geeklimit (195) - USA - MAY 4, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very nice malt aroma. Pours with a good bubbly head and a cloudy darker golden body. Palate is clean, bubbly and slightly sticky. Taste is a pleasing higher-than-usual hop load for a pale ale. Slightly bitter finish.
lamas (1362) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 11, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
1 pint can. A slightly hazy amber pour with a thick beige head. A pretty standard APA aroma profile with plenty of citrus, caramel, pine, and spice. Goes down thin and crisp. Semi-sweet upfront in the taste with some caramel and wheaty cereal grains. Spicy. Tangy citrus at the end. Quite drinkable, but way too thin. Forgettable.
mp_lane (50) - Indiana, USA - OCT 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours slightly hazy amber with nice head retention. Aroma is orange or citrus. Taste is tilted more to bitter with good malt backbone. Not too bitter on the palate. Very good pale.
slowrunner77 (5804) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 23, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
"91st percentile on RB...gotta admit, I’m not feeling that. This was an average pale at best. Did absolutely nothing to stand out and even seemed like it was dirty malty enough to not be suoer fresh. Decent bittering and floral hops, but no follow through."
Ferris (4476) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft - Sweet perfumy mandarin. Clear gold with a decent white head. Orange peel, nice pithy bitterness and a caramel sweetness. Decent.
UncleKorm (844) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - AUG 30, 2014
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can poured a clear golden hue w/ a large foamy head. Big hoppy aroma. Initial flavor is light sweet w/ a moderate bitter finish. Tastes are grass and straw. Medium bodied and average mouthfeel.
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whitehotg8 (52) - Illinois, USA - AUG 26, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Got this in a trade with my co-worker. Poured into a pint glass, nice deep orange amber color with a sticky white head. Aromatics of american hops and sweet malt with fruity undertones. The taste is hop forward and has a slight balance with a drier finish. Overall a really solid APA.
ARH (457) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
16oz can poured into a shaker. Pleasant notes of grapefruit, orange, and their respective peels, toasted bread, and some caramel hit the nose. It pours an oily, light copper / orange color topped with a puffy off-white head. There’s a good amount of lace and the fluffy head recedes slowly, eventually reducing to a medium thick ring with a surface haze. The taste is a high/medium-high bitter with a medium sweet backbone. It has an oily texture with an average amount of somewhat soft, but fizzy head. The finish is grapefruit and caramel with a spice quality to it. The spice and grapefruit linger for a while with a citrus note appearing too.
Rando7 (741) - Iowa, USA - JUN 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can pours clear slightly dark yellow with brief white head. Aroma pine and grass. Taste moderate malt backbone with pine, pepper, a little onion, grass. I didn’t get much citrus. Finish mild hops. Light body with moderate carbonation. Decent. Improved as it warmed which kind of surprised me.
pinkzambia (1505) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 12, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can: clear gold with a quickly fizzling out white head. Nice grassy, peppery hops with flavors off tanginess. Not super hoppy. The finish has a weird zing to it, almost a little hairspray. Not bad but was expecting more.
HonkeyBra (3420) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - JUN 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
16 oz. can. Pours and orangish amber with a medium white head, pretty good lacing. Aroma is citrus, herbal, pine, and touch of spruce notes. Some very apparent orange peel notes. Flavor is orange peel, mild pine. Medium bitterness with no real malt sweetness apparent. A touch of oxidation, but since Sun King doesn’t date their cans I don’t know how old this beer is. Finishes on a long citrus note.