XmnwildX12 (2079) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - DEC 27, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had it on cask, creamy yellow color, slowly became more visible. Tall white head, had a light bitter taste.
brokensail (15444) - Dublin, California, USA - FEB 16, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A: This one pours amber in color with a thin layer of off-white foam.
S: Smells kind of funky at first, almost like feet. That gives way to a pretty malt forward aroma of toffee and bread. There is a nice floral hop character to this beer as well as some grass.
T: The flavor is also quite malt forward. Lots of toffee and bread, maybe a bit of toast. The hop profile on the flavor is surprisingly different to what I picked up on the nose. Definitely a bit of grass but also some grapefruit and other fruit notes with a moderate bitterness.
M: This one is medium in body with a moderate level of carbonation.
D: The nose was just a little too off-putting for me. The flavor was pretty decent, however.
ElGaucho (2384) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - DEC 25, 2010
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Winter 2010 growler. Nice, sweet hop aroma. Dark gold body with little visible carbonation. White head. Discernible hop profile. Not quite balanced enough; should be sweeter. A little thin and weaker than you’d expect for a winter apa. Otherwise solid. Brought it to a holiday party and one guy really liked it and the other, whose go to beer is much golden, didn’t really care for it.
LamarBurton (376) - California, USA - DEC 22, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear light copper pour with some nice honey tones. Head diminishes quickly. Aroma is all about the pine...smells like a fresh cut X-mas tree in the best possible way. Flavor starts nice, with pine hops, leading into some malt and light vanilla notes. Not a ton on the finish, perhaps just a touch of resiny hops...overall though, the finish is slightly watery, and this hurts the beer. A decent beer, but could have used some toffee malt notes to cap it off and add some mouthfeel.
kbutler1 (1378) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 21, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft. Poured into a pint glass a clear amber orange color with a slight off white head. Nice aroma of bitter citrus rind. The taste is quite nice with an abundance of citrus notes with a slight malty backbone. The mouthfeel is medium/light with more carbonation than I thought it would have. Some lace left on the glass. Overall, decent but really no different than most other pretty well done apa’s.
bluemooner (657) - East Bethel, Minnesota, USA - JAN 16, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours hazy orange with a frothy white head and a lot of lacing. Aroma is strong citrus and piney hops. Flavor is pine, citrus, sweet caramel, nad some apple with a very nitter hop finish. A very good, very hoppy APA.
ketchepillar (1184) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JAN 3, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Super fruity and perfumy. Hops are rather unique and pretty tasty. I would have guessed Amarillo.
arminjewell (9232) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JAN 2, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours hazy orange with nice fluffy white head that laced all the way down. Aroma is very hoppy with a bit of caramel sweetness. Taste is citrus with slight apple notes and gets a bit a sweet and finishes bitter. A nice strong and hoppy APA.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - FEB 13, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at brewpub. Pours a semi-cloudy, cheddar yellow. Aroma is new-cardboard-infused grapefruit. Flavor is new cardboard, grapefruit, and bitter orange. Average mouthfeel. Bizarre foretaste but it evens out in the end.
incutrav (577) - Woodbury, Minnesota, USA - JAN 26, 2009
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Wow, amazing aromoa on this one. Lots of fruit, orange, grapefruit and pine. Wonderfully bitter and biting. A great IPA from TH, right on pace with M.M and the Simcoe Pale ale.