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 (2561) - 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 (5499) - 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.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 2, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz. Bottle: Aroma of citrus and grapefruit hops, caramel and toasted malts, as well as some pine. Poured amber in color with a small, rocky, off-white head that lasted throughout. Slightly hazy. Sparkling. Excellent lacing. Flavor is lightly sweet and lightly bitter. Tasted of citrus, hops, caramel malts, pine, grapefruit, and some pine. Medium body. Smooth and well balanced with a slick texture. Average carbonation. Malty, sweet, hop finish.
Sammy (9448) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 6, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Decent American style pale, brought back the bottle from the brewpub. C-hop aroma and in taste. A bit drying and a cut under average mouthfeel. Some orangey taste. Most drinkable.
HogTownHarry (6201) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 29, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (22oz). via trade with sirpsycho. Found this little beauty in the fridge - I love surprises! Poured very cloudy deep amber with an average lasting foamy light tan head. Lush aroma - very full bodied; caramel cereal malt and pungent soft floral bitterness, some pine duff and cedar. The taste - follows right on - very cereal-malty, dryer than I expected, just the right pine/floral bitterness to balance the citrus juicy malt .... fairly thick-bodied, delicately astringent, lightly carbonated, the bitterness and fruity/citrus malt fade off the palate at the same (moderate) pace and leave a dry, slightly floral aftertaste. Wow, this was pretty solid, considering I traded for it about 10 months ago!!!