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 (4858) - 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 didn’t 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.
alexsdad06 (7274) - Ohio, USA - JUL 4, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Dilly Deli courtesy of Tmoney99. Thanks Tom. Pours a light copper color with a small head. The aroma is mainly peach. The flavor has a nice malt presence balanced with peaches and enough bitterness to keep things interesting. Light and easy drinking. This helped to turn a bad situation (Dogfish Head tasting that was disappointing) into a nice experience.
iwc046 (22) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - JUL 3, 2007
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft for Charlie Hoopers in KC, MO
Excellent dark amber color with a very light colored head. A relatively strong tasting APA with a really nice after taste which leaves the taste of the hops present in the beer. I am a hop head and find this to be a great beer at places that dont carry IPA beers.
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 28, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at the RBSG 07 Grand Tasting. Bottle said Schlafly Reserve 2006. Dark copper color with no head. Decent sweet citrus hop aroma. Sweet taste.
Rictus (126) - Dothan, Alabama, USA - JUN 22, 2007
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
definite hoppy smell. Pretty, bubbly dark copper with an average off-white head. Hoppy bready. Can’t taste much else. Palate is what you would expect. Good beer.
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 15, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 24, 2007 "Expedition Reserve " Bottle from Frugal McDugal in Nashville. Pours amber gold with a dissipating white head. Aroma is of citrus and sweet bread. Medium light texture with average carbonation. Initial flavor of caramel and toasted grains. Middle has a smooth spicy hop bite, with notes of peach, apricot, and strong iced tea. Clean and bitter finish that is semi dry. Much better than their regular Pale Ale. UPDATE: 8-23-07, I picked up the relabeled bottle "Dry Hopped APA", which is a tweaked version of this recipe. Very nice improvements indeed. Good floral and grapefruit hop aroma, more grapefruit citrus flavors, and less tea like bitterness. I bumped this up a few points. Plus they date their bottles- THANK YOU. If I can get a fresh flow of this stuff, it will be a regular in my session fridge
beerguy101 (5338) - Newark, California, USA - JUN 7, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This American Pale Ale pours a light amber gold color from a 120z bottle. Medium sized white foamy head. Aroma is apricot, fruity, citrus, grapefruit and sweet. A medium bodied APA. Malts are caramel and fruity, lots of apricots flavors here. Hops are citrusy and grapefruity. Nice balance between the malts and hops. Good lively carbonation. Sweet tasting but has a nice hop bite. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.