brokensail (9108) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by Phil. Thanks! Orange pour with a white head. Nice fruity hop aromas of pineapple, grapefruit, and passion fruit. A bit of lemon zest, apricot, and bread. The flavor is surprisingly muted and muddled, particularly compared to the aroma. Bitter hops, some grapefruit and pineapple, lemon peel, and grass. Subtle tropical notes.
GT2 (6980) - Riverside, California, USA - JUL 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
355mL thanks to deyholla! Clearer dark orange pour with medium creamy foam. Great lacing. Nose is gamey melon, soap, hints of metal. Taste is dry, soapy, drained, grassy, lemongrass bitters. Mild butterscotch body. A bit disappointing. Similar strange hop character as the Prairie Standard.
rosenbergh (5541) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 14, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 fl oz bottle. From a trade with deyholla. Cheers!
Cloudy deep golden colour with a small white head.
Mild sweet aroma with some cookie, fruit and malty notes.
The flavour is much drier. Strong hoppy bitterness and some malty sweetness. There’s something in the hop profile that I’m not huge fan of. But certainly drinkable and even enjoyable APA.
deyholla (5376) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - JUL 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy light orangish peach with a white head that lasts throughout the beer and laces. Aroma has a good amount of bitter resin pine with a good amount of mustiness and some underlying earthy grains. Flavor has a combination of grapefruit and onion upfront with a resinous finish that is backed by musty grains.
AmEricanbrew (5200) - Belcher, Louisiana, USA - SEP 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottles. Hazy amber color with lasting white sheen. Fruity, yeasty, pale malt, floral aromas. Smooth medium body. Nice floral, earthy bitter hop flavors with pale maltage, and a light fruit sweetness--lightly bitter finish----tasty pale.
Strykzone (4195) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - SEP 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at an esbls. Very hazy dingy golden. A finky aroma with fruit. Citrus but mild. This is a pale ale. A nice beer. Fruot and some funk.
jsquire (3228) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - AUG 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep golden color with a lasting but small off white head. Grassy hop nose with some floral notes. Lots of bitter hops with some tropical fruit, grass and raw hop pellet bitterness and some bready malt backbone. Long bitter hop finish.
RobertDale (2601) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - OCT 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce bottle. Thanks Justin! Pours a somewhat cloudy dark gold with a nice white head. Aroma of malt, fruit, and grass. Taste is malt, grapefruit, lemon, grass, and florals. Very, very nice APA.
bytemesis (2141) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - thanks RobertDale! Pours cloudy amber orange with a small off-white head and good lacing. Aroma is citrus, yeast, grass, pine, dust. Flavor is the same, citrus, floral, fruity, yeast, grass. Medium body, high carbonation. Interesting APA with a touch of saison-ness going on in it.
wedgie9 (1661) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 15, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tasted on 9/15/13 from a capped 12oz bottle brought to me by a friend that visited Oklahoma. Pours dark orange with a thick off-white head that slowly recedes to average, but messy lace. The nose is a classic blend of bread malt and some resin and citrus hops along with some earthy American ale yeast. The flavor is the same with a bit more resin than anything else, with the lightly toasted bread malt, earthy yeast, and just a hint of citrus. The body is just under medium with lively, stinging carbonation and a long bread malt and lightly bitter resin hops finish.