RamyG4 (320) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, not sure how fresh. Mostly clear amber with a medium off-white head. Aroma is mostly hops; grapefruit, berries. Taste is medium-heavy sweet, mild-medium bitter. Finish is lightly bitter. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation.
thedm (4927) - Fort Wayne, USA - DEC 29, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a very large sized head of foamy with a frothy top off-white colored bubbles that were quickly diminishing and left behind a softly carbonated transparent light golden orange colored body. The aroma was malty and musty. The mouth feel was weakly tingly at the start and at the finish. The weak flavor contained notes of hops and malt. An OK brew just nothing special.
emacgee (3981) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - DEC 10, 2012
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a murky opaque orange with a very thin off white head. Very little carbonation on the pour. Nose is meh, some citrus rind and piney notes come through but are met mostly with caramel malt and a muddle earthy/oxidized character. Good lord at the body....caramel malt bomb. Medium oversteeped tea leaf bitterness.
ADesenberg (561) - Ohio, USA - DEC 10, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: pours a nice orange-tan color with a massive foamy off-white head. It's a beautiful thing to look at in my dogfish tulip glass. It has a nice citrusy bouquet... Grapefruit and flowers. Taste is nice, biting bitterness that mellows out very nicely pretty quick. This is a nice beer.
cbfobes (2273) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 20, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle thanks to JStax, thanks! Pours a clear copper amber with a nice off white head and lacing in the glass, the aroma has a nice amount of fruity hops on the nose, the flavor has a hoppy front end with a finish of the citrus and a little bit of malt, pretty good stuff.
RobertDale (3345) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - NOV 17, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle. Pours a clear copper with a small biege head. Aroma of malt and citrus. Taste is caramel malt, citrus, and florals. Dry finish. Pretty good.
uvajed (171) - Ravenna, Ohio, USA - OCT 27, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle from Akron area ACME FreshMarket. Pours coppery with a creamy, foamy head. Malt and hops dominate, both in taste and aroma, with a bit of pine, cereal and caramel flavors, and a hint of something floral I can’t pick out. The hop bitterness is nice but not overwhelming. Very nice and well balanced.
rondphoto (1824) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - OCT 25, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear medium amber with a full frothy white head that lasts and lasts, leaving scant room for streaks of lace. Taste is good but typical: Caramel malt that immediately competes with medium pine hops. Nobody wins, leaving a good bargain between the two. Quite drinkable, not filling. Recommended.
Earlier Rating: 1/25/2012 Total Score: 3.3
Clear medium amber, light head and lace. This is an interesting ale. It begins with the characteristic caramel malt, joined early on by piney hops. The interesting aspect is in the play between the two sides - hops nearly overcome malt, each in turn becomes a little stronger until it becomes a draw at the finish. Obviously a great balance in a nondescript brew.
Lukaduke (2061) - Portland, Maine, USA - OCT 13, 2012
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle as extra via Jstax ! Pours a medium copper color with a finger of eggshell foam. Aromas are caramel malts, ripe fruit and a touch of floral hops. On the palate its focused and clean. Nice malty slightly honeyed backdrop brightened up by nice fruit and a clean bitterness to draw out the finish.
daniellunsford (105) - - AUG 24, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A fantastic APA that has the balance that makes the type an awesome summer brew. Cereal, syrup, biscuit, citrus, hoppy bitterness.