theshocker (329) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - SEP 24, 2007
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light yellow color with a small head. I have to take off on appearance because it looks like a light lager. The smell however is fantastic. You can smell it from a foot away. Classic citrusy aroma, very inviting. Its well balanced PA, but only in that it has a thin body and is moderately bittered to match. There is big hop flavor though, as promised. Pine, spruce, spicey, earthy flavor. I don’t pick up any caramel at all, I think this is either straight base malt or maybe just a touch of light crystal. Has a very dry finish, flavor lingers a while and becomes a little unpleasant. The idea that this beer is better than 98.5 % of other PAs is a joke. Its an easy drinking extra pale ale but nothing spectacular.
Lowe1983 (1349) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - SEP 24, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a golden color with a white head. Aroma is of citrus hops, caramel, sweet malts, and some grassiness. Flavor is lighter then I expected with not as much hop character as the nose led to believe. It does have a slightly bitter finish. Not my favorite from southern tier but still pretty good.
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - SEP 23, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear, light golden body. Small, frothy white head that settles to a thin film with a bubbly rim. Spotty, snake-like lacing. Grapefruit explodes onto the nose like few other beers I have experienced. The aroma is like a freshly sliced ruby red grapefruit over a toasted wheat background, with faint hints of caramel. The flavor again starts with sharp, bitter grapefruit, followed by drying wheat. Lightly toasted caramel is present, though its simply a complimentary background flavor and it does not add much sweetness. Medium-light palate that goes down smooth and finishes with a razor-sharp grapefruit kick. Ultra-refreshing beer that would be perfect for the beach or poolside on a hot Florida day. Very nice!
Tmoney99 (10660) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 22, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Brew Kettle. Poured clear golden color with an average fizzy white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Solid balanced grapefruit citrus hoppy aroma. Medium body with slick texture. Medium balanced bittersweet flavor with a medium smooth bitter finish of moderate duration. Solid drinkable brew.
WeeHeavySD (3360) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - SEP 22, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz via shadey. Pours yellowish gold with a bright white half finger head. Nose is bold and fragrant with citrus and a bit of pine. Overall tastes great, its a pretty big and complex APA. Nice.
alexsdad06 (5418) - Ohio, USA - SEP 21, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a clear deep golden color with a medium sized off white head. The aroma is citrus hops with a bit of pine as well. The flavor is a solid mix of the citrus and pine hops with a decent malt backbone to keep it in balance. Medium light mouthfeel. Another solid beer from Southern Tier.
MrBendo (1064) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - SEP 21, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Hazy amber color with a medium head. Good lacing. Aroma of grass, citrus and peaches. Fruity taste, peaches with caramel and grassy bitterness. Dry finish. Very fine, fresh flavor makes it a pleasure.
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 18, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A dry, fruity, and hoppy APA that is very sessionable. The nose is full of fresh peaches and grapefruit. The palate is light to medium in body with a nice graininess. Long hoppy bitter finish.
tagz (337) - Alabama, USA - SEP 16, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
clear pale yellow, white head leaves minimal lacing. nice pine and lemon zest aroma. the taste is moderate bitter over a grassy hop. light to mod carbonation. nice clean finish. a solid apa, but nothing super unusual. the malt character could be increased a bit. has more of a ipa feel. however, the clean finish is a plus.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 16, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz. Bottle: Medium sweet aroma. Smells of caramel malts and lots of hops. Poured amber in color with a small, fizzy, white head that mainly diminished. Hazy. Sparkling. Some small particles. Flavor is lightly sweet and lightly bitter. Tastes of caramel malts and Styrian Goldings hops, with a hints of dough, wheat bread, and sourdough pretzel. Medium body. Average texture. Average carbonation. Boring malt/hop finish. Overall, a very average APA.