Gachupines (1242) - USA - JUN 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pale golden color with a thick white head. Aroma is heavy citrus, a lot of grapefruit notes present. Flavor is very bright citrus, some grapefruit hops. Nice clean finish with some floral notes. Really good, especially in this heat.
Ron (3507) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUN 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(While at home after surgery) Clear golden pour with a thick ring of white foam. Aroma was grainy with nice and big citrusy notes. Flavors were slightly bready, floral with a citrus tang in the finish. Perfect carbonation, the bubbles just kept coming. Drinkable and tasty.
MrBunn (2711) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. This was an odd beer... The name made me think of Mikeller "Itís Alive" so I was already thinking of brett when I poured it. The beer was a nice enough gold with a decent head and aromas of spicy hops with a little citrus to them. Maybe the spice was brett, what could I say? Anyhow, the flavor had a lot more of a slight peppery side than I expected. It was a very unique beer in the aspect. I didnít see it coming and I thought at the time that it was year or something and not hops. Good and interesting drink.
Drake (11499) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUN 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle from Beer Run. Pours a hazy pale amber color with a medium sized off-white head. Decent head retention. Aroma of pale, bready malts with tropical and citrus hops. The taste is pale malts with herbal, citrus, earthy hops. Medium bodied, decently balanced and fairly drinkable.
hotstuff (4839) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JUN 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rated on 5-24-2013 at Don Hallís Factory (Fort Wayne, IN) (Bottle Conditioned) The Appearance is a small off-white head that diminished over time, spotty amounts of lacing, transparent body, very little carbonation, and a pale yellow hue. The Aroma is malty, bready, bitter, and grapefruit. The Taste is bitter, malty, some caramel, pine hops and grapefruit. The Palate is tingly and this is a medium bodied APA. All-in-all, this beer is very quaffable, worth trying, hops are upfront in the Aroma and Taste. A beer I recommend if one enjoys hops.
thome50 (1283) - Morro Bay via Orange County, California, USA - JUN 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at FWIBF. Pours a clear yellow with white head. Aroma is awesome with loads of grass and hay and hops. Taste is mild and lacking to be kind. Nothing overly complex here but does open up with heat.
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 (6374) - 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 drinkiní beer!
mrohia (232) - 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 (5564) - 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%.