scottyshades (130) - Parkland, Florida, Florida, USA - SEP 20, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: Hazy amber color with a huge eggshell color head. Retention is awesome
S: Lots of malty notes, not so much hoppy. Caramel, butterscotch, and a lingering sweetness. Hops are real subtle and earthy. in general, malty...
T: Similar to the nose- malt forward, not really hoppy at all. Caramel, residual sugar, toffee. I really can’t find any trace of hops...this can’t be an old can either because the store just got them in. Mild bitterness, mainly a subtle trace of earthy hops.
MF/D: Pretty viscous with a smooth creamy feel. The finish is of butterscotch
Notes: More like an amber ale than a pale ale. Hops are hardly present, definitely malt dominant. If this was an amber ale I would have scored it higher. I do like it, but not to-style
cbfobes (2639) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - SEP 17, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from 16oz can, pours a dark amber orange with a thick white head and lacing, aroma has a nice amount of fruit and citrus with a nice malt backing, flavor has a weird front end with a good amount of sweetness, the finish is of more malt and caramel than anything else, kind of old hops. It kind of makes sense now that this was in the discount bin and on sale, must be pretty dang old, would like to try a fresh one some day.
3sheets2wind (78) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - SEP 4, 2012
3.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 4, 2012 So this beer has the flavor of a nice medium hoppy american pale ale, think Sierra Nevada with a little more malt, but it is very dark for a pale ale. Not much nose but it has a nice mouthfeel. Solid beer from an up-and-coming brewer. Poured from a pint can into my Jester King goblet
dwm1034 (692) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 21, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
16 oz can from Binny’s....pours a thick head over a foggy darker amber....dissapates quickly. Hops of hops in here; along with some caramel; great beer...I’d maybe call it a amber instead of an APA but hey...very tasty
mcox90 (1644) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 8, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
16 oz can courtesy of Summer Secret Santa. Pours a lovely red/amber color with a bit of a cloudyness to it. I wouldn’t call it hazy, but you can’t see throught to the other side of the glass. Also, a 1/2" off white head and small rings of lace. Pine resin and malt on the nose, although the pine resin isn’t as sharp as you might expect. More malt than hops on the flavor. Hops are a bit subdued. Still, nice flavor and easy to drink. Moderate bodied.
Onslow (1242) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JUL 13, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour from a 1 pt can. Clear amber brew with off white head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, herbal and floral hops. Taste is sweet malts with balancing herbal hops, spice, a little aramel and bitter in the finish. Good character and well crafted. Very good.
BVery (7472) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JUL 5, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2014 Can. Rich orange pour with a huge foamy head. Aroma and taste are pine, fruit, and caramel malt. Very nice brew.
cgarvieuk (16663) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 8, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
can at home ... amber ... thin white head ... soft sweet malts ... juicy malts ... light toffee malts ... ive had this a little too long ... so hops a little faded ... but soft and fruity ... juicy and nice
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 8, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
In a can at Craig’s. Pours a dark golden colour with a thin beige head. Aroma of pine, pineapple, grass, caramel and alcohol. Similar flavours with mild carbonation and CO2 prickle and a foamy mouth-feel. Nicely bitter. I’m not so sure about the can design though.
jhamp9 (1234) - Corinth, Texas, USA - MAY 15, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a cloudy dark amber with a lasting off white head. Aroma is sweet peach and pine. Taste is pine with a malty backbone, but a bit thin. Creamy on the palate. Very easy drink and pretty good overall.