sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 8, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Put of drinking this until after OSU decimated Penn State. Then we felt it was safe to crack open. Pours a clear amber color with a loose off white head. Aroma, citrus, pale malts, floral notes. Flavor, grapefruit, citrus notes, a juicy quality, pale malts, but finished thin and metallic.
drewbeerme (3916) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz bottle. thanks to mj for it. pours clear light copper with white head. nose is bready, grainy, with some grassy and slightly fruity hop notes. flavor is grassy, citrusy, and grainy malt flavor. mouth feel is just too watery. carbonation is a little fizzy. really not a good apa.
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - OCT 3, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at the brewpub. Pours a brassy orange color with small ivory head. The aroma is sweet bread, some grapefruit and orange, and a little bit of toast and mango. The flavor is mango and some dry toast, some grapefruit, and a grassy dryness in finish. A slight detergent note sneaks through once in a while, but all in all pretty good.
roder60 (1289) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had at a wedding in state college. Poured a orange amber color, clear, with some froathy white head. Aroma is cascade hops and some sweet malts. Flavor is nice malt base with cirtus hop presence. Overall, pretty decent.
adrian910ss (2561) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 21, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear golden orange with a medium white head. Aroma of faint citrus hops, wheat and nuts. Taste is dry yet slightly hoppy with a small citrus presence and a moldy feel. Not bad.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
clear dark copper, fine beige head, lots of lace,
big sweet crystal malt and citrus hop aroma,
rich caramel malt flavor, lots of citrus flavor, good balance between the caramel and citrus, long bitter finish,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
auerbrau (3203) - Ithaca, New York, USA - AUG 26, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Medlar Field. Prickling through the long evening light grapefruit zest, woody husk and bright herbal spice alight. Fresh and alive with hops and clamoring malt structure. Pours in the golden hue of distant hills, bronzed with air pollution. Pillows of erupting cranberry tinted cream foam spill over the edges of the 20oz plastic cup. Tastes of the most pleasant English hops on earth, fresh and bubbly on the tongue. Spicy Fuggles dance with those longing bitter Goldings in a harmonic convergence of hop use. Delicious. The malt plays no quiet second fiddle, instead a moderate and enjoyable candied lemon peel, cane syrup and bread crust. Mellow, earthy, spicy and rounded. Drinkably dry, yet complex enough to sip. Finishes on herbal notes. Excellent.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - AUG 19, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewpub on 4/9/07: Slightly sweet toasty pale malty aroma has a nice touch of grapefruity hops. Pours a clear dark golden bronze with a wispy-lacing white head. Body starts with a nice lightly sweet pale maltiness and good citrusy bittering and flavor hoppy balance. A nice EPA.
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 30, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at brewpub. Pours amber orange with an off white head. Nice floral hop aroma, with some fruity ale esters. Medium bodied with a soft British texture. Initial flavor of caramel, toffee and citrus with a medium bitterness mid palate. Finishes slightly dry. While this has some British qualities, there are plenty of APA characteristics as well. Still enjoyable.
cheap (5216) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 19, 2007
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2008 Maple syrup color. Darker than the ubiquitous pale yellow american lager. Hoppy floral aroma, pretty attractive. Comes on like it wants to be an IPA but never quite gets there. Bitter like I’m munching grapefruit rinds. Not overpowering on the bitterness, but certainly has an outgoing personality. Mild carbonation. A little too much for my girlie taste buds. For its style, it’s probably a good beer. More on the bitter side of pale ales. Does not stand up to Brooklyn ale or geary’s pale ale.