TreborWhip (393) - Reading, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 20, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Otto’s Brewpub. This was their Friday night Firkin so it may be slightly different than the regular draft due to the special prep it received in the Firkin. A light tan head with dark amber body and nice lacing from top to bottom. Aroma was sweet and flowery. Very smooth with both floral and citrus notes and a slightly bitter finish that lasted. I’m normally not a big fan of pale ales but this was really good.
kuphish (381) - Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA - SEP 16, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. Pours a large, frothy, rocky, off-white head. Clear, copper body with good lacing. Big citrus hop aroma. Some orange, peach and pear. More hops in the flavor - floral and citric. Some earthy woodiness. Crystal malt makes its presence known. Medium body, average carbonation...slightly resinous/sticky finish. Overall a quite enjoyable APA.
EithCubes (5553) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 13, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber. Citric C-hop nose, grapefruit and orange. Clear orange pour with a clingy off-white head. Taste is heavy citrus, but not overpowering, grapefruit juice and OJ. Lightly bittersweet, finish is a little rubbery, and that last smack of lips/tongue is a little metallic. Medium-full body, not bad!
kkearn (1165) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 14, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle, from Wegman’s (Williamsport, PA). Pours slightly hazy yellow golden, capped with a medium sized off-white head. Crisp citric hop aroma, with background notes of grain, malt and tea. Grain and caramel are the primary flavors, with lemon, nuts, and light hop resin. Tasty and very drinkable, but I wished the flavor lived up to the aroma.
MrBunn (2729) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 7, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber. Pours a coppery amber with a frothy finger of head. Aromas are decent, but a little subtle... grass and citrus provide some edginess, but not much else is going on. Similarly, flavor is a bit washed out... even more so than the nose. There is a little bit of caramel and apple juice in terms of malt and a little edge of citrus hops to the finish, but this is pretty plain.
Beerapprentice (207) - Hopatcong, New Jersey, USA - MAY 23, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at Otto’s. Aroma of citrus, grassy notes, hops, and pine. Nice clear dark orange colour. Tastes of hops and citrus. Good for a pale ale.
Birdiebeagle (958) - Perkasie, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 9, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Otts. Pours a redish amber with a small white head. Has a good aroma of pine and light citrus hops. The taste is good. Crisp and refreshing but not too hoppy. Very good carbination and mouthfeel. A nice finish. This was a well blended beer. A light body. Went great with the food. I enjoyed it.
Rciesla (5500) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 31, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a golden body with a light white head. Sweet citrus vapors, a light spiciness, a bit bready with nutty notes. Good esp for a PA.
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 18, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Orange color with a bright aroma of citrus hops and some mild malt. Flavor is dominated by citrusy "C" hops that contribute a nice sweetness with malt that doesn;t overwhelm. Best new APA I’ve had in awhile.
CapnJazz (52) - Binghamton, New York, USA - OCT 6, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle from the brewery. Assertive hop presence, nice pine aromas coming through. Not as bold as the DD. Flavor is not really an explosion of hops but is nicely balanced and refreshing. Malts are pretty pronounced in this one, giving it that balance from the hops.