Beerenberger (1581) - Fischer, Texas, USA - JUL 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
At first approach,pine seemed to dominate, but as it warmed the aroma of tropical fruit became more prevalent. A clear orange amber pour with a 1/2" thick quickly disapearing white head and moderate sticky lacing. The taste follows the nose, pine, tropical fruit, with needed hints of malt. Medium body and medium carbonation. Overall, more of an IPA than a pale ale, but still quite refreshing and enjoyable.
ericwill99 (85) - Texas, USA - JUL 3, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
First Santan. Poured out of a can, this is a lovely beer. Moderate alcohol, but good flavor.
miyauchi38 (977) - chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
lb4lb (2580) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a rich copper, small head. Smell is fruity, gummy bears, and fresh but subtle. Taste is smooth, very fruity, gummy bear malt, light bitterness. Very drinkable with medium body, light carbonation. Might prefer a touch more spritziness, but the flavor is nice, hoppy but not harsh at all and it goes down easily. I like it. Like a bowl of dry hopped melted gummy bears.
TXBadger (2073) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a darker amber color with white head. Grass, floral notes, pine, and some caramel malt on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes bitter. Medium bodied.
mar (5063) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Copper with an off white head. Pine, caramel, citrus, and light florals. Thin palate, caramel, faint hops, bitter and smooth finish.
achtungpv (242) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 24, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
mild nose, strong grapefruit taste with nice even hops throughout. Itís good to have a beer that doesnít think hops need to pummel you unconscious. Good beer.
Concealer (1004) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 23, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can. Clear orange copper with a foamy off white head. Aromas of pine, spice, biscuits and light citrus. Flavor is spice, pine, light citrus and malt. Medium bodied, bitter end. Lingering pine.
outofmehead (1) - - MAY 7, 2014 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a can, poured into a 12 oz. glass. Pours a medium off-white head two fingers deep, some fruity hop aromas mixed with sweet malt notes. Taste is some NW hop fruitiness with a firm, lingering crystally sweet malt backbone. A well balanced, somewhat sessionable, infinitely enjoyable American amber (or possibly a more aggressive English pale?) ale. Was recommended by a total stranger while at the Majestic Mobil in Flagstaff.
Bulk_Carrier (3012) - Final Resting Place, Vermont, USA - APR 12, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Reviewed from notes. From my AZ trip.
The appearance had a hazy pale brown to orange color. one finger white foamy head that dies to have a moderate filmy lacing trying to stick to the sides of the glass.
The smell had a nicely dosed amount of bitter somewhat piney hops to an equal amount of pale malts to allow a decent blend to permeate my nose.
The taste was quite a flavorful through the nice allocation of malts to hops - blended very nicely. Dry somewhat malty aftertaste and finish.
On the palate, it sat at/about a light to medium on body - more likely probably closer to medium, but still having a decent sessionable aspect to it. Carbonation is good fo the style and for me as thereís a decent amount of harshness for an APA, but nothing overbearing.
Overbearing, it was a good APA that would be well welcomed if I could find in my distro as a regular in my fridge