DandyWolfFloyd (1036) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 31, 2016
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma - pine hops.
Appearance - the gold body is not hazed, but has fine particulates. The head is 2+" and white, and head slowly settles.
Taste - has pine hops and crystal malt. Very well balanced. Classic example.
Palate - medium body, a touch of oil, average carbonation, and bitter finish.
Concealer (1174) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 25, 2016
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can. Clear golden copper with a think off white head that lasts in a ring and laces some. Aromas of lemongrass, melon, pine, light spice, bread, and toasted malt. Flavor is the same with some light caramel notes. Light plus bodied, smooth with a dry, bitter end.
jcr (2554) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - MAR 10, 2016
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can. Hazy golden body with a frothy white head, diminishing. Aroma of straw, grass, floral hops, light skunk. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes lightly to moderately sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Who put a pale lager in my can of pale ale? Unremarkable and thin in both flavor and aroma. And then there is the light skunkiness and earthy straw aroma.
screigh (667) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 8, 2016
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a hazy straw color. Lots of tiny floaters. Thin white head. Some lacing. Grainy earthy aroma. Taste mirrors aroma with a earthy hop flavor. Tastes a bit like dirty water.
CpyNPrnT (616) - Indiana, USA - FEB 24, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma of honey, tropical fruits, taste is sweet, light, crisp bite, short aftertaste, alcohol not present.
hotstuff (4864) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - FEB 22, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rated on 02-22-2016 (Can-Drink by 05/14/16) The appearance is a medium sized white head that mostly diminished, yellow transparent body, fizzy, lively, fast rising carbonation, and spotty lacing. The aroma presents citrus hops, bitterness, grapefruit. tropical fruits, floral, herbal, earthy, light honey, and malt. The flavor presents moderate bitterness, citrus and piney hops, grapefruit, tropical fruits, earthy, grassy, and malt. The mouthfeel of this APA is moderate carbonation and this beer is medium bodied. A most drinkable APA that is crisp and refreshing. It has a lingering bitter aftertaste that is easy to deal with. A nicely brewed APA that is very tasty, worth trying and definitely a beer that I would partake in again.
574deadzone (1379) - North Central, Indiana, USA - FEB 14, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy, oily looking pale golden with a fairly tall eggshell head that hangs out a while and leaves some nice foamy clumps of lace around the glass. Nose involves light toasted malt, lemon/lime a la Sprite, some underlying zesty spice, some clean yeasty dough, light pineapple. Somewhat sweet, decently bitter. Lighter bodied, spritzy, somewhat oily, finishing dry with tropical fruit and woody earthy bitterness. A nice, refreshing pale ale that yearns for warm weather drinking. I’ve had punchier, but I like this. Understated, but drinkable.
praze145 (1) - Illinois, USA - FEB 14, 2016 does not count
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The can makes this beer appear better than it actually is but overall not bad. Slightly better than average APA.
wxman (1744) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - FEB 5, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Peel’s Pizza. Pours a hazy orange/amber with a respectable off white head. Aroma is caramel and mown grass. Taste is sweet caramel malt, crackers, and citusy mild hops. Decent American pale.
superspak (4667) - Michigan, USA - NOV 29, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
16 ounce can into pint glass, best before 9/25/2015. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy golden orange color with a 2 finger dense and fluffy off white head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice dense soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, apricot, mango, melon, lemon zest, orange peel, light pine, light honey, toasted bread, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of citrus/tropical hops and moderate bready malt notes; with solid strength. Taste of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, apricot, mango, melon, lemon zest, orange peel, pine, light honey, toasted bread, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Moderate amount of pine/grassy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, apricot, pineapple, mango, lemon/orange peel, pine, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice robustness, complexity, and balance of citrus/tropical/piney hops and moderate bready malt flavors; with a nice malt/bitterness balance and zero astringent hop flavors after the finish. Moderate amount of dryness from bitterness as well. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately sticky, and lightly creamy/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish as expected of 5.2%. Overall this is a damn nice American pale ale. All around good robustness, complexity, and balance of citrus/tropical/piney hops and moderate bready malt flavors; and very smooth and easy to drink. A very enjoyable offering.