criley2 (40) - Portland, Maine, USA - DEC 26, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wow super flavorful brew. Hoppy little sweetness and just delicious. Finest apa I’ve ever tried.
wheresyourball (529) - El Cajon, California, USA - DEC 26, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from 12oz bottle into a tulip. Pours a light yellow color with a medium-sized head. Aroma is floral and hops. Taste is hops and citrus. Mildly bitter finish. I think this one’s a bit over-rated here on ratebeer.
fuertecorn (15) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 23, 2012
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is one of the best apa’s around. Fresh juicy citrus note on the nose. The flavor is like dank, fruity hop pillow. Amazing
ChiGuy68 (440) - Illinois, USA - DEC 23, 2012
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Best aroma of any beer I’ve tried and the taste to back it up. What can I say, It’s my favorite beer!
kbutler1 (1375) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 23, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft. Pours a clear golden orange color with a nice white head. Really nice lacing. Strong hippy aroma with both fruit and floral notes. Nice fruit forward hop note that has a building bitterness. Very balanced. Can see why this is the #1 APA. Fantastic.
Benfi (627) - DENMARK - DEC 23, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Clear amber coloured with a small white head. Fruity aroma of hops, citrus peel, pine needles and petroleum. Fruity flavour of hops, citrus peel, petroleum and pine needles. Dry hoppy finish.
verymerrymonk (413) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 22, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear golden body with a one finger, white head. Pineapple and grapefruit with a long, dry finish. Very good.
atboiler (2) - Indiana, USA - DEC 20, 2012 does not count
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
World class beer. Citrus and pine smell with a hoppy, citrus flavor. Great balance.
rederic (3202) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 12, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
12oz bottle, clean amber color, with a frothy bubbly white head, nice floral tropical fruity, lychee, rambutan, pear, lime peel, pineapple, earthy leafy, grassy, piney cedary hoppy nose, with a light green grapefruit rind, faint, lemongrass spiciness, green tea leaf note, with a sublte, toasted, pale, malt accent in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a good flowery fruity, zesty citrusy, lemon, lime, green grapefruit peel, piney, resiny, leafy, minty hop, spicy peppery, lemongrass character, with some tropical light lychee, rambutan, lime rind, pineapple fruity flavours, with a faint toasty, caramel, pale malt undertone, leading towards a spicy lemongrass, citrus lime, green grapefruit, rind, piney, cedary, minty, leafy hop bitterness finish.
DuffMan (7500) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 11, 2012
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle, courtesy of Savvy1982. To be honest, I had tried this beer once before at my wife’s fancy birthday dinner, but it would have been in poor taste to take notes so I never rated it. Bright orange-gold with a medium frothy white head that leaves light lace. Aroma is bracingly hoppy, with a bouquet of tropical fruit and tropical flowers. Juicy fresh fruity hop flavours charge onto the tongue, bright guava and mango, and a slightly piney quality that is more mango-skin than conifer. Despite the flavour intensity, the palate retains a lightness and relatively low bitterness that encourages drinkability. The supporting malt base is just enough to provide the right structure and sweetness to allow the elegance of the hop profile to truly shine. Truly outstanding.