ilovedarkbeer (2379) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 8, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a copper color with a foamy off white head. Watery mouth feel. Biscuits, brown sugar, and citrus. Bit bland.
merc7186 (2368) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The beer pours great with a nice orange, reddish hue to it, it has an amazing off white head that lingers on and on and great lacing on the glass. (EDIT: The beer stil had head going after I completed this review, 5 minutes later). The smell is decent with a nice blend of malt and hops that blends nicely together and a hint of citrus on the back end. The taste is much the same with the malty taste, followed by the hops that hangs around on the back end with a mild resin flavor. The mouthfeel is crisp, clean, and well cabonated. Overall, when I had got this beer, I didnt give it much of a chance but that changed after having tried it. Highly recommended.
boxofrane (2319) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 4, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft. Pours orange with a small head and minimal lacing. Taste is light, crisp and has some sweetness. The finish is a bit on the yeasty side with some mild bitterness. This is okay, nothing too exciting.
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.
Capa (2153) - Transient., - 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.
Slipstream (2146) - USA - DEC 31, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This is a pretty smooth & sweet pale ale. I tasted caramel and a dash of yeast, It is well balanced and not aggressively hopped. A good brew.
ROGUE (2145) - Newark, Delaware, USA - DEC 19, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Six Puapers. There was a white head on top of a dark gold body. It left very nice lacing rings. The nose is full of piney and citrus hops, with a little bready malt. The taste is well balanced, nice piney and citrus hops with a good bready/biscuty malt background. This is a very drinkable beer.
obxdude10 (2099) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 26, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at the Craft Ale House. This is the beer that got the night started at the CAH, and it was a great start. This APA really satisified and refreshed. It poured a dark golden color with a white head. The head left ample amounts of lacing around the glass. The nose was crisp with lots of hoppy notes, along with some pine, earth and grass. The body was extremely drinkable, with lots of crisp and spicy hoppy notes. The finish was rather dry and spicy. This was an extremely enjoyable APA.
Jesterdeal (1984) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - NOV 17, 2011
1.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Aroma of iron and pine. Pours orange with a big sticky head. Tastes of pinewood, yeast, and rust. Not a favorite.
Leafs93 (1803) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 12, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours amber with a white head. Aroma is caramel, pine and earthy. Taste is a mild bittersweet. Light bodied and very smooth.