aubreya (676) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUL 6, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
The color was light brown/orange. The head was creamy, thin, and white. The aroma was ripened fruit, hops, and sweet. The flavor was chlorine, hops, and waxy/bitter. The palate was average. The finish was waxy.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - JUL 4, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can extra in a trade. Amber body with 2 finger foam white head. Aroma is hops all the way. Pine copper floral in the flavor with some strong malt in the backbone. Decent can.
argo0 (11530) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 3, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(16oz can, thanks CaptainCougar) Small beige head atop clear dark amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, pine, caramel, some orange/floral, light duskiness. Taste is medium sweet, orange/floral, pine, caramel. Light-medium body, some resin.
wickedpete (634) - Lexington Park, Maryland, USA - JUL 1, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to Tom for this one. Golden body, a white head. Aroma of honey and hops. Flavor is earthy, herbal, hoppy, and brown sugar.
hopdog (8933) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 30, 2008
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
16oz can acquired in trade with bu11zeye (thanks!). Poured a medium to deeper amber color with a huge sized (5 finger) off white head. Aromas of pine, toasted malts, caramel, and citrus. Tastes of caramel, lighter citrus, and lighter pine. Tastes a bit of a let down compared to the very nice aromas. Body on the thin and weaker side.
doubleo (1433) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 30, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
16oz can to imperial pint glass. Pours cloudy amber with a moderate sized white head, some lace. Smells mellow citrusy, slightly bitter, slightly sweet. Tastes malty sweet and caramelly up front with a slow building and lingering hop bitterness. Very nice flavors, solid pale ale, nice hops. Medium body, good carbonation.
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUN 30, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark copper-amber color with a frothy, well retained, cream colored head. Thick, solid rings of lacing circle the glass. Aromas are heavy on caramel, toffee, and toasty malts, along with a potent grapefruit and orange hop billing. Flavors show excellent balance, with the big, caramelly malts being countered by substantial citrus hop notes. Very creamy. Medium-full bodied, moderately carbonated, and incredibly smooth. Finishes with lingering citrus hops. Very, very similar to its canned brethren, Oskar Blues Dale’s Pale Ale. Nice beer.
pepsican (1445) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - JUN 30, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
cans! I like them. Pour amber with a nice white head. Aroma is strong grapefruit and just a bit of sugar. Similar flavor, some earth and rind in there as well. fInishes a little sour, bitter. Kind of reminds me of boxed grapefruit juice, but I like it.
Bockyhorsey (2610) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JUN 29, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample @ Flying Saucer Draught Emporium (Houston). Mild sweet malt and floral aroma. Amber body with white head. Flavor of a citrus sticky candy sucker. Also some flavor of cough syrup. Thicker malt blended body with mediun sweetener. Good beer different than most APA’s I’ve had lately.
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - JUN 28, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
16oz can, courtesy of CaptainCougar. Thanks, Tom! Pours a clear, bright orange-amber color; off-white head with medium-bubbled lacing. Solid earthiness and citrus bitterness in the aroma; dry, bitter pale ale with a light candy sugar core. Medium mouthfeel: lots of earthy and citrus bitterness; soft edges; lively carbonation; some floral notes and candy sugar present as well; quite drinkable. Medium finish: lingering earthy bitterness, minerals, and candy sugar; dry throughout.