Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 2, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had many times, but this rating is based on the pint I had at Beaver’s...thanks Bobby and Kevin for this first Houston draft of this. Great clear red amber color with off-white head that doesn’t linger long. Nose of floral and sweet pine hops...wonderful...and some malt to back it up. Taste is rich fresh hops, both citrus and floral, malt and some caramel. Dry, clean finish that leaves me wanting more. Impressive APA and fantastic for a first effort.
pintsize (1042) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 1, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
5-4-08 can shared at tasting
Medium red amber pour. Smell is pine sol mised with limes. Flavor is nice and full of grassy hops. Very sweet nice flavor. Semi highly carbonated with a cottony mouthfeel.
bu11zeye (12367) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 1, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Can) Pours a clear amber body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of citrus, light pine, and caramel. Flavor of caramel malt, hops (citrus, floral, pine), and a touch of chocolate with a moderately dry, bitter finish.
kidmartinek (4047) - austin, Texas, USA - JUN 1, 2008
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 17, 2008 Pours half foam, dark amber beer, red-tinted. Thick frothy head. Distinct pine and hops aroma. Very promising. Flavor is thick, hoppy, and thick malty. A little like a scotch ale. Aroma is better than flavor. Flavor is good, but a bit dull and thick. By dull, i mean the mouthfeel, or body is too heavy and thick. It’s a damn good beer though since its in a can, and whoops the shit pants off budweiser and pearl 8 days of the week,
djd07 (6619) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 30, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
16 oz. can. Pours a cloudy copper color with a small creamy off white head. The aroma is floral hops and grapefruit. Good lacing on the glass. The taste is piney hops with light malt and caramel. A very pale ale from Southern Star.
graham515 (537) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 27, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 28, 2008 16oz can: Pours a nice deep copper into the glass with a nice white head that has some staying power. Aroma is slightly fruity with some nice hop accents. Flavor is very clean with a nice balance of malt and hop character. Too many pale ales seem to be so one dimensional either with hops or malt. This beer is an extremely nice blend of the two. I’m extremely proud that such a good beer is being made up the road from me!!!
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - MAY 23, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amazingly clear for an unfiltered ale, copper in color with a large loose head. Sharp and spicy citrus aroma. Sweet caramel malt mingles with mellow hop flavors. Quick dry and perfectly bittered finish. No noticeable alcohol. Easy drinking ale but I would amp up the hops to meet the strength.
scooterc (13) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 22, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Flying Saucer, Houston. As a Southeast Texan, I was excited to experience this local addition, and it didn’t dissappoint. Pour is amber, w/ small foamy head. Slightly floral, citrusy aroma, but flavor is not as citrusy as expected. Less hoppy than my preference. Very drinkable, would make a good session beer.
NoiZe (2323) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - MAY 22, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Big thnx to flippy! Amber colored brew. Floral, hoppy aroma. Floral, malty, sweet, fruity flavor. A bit dry. Nice and enjoyable.
Mutualaid (142) - Texas, USA - MAY 16, 2008
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours deep amber, and fairly dark for an APA. Creamy, off-white head with loads of retention. Sweet smells of malt are apparent, but it is the hop bouquet that is most assertive. The flavor is equally hop forward; herbal but rounded out with adequate maltiness. Medium body with a long hoppy finish.