timtheenchanta (70) - Clemson, South Carolina, USA - JUN 4, 2006
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Gorgerous copper brown color with a two finger head with good lacing. Huge oily hop notes. Plenty of lemony leafy hops. Very sweet citrus hop oil taste. A little malt balance. This beer is delightfully smooth and creamy. A textbook APA that I’ve heard lots about and certainly hasn’t disappointed.
ian2000gsxr (69) - USA - FEB 28, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 19, 2005 Bought this when I turned 21 and wasn’t disappointed. Like the other reviews have said, this is a very hoppy beer which was new to me. Bitter flavor dominates this beer but it is suprisingly smooth as well. Overall I was impressed. Hopefully I can make it to their brewery sometime since I am in Indiana
PhysZac (69) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JAN 23, 2006
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 30, 2006 Bottle. Wow. Pours deep red with a creamy off-white head. Immediately as it’s poured, hops aroma hits me. Spicy, floral/piney, and especially hoppy aroma is refreshing... Maybe hints of apple. Spicy flavor fills mouth with bitter hops and notes of pine. Nice bitter finish lingers. Alcohol is subdued but noticable. Malt characteristics barely noticable but present. Finishes very bitter but balanced by sweet malt presence. Extensive lacing through whole beer as head diminishes slowly. Very lightly carbonated. Excellent and refreshing beer. Light moutfeel but not watery.
MarkR (68) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 29, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear, glowing reddish-amber with a light tan head that holds at a thick cap. Wonderful aroma of pine resin and grapefruit soaked hops. Very little malt discernable on the nose…a touch of sweet caramel and bread. The flavor is a lopsided balance skewed towards the hoppy side, with lots of spicy, complex hop flavor and sturdy bitterness. Grapefruit, pine resin, the hops are almost sweet in character. The only flaw in this brew is that the caramelly and bready malt backbone is a bit thin, and it shows in the body, which is on the lighter side of medium. Ends with a firm bitterness, as well as a hint of alcoholic dryness. More malt, and it would be Dreadnaught Jr. Overall, an incredible brew and a constant in my beer fridge, despite it’s little flaw.
duke33 (68) - Eldersburg, Maryland, USA - MAY 30, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I found this one incredibly over-rated...It had a nice head, but I didn’t think the hops were quite as strong as i was expecting. I found the whole taste on this one incredibly average.
nihar (68) - Ohio, USA - DEC 21, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice bronze color, bitter-sweet aroma and very easy taste... Finish is outstanding and can’t notice the alcohol
stiffy42j (68) - Brunswick, Georgia, USA - FEB 25, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours hazy amber color with lacy white head. Smells citrusy with hops present. Pale ales aren’t my favorite but this is decent with floral hops and very piney aftertaste. Refreshing but not my favorite.
joefflin (68) - USA - SEP 29, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pint glass on tap at Chumley’s in West Lafayette, IN. My first beer of the night and it has been quite a while since I have rated a beer so I really don’t know how many I have missed out on from rating. Whatever. Anyways, very citrus strong, more fruity than hoppy, but still very good and left a nice lacing on the glass.
beezz86 (68) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - OCT 31, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Poured a clear amber color with a minimal tan head. Had a very strong aroma of floral and citrus hops, a really nice smell. The beer had a medium body, slightly creamy texture, average carbonation, and a bitter finish. The flavor was the same as the smell and overall the beer had a medium bitterness. I had heard a lot about this beer, and it definately did not disappoint. I really like the blend of hops that give this beer its great aroma and taste. I will definately be drinking this beer again and would highly recommend it.
jd10 (68) - Lebanon, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 21, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
deep orange pour with slightly off-white head. aroma is citrus hops and sweet caramel malts. taste is more of the same, with candied fruits coming through and a strong caramel malt backbone to balance out the intense citrus hop flavor. full bodied, with a smooth finish that features more of the sweet candied fruit notes. delicious; drinks like a high-end IPA.