trokini (1025) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 30, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours clear amber with an average white head. Good malt/hop aroma. Flavor was a nice citrus hop versus the caramel malt balance. A decent APA, it just doesn’t do anything to stand out from the crowd.
troopie (2292) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - JUL 27, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured deep orange with foamy white head. Much lacing. Fine aroma of citrus and hop. Hoppy flavour with a malt balance. Lasting finish with a little bite.
kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 22, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Courtesy of Tony at Oldsmar Tap House. Pours a dark clear golden with thin white head. Little lacing. Aroma is grain, bread, yeast, some lemony-citrus notes, and and hops. Flavor is similar with notes of sweet malts, fresh fruit, hops. Light-bodied with a slightly hoppy, bitter finish.
BillKismet (3335) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 19, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Stately bronze with hopped head. Lovely honey graininess intermingles with pineapple and fruity hops. Perhaps simcoe? Plineapply and piny hop flavor with residual sweetness. A distinctly flavored APA.
RunDWP (203) - San Jose, California, USA - JUL 8, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. Poured a cloudy orange color with thin white head. Sweet caramel and slight floral aroma. Flavor is sweet, caramel malt flavors balanced very nicely by the hops. Perhaps a little fizzy but that is a minor quibble. Really nice pale ale.
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - JUN 24, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice, sweet and sticky APA that I really enjoyed. No new trails blazed with this. It’s just your basic hop-focused West Coast ale. Very nice.
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - JUN 19, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle. Deep gold with a hint of orange colored body with some lasting foam. Quite floral, citrusy, and slightly tropical aroma, with an underlying honey sweetness. The flavor has a sweet hooney and bread-like maltiness, with hop flavors of grapefruit peel and very light pine needles, but lacks much hop bitterness. The body feels full and chewy-- a little more than I would like. It brings down the drinkability a little. Nice flavors, but a little leaner and crisper, and I would enjoy it a little more.
JoeMcPhee (8411) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 14, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle. Very pale straw colour. Thin white head. Aroma is of sweet caramel malt, soft cookie dough sweetness and a nice light citrus/grapefruit hoppiness. Malts remind me of Flying Dog, but the hops are substantially brighter. Grapefruit and doughy malt flavour. Good balance. It’s on the sweet malty side of the APA category, but it’s quite nice nonetheless.
DuffMan (6679) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 10, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy golden yellow. Less fruity, more grassy than the amber, a touch vegetal. Less sweet and more bitter than the amber. Nice, but the amber outshone this by far.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JUN 9, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Subdued aromas of caramel, flowers, and steeping barley. There were also whiffs of pineapple and mango. Poured a clear medium orange color. The head was soapy, white, and reduced to a thin film after a minute or so. Light to medium bodied with malty caramel and citrusy hop flavors. Dry with ample carbonation. Decent beer.