squigs46 (55) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - FEB 28, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
pretty good beer, drinkable but had a different taste to it. great idea with the GYO theme.
bhensonb (10690) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 25, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Pours dark ruddy amber with a creamy beige head. Resin aroma. Med body. Flavor is very resin/pine over a detectable caramel backbone. Seems more than 40 IBU, but hey it is what it is. Which is tastily bitter. Less malty than many APAs. Could edge into IPA.
theisti (3175) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - FEB 13, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bomber purchased at Gomer Lee’s Summit, Missouri. Pour is quite hazy, unfiltered looking amber orange brown with a one inch off white head. Aroma is soft bready caramel malt along with resinous hops. Some grassiness in the back, nice nose. Taste is earthy resin hops and toasty grassy malt. The pac-man yeast shows strongly in the aftertaste. Palate is medium bodied, quite unfiltered, finishes dry and flinty. Nice one.
DocLock (7682) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 7, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours deep coppery orangy with 3-finger off-white head. Nose is mangoey, with piney hops, caramel malt, spicy peppery. Tastes of caramel malt, mango, black pepper, pretty rich palate, but loses some cohesiveness late.
jw0406 (728) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 31, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bomber. Pours a orange color with small white head. Malty aroma, with light hops. Medium bodied with a slick almost oily finish. A decent APA
jhumphries69 (1034) - Tyrone, Georgia, USA - JAN 23, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bomber. Cloudy orange/tan pour. Aroma is malty with touches of grass and orange. Flavor is bready, toffee malts with peppery, spicy bitterness. Evergreen hop finish with toasted bread crust and subtle sweetness. Dry hoppy finish. Malty throughout. Mouthfeel is crisp and medium in body. Overall, very good.
someviking (132) - old bridge, New Jersey, USA - JAN 22, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours a hazy pale orange color with a finger sized head that seems to dissipate quickly. aroma is an earthy citrus smell. hops upfront in taste but with a very pleasant finish. definately a bit bitter in taste but not overpowered by it. good carbonation and it has a good mouthfeel to it. very crisp and refreshing brew to enjoy.
Butters (3725) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 21, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear very dark amber pour with sticky tan head. Very solid apa. Distinctly bitter finish, but floral hop. Well balanced and fruity hop. I did enjoy this quite a bit.
riseagainstme (48) - Michigan, USA - JAN 13, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle...Pours a cloudy brown with an off white head. A lot more hop flavor and overall stronger than I expected.
DavoleBomb (1467) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 13, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured into a pint glass.
5.0 A: Pours a murky amber with a brownish tint. Two and a half fingers of beige creamy/frothy hybrid head. Very good retention and plenty of lacing. Really a looker.
3.0 S: The smell is incredibly weak. Some hints of caramel malts, earthy hops, and yeast.
3.5 T: This tastes a lot like a decently brewed homebrew due to the intense yeastiness I had going. Yeast gives an overall bready vibe. Caramel malts, sticky resiny hop oils, earthy and piney hops, peach and orange fruitiness. Moderately bitter. Okay, but perhaps a bit yeasty.
4.0 M: Heavier medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Chewy and somewhat creamy. Not bad here.
3.5 D: Not a bad beer, just not one that stands out in any way. It’s dominant flavor is yeastiness, which I’m not too fond off. To some extent, it seems like a homebrew that hasn’t quite finished bottle conditioning.