wj94 (69) - Virginia, USA - JAN 22, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A pretty standard APA, my usual go-to brew when I plan on staying for a while. Highly sessionable and not tough to put down 6 or 7 of these before all said and done. Pours copper color with light hop scent. Hops balanced well and not too bitter. I’m usually not a fan of the APA style (much prefer IPA’s and double IPA’s), but for some reason I continue coming back to this.
DCLawyer (672) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - DEC 1, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
5 oz sample at Sweetwater Tavern Merrifield. Light amber with little head. Aroma and taste of hops and citrus. An average pale ale, but very drinkable.
MadRobin (982) - Silver Spring, USA - SEP 30, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap 5 oz. sample at Sweetwater Tavern in Centreville, VA.
Clear, dark amber-red copper with khaki head and excellent lacing.
Aroma of bread, earthy musty hops and caramel.
Taste of earthy musty hops, caramel and bread.
Medium body and medium carbonation.
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nimbleprop (2993) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 17, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Lupulin Reunion 2012. Pours a translucent copper amber with a frothy, white head. Malty nose, lemons, earthy, crackers, oranges. Flavor is well balanced, malty, biscuit, lemons, earthy, dried leaves, oranges. Medium bodied, dry finish. Very well balanced.
Travlr (7939) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 3, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Clear light amber color, small off white head, solid lacing. Aroma of slightly smoked caramel and toast. Taste is burnt toast and nuts. Decent.
sonnycheeba (1890) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 19, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Pours clear amber with creamy off-white head; short retention and some lacing. Aroma is caramel malt, floral hops, and other earthy notes. Flavor is malt forward with floral and earthy hop undertones throughout; slightly bitter finish. Medium body, carbonation, and warmth.
decaturstevo (4075) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - NOV 18, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Almost gold pour with a hinto red and a creamy white head and lace. Resiny hops dominate the nose and some light caramel. Caramel malt with a light/medium resiny bitter. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Pretty nice beer.
kramer (3873) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 15, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap. Pours a clear copper body with a small wispy off-white head. Light floral hops on the nose with some slightly sweet caramel malt. The flavor has moderate floral hops, a touch thin, with some watery caramel. Light bodied with fizzy and prickly carbonation and a fairly clean finish. Not bad, pretty easy drinking with some light lingering bitterness.
DiarmaidBHK (2266) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 1, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours amber from tap with a thin white head that leaves a ton of lacing bA bit of floral aroma on the nose. Bigger hop flavor on the tongue but it’s nicely balanced. Finished clean with a slightly creamy mouthfeel.
EricE (1368) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - JAN 22, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours an amber red withba thin white head. Piny hops dominate nose and flavor. Lightly sweet with refreshing citrus notes. Bitter finish.
ryan (3185) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JAN 22, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep amber body with an off-white head. Aroma is of light citrus hops and caramel malts. Fairly clean. Taste is drier than the appearance implied, solid clean bitterness, lots of citrus, mostly grapefruit,some toffee and a touch of dark fruits. Easy drinking with a bitter end.