Suttree (5548) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 22, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice gush of foam upon opening - Not really nice i suppose, actually a little messy. Anyway, Surprisingly sweet aroma - More butterscotch and caramel than I expected, mixed in with plenty of grapefruity hops. Hops are more pronounced in the flavor, but still plenty of malty goodness. Nice, easy drinking APA. Thanks to fordest for the trade!
badlizard (5535) - 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.
FROTHINGSLOSH (5530) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 24, 2006
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2007 This is the first that I have tried a beer from this line. Sampled from a 22 oz brown bottle this beer poured a hazy bronze color with a huge tan head. The aroma is sweet and fruity with light spicy hops and definite grapefruit and pine elements. The flavor sadly does not live up to the promise of the appearance and aroma. The flavor is sour and nutty with dry floral and fruity hops. Far dryer than I had expected given the aroma. The mouthfeel was moderately thick.
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.
JaBier (5485) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAR 8, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy orange copper with a medium white head. Sweet malt aroma with a hop balance. Hop flavor up front, but very acidic. Some yeast character as well.
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.
beerguy101 (5338) - 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.
heemer77 (5174) - 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.
JPDIPSO (5109) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 3, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark golden color with a moderate dark cream colored head. Sweet pale malt with a fresh hops citrus aroma. Light floral mild herbs in the background. Fairly thin in feel but not to much to rate lower than average. Light pine wood and grapefruit flavors, under-balanced by mild malt. Nice flavors, just a little to light for my liking. A touch more malt heft and flavor and this is a real winner in my book. As it stand the tops of the three pale late evening. Thanks DocLock.
nuplastikk (5072) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 28, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bomber. Orange-tan color, looks filtered. Big soapy head. Fresh astringent hop bitterness in the aroma, some piny notes. This is a pretty great APA, capturing the essence of the style quite well. Earthy caramel malt tones couple perfectly with the mild orange citrusof the hops. Steady but subdued bitterness. Just enough malty alcohol depth to keep it interesting, but not overwhelming. Some creamy undertones. Excellent.