JoeMcPhee (9325) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - APR 6, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to jimbowood for this one. Orange coloured brew with a thin head. Fresh cascadey aroma, orange and tropical fruit flavours as well. Fairly clean maltiness, sweet pale malt and a bit of breadiness. Mostly hops though with a fragrant fresh hop bouquet. Flavour is very tasty. Tropical hops, orange and papaya. Sweet but not sugary. I wouldn’t pull any rye character out of this if I wasn’t looking for it, but its got loads of great hop flavour. Well-balanced, moderate bitterness. Great APA.
Fantomas23 (463) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 4, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks again to Redlight. Cascading with hop aroma and a burst of hop flavor that’s all-too-soon gone. Very dry. Not much of a rye flavor, which I was expecting and looking forward to. Definitely a good drinking beer and something I’d pick up…..if I could.
luvcasks (178) - USA - APR 3, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: Lovely floral and slightly citrusy
Appearance: Shiny clear and copper with a nice white head
Flavor: Very tasty balance of malts and some graininess hop flavors show up as the beer warms up.
Palate: Light to medium bodied and a clean dry finish
Overall: I really liked the beer, except for a little graininess I could not pick up the Rye in this pale ale... as a pale ale and a rye pale ale very drinkable .. wish the rye character showed through a little more... that is why I rated it a little low overall
doubleipa (224) - Georgia, USA - APR 3, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Really should be categorized as a Rye Pale Ale, rather than an American PA, even though was judged as PA at GABF. Anyway, I think the on-tap version has a better mouthfeel and a much more pronounced rye taste and smell than the bottled version. This is one of our favorite every day beers as my wife and I both love hoppy beers. Definite grapefruit and pine smell. Pours a gold/pale amber with an off-white head. Minimal lacing.
Terminus (3595) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 26, 2006
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle-thanks to aracauna for the bottle-hazzy apricot with vigerous carbonation which may suggest that this beer was somewhat old and oxidized. passionfruit notes first hits the aroma followed by flowery hops, light grapefruit, lemon, oranges, mangos. flavors are somewhat muddled. thin and watery palate which really makes the beer suffer in the overall enjoyment. I think i would seek out a fresh bottle if i was down south somewhere for shure.
shadows (1) - Athens, Georgia, USA - MAR 21, 2006 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I live in Athens where this is brewed, and $2 pints of are everywhere. I have to say, it is soo much better than in the bottle. Overall, pretty good!
MrDick (371) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 18, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a cloudy light amber color. Aroma has hops and citrus with a slight tart. Lots of hops at first but the rye develops aferwards with slightly bitter and earthy flavors. Enjoyable beer - would like to try it on draft.
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Barrel Draught from the jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center 01/10/2005
Golden coloured with pale and hoppy aromas. some dryness in a crisp fruity flavoured finish.
Tmoney99 (13602) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 15, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle in GA. Poured a copper color with a moderate white head that diminished quickly. Good hoppy citrus aroma. Medium body with a thin texture. Well balanced hoppy malty citrus flavor with a dry smooth finish. First beer from this brewer. I will try to find more.
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - MAR 1, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
London Gathering Nov 05: Nice hoppy pine and citrus notes. Suprisingly complex malt character, nice caramel and bready notes. Tasty enough.