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.
ilovedarkbeer (2147) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 2, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a reddish orange color. Notes of sugar syrup, orange citrus, muted hops and hotdog buns.
sitzds (140) - - NOV 10, 2013
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at Sweetwater poured into shaker. Amber, no head, minimal lacing. Some decent pale ale notes, mostly malt forward. Taste was similar with some hop punch. Pleasant on the palate.
azlondon (1250) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - AUG 24, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Appearance: Redish brown, clear. Light tan head.
Aroma: Fruit, malt.
Taste: Dark malt, some hops, earth. Fruit. Pretty good.
Info: Draught, 23/8-2013
MegaTuan (8) - APO, Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - JUL 18, 2013 does not count
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Great IPA and probably the "go to" beer if you go to Sweet Water.
deaconmike (250) - Roswell, Georgia, USA - JUL 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brew pub. Clear copper pour; thin cap and lots of lacing. Relatively hoppy crisp APA. Not bad.
DCLawyer (1168) - 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 (1437) - 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 (3916) - 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 (9944) - 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 (2543) - 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.