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 (6469) - 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 (1023) - 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.
SphinxTX (2875) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - JUN 2, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, thanks to kwoeltje.
Pours a hazy light amber, off-white head with good retention. Aroma of nice fresh hops. Flavor of abundant fresh hops and light detectable malt, light sweetness. Medium body with med-high carbonation. Good stuff!
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - MAY 31, 2008
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle thanks to swalden_28. pours a nice light hazy amber color with a khaki head. nice frothy head with excellent retention. laces the glass. aroma reaks of citrus/hops. carbonation is med-high. flavor has strong citrus notes. hops are balanced very well. this is the first hoppy beer that i enjoy. this is a great beer.
thehinge (291) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - MAY 30, 2008
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear orange pour. Apt carbonation that creates a long lasting white head. Citrusy and sweet malty flavor on the front end. Well balanced, hoppy finish. Nice example of the style.
502Che (999) - @, CAMBODIA - MAY 16, 2008
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Hazy honey brown pour with a nice head that unfortunately fades fast. Aroma of floral hops and honey. Flavor: nice bite of floral and citrus hops with a hint of honey on the finish. It is medium bodied and smooth on the palate with fine-bubbled carbonation. Overall: great, sturdy APA.