pnista (1007) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - FEB 25, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a golden yellow, clear with a big old sparse white head, full of spaces. The nose is full of hops. C-word hops. Resinous pine to floral bitterness. Sweet, light malt. A little soap, a hint of creaminess. Hops first. The mouthfeel is pretty good, slick and full for the style, reigned in carbonation. The flavor is a cut below. Big ass hops, again C-word all the way, fresh as one can expect. The sweetness is too sweet though, to simple. Pale ass malt, not a lot of dimensionality to it. Thereís some unwelcome toast. The sickening sweetness seems to play up a hint of DMS. Maybe I served this too warm. Lingering bitterness. Not a bad beer, a better APA, fo shizzle.
cb23 (97) - St. louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 23, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a light gold with descent off-white head. Good lacing. Nose of fresh piney hops. Palate was a great balance of the intense hop flavor and the malt backbone of the ale. I detected some grapefruit notes as well giving the beer a little extra layer of taste complexity. A great APA that I will definitely be buying some more of.
toohoppy (8) - Ballwin, Missouri, USA - FEB 13, 2008 does not count
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
great taste! no to bad for a dry hopped ale. the recipe was slightly changed at the close of summer last year, it was originally sold under the AMerican Expiditon Ale! this beer is a great overall purchase!
EithCubes (5269) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 8, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Strong American PNW hops, exotic with mangos, peach, and pine. A little too much dust and cardboard, though. Strong carbonation in the amber-golden body, and a lacing, thick soapy off-white head. Taste is thickly hoppy, dank and musty and delicious! Not as bitter Iíd like, but with a great moist, drenched hoppy taste. Lots of citrus. Medium body occasionally edges upward, the body is roundedly malty with caramel and a good balance. Silky smooth and refreshing. Ending is dry and hoppy but not bitter or resinous. Finally, a big winner from this brewer Ė and a very quaffable session, at that!
snoot (286) - Anaheim, California, USA - JAN 31, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
So, Iím in St. Louis for the weekend. Surely I canít find anything to satisfy my SoCal beer snobbery, right?
Wrongo...this is great stuff. Perhaps the perfect hoppy session beer. Great cloudy light color, good head, and amazing hop presence. Slightly thin in the mouthfeel, but thatís to be expected given the ABV.
puggy211 (712) - cordova, Tennessee, USA - JAN 30, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz pottle,pine hoppy aroma,cloudy light copper color off white head,nice hoppy finish to this beer,nice ipa..good hoppy beer.very fresh flavor
topherh (1916) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - JAN 29, 2008
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 16, 2008 12 oz bottle pours a straw color with a half inch white head. Aroma is of hops. Flavor is of what seem to be fresh hops lots of pine and citrus both on the tongue and in the nose. Medium bodied and easy to drink.
HogTownHarry (6322) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JAN 26, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (12oz). Via trade with Acknud. Cloudy light amber pour, large fluffy white head with nice lacing. Very pleasant citrus and resin hop aroma, solid "red" malt backbone, a bit of lemon zest (7+). The taste follows, I can really taste the green hops, nice acidity and a light alcohol burn too. Average body, mild acidic mouthfeel and mild carbonation, a sweet and lightly lemony aftertaste. This is a solid palate cleanser, Iíd be happy to have this any time.
MaxxDaddy (415) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 24, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of drmatt (thanks!). Bottled with love on 12/28/07. Pours golden with decent amount of white head. Well, they werenít kidding about the dry-hopping, big piney aroma with some honey thrown in there as well. The hoppiness wasnít all there in the taste however. Still, slightly bitter with more pine and some breadiness. A bit light on the palate and has a clean, bitter finish.
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 21, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours bright goldne with a mostly receding wispy off-white head. Aroma of fresh citric hops, pineyness, mango, and grapefruit. Taste is resinous hops, acidic, piney and grapefruits. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, resinous with soft, foamy carbonation. Good APA.