The beer is cloudy and golden with a tall white persistent head. Very good lacing on the glass. It has an excellent bold aroma: malty and citrusy. Taste is equally big. Nothing understated here. Medium sweetness at first but immediately overwhelmed with hoppy goodness. And the hops just donít quit. Long finish. Medium body. Overall I loved this beer. I would rate it among the top American ales I have tried.
ZacM612 (270) - 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 (107) - 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 (7) - Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 16, 2015 does not count
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 doesnít mess around.
asheft (2653) - 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 (56) - 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!
SlimHabib (273) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - APR 10, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can poured. Golden copper with a off white slightly creamy head. Caramel, grapefruit, and dough aroma. Medium to full body. A good mix of bitter, sweet, and a tiny sour taste.
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Jabah (139) - Winter Park, Florida, USA - APR 10, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
RATED 5/16/09 ON BEERPAL: At first I was hesitant about trying this because it comes in a can. I must say though, this is the BEST canned beer that I have had. I donít know if something about storing it and chilling in a compact can, or if it has something to do with the pressure....but this is very good beer. Nice and sweet as an american pale ale should be! Slightly hoppy, but not overwhelming at all. Pours a golden-copper copper, with a very nice head. Itís tough to drink just one.
Theydon_Bois (11420) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 3, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can at home, thanks to James, 03/04/15.
Clear amber golden with a well appointed cream covering.
Nose is caramel, straw, floral, bread dough, light hops.
Taste comprises sweet malt, caramel, melon, bread dough, orange pith, toffee.
Medium bodied, soft carbonation, semi drying close with earthy hop bitterness.
Decent APA of the malt lead variety, good balance.
seymour (1588) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - MAR 30, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured from their new gas station tall-boy can (they cleverly call it a "stovepipe") into a dimple mug. This was a real let-down after years of anticipation. I canít understand how it gets such high ratings. Predictable true-to-style APA look and feel, caramel malt sweetness with extreme American hoppy traits. The description lists several tasty varieties, but grapefruity and dank resiny Columbus hops were all I could detect. Coarse to the point of harsh, with a strong metallic edge. Way too much alcoholic heat for a 6.5% abv. Not a harmonious, well-crafted ale overall. Perhaps this was a revelatory microbrew years ago, but there are countless flagship APAs nowadays which are far tastier.
FestDecBeet (381) - - MAR 29, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Look: pours orange. White head. Very clear.
Smell: citrus fruit. Oranges. Grapefruit.
Taste: grapefruit pith. Lemon.
Feel: thin mouthfeel. Dry on the back end.
Overall: ok beer. Nice mouthfeel and taste. Looking for more aromas.
First drank: home 3/28/15