hondajunkie (89) - Tinley Park, Illinois, USA - JAN 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle poured vigarously into Duvel tulip a adrk amber color giving offwhite 2 finger head a sticky lacing. Aromas of pine first then light grapefruit & citrus notes,bubble gum.
Has the citrusy hop taste upfront followed by a light tatsing malty middle with a quiet piney finish. Like others,I had originaly thought this one was an IPA, but find out it is a APA and tastes and I rated as such..
Oddly, some bottles from the same 6pk tasted slightly different then others. Would buy again for sure.
ChiGuy68 (394) - Illinois, USA - DEC 1, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 13, 2012 Bright citrus aroma. Amber color with a full initial head that fades a bit immature. Medium bitterness in a tasty beer.
Would buy again.
pablo951 (450) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 1, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fresh Crisp aroma. Strong head but not for long. Good medium hoppy taste with notes of pine. Good palate.
backdaft (200) - Menasha Red Light District, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 21, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Amber in color with a slight white head. Light citrus aromas, but not much else. The Cascade hops are nicely balanced with some sweet caramel malt. A very sessionable beer. Just remember APA not IPA. I have seen low ratings on this for various reasons; diacetyl, metallic, sour, etc. I tasted none of the sort.
HighWine (946) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - NOV 11, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Mars Cheese Castle. Light golden pour with a one finger white head. Citrussy hop aroma and flavor. Hop forward, could be an IPA. Good mouthfeel and a nice accompaniment to the grilled chicken sandwich. Very tasty would definitely get another in the rupture.
bytemesis (2943) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - OCT 28, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours slightly hazy amber orange with a large white had that dissipates slowly with nice lacing. Aroma is citrus, pine resin, and a touch of caramel. Flavor is the same, lightly sweet with a light bitter finish. Light to medium bodied. Quite nice, actually.
stuckinprague (43) - - OCT 22, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma: Light and floral.
Appearance: Brown with a dissipating head.
Taste: Very nice flavours. Citrus upfront, a touch of caramel malt from the Crystal and Munich and backed up by a floral hop flavour and bitterness.
Palate: Typical of pale ale, good session beer.
Overall: Good as most pale ales, the hop flavour is fairly unique and the floral flavours come through strongly with citrus notes. I like this beer.... but I’m a big fan of APA’s.
Ratman197 (9454) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 24, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle poured a clear orange amber with a lasting creamy amber head. Aromas of biscuit, pine, grapefruit and light tangerine. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of biscuit, pine, light grapefruit and a hint of tangerine with a smooth dry lightly bitter finish.
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - SEP 13, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle poured into a Surly pint glass. I picked this one up on my recent trip to the Motherland.
Pours a dark rusty amber with barely a sheet of lace on top. The nose is a little musty with notes of wood, green veggies, and malt. This fades out to a sweet syrup like aroma that is quite pleasant though. There’s a good amount of bubbles bolstering this beer. Good creamy smooth finish, but a tad drying.
The hops in this beer aren’t all that juicy and flavorful, though they do impart a good amount of bitterness. Biscuity malt with a lack of residual sweetness. This is a dry, bitter beer, that is decent, but not all that refreshing. I probably wouldn’t reach for this one again, as there are scores of better options of this style out there.
AWISLguy (1163) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 10, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Wisconsin State Fair. Pours an unclear orange brown with a decent head. Aroma has bitter grapefruit, sweet caramel and some earthiness. Taste is of citrusy caramel. Bittersweet. Somewhat syrupy that got a bit cloying. Finishes bittersweet, and progressively more bitter. I was a bit disappointed when I thought it was an IPA, but as a pale, it provided a solid body with some hoppiness.