Gregis (1281) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - MAY 22, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy amber with a large, pillowy, off-white head. The retention just screams hops and the nose tells the same story. Heavy pine and grapefruit scents dominate the nose, while the mouthfeel is medium-bodied and slick, finishing bitter. Pine and grapefruit hit you right off the bat, with a sweet malty balance following the initial hit. The flavor definitely favors the hops, but not to the extent of an IPA. A pleasant, lingering hop bitterness caps things off. I found this to be one of the more flavorful APAs that Iíve sampled, and @ $5.49 a sixer, on sale, a real bargain to boot.
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - MAY 21, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12o bottle labeled Schlafly Epedition Reserve - Pours hazy amber with a big tan head and some lace Aromas of apricot, citrus, and grapefruit. Falvaor is grapefruit, apricot, caramel, and bready notes. Crisp and clean on the palate. Pretty refreshing. A pretty nice APA overall..
Darkover (1525) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 26, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy orange color with a big long lasting beige head. Aroma of citrus hops, some lemon and sweet malts. Flavor of grapefruit, hops and sweet malt.
mrdeath5493 (113) - Arkansas, USA - APR 2, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ The Flying Sucer, Memphis, TN. Deep amber. Hoppy, floral aroma. Interesting flavors. Makes you want to taste more. This is not a simple reproduction of the style.
theisti (3416) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - MAR 28, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 19, 2007 Rating #300 - "Roll Out the Barrel" Bottle. Tasted at Schlafly tasting at the Lukas KCMO wine bar. This was a nice beer. From the initial aroma, you could tell this one was well hopped. Taste is hoppy, but a nice balance of malt in there as well. Some slight bitterness and sweetness in the finish.
thefederalist (296) - Jonesboro, Arkansas, USA - MAR 21, 2007
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark orange, almost brown. Very nice citrusy hop aroma. Malty, and well balanced. Rivals the SNPA.
eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAR 20, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewpub. Poured light clear orange with an off white head. Aroma was sweet grapefruit with a moderate intensity. Flavor had some good grapefruit hop character to it, and bitter citrus notes. Was a little over carbonated.
bethmatt0421 (337) - Covington, Kentucky, USA - MAR 11, 2007
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2007 Floral, faint hops, and medium bodied malts. Flat and fairly weak. Not the best representative of an APA. Says ídry hoppedí, but its more ídry flavoredí.
garrison (792) - Cin. city, Ohio, USA - MAR 5, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a twelve ounce bottle (part of a six pack) purchased at "Liquor Direct" in Covington, KY - This one pours an orangey-amber brew with a maltier-than-expected aroma and tall, rapidly fading off-white head of foam. Tastewise, itís a tad sweet for a pale ale, but it tastes good!
markgugs (86) - Wood Ridge, New Jersey, USA - FEB 25, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
poured from a 12oz bottle into a goblet
A: Poured a purty copper orange. Decent head went away fairly fast, but leaves a nice oily lacing with each sip.
S: citric, floral aromas, very faint malt
T/M: Hops are right in your face with this beer. Itís explodes with very juicy bitter grapefruit hoppiness, decent toasted bread maltiness, and yet it isnít balanced nearly as well as masters of this type of beer. Decent medium-bodied, slightly chewy at times. And leaves an oily, bitter, lingering finish. Decent.
D: Pretty easy to drink beer, the alcohol is medium at 5.5%, itís a good representation of an APA.