FooFaa (1) - Medford, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 25, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled. Pours a deep orange color with a rapidly dissipating, rocky, white head, which leaves a thin layer of lacing on the top. The aroma is almost completely dominated by floral American hops. The [possibly?] Centennial and/or Columbus hops give this beer a fantastic floral, citrus, apricot, and slight pine aroma. There is a faint malt-caramel aroma present as well, but, don’t let me fool yah, this beer is all about the humulus! The flavor is sweet up front. Citrus-hop flavors are ascendant -- grapefruit with orange zest and maybe a little lemon. The hops are supported with a strong troupe of malt character. A touch of caramel, toasted, and maybe a little nutty flavors give great play with the hops. Again, grapefruit is the dominant flavor. The beer is fairly well balanced, and has average alcohol feel. The brewer lists this is as a medium-bodied beer. Which is probably correct, but relative to other PA’s, this is most definitely full-bodied. The finish is quite bitter, but not overwhelmingly so. The aftertaste is quick, dry, and bitter with a bit of grassiness (perhaps from some dry-hopping). There are no perceptible flaws in this beer; as, the intense hopping simply won’t allow any, if they exist, to show through. Overall, I thought this was an intensely flavored beer with incredible body, but was surprisingly drinkable. The flavors and aroma are well organized. I can see how it might be a little too intense, in flavor/bitterness/alcohol/body, to drink all night for some, but I still consider it a session.
ebone1988 (628) - Taylor, Michigan, USA - NOV 27, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Three Floyd’s with koleminer20. Aroma is light, some tropical fruit but a ton of malt. Appearance is rust orange/yellow, off white head. Taste is pine, lots of malt, earthy hops, not so tropical. Mouthfeel is strangely thick, medium carbonation and body. Overall, they have done better.
ectuohy27 (798) - ESTONIA - NOV 19, 2015
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Meh.. Floral hop juice, basically. Little nuance, to be honest. Somewhat watery as well
Turboninja (283) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 11, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap@WineSpot, Cleveland, USA. Light/medium stylish aroma with bit sweet dark notes of mango and fruits. Bronze color with small white head and slightly hazy liquid. Medium slightly hoppy and balanced taste of slightly matured fruits and some malts. Only a hint of citrus. Medium taste spectrum and medium smooth aftertaste with malts and hops. Medium body with medium/light carbonation. Overall smooth and classy product with everything in great balance.
gregwilsonstl (1569) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 6, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber. Northwest hops. Kinda malty. Super IPA/APA flight with John (Schlafly TIPA, Founders Harvest Ale, Pliny the Elder, Zombie Dust, Alpha King, Sierra Nevada Celebration ale).
cobaink2 (228) - seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 26, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from the source At three floyds brewery. Brewed only three days prior. Poured into dogfish head glass. Floral notes of lime, citrus and fresh hops. Hops are not over powering but do have a lingering resin taste on the back end.
TorbenJensen (1396) - Valby, DENMARK - OCT 5, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
It has beautiful white foam, a great aroma of hops and citrus fruit. The taste is rich and saturated with good fruit, hops bitterness is strongly defined, reminiscent of an American IPA. It is both thirst-quenching and at the same time fantastically tasty and expressive.
Awktoberfest (347) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - OCT 3, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Fair. This has a little to offer in a lot of areas but doesn't excel in any one area. I feel it's just an average at best pale ale. The hop characteristics are far too muted and dull for my liking when it comes to a good apa. Plus the prices point is far too high. 6 pack of this avg apa for $14 or an amazing say fist city 6 pack for $9. Or a half acre daisy cutter. Not about the price though. The beer here is nice to try but average at best for me.
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chadje (202) - California, USA - OCT 3, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle, pita a dark amber with a nice head. Smells of malt and hops. Taste is malty with some good bitter hops. An excellent pale ale.
Skykwby (46) - Texas, USA - SEP 18, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Map Room CHI: pours dark golden Amber, cloudy with sticky foam head. Aroma of hops, fruity...mild kind buddish. First sip hits with the hops, follows with the fruit. Nice aftertaste, very nice drinking. One of my all time favorites in the IPA Realm.
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Fritz123 (1477) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - SEP 10, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a slight darker pale ale with a modest head and some lacing in a tulip. Lizardville. Aromas of citrus, hay and straw field, cut grass and weeds, some pine resin. Taste is the powerful hops but a malty backbone to balance. Good carb, pushy and aggressive finish. Great pale ale.