Ayumbomb (63) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - NOV 30, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
The beer was fair. This was my second Golden the weekend I had it, and this was 10 times better, yet this ale is far from a "good" beer in my opinion. There are many APAs out there... I think I will continue my quest for the bigger and better.
FROTHINGSLOSH (6615) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 25, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a caramel color with an enormous foamy orange-white head that lingered and left decent lacing. The aroma was tangy and sweet with dark and golden fruits and a hint of perfume. The flavor was tangy and sweet sugar, dark and golden fruits, yeast and a hint of perfume. Medium length finish. Light to medium body and very overcarbonated. Solid.
Bulk_Carrier (3628) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - SEP 19, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Another one from my VA haul, reviewed from notes.
This was poured into a pint glass.
The appearance was a hazy yellow to light orange color with a slight transparency about it allowing a light carbonation to be seen rising throughout the beer. Light foamy head dissipated within about thirty seconds and barely left any lacing in its wake.
The smell had a sweet corn to citrus - slightly lemon with a light grassiness about it.
The taste was mainly sweet with a slight refreshing sort of crisp grassy edge to the flavor.
On the palate, this one sat about a light on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. The carbonation was somewhat subdued but carried a nice crisp sharpness about it.
Overall, decent blonde ale that I think I could do again.
coyforce (684) - California, USA - JUL 30, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Extremely foamy head on this brew. FLavor is a bit grassy and aftertaste is a bit sharp on the tongue.
mike5326 (1607) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - APR 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from a bottle. Clear golden color, huge foamy white head. Hops and mild malt aroma. Sweet honey hops flavor with a smooth finish.
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Butters (4039) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 25, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear golden pour with fair near white head ring. Very much to the descriptoion. it’s like an english pale ale with an american citrusy twist. Smooth and drinkable with a lingering slight bitterness on the palate. Not bad.
AKORN (220) - Virginia, USA - JAN 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is a beer I try to always keep around. Medium to dark golden color with a good head. Clean, crisp, caramel and hops taste with a little bitterness in the end. Strong bouquet of grains, malt, caramel and yeast in a good way. Goes great with a Shrimp Po Boy down at the Yorktown Pub on the beach in the summer... make that winter too!
Steverus0 (259) - Shreveport, Louisiana, USA - OCT 31, 2013
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A nice twist on a simple lighter ale. A beautiful sweet aroma with a hint of citrus.
Unfortunately drank out of a bottle, so giving them the benefit of the doubt on appearance, but the flavors are pretty simple and not all that interesting, although highly drinkable. Smooth crisp palate cleans gently.
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Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chester, Virginia, USA - JUL 31, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
December 2009. An average pale ale with good malty flavors, but a bit on the boring side. Hops on the finish. Pine, citrus, caramel aromas.
vmilaxer29 (412) - Virginia, USA - FEB 9, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Good beer. Nothing spectacular, but a solid APA. Medium hopiness. Tasty and refreshing.
Emeister84 (2029) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 5, 2013
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aromas are floral and toasty. Appearance is orange-gold with white head foam of moderate retention. Taste is slightly bitter and somewhat sweet. Palate is medium-bodied with moderate carbonation and an abrupt finish.