TheAlum (6289) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - APR 3, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled on tap at the brewery (Indianapolis, IN). Pours a nice darker muted golden hue, small whitish head that dies to a film that clings to the edges. A faint haze. Aromas are freshcut grass and floral hops, a touch stinky, almost dank, with crisp pale malts providing a light malty sweetness. Initial is heavier side of light bodied, clean with some decent floral and soapy hop character. Fresh cut grass mingling with bready pale malts, finish leaves a lingering floral and soapy bitterness on the palate. A very drinkable pale ale that is fairly clean, does the job. However, it does lack the flourish that many American brewers are putting on their APAs nowadays to distinguish them.
nimbleprop (5942) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 1, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
16oz can pours a clear orange with some wispy, white head. Nose is mild, orange, grass, malt. Flavor is better, sweet, honey, biscuit, orange, straw. Medium bodied, dry finish.
riversideAK (5738) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JUN 4, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nose of pale malt and C hops. Not all that original and interesting, but it smells nice and pleasant. Pours off golden, not much in the way of head or lace. Flavors of pale malts, a touch of grain and bread, and floral, citrus and earthy hops with a slight spiciness in the finish. Easy enough to drink, well done. Its and APA.
Pailhead (5673) - Plymouth, 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.
Strykzone (5534) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - APR 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pint at MarkOs in Munster. Clear golden. Some white foam becomes a ring. This beer brings spices with citrus and floral hops. Pale or crystal malts. Trical and citrus at the finish. A well brewed APA.
onceblind (5490) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 16, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
@ Oskar Blues Burning Can Fest 2012. Clear gold with a thin white head. Weird perfumy aroma with some floral hops and some sweet malty toffee/caramel undertones. Flavor was the same with some sweet caramel/toffee tones with some nice moderate bitterness and a lovely citric/floral hop flavor. Pretty nice.
JaBier (5485) - 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.
Beerman6686 (5340) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 1, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Poured a medium orange with an off white head. Aroma of cardboard, and grassy and citrus stale hops. Flavor was caramel cardboard with medium bitterness. Definitely old.
EithCubes (5242) - New Jersey, USA - APR 9, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This one from a tallboy can, I was responsible and didn’t rate the samples from the brewery. Huge hoppy nose, piny with citrus and especially grapefruit, resin heading toward soapiness. Bright coppery orange body with steady carbonation and a frothy beige head. Light body closer to IPA-level bitterness, really cleanses the palate and leaves a bready residue, though it’s pushing close to that threshhold for resiny astringency. Just bone dry. A good, potentially great summer beer, dry hopping has done wonders and it has that perfect hamburger and hot dog pairing potential.
thedm (5140) - Fort Wayne, USA - SEP 21, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This draft brew from the brewery poured a medium sized head of foamy fine to medium sized white colored bubbles that were long lasting and left behind a hazy uncarbonated yellow-orange colored body and an excellent lacing. The mild aroma was malt hop. The mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish. The strong flavor contained notes of hops. Delicious and one I would certainly buy again.