cbfobes (2597) - 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 (669) - 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 Binnyís....pours a thick head over a foggy darker amber....dissapates quickly. Hops of hops in here; along with some caramel; great beer...Iíd maybe call it a amber instead of an APA but hey...very tasty
mcox90 (1611) - 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 wouldnít call it hazy, but you canít 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 isnít 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 (1220) - 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 (7109) - Burnsville, 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 (15388) - 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 Craigís. 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. Iím not so sure about the can design though.
jhamp9 (1168) - 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.
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 30, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Originally reviewed: 5/28/09. Pours a very dark amber gold with a massive white head bursting forth. This looks like the top of a milk shake. Very thick head that sticks around for a long time. Some sticky globby lacing as well. Smells of floral hops, and some caramel and sweet sugar.
Mouthfeel is decent. Not the crispest beer out there, but creamy and firm. Flavor is very malty and sweet. This is one of the sweetest APAs Iíve ever had, but Iím not complaining. Thereís some bitterness in there, but it is totally knocked down by the big caramel, brown sugar, sweet bready flavor that dominates. I really like this. It could be more balanced, but I found it refreshing nonetheless. Recommend.