Ughsmash (7364) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 27, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Schlafly Tap Room. Poured a lightly-hazy medium caramelly-golden with a short cap of white head. Aroma was of very sweet caramel and pine with plenty of spicy citrus.. bit of toffee in there too.. good stuff! Flavor was very hoppy with pine, citrus, and some floral providing the bulk of it.. sweet, well-placed caramel backing provided sufficient support.. left a long, sweet, caramel and pine finish. Very nice balance and transitions from the bitter first impression to the sweet creamy middle to the long bitter finish.
TheKegergator (241) - California, USA - AUG 23, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Another brew from MrPhoenix. This one is a step above the PA. Solid looker. Smell has way more kick to it. Nice hop aroma. Taste has a nice bitter hop kick to the finish. Solid flavor all around.
Shag (2684) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - AUG 19, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A dark orange apperance. The aroma is filled with citrus with a hint of vanilla also. The flavor is slight bitter with some sweet notes as well. Plenty of oranges and grapefruits showing through in this one. The mouthfeel is quite carbonated. Overall this is a simple but good APA.
SkyinBrian (430) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 18, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
a well crafted pale ale the blows their flagship pale out of the water! Sampled on tap at Bottleworks in Maplewood. light orange, Maybe just a bit thin for my liking, but the balance is near perfect if not a little on the weak side. would be a good session beer.
drfabulous (4804) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - AUG 3, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
When I moved to Missouri, I didnít give this beer a second look. But Iíve now tried it, and I have to say: not bad. Not my favorite IPA (or APA), but not bad either. Ok hops. Decent balance. This good be a go-to-beer if nothing else is available. Itís a hell of a lot better than Boulevard.
ChainGangGuy (4531) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUL 29, 2007
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Appearance: Pours a light, light orange-amber body with a wispy, off-white head.
Smell: Faint grainy aroma with some citrus and a bit of mustiness.
Taste: Very weak malt flavor propped up against the taste of grapefruit. A lingering bitterness and an inordinate amount of husk astringency on the already acidic finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-thin body. Light carbonation.
Drinkability: Certainly not a standout whatsoever in this very well represented style. Itís time I come to grips with the fact that I need something truly exciting beerwise.
kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - JUL 27, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(draught at Bottleworks) successor to the Centennial APA. Hazy amber with small white head and nice lace. Floral hops aroma. Flavor is grassy hops with enough malt for balance. Not overly hopped - a very nice APA.
Earlier Rating: 6/12/2004 Total Score: 3.9
Lovely orange-amber with decent head. Citrus aroma. Full bodied with citrus bitterness balanced by a good malt backbone.
Earlier Rating: 2/19/2004 Total Score: 3.7
(draught at Bottleworks) Hazy gold-copper. Small head, nice lace. Nice hops aroma. Enough of a malt backbone to carry the pine-grapefruit hops flavors.
ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - JUL 22, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to Bob, Michelle, and mostly my baby Jana for the 12th annual Indiana Microbrewers Festival today! On tap @ the fest. Very fresh nose of pine & citrus. The brew is amber clover honey. The nice cascade meanders into a fully lasting tall stiff off-white creamy head. The exceptional flavor has a huge citrus presence. Great balance and depth, not unlike the Alpha King! The medium body is lively and dry. The finish feels astringent. One of the highlights of the festival!
dmac (4682) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JUL 19, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle from vyvvy. Poured a hazy orangey/copper with a large size foamy off white head. Not sure why but I just didnít think this one looked that great something about the appearance of the body, hazy and flat. Aroma is citrusy hops and sweet caramel malts. Palate is very nice with pleasing carbonation and a medium mouthfeel. Flavor is malty with noticable hop bitterness on the finish. Very nice Pale Ale.
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - JUL 14, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle via trade with drmatt - Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a big two finger thick off white head. Thick lacing. Aroma is herbal and citrus hops. Flavor is sweet esters and light malt. Light to medium body. A good, very easy to drink beer. Thanks Matt.