shigadeyo (3287) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - SEP 19, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear orangy gold color. Generous carbonation that produces a lasting off white crown. Sweet candi and hop aroma. Distinct tangerine hop flavor. Flavor also starts a little sweet and then finishes with a delicately balanced bitterness and even a hint of tartness. I think this is a great American Pale Ale and quite memorable because of the tangerine flavor. I could probably sit around and drink this stuff non-stop! This was my second Southern Tier beer and I have been quite impressed with both. I have two more of the "regular" ST beers in the fridge to try and then I will have to go get their "upper end" ones in the 22 oz bottles. So far, so good. I think Southern Tier is going to make it onto my favorites list pretty quickly...
12 oz bottle, $1.71 from Belmont Party Supply.
DomErie (11) - McKean, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 19, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap. Nice citrusy hop flavor. Very drinkable session beer. ST has made me a big fan this weekend.
WISEGUY572 (1374) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 15, 2006
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Looks perfect! Crystal clear amber with a huge white head. Smell floral and slightly hoppy. So far so good. Taste is bread and yeast, under-hopped, with a stinky skunky vegetable finish. Drain pour, not because it is so bad, but because I have better stuff, including better stuff from Phin and Matt.
MartinT (8550) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 6, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Any first impressions?
-A slim sheet of foam tops the bright peachy bronze.
-A resinous, wooden hop perfume promotes orangey fruitiness as well.
-Juicy, citrusy oranges and leafy rustling cooperate with the simple overall fruitiness.
-The sleepy carbonation helps drinkability, emulating cask service.
What if you dig deeper?
-The maltiness offers something to hang on to, but few flavors (frail biscuits?).
-Hop bitterness is minimal, which is surprising considering its importance in the rest of the beer.
-This is a decent APA with enough hops dancing to create interest, but not enough of the rest to be memorable or satisfy completely.
Bottle; no date.
desurfer (1252) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - SEP 6, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light amber body, small head. Aroma of floral hops. Flavor is a nice combination of sweet bready malts anf flowery hoppiness. Itís very íbrightí and fresh tasting. Extremely enjoyable.
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 5, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Orange in color with a slight haze, a small white head. Aroma, citrusy, pale malts, a bit grassy. Flavor was sweet and smooth with a bit of lemon and orange. Some bitterness on the finish. Not bad.
TheOrange (479) - Kent, Ohio, USA - SEP 3, 2006
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear Amber pour, with a very thin white head. Nice clean hoppy aroma, there are hints of citrus/fruit in there too. Good hoppy nose, there is a nice malt to this light/medium bodied beer. The flavor is very straight forward, and very enjoyable. This is my first beer from Sourthern Tier, I think Iíll have to find another.
HopBackDoc (474) - Hatboro, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 2, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a golden/amber with thin white head. Aroma of citrus and hops. Full flavored beerwith a real nice hop presence, lightly backed by a malt sweetness and finishing with a dry bitterness. I thought this tasted more of an ESB because of the finish. A real nice, easy drinking beer. Iíll get some more of this.
Numenor (871) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - AUG 28, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to starffireming and maniac for supplying this beer. Pale golden yellow body with a very thin white head. A very nice aroma, somewhat wheaty, but nicely done, hoppy and good malts. Good taste, malty with a nice hop backbone. Wheaty and grainy ending that meshes perfectly with the beer itself.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 27, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear light amber body with a thin white head. Sweet light floral hop aroma. Sweet floral hops aroma, some tea flavor, and a citrus hop end.