generallee08 (756) - New York, USA - SEP 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
It has a light golden honey color with good clarity. On top is a just off white head which slowly fades from an inch thick cap to a wispy thin film covering. The aroma has a sweet bready, almost honey like maltiness with a touch of leafy herbal hops. Flavor wise it is very close to the nose with a firm medium body of bready sweet and light caramel/honey maltiness with a light touch of herbal hop bitterness. Its easy drinking and smooth on the plate.
jcnielsen (2723) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a golden color with white head. Crisp, hoppy, citrusy, slight grassy, bitter aromas. Balanced, hoppy, citrus, resiny flavors. Very crisp, balanced, refreshing, and drinkable. One of the better pale ales I’ve had in awhile.
emacgee (4422) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - SEP 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a sharp and clean straw gold with two fingers of sticky off white head. Nice aroma with a grassy hop note and light biscuity malt backing. A touch of citrusy hops shows as well. Very clean and pleasant in the flavor with a dry and zesty bitterness. Citrus rind and grassy hops with a touch of bitterness on the finish. Very nice and refreshing.
MarkSachon (779) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 3, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Tap sampler at Troegs in Hershey, PA. Overall very pleasant, but the hop punch is overdone. Very crisp.
micronaut129 (241) - chalfontborotowntonbergville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 16, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A nice golden straw color that is clear and with avg. carbo’s.A white foam cap that fades to a ring around the edge of the glass.
A good hoppy aroma greets you followed by a bready malt aroma.
A balanced beer with neither malt or hop winning out. Just enought malt with a sweet bready taste and just enought hops to hold up the malts. Hops are slightly citrusy in taste.
A nice refreshing beer one could drink on a regular basis. It is also a good crossover beer for drinkers of those other beers.
A good fresh tasting, balanced, filling, beer
gnomungus (89) - - JUL 8, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Initial taste is surprisingly sweet, probably from the malt, which provides a mild blonde caramel flavor throughout. The hops come in as the beer warms a bit, balancing the sugar. Good, but not incredible, and a bit sweet overall.
MrChopin (3727) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 28, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
translucent copper, thin oily cap with white ring and good lacing. Heavy newspaper nose, oily pine bitterness with soft dough elements. Playdoh and moderate plastic front palate, piney earth is wet, dank with juicy nectarine mid, lightly buttery dough near end with low acid, low bitterness, dusty with faint metallicity through thin bodied fizzy finish.
Bacchus66 (49) - South Carolina, USA - MAY 28, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From bottle. Light amber color, faint aroma of fresh grass and pine. Evident hops flavors though balanced and not overpowering. Long dry finish. Overall a refreshing if not especially remarkable pale ale,
reberiii (442) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 25, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light aroma from bottle. Slight pear. Tiny bitter, slight pine, slight citrus. Unremarkable pale ale, but easy drinking.
7, 4, 7, 3, 13
Bulk_Carrier (2864) - Final Resting Place, Vermont, USA - MAY 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reviewed from notes.
I’ve had this on tap more than enough times when I go back to visit my family in PA.
Into a pint glass every time. Remember its just an APA, no need to over do things, folks.
The appearance is a nice light golden yellow to almost orange color with a decent level half fingered white foamy head that ends up leaving some light stringy lacing sticking finely to the sides of the glass.
The smell had nice citrus based hops invading my nose with a decent maltiness backing that up.
The taste was a pure bittersweetness that allocates itself well on my tastebuds and ends up leading into a nice citrus sweet aftertaste. There is a quick dry finish.
On the palate, it sat about a light to medium and was fairly sessionable. The carbonation showed a decent harshness about it.
Overall, I say this was a great APA well worthy of having again and have always loved it with a big bacon cheeseburger.