blankboy (5603) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 13, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared with HogTownHarry & tupalev -- courtesy of HogTownHarry. Pours a clear golden-orange with a good size mostly lasting white head. Nice citrus hops aroma backed with sweet malt and a nice bitter finish-- simple but pleasant. Flavour’s the same: citrus hops with a sweet malt backbone -- tasty stuff. Medium bodied. I must say, for a Pale Ale this is wonderful!
BBB63 (5601) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - SEP 18, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle and enjoyed in my SN pint glass:
Poured a medium amber hue with a initial big frothy head which fades but produced a good amount of lace in it’s wake. The aroma has a sharp and juicy PNW blended hop character of pine, grass, herbs, and grapefruit with some bready and pale malts about. Even a touch of hop spice and pepper dancing around the edge. The taste is mostly as expected, hoppy and bitter with an okay balance of pale malt and a touch of pepper and herbal quality additionally for support. (I do wonder with hop is use for the dry hopping, I think it may be Simcoe). Anyway back to the review... The feel is crisp and dry, astrengent and woody aftertaste.
A solid offering in the overdone genre that is the staple of most breweries now daze, this one holds it own however. It is a big APA that borders on the level of IPA (or at least on IPA often found in the late 90’s). The 3rd of 4 Reaper beers I quite enjoyed, this is the little brother of Sleighor IMO which I am am going to drink after this just ’cause I wanna. Damn it Ratebeerians, get you some Reaper!
badlizard (5520) - Berkeley, California, USA - JAN 10, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy orange brown with a creamy white head. Citrus and malt aroma. Bright citrus and earthy grain taste.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - FEB 17, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours an amber body with a white head. Mild floral hoppiness, a hint of citrus and grapefruit, caramel malt. Finishes very dry with some residual bitterness.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - MAR 8, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at The Liar’s Club - San Diego: Nice earthy grassy hops, ruby color. Nice balanced caramel malts on the finish. The flavor is balanced and chewy. Nice finish, a balanced delicate, earthy pale ale. I like a solid pale ale in the lineup.
Braudog (5347) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - MAR 20, 2004
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Exploded out of the bottle as 90% foamy head over a cloudy yellow orange ... super sweet and citric with little body. Based on the previous reviews and my previous Reaper Red, I'd say these guy have a serious quality control and consistency problem ... this one got away from them.
Cornfield (5274) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - APR 12, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from the Orland park, IL, Binny’s: This pours a slightly hazed golden amber body with a sudsy white head that leaves a thick coating of lace. The aroma has a citrusy juciness to it - tart oranges and tangerines - along with a soft grainy sweetness. Medium-bodied, it’s full of that same juiciness, moderately bitter, with a malty sweetnes that loses its struggle to keep the flavor balanced. The finish is a light peppery dry bitterness that lingers for quite a while. Nice.
beerguy101 (5244) - Newark, California, USA - APR 27, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Medium orange color. Large head. Aroma is hoppy. A medium bodied hoppy pale ale. Malts are slightly sweet and nutty. Hops are citrusy, grapefruity and fairly upfront. Slightly bitter. Well balanced. There is a nice hop bite throughout this beer. Nice Pale Ale. Very drinkable.Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.
egajdzis (5116) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 5, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a hazy light copper color with a medium sized, off white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of floral and citrus hops, sweet caramel malts as well. Taste was bitter grapefruit, lots citrus in this one, sweet caramel, and no alcohol. Crisp and refreshing pale ale.
heemer77 (5053) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - SEP 12, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I found a bomber of this at Benz Beverage Depot in Cedar Rapids, IA. They also had some other different west coast brews. The beer poured with a medium copper body and a thick white colored head. The aroma was strong grapefruit with some caramel. There was also some toast and a little bit of flowers. The taste was caramel with some toasted almonds. There were also some grapefruit rinds. The soft mouthfeel made this very easy to drink. A very good APA.