Naka (717) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 27, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to Juart. Pours a hazy golden red/orange color with a foamy off-white head. A little lacing. Aroma of cotton candy, golden raisins, and a little pine. The flavor has some malty over-ripe fruit, toffee, and slight nuttiness. The mouthfeel is thick and creamy. Leaves a nice bitterness on the tongue, despite the overall flavor being kind of light on the hops.
Beerman6686 (5384) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 26, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a nice dark orange color with an off white head. Aroma was spicey hops with some floral and fruity notes. Flavor was very well balanced of hops and malts with a nice bitter kick in the swallow. very good APA.
daknole (10320) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 2, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, thanks strykzone. And boy a big thanks. This is an underrated brew. An awesome amber pour with a nice big white head. A great floral aroma hits you with some green pepper and malty sniffs as well. The flavor doesnt bite you with hops but you can taste them with delicacy. The malt is sweet and the carbonation is nice. A really good beer.
Pastor (799) - Skowhegan, Maine, USA - JUN 20, 2008
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanks to Goliath for this one
Bottle poured a good finger worth of head that lasted; it just slides down the glass as you drink the brew. The amber orange body color looks awesome in my pint glass
Aromas citrus hops and bread yeast not much malts in the mix, light if any
This brew taste great I say it is the best APA I have tried just the right amount of malt sweetness and hop bitters to make it extremely well balanced I wish I had a pizza to go along with this one. Medium body great carbonation as well
Highly drinkable APA this brew is a must try in my book. Very enjoyable glad I started of with this one today
ilherps (248) - Carbondale, Illinois, USA - JUN 18, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Comes out of the bottle a coppery orange with two fingers of thin white foam. Nice lasting lacing on the glass, and strong citrus aromas. As the name implies, a very strong dry hop flavor with a hint of orange zest on the finish.
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 18, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour is orangey amber with a big off white head....smellis strongly citric...taste is lightly sweet up front, with a nice citric bitterness coming through in the end....a simple beer, but well done.
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 15, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a slightly hazy light golden amber with a small fizzy head that dissipated to nothing quickly leaving no lacing. Smell is dominated by the resiny pine hops and citrus with a definite bready malt aroma in the background. The taste follows the aroma with the same pine needle hoppy flavor with a bit of citrus in there as well. The malt background is again evident and balances out the hops nicely. The mouthfeel is medium and slightly sticky with very little carbonation leaving the resin aftertaste to linger. This is a very drinkable APA as the dry-hopping is not over-the-top.
madcow75 (426) - Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 10, 2008
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours hazy golden, thin white head. Light aroma of citrus hops with some sweetness. Taste is really balanced, bready malt and citrus, bitter hops. Some residual bitterness in the finish. Decent.
blutt59 (6245) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 8, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle, golden color with nice foamy head that stand up to a pour, bready malt nose with a nice sweet hoppy citrus flavor, body is very consistent and done well, good finish also
WabashMan (1020) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - JUN 3, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I was pleasantly surprised by this one. It’s really a highly drinkable APA. Not quite as dry or hoppy as other brews in the style, but still with good hop character and a nice smoothness. This is an APA you could enjoy, glass after glass.