sonnycheeba (3677) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 1, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours slightly hazy orange/gold with thin, creamy white head; short retention and spare lacing. Aroma cereal and biscuit malt, orange peel, lemon, grassy hops, and herbs. Flavor is balanced sweet malts and floral hops with good citrus esters and light grassy notes; dry, semi-sweet finish. Medium body and low carbonation.
nittanytide (235) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 28, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured clear copper with a thin white head. Aroma is bready and grassy. Taste is mild grass, but with lingering bitterness. Watery mouthfeel. Decent.
micronaut129 (241) - chalfontborotowntonbergville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Golden beer almost amber, hazy. Nice size foamy head propped up by a hardy carbonation.
Dry malt aroma similar to a pils, slightly hopped.
Dry malty bill with hints of being toasted. Biscuits and butter are in there too.
Balance hop taste but not over powering.
Medium body beer that’s nicely balanced.
I think in my view of APA’s this should be a little more hopped up.
superspak (2767) - Michigan, USA - JUL 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, best before 11/11/2014. Pours fairly crystal clear deep gold color with a 1 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of grapefruit, lemon zest, orange zest, light caramel, toast, biscuit, floral, grass, light pine, and floral/toasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with well balances citrus/floral hops and pale/bready malt sweetness; with solid strength. Taste of grapefruit, lemon zest, orange zest, floral, grass, light pine, light caramel, light toasted bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Fair amount of pine/grassy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, lemon zest, orange zest, floral, grass, light caramel, light toasted bread, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice balance and robustness of citrus/floral hops and moderate pale malt sweetness; with a nice crisp malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and lightly sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with no warming present after the finish. Overall this is a nice and pleasant pale ale style. Good balance of citrus/grassy hops and moderate pale malt sweetness; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.
Bulk_Carrier (2224) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JUN 27, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Reviewed from notes.
This was poured into a pint glass.
The appearance was a nice looking slightly pale hazy orange color with some light descending streams of golden yellow rippling through the beer along the sides. The head had a nice one finger white foaminess that displayed a nice beauty to show a super nice foamy rockiness over top of the beer glass.
The smell was intricate through some nice piney to slightly spicy features to mark their turf underneath my nose.
The taste had a nice full sweet to bitter pine blended very nicely with a light citrus sweet to bitter hoppiness. There was a super nice citrusy somewhat spicy aftertaste and a dry finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. The carbonation was sharp but delicately woven into the blend of the intricacies of the body.
Overall, what a surprise to find such a great APA from this little known brewery in Eastern PA. This is well worthy of having again.
Darkmagus82 (1782) - - JUN 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Transfer from BA review from 6-18-12 -
Poured from bottle into mug pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a lighter golden color with a medium white head. The head faded relativly fast leaving a lighter amount of lacing.
Smell – The smell is of barley malt as well as hints of caramel. Mixed with these are some floral and citrus hop aromas. They are lighter overall, but blend well.
Taste – The taste begins a little sweeter with a bready base. Toward the middle some of the sweetness fades as a light citrus hop flavor comes to the tongue. At the end a lighter bready flavor mixed with the citrus linger on the tongue and leave a refreshing, crisp, flavor on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is light to average in nature with the carbonation being on the higher side. The thinner body and higher carbonation both create and enhance the easy drinking style of the brew.
Overall – Good easy drinking brew with a good set of flavors. While the flavors and aromas are lighter in nature (one of the reasons it is so easy drinking) they all meld well and create a nice brew.
MadRobin (2028) - Silver Spring, USA - JUN 19, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from 12 oz. bottle at Chanticleer Garden in Wayne, PA near Philadelphia.
Clear, medium amber-orange with a pale khaki head and good lacing.
Aroma of caramel floral hops and pine.
Taste of caramel, floral hops, pine and earthy herbal hops.
Full/medium body and low/medium carbonization.
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tomer (1754) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - APR 29, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
At a tasting, thanks zvikar, s,allish head, hazy and a little light orange colour, citrusy herbal aroma, fruity honey candy flavour, medium bitternes, pronouncable sweetness that is a bit of a bother. Drinkable but nothing out of the ordinary.
joejames (157) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours hazy golden, two finger head with moderate lacing. Aroma of pine, grapefruit. Taste is nicely bitter well balanced with the malt sweetness. Medium body, highly carbonated, slightly creamy. Finishes crisp with lots of citrus and a hint herbal. Good American Pale Ale.
zvikar (3554) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - APR 28, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Pours an hazy orange to yellow with a nice head, aroma of orange, lemon and marmalade, flavor is bitter, pretty dry, bread, grapefruit, malt acidity, medium bodied.
DSG (6242) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - APR 27, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Thanks zvikar. Hazy deep golden,. Aroma of citric hops, rather stale, and some malt. Flavort has light sweetish maltiness, citric hops, a bit stale and a bitter finish. Medium-bodied. Not fresh enough.