Guinness4Duff (515) - Tallahassee (and Poconos, PA), Florida, USA - JAN 20, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good bitterness, nice amber color and easy drinking. Its wide availability on tap in the south has made it one of my new favorites.
jtw (1153) - farmington, Michigan, USA - JAN 16, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle thanks to jrob_21. clear light amber color, and a neutrally-fermented aroma of pale malt and west coast hops. not what i would consider bitingly hoppy but certainly nicely bitter. somewhat softer in the body than in the aroma; clean and hoppy with a mild woody aftertaste that’s neither sweet nor dry. thanks jonathan!
Alldaydrinker (559) - Norwood, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 16, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught, Atlanta Georgia Airport, what a treat from a long flight! Poured into a pint glass with clear amber colour and small white head. Nose of floral hops that are vibrant with touches of caramel and fruits. Initial is of grapefruit hops with a small splash of sweet malts. Mid palate is earthy. Finishing with a bitter hops and mild grassiness. Medium Body. Good head retention and lacing of the glass. Enjoyable!
brigg (616) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 12, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle) Big, creamy head, and clear amber body. Clean, very floral hop aroma with an underlying malt and sweet fruit. Medium bodied and slightly sticky or oily. Flavor is sweet but refreshing up front, then the dry hops surface with a bitter finish and aftertaste. Some citrus, earthy (wood, grass) notes present as well.
garza (573) - Oslo (NO), Caracas (VE), VENEZUELA - JAN 8, 2008
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 4, 2011 Very good beer. A lot of taste, good body and palate. Still refreshing and it is not heavy at all. You can have several of this one if you get hooked. I had this one on draft. Pours amber with light beige head. Hopy and fruity aroma. Medium sweetness and lightly bitter in the taste. Average carbonation. Medium after taste. Recommended
jlf278 (288) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 29, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap during a layover in atlanta. This was a pleasant surprise reminding me of sierra nevada harvest ale. Unfortunately mine was served in a frosted mug practically as an ice cube. What I did manage to glean from this illfated encounter may be misrepresentative of the pale ale’s true being. I for one, would like to revisit at first chance.
maltdog (621) - Colorado, USA - DEC 27, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle opens with a faint hiss, and mere cirrus wisps of foam top the deep straw/pale orange beer. Mild caramel and cookiedough aromas, plus toasty granola and DMS. A suggestion of floral/honey sweetness transitions into minerally springwater flavor and a dash of lemon and crabapple. Palate is watery yet creamy. Mildly bitter, cornflake, earthy, chalky aftertaste. Although a fairly bland lawnmower ale, probably still too assertive for BMC-drinking babies.
BelgianBeerGal (3837) - Panama City, Florida, USA - DEC 18, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught into shaker. Amber colour with a rather timid hop aroma. Flavour was also very light on the hops for an APA. Good but not great.
jsh12bama (681) - Alabama, USA - DEC 15, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Amber in color. Mild floral aroma. More malt taste than I want in an APA. Typical for most of Sweetwater brews, decent but not great.
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 11, 2007
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Golden-amber color. Aroma is a bit grainy with a vegetable-earthy quality in the nose. Flavor is a bit sawdusty and plain with some mellow hops. Not terrible, very bland.