BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - JUL 12, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft sample at brewpub. Hazy orange in the glass with an off-white head that had a thin layer lasting and light lace. Aromas of toasted malts with an orange background. The flavor was much the same with toasted malts but a lemon citrus instead of orange. Light to medium body and a mild bitterness.
pintocb (646) - Darsville, Georgia, USA - JUL 11, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Middle of the road APA. Golden color with a white head. Flavor is malty with a little hop presence. A little too bitter for my taste.
jcwattsrugger (11310) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 8, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap-pours an off white head and hazy amber color. Aroma is citrus/pine. Taste is citrus-lemon/pine hops, secondary medium malt.
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 1, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Solid copper orange with a thin white head. Aroma is dry, caramel, and a light hop presence, piney. Taste is solid caramel and a light pine finishing bitterness.
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - JUN 29, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at the brewpub. Pours a hazy brass with offwhite head. The aroma is grapefruit and light toast. The flavor is lots of toasty malt with a slight grapefruit bitterness. The finish is quite earthy, and leaves a clean bitterness in the aftertaste. Fair.
Butters (3898) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUN 28, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sampler at the brewery at brunch after noogfest. Pours a clear light amber, with good offwhite lacing. Buttery nose, light citrus, faint spicy hop finish. Not bad, but not the best I’ve come across.
Suttree (5317) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 22, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pretty much what I expect from an APA - thinnish, slightly unbalanced toward hops, and a clean, crisp finish. I got hints of grapefruit, plus a smoky note, as well. Simple, well made, and enjoyable.
nqualls (1452) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 30, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft at the brewpub. Poured a deep gold/orange, almost amber color with a one finger white head that quickly dissipated. The aromas was a hint of caramel malt, with notes of floral and citrus hops. The flavor was very well balanced with a solid caramel malt base and a citrus, almost grapefruit finish. Very good beer.
NachlamSie (2858) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 30, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap. Pours a cloudy light amber. This aroma is woody and biscuity with a spiced character. There was not much citrus which I usually expect from the style. This is a fairly light beer all around, but not too watery. Lots of that weird cinnamon flavor I associate with Sweetwater 420 is here and lacks strong citrus or bitterness. The finish is a bit woody.
Shag (2647) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - MAR 14, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A dark orange to almost brown appearance with a moderate white head. The aroma contains some perfume, caramel, and citrus. The flavor is a nice balance between malty and hoppy. On one end I get a good dose of caramel and on the flip side I taste some grapefruit and lemons. This sort of walks the line between an APA and an EPA. Overall a nice session beer.