marksahara (79) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draught at multiple locations, including direct at brewery, and in 12 oz. bottle. Absolutely my session ale here, although they have seemingly tweaked their formula recently to include some wheat malt. Pours a nice clear golden amber with thick white crown. Not great crown retention but spotty lacing. Aroma is full of herbal and floral hop notes and a good bit of malt. Light citrus tones also detected but very weak. Flavour is lightly hoppy at first and finishing crisply and cleanly. A strong malt backbone can be tasted throughout the drink. Palate is a little lighter than medium-bodied with a lingering hop essence on the tongue after the finish. Pretty decent overall and always a good standard selection in Atlanta.
grimreeser (797) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 23, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice aroma of fruity hops and caramel malt. Nice balance of sweet and bitter. Solid.
dkoonce (911) - People’s Republic of Athens, Ohio, USA - DEC 23, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Deep amber, with a large, frothy head. Fairly bitter aroma, with a good hop/citrus nose. Medium body, with more malt than I expected. Fairly long finish, due to the sugars.
IrishBoy (3960) - Bakersfield, California, USA - DEC 17, 2006
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from iowaherkeye, Thanks Joey! Nose of hoppy citrus; hazy gold with a small white head; flavor well balanced with caramel showing first, then the light hop bitterness, maybe too light for a pale ale.
SwedeDog (364) - Windsor, Connecticut, USA - DEC 16, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap. Rather light in color for an APA. Somewhat light in the nose as well. Some light malts and a little bit of hops. Went down smooth, but I’d like to see a bit more bitterness and hops from the style. All in all, decent.
jlruthven (589) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 12, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at the Pickle Barrel pub in Milledgeville, GA. Exactly what a decent American pale should be. Lightly floral, extremely hoppy, a smooth brew with a slightly bitter finish. Matched up well with a jerk cod sandwich.
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 7, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to skillessvillain: Clear orange gold in color with a medium white head. Aroma, citrus and floral notes, some yeast. Flavor, some herbal and floral hop notes, lightly sweet malts, some bready notes. medium bodied, soft carbonation. Some mild bitterness on the tail end.
whiterabbit81 (244) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 29, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark golden color with a semi-frothy white head. Bit of a savory, protein-like smell on this one. Decently hoppng, with a slightly more pronounced yeast flavor than other EPAs. Good bit of thickness. Finishes slightly astringent and quite earthy. Pretty good.
AlchemistZ (493) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - NOV 27, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A nice copper color with a thin, white head. Grapefruit in the aroma with a subtle, sweet caramel in the background and just a touch of honey. Flavor is caramelized grapefruit with a rather salty edge and finish. Light in body but good drinkability but the saltine throws me a little bit.
RagallachMC (631) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - NOV 25, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle via trade with CaptainCougar. Aroma: Some light tangerine and sour apple, grainy malt, piney hops. Pretty mellow aroma. Appearance: Dark golden in color and clear. Off-white head was full and frothy, but didn’t last long. Not much lacing. Flavor: Light bready malt, pine and citrus hops, some spice and grass into the finish. Bitterness is balanced just right. Finishes crisp and clean. Well balanced. Palate: Medium bodied. Medium-high carbonation. Overall: A great ’lawnmower’ beer. Very refreshing and drinkable.