NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 20, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: FEB 25, 2006 Courtesy of Shadey
First of all I am automatically deducting one point for the commerical description: "they knew it had to be different if they were to call it extraordinary." so to make it different they: "use vast amounts of whole hops, the finest malt, and put a little more love in every batch," yeah so what craft brewer doesn’t claim to use the finest and "more love?" That is like tasting the "cold" in a Coors. Sad. Anyway back to the beer.
Wow it smells so different..I mean it has caramel malt and some hops like most other pale ales, but I was told it was difefrent so I FEEL like it smells different. Well here is something different...most APA’s have some semblance of a head and this one doesn’t...at all. Just a light orange/yellow color and a wisp of white film on top. Fore is pretty nice..lots of a caramel malt with a little tinge of citrus kissed hops toward the back end. It’s fairly tasty, but not at all different.
hotstuff (4142) - Indiana, USA - FEB 9, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Small white head that quickly dissipated, poor lacing, carbonated, hazy, and a light orange hue. Aroma was malty, caramel and hoppy. Flavor was sweet, malty, caramel, hoppy, and thin. Tingly, thin mouthfeel. Light-medium body.
CapFlu (4548) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 6, 2006
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Draught) Sampled at the Central New York Brewfest on February 4, 2006. Headless with an amber body. Full-on piney notes and flavour. Mildly bitter Phin-ish. Terribly unbalanced and unidimensional.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - FEB 5, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
In the bottle. Thanks to Springslicker for the beer! Medium amber/copper with an off white head. Aroma is sublime with a nice crisp hop scent. A little bit toasted as well. Yummy! A very balanced blend of medium palate bitterness and maltiness. Slightly fruity and full of gypsum. This is a well-made beer.
dirtyc (173) - Erie, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 20, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
I loved this one by Southern Tier, the aroma and taste was extraordinary, phin and matt did a great job on this one!
ehhdayton (1188) - USA - JAN 13, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
There is a light grapefruit and citrusy aroma. The color is amber and the head is small, white, and rapidly diminishing. No lacing is present. The taste is dry and hoppy.
Tmoney99 (10816) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 11, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured a hazy amber with an average creamy white had that was lasting. Good complex hoppy citrus aroma. Medium body. Moderate hoppy flavor with a medium bitter finish. Very drinkable brew.
crazyvin (1963) - New York, USA - JAN 7, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
average brew, hazy-n-yellow. A sweet aroma. watery malt taste which was mainly caramalish and some hop bite. Some alcohol taste. kinda watery though.
Birdiebeagle (958) - Perkasie, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle Pours a hazy yellow amber with a creamy white head. Aroma is of spruce and citrus, with a touch of nut malts. Has a medium body with a very smooth taste. Moderate bitter and acid, light sweetness. This is a very drinkable beer. I love this one. Might have to get it for the kegerator.
OldGrowth (2700) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - DEC 30, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, from Julio’s. Good nose, sweet. Pine, tangerine & orange, grassy & herbal. Clean orange copper color, small head, ok lacing. Bittersweet flavors. Like aroma, but the citrus takes on a little more of a grapefruit/lemon thing. Medium body, lite creamy/oily mouthfeel, bitter sweet kind of sticky finish. Nice easy to drink APA. My kind of lawnmower beer.