DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - OCT 29, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottle. Clear light gold under a medium white head that settles quickly, but leaves a nice sticky lace. Very hop dominated aroma with citrus and spice over a light toffee. Medium body and light carbonation, a bit resinous, and a dry palate. Bitterness rules, but is not excessive, well supported by a light malty base. This isnít at all what I expected, and I was pleasantly surprised. Very drinkable and refreshing.
legion242 (2334) - Richardson, Texas, USA - OCT 27, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Though I am not a hophead, I appreciated the thought and care that went into this one.
BeerBelcher (972) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 26, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer is a bit different than a good number of APAs Iíve had. It isnít a total thick, syrup-y hop-bomb (and I love those...) and it also isnít light and insipid. And it suprised me...itís appearance led me to believe it would be light and flavorless, and it was hoppy and very light and drinkable.
This beer is a light gold color, totally clear, and brilliant. It looks like a blonde ale from a large brewer might look like, and looks more than a little like a Budweiser or MGD. Even the head is industrial looking - it is composed of uniformly sized bubbles of a medium size (think the head on a glass of Sprite). It is a bit fizzy and has limited staying power. "Uh-oh," I thought. "I donít think Iím going to like this." The beerís smell started to change my mind. Lightly sweet and substantially hoppy with a lot of pineapple and citrus notes. Flavor was a very light hoppy fruitiness backed with some malt. It had very pleasant APA flavor and middle-of-the-road intensity. Mouthfeel was exceedingly light and this beer was immensely drinkable. This beer was proof to me that brewers can make something as light as a mainstream lager but still very flavorful.
Definitely recommended. Highly "unique," but not in a challenging way.
madcow75 (426) - Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 25, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours clear, light gold with a very thin white head. Godd hoppy aroma for an APA, a little citrus, pine and resin. Flavoris nice and hoppy as well, lots of pine, not much of a malt presence. Great hoppiness, reminds me of a lighter Alpha King. Finishes a little watery, some bitterness. Good beer, I like.
tomthompson89 (1933) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 25, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
golden color, some decent foam nice hop nose nothing crazy but definatly there some good bread malts citrus with a decent malt backbone good mouth feel nice beer.At Joes
efrumtheidiot (190) - Colorado, USA - OCT 24, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours a light amber ith a white head. flowery hoppy aroma with notes of fruit. taste is great, very well balanced with hops, pine, malt, and light fruits. medium bodied with a smooth mouthfeel. gentle bitter aftertaste, refreshing. YUM!
DrHomolka (761) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 23, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz. Pours pale yellow with a small, bubbly white head. Standard looking beer. Aroma is freshly hopped with a strong biscuity malt background. Hops are grassy and thick. Strong malt in the background too with the biscuity smell with some vanilla too. Nice aroma and fairly unique. Aroma is smooth, slightly grainy, lots of malt character with a smooth, semi-bitter hop flavor. Easy to drink and pretty refreshing. Nothing earth shattering but a very good example of the style.
clingman71 (297) - Centerville, Ohio, USA - OCT 19, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Very pale straw color with a thick white head and excellent lacing. Begins with a slight malt aroma that leads to hop aroma. Starts with a short initial malt sweetness that gets hoppy and bitter quickly. This is an enjoyable blend of malt and hops, very flavorful. It has a solid dry finish that lingers with hoppiness.
tjthresh (1867) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - OCT 19, 2007
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle form kmweaver
Pour light hazed yellow tiwh a lasting sticky white head.
Fantastic aroma. Pineapple, peach, apricot, toast, and nuts
Balanced flavor with lightly sweet malt and peachy hop flavor. Easy going bitterness.
Palate is light and refreshing. Crisp finish.
I understand the whole fall harvest deal, but Iíd love to have this beer all summer.
joshwilfong (1200) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - OCT 15, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
light golden appearance with slight carbonation. nose is somewhat but not overwelmingly hoppy. flavor has only a slight malt initial character with a strong hop finish, almost has an fruity orange finish to it. the beer is solid, but nothing extraordinary and the high rating here surprises me.