icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - JUN 1, 2013
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Very well balanced; no individual aspect dominates. Medium/thin body. Finish is smooth with no bitterness. Great easy drinking bear... nice surprise.
HogTownHarry (6373) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JUN 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle from Premier Gourmet. First "live" balcony rate of 2013. Nice bubbly gold with a large frothy/foamy tight lasting head. Nice light aroma - cereal grain, light resin, some UK-type acidic bitterness, solid malt backbone. Taste Follows, less acidity, just simple lightly bitter, lightly malty and well-balanced. Chewy, airy, a little astringent, good carbonation, medium-long finish, no aftertaste, maybe a whisper of mineral. Nice drinkin’ beer!
mrohia (230) - Ohio, USA - MAY 31, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Milano's, Dayton, OH, draft. Golden color, clear. Small head, some lacing. Mild citrus aroma, nicely bitter, borderline thin, but not. Good.
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ben4321 (5398) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 31, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Location: 12 oz bottle from Giannone, 5/31/13
Aroma: This one has a nice citrus hop nose, some grapefruit, citrus rind, and bread/biscuit
Appearance: It pours a cloudy orange color with a thick, frothy off-white head and light, drippy lace
Flavor: The taste is a little sweet, fruity, tangy, malty, and with a later bitterness as well
Palate: The body is medium, it has a lively carbonation, and a bit of a dry finish
I thought this was a solid take on the APA. Pretty good stuff. It feels a little bigger than 5.5%.
queenholly (3609) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - MAY 31, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Biscuity malt, grapefruity orange hops aroma. Hazy golden yellow with a moderate off-white head. Sweet orange, grapefruit, light pine, and bready malt flavor. Body on the light side of medium, soft carbonation.
574deadzone (1342) - North Central, Indiana, USA - MAY 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a cloudy, sediment-laden gold with a finger or so of eggshell head that leaves behind some stringy lace. Nose involves pine, orange, and spice notes along with some lighter honey-biscuit malt notes. Some sweetness, quite bitter, with a light tartness. Light-medium body, vibrant, crisp, with a fairly quick hop bitter finish. Tasty and drinkable, but nothing out of this world. Good for what it is: an easy drinking yet hoppy brew.
Scrapersnbeer (1532) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer has the floral piney grapefruit aroma typical of a mid strength IPA, only with the soft malt presence of an APA. Light orange color with slight hazing. Sweet grapefruit follows initial bitterness, malt flush finish adds a sessionability that IPA’s don’t generally have. An excellent example of the style.
DSG (10666) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Cloudy orange with a white head. Lovely citric hops aroma with some tropical fruits and floral notes. Pretty dry flavor with a bit of maltiness, slightly sweet, nice citric hops and a pleasant bitter finish. Medium-bodied. Very tasty and quaffable.
Ed5388 (3000) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - MAY 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Pours a hazy golden color with a finger of white head. Aroma is citrusy with a herbal (oregano?) smell. Taste is seems light, almost watered down. Notes of lemon, light grapefruit, and some pine. It's a very light sessionable beer. Not bad.
solidfunk (6842) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAY 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice, even pale ale. Pours cloudy golden with good head and lacing. Some,hay and light citrus in aroma. Texture like soda water, so carbonation a little fizzy. Finishes crisp bitter. Good session PA. On tap at Coles.