BeerandBlues2 (9376) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUL 23, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Pours hazy golden amber with a medium, fizzy white head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is medium malt (toast, grain, meal), heavy hops (perfume, earthy, spicy), and light fruity esters. Flavor is medium malt, heavy hops, medium bitterness and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation, light warmth.
jcos (1520) - Maryland, USA - JUL 10, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lxocation/Date:Can bought at Atlantic Liquors in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. Drank on 7/9/2011.
Appearance: Pours a nice copper.
Aroma: Light hop aroma.
Taste: Light hop taste, decent malt.
Palate:Medium light body, a little slick, abrupt aftertaste
Summary: A solid and fresh pale ale.
jmm635 (846) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 31, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Yellow-orange in color, clear, has a creamy white head. Hoppy aroma with a light malt balance. Smooth and sessionable; enjoyable yet forgettable. The style doesn’t do much for me.
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 21, 2011
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at North Star on 5/20/11.
Pours a hazy dark golden orange color with a one finger frothy white head that slowly fades into a thin lasting ring. Streaks of spay lacing left behind.
Earthy aroma with lots of piny hops and citrus along with a caramel malt presence. More hop forward in the nose than expected with hints of pine needle, pineapple, grapefruit and orange peel. Looks and smells pretty good.
Medium bodied but lighter than expected and less hoppy than the aroma suggests. Subtle crisp hop bite up front with earthy pine and very faint citrus but I was really let down at how weak the hops were given the nose. Slight lactic creaminess and a prominent malt backbone.
Overall this beer wasn’t bad. It looked and smelled pretty nice but the flavor was a bit of a let down. Quaffable and refreshing in this warm weather but sort of bland.
cheap (3942) - Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 22, 2011
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
On tap, Look is pale lager with a nice creamy head. Smell is a little sickly, almost putrid but in a nice kinda beery way, heheh. Bitter first taste. Has a sort of weird fruity or sterile something going on here. Almost plastic or artificial, certainly unique. Yes, a strong APA fer sure.
thicksuds (408) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 17, 2011
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Solid brew, nice hoppy flavor, nice aromatics as well, thick enough that it had a nice body and flavor to it, not coming off the least bit weak or watery, I was pleasantly surprised.
Capa (1963) - Manama, BAHRAIN - SEP 8, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 9, 2010 Notes of citrus and pine and earth througout. Some light malts and caramel, too. Very well balanced. The hops and the malt play an equal part and compliment each other very well. Not a flavor explosion, just a great, easy drinking, session beer.
Elwood (3027) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - JUN 14, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Serving: Draft at Catch 54
It pours a deep gold color with a small, white head. The nose has notes of pine, slight citrus notes, a bit of caramel, and a bit of earthiness. The flavor highlights the use of hops, but not overwhelmingly so. The pine and citrus notes balance well with the caramel and pale malt notes. Light to medium in body with average carbonation and a lingering bitter finish. Easy to drink, this APA is a good every day brew.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 8, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at TJ’s: Aroma of generic hops and generic malt. Poured amber in color with a medium-sized, creamy dense tan head that diminished and barely lasted throughout. Clear. Lightly sparkling. Ok lacing. Flavor is lightly sweet. Tastes of generic malt and generic hops. Medium body. Average texture. Average carbonation. Malt and hop finish. Very boring, generic, uninspired APA.
hopdog (8773) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 11, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the KSBF ’09. Poured a medium amber color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas and tastes of floral hops, citrus, and lighter caramel.