RateBeer
overall
94
97
style

bottled
common

on tap
unknown

Regional Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.71/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
Share this beer with friends!
No commercial description


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (13031) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 26, 2014
Bottle courtesy of iphonephan, thanks! Hazy yellow color, small white head. Aroma is fruity and light. Taste has lemon peel, tangerines, tropical fruit. Tasty.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (6701) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 1, 2014
22 oz. bottle shared by Chris- thanks again, Chris! Pours a cloudy bright gold with a small white head. Aroma of big citrus (orange, grapefruit peel), herbs, peppery spice, some tropical fruits, onion, and bready malts. The flavor starts with citrus, grass, herbs, and lemon, but quickly gives way to a very malty slate - pale, bready, crackery, and also yeasty notes. Light-bodied, with a dry, malty mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Really good, though the flavor didnít live up to the fantastic aroma.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheAlum (5833) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - FEB 2, 2014
22 oz bottle via storminspank. Thanks, a bunch dude. Opened before the Super Bowl. 3rd opened in the series. Pours a decent hazed amber orange hue, some decent glow, darker middle and more orange amber fiery hues on the edges. Well carbonated with a decent frothy whitish head atop, creamy film dies down as a small layer, laces ok. Aromas are lemon pledge, big florals and guava. Touches of grass, earthy green hops and some bready malts. A bit cereal, some decent fruit notes here, some grapefruit juice and rind comes in. Initial is firmly bitter, a nice citrusy and guava kick. Fairly juicy, medium bitterness with some nice florals, touches of soap. Nice bitterness keeps kicking as we move from front to the back. A bit more restrained and muted in the back and finish. Dry, crisper clean maltbill keeps this cleaner and small, fairly drinkable. That guava and grapefruit play is quite citric, light kiwi, earthy and bitter green hops taper off. A touch more fruity and muted as we finish. This hop expression is interesting, bringing a more intense nose and pretty flavorful and bitter front. As it flows back, it loses that intensity. Solid stuff, perhaps a bit odd or stinky on the front and nose at times as it settles, almost a stale feel at times but at others itís pretty juicy and tasty. A touch zesty, rind oils, medium bitter and dry elements with a crisper, dry cereal maltbill. Solid stuff, but falls short of Red and Green with some odd spots. Well carbonated and certainly kinda transforms, that nose rather. It really kinda straddles the line between scores. Later pours make it a bit more potent, but still lacks some of the impressive flavors and intensity of previous versions.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radagast83 (4943) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAR 10, 2014
22oz bottle. Thanks to Iphonephan! March 2014 DC Tasting. Poured a clear yellow color with a small white head. Aroma was some light earth, malt, hops. Flavor was somewhat chewy malts, hops. Okay.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
nuplastikk (4673) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 11, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 4, 2014 22oz bomber courtesy of Ryan and Peter. Another phenomenal APA from Toppling Goliath. Hazy orange body, big frothy, soapy head. Tangerine, mango, papaya..big tropical tones. A healthy does of the green onion, garlic thing going on too. Just an absolute pleasure to drink on, with fascinating hop nuances. I much prefer this one to the simultaneously released Blue. World Class. Really shows off the hops. Awesome stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iphonephan (3543) - McLean, Virginia, USA - MAR 9, 2014
From a 22 oz bottle shared at the March 2014 DC RB gathering. Pours a clear gold with an off white head. Weedy nose. Flavors of pine and grass. Fresh, crisp finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bytemesis (3441) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 23, 2014
Bottle from Pepsi - thanks! Pours hazy butterscotch with a small white head and ok lacing. Aroma is dank, orange/citrus, mango, pine. Light sweet, fruity, light bitter. Medium body, oily mouthfeel, low carbonation. Not quite up to Blue, but not bad.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CanIHave4Beers (3338) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JAN 20, 2014
100th American Pale Ale! Big Whoop!





Pours nice and hazy with a big head and nice lacing on the glass.

The aroma is tropical fruit, sígot some weird funky stinkiness, not in a "wild beer" kind of way more in a stinky hop kind of way, if that makes sense. Good orange and citrus rind offered.

The flavor is very hop forward, sort of juicy and a little melon-y. Sígot some odd but very mild astringency but at the same time the bitterness is kept at a mild & pleasant enough level. The beer seems to open up a bit with a as the temp raises... itís got a little berry and some more citrus towards the end of the bottle.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SrSilliGose (3264) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - JAN 17, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2014 bootle, with a big thank you to pepsican for the tame pete. aroma of sweet fruity melon, some dank pineapple. too much sweet caramelly melons. some shaaq diesel. resin. smells almost like sweet bretty melon cantalope pineapple. seems like a light candy hoppy barley wine. confused.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madvike (2805) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 15, 2014
Bottle - Pours hazy golden with a huge foamy off-white head. Nose is dank and sticky, with garlic/onion hops, melon, pear, papaya, and a bit of pine. Dry bread malt body stays in the background and lets the hops shine. Taste is all hops too, with a pale biscuity malt body and lost of onion/garlic hops. Some tropical fruit tries to peek through, but itís drown out by some grassy hops. A little too dank for me, but it was still pretty tasty. Slick and medium-bodied.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page    1  2 3


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50