NachlamSie (2730) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 15, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pint at Chumley’s then again at Radio Radio while being blown away by the sound of Caspian. What a combination. Anyway, there is not much to really say about this beer if you’ve had dozens of American pale ales. This one is very approachable and textbook with modest grapefruit and citrus with comforting malts. This is very clean and on the lighter side of the style. Fantastic for a session, just don’t expect anything out of the ordinary.
beerchugger (708) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - SEP 13, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours an attractive golden with a thick white foamy head. This has a very nice piney aroma with citrus hops and a balanced floral bouquet as well. A crisp bitterness and a light graininess on the palate. The finish is rather long and bitter.
JaBier (4807) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - SEP 12, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared by Dogbrick. Pours clear gold with a thick white head. Crisp grassy hop aroma with a bit of malt. Malty flavor up front and finishing with crisp and grassy hops. Fairly simple, but pretty good.
brokensail (10635) - Orange County, California, USA - SEP 9, 2010
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A: The pour is a standard amber-ish color with a big white head on it.
S: This beer smells almost like hot garbage. Not much in the way of hops, somewhat of a malty aroma.
T: The flavor offers up some good bitterness, but that’s about it. A bit of malt flavor but not really any citrus or anything like that.
M: The mouthfeel is typical for a pale ale. Medium in body with a lively carbonation.
D: The flavor was alright, but not really anything special. Unfortunately, the aroma is just flat off-putting.
BMan1113VR (7834) - Los Angeles, California, USA - SEP 1, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 20, 2012 Can thanks to LtDan. Pours with a clear golden body and a large, off-white head. Aroma of grass, earth, pine and caramel. Light citrus and some tea. Flavors of pine, earth, gelatin, dust, bitter, soil. A bit metallic. Very light sweetness in the finish of the second sip. Medium bubbles, decently dry and lastingly bitter finish. (3.1)
Pint at Fresh Craft. Pours with a clear golden-orange hued body with a foamy white head. Aromas are citrusy, flowery, floral, low caramel and some tamarind. Flavors are clean, grainy, low bitterness and mild esters. Tangerine, pine and grapefruit. Medium caramel and toasty malt. Fuller carbonation with a lower body.
danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 31, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled on tap at the brewery. An overall decent pale ale. A little lighter on the hops side then the West Coast Pales I’ve grown accustomed to but a nicely balanced one.
Dogbrick (7634) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 30, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 11, 2010 Sample from can at the Beer ’N Rock Band tasting on 08/27/2010: The beer is a clear golden color with a medium fluffy off-white head that recedes slowly. Thin sheet of lacing at the top of the glass with spots underneath. Hoppy aroma with primarily citrus notes, along with a touch of malt. Medium body with hops and zesty citrus flavors along with malty notes. The finish is hoppy with a citrus aftertaste. Straightforward, decent Pale Ale overall.
Pailhead (4622) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - AUG 22, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 24, 2010 Courtesy of northernbrews
Can: The aroma consists of caramel, light citrus hops, and a touch of grass. It pours a mostly transparent golden-orange with a touch of haze and a small white head. The flavor starts with light-moderate caramel. The finish has moderate grapefruit hops. Light-medium bodied with lively (at times prickly) carbonation.
LtDan (1743) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - AUG 21, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appearance: Pours an amber gold with a thin film at the top.
Aroma: Big zesty piney hop blast.
Taste: Bitter, earthy hops, slight spicy sticky malt, finishes dry and piney.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, fairly carbonated.
Overall: Reminded me of the hop and malt profile I find in Pacific North West beers. Not my favorite APA, but drinkable.
WabashMan (1012) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - AUG 20, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A nice APA, with a good, citric hops character and depth of flavor. It falls short of the best APAs, but would certainly do just fine most of the time.