thefederalist (306) - 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 ’dry hopped’, but its more ’dry flavored’.
garrison (808) - 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, it’s 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. It’s explodes with very juicy bitter grapefruit hoppiness, decent toasted bread maltiness, and yet it isn’t 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%, it’s a good representation of an APA.
Suttree (6010) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 25, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bought as "Expedition Reserve". Clear copper, with a decent sized white head. Nice floral hoppy aroma, kind of a mix twixt resin and citrus. Full bodied, with earthy and floral flavors nicely mixed. A touch of caramell and toffee balance out the bitter.
Thaichile (599) - 10aFly, New Jersey, USA - FEB 22, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours a clear golden orange with a quickly disapating head. Nose is lightly fragranced with malt and florality. Flavor continues the light profile and beer is fairly watery. Not much going on here. Thanks to tjthresh for the bottle.
luckygirl (1223) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 21, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sept 06. Beer is clear, medium orange-brown. Head is initially small. white, frothy. Diminshes quickly into a mist.<P>
Aroma is malty with light notes of toasted grain; Hoppy with a moderate note of resin/pine, light notes of dried apricot, grapefruit zest; Yeasty with a trace note of dough.<P>
The flavor is moderately bitter, lightly sweet, lightly acidic with a shorter, lightly-to-moderately bitter, lightly sweet finish.<P>
The body is light, the texture is watery and the carbonation is average, but seems fragile.
Ernest (7244) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 21, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2016 Bottle (Nov 2015 bottling). Head is initially average sized, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing. Body is dark yellow to light amber. Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), moderately hoppy (herbs, grapefruit), trace yeast (dough). Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter. Medium body, watery/velvety texture, lively carbonation. A bit ordinary, but ok.
GoBlue (104) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JAN 16, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Mostly just average. Not much in the hops department for an APA, but a decent beer overall.