Fatehunter (1216) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - JUL 15, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured out of bottle into tulip glass. The most beautiful looking ale I have ever seen. Opaque orange-rust color with 1/4 inch of head that held. Lots of bubbles on the pour.
My nose was at least a foot away when I poured it into the glass and I could distinctly smell the beer. Very bright with pear and citrus, grapefruit the most apparent, with some malt at the end.
Taste: Hops early, grapefruit and accompanied bitterness. Taste stays on the tongue long after.
Crisp and clean texture. Not very carbonated despite all the bubbles on the pour.
It took me a while to drink the bomber. I would be satisfied with 12oz in one sitting. The flavors are a bit too much after a few glasses for me.
HippyHop (115) - CANADA - SEP 21, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a light caramel colour with beige head, not much retention. Nose is caramel, burnt sugar, plums and some spice. Tasty is fruity, with caramel, toasted malt and spice. There’s a surprising bit of pine on a finish that was drier than I expected. Nice, though definitely not what I’d call an APA.
CapFlu (4523) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 20, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle. Pours a wildly yellow, frothy head atop a deep brown body. Nose of a mild barleywine. Some of this Dare and Risk malt tastes somewhat like Irish malt. Surprisingly malty as hops disappear into a background bitterness. Lasting sweet finish. Too malted a pale ale for my liking.
STLGoldendog (55) - Ballwin, Missouri, USA - SEP 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smells of malt, pine, and nuts. Pours hazy amber. Dry palate with light hops. Slightly bitter finish.
vikingguy (806) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - SEP 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy orange-amber with tall off-white head. Aromatic resinous fruity malt. Taste - flaked barley, plum, hint of over-ripe apple, spicy resinous hops. Sticky sweet texture but balanced with ample hop bitterness. Heavy mouthfeel and full flavor. Very nice ale.
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loco_gallego (61) - SWITZERLAND - SEP 18, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Malheureusement en mauvais état au moment de la dégustation.
Mauvaise conservation certainement.
Jimthechap (1652) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
The end verdict is that this is a big, chewy brute of a beer. Here’s how I reached that conclusion: It is lustrous red amber in colour with an ugly skim of off-white head and lace down the glass. I don’t mind this because the colour is gorgeous. The aroma sits heavily in the sector of autumnal orchard stone fruit, stewed and redwood resin. This is reflected in a rich flavour that isn’t ’rip your head off’ bitter, but has plenty of character in a sweetish, oily body. Yep. A beer that puts a wry smile on my dial and reminds me why I love APA.
Hammy78 (739) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 13, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber from LCBO. Pours a brown/ orange, not see through, but not cloudy. Off white head, lacing is there. Sweet malt aroma, a touch of citrus hop. Taste is bitter, but sweet malt with a touch of caramel. I was a little disappointed.
Countbeer (4427) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - SEP 13, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Served in a Duvel glass:
Medium sized creamy head. Dark red more brown body.
Aromas of malts, flowers, hops, plastic, nettle, herbs, farm, cut grass, light wood and light oat/caramel...
Flavours of malts, hops, bitters, some bitter fruit, some caramel, some sweet wood, nice and balanced. Not too crazy.
Aftertaste is a mix of bitters, malts, caramel, some hops, herbs and nuts.
Low carbo, creamy mouthfeel, good medium bodied and a creamy light dry good bitter texture.
rejtable (1300) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Quite sweet. Pours burnt orange with quite a bit of head and lots of lacing. Nose is caramel, Cheerios. Tastes of caramel, Cheerios, some apple. Taste medium sweet medium bitter. Fullish sticky body with lively carbonation.
Helsdon (159) - Toronto, CANADA - SEP 12, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Big promise with that name, and I have to say - it delivers. Pours a cloudy caramel (keep an eye on that word) brown with a tan head. Nose? Rich caramel malts, some citrus and slight resin hops. Very nice. The taste, is excellent. Lots of rich caramel malt flavour, the hops is more bittering than anything, but with the overall sweetness it really balances it out. Excellent beer.