brokensail (13757) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 16, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A: The beer pours a clear golden orange color with a finger of white head and some spotty lacing.
S: A big hop aroma to start this one off. Lots of citrus and pine to go with a bit of grass. The grapefruit notes are really nice on this one and there is just a little bit of tropical fruit in there. I don’t really get any malt at all.
T: While there is a pretty solid hop flavor, this beer is overly bitter. There is tons of pine along with some fleshy grapefruit and grapefruit rind. The finish has a lasting and intense bitterness. I don’t get any malt on the palate either.
M: The body is medium with a moderate carbonation.
D: The nose was really nice, but this beer was just too damn bitter. It would be nice to have a higher hop flavor to bitterness ratio.
BMan1113VR (7905) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 21, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the source. Pours with a large white head over a clear golden hued body. Aromas are floral, grainy, light citrus. Flavors are lightly nutty, grainy first, floral citrus, a bit weak. This might be a slightly older batch. Watery, thin and dry. Wasn’t their best hoppy beer on that day.
alexsdad06 (7244) - Ohio, USA - SEP 11, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample from growler at DLD (thanks Kan). Pours a golden/light brown color with a medium sized white head. The aroma was citrus favoring grapefruit and tangerine with light notes of grainy bread. The flavor has a nice base of bready malt with ample citrus hops that favor grapefruit and tangerine. Grassy notes throughout. This was a nice diversion in between so many big beers.
TheAlum (6428) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAY 9, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler shared at DLD. I think Kan brought it? Pours a nice glowing amber hue, maybe a shade or two darker with frothy offwhite head atop that stays moderate sized, soapy lacing coats my glass. Aromas are bready malts, pale malts, grains, moving into bigger citrus and resinous pine, florals and grass. Surprisingly quite piney, with lemons, grapefruit bringing up the tail end. Initial is lighter end of medium bodied, preaching fairly large hop profile: lemon, grapefruit, resinous pine, some fruity peach and moving into some light malty backbone with bread, toast, and grains. Finish dries out with bigger citrus and pine, a healthy hopping takes this bad boy into the finish. It’s pretty damn hoppy for an APA. I liked it, but around some of the other beers of the day it could easily be left out. Upper tier APA in my opinion.
Sledutah (6185) - Utah, USA - OCT 14, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ Ocean City Pizza Port
Appearance: Clear golden with a nice white head and some lacing
Aroma: Fruity and citrus
Taste: Fruits and citrus. Borderline too fruity
A nice APA, clean and crisp. Easy drinkability.
badlizard (5535) - Berkeley, California, USA - AUG 8, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear golden with a fizzy white head. Citrus hops aroma and taste with a sticky palate and bitter pine finish.
Earlier Rating: 1/24/2009 Total Score: 3.7
On tap at pp. Golden with a fizzy white head. Good pine and citrus aroma and taste with caramel notes.
TimE (4249) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 1, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light amber color. Massively dry hopped, piney. Very over the top hoppy nose. No body just hops but very light. Light bitter finish. Fun beer, but not
something I would drink all the time.
drewbeerme (3907) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 13, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
growler shared by kan at dld ’11. pours godlen white head. nice big citra nose, green with grapefruit resin. Flavor is grassy and hop resin,
grapefruit, clementines, bitter chauky finish., good stuff
HonkeyBra (3832) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - AUG 18, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at DLD 2011 from a keg that Kan brought. Golden pour with a white head. Aroma of bread, strong aromatic hops, citrus and tropical fruit. Strong hop notes with some sweeties malt character. Flavor has a lot of citrus, mostly orange and tangerine, along with some tropical fruit notes. Good body, nice carbonation. Very delicious and likable pale.
maneliquor (3479) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 9, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at The Monk. Pours a clear copper with a small white head. Big citrus hop and pine on the nose. The flavour replicates this. Massive citrus hops. Some tropical fruits na dgrapefruit. Enjoyed this one quite a bit