fidelis83 (2061) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - MAY 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nearly clear, pale gold pour with a 1 finger, creamy white head. Surprisingly big aroma, lots of citrus, a little pine, some tropical fruit and catbox, a little crystal malt sweetness, toast and bready, fruity yeast. Flavor is similarly pretty intense on the hop side, lots of citrus, more tropical fruit than the aroma, cat box and some nice, light toasty slightly sweet malt with some crisp minerality, lingering acidic hop bite and fruity yeast to the finish. Light body with a slightly creamy, dry entry, and off dry, slightly juicy finish and a nice moderate strength, slightly sharp carbonation and lingering acidic hop bite. This is a great lawnmower beer, light and refreshing, but with tons to juicy hop aroma and flavor that finishes clean and crisp.
60minuteman (940) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 24, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour from bottle. Yellow-gold in color, small white head, hardly any lace. Medium hop content. Spice, citrus, wheat, alcohol notes. Pretty basic formula but one that is crisply done. Enjoyed two bottles at Christopher’s in Wayne. This is what an APA should be.
jeffbigD (78) - - FEB 20, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours minimum head, semi clear. A nice hop flavor but a strong taste of grains.
SpongeRuiner (829) - Michigan, USA - FEB 5, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Six pack from Chicago trip. Pours from the can into a bright yellow fogged color with a foamy top layer. A very pure hop aroma full of citrus. The sip has a nice carbonation. A bready background. Very quenching and crushable. A citrus feel on the tongue. Good stuff. Great session pale.
jandd1983 (2887) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - FEB 2, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
It poured a yellow/gold color with a white head. The aroma was of citrus, caramel and some grassy hops. The taste was of melon, grapefruit, grass, floral and caramel sweetness. Good stuff.
madchemist83 (120) - USA - JAN 29, 2015
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pineapple in the aroma, some watermelon and strawberry as well. Golden with white head. Mostly pineapple and pine in the taste. Kinda dry. Needs more body. Pretty drinkable and well balanced.
MrBunn (2523) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 29, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle with hesitant thanks to coyotehunter... umm... thanks or something. So this beer pours a light and clear gold with a fizzy head. Looks like something that is meant to not startle the macro-swilling crowd. In fact, it smells and tastes like that kind of beer too. It’s not bad, but it’s not adventurous either.
Berrybrews (1) - myrtle beach, South Carolina, USA - JAN 29, 2015 does not count
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Nice change of pace. Great aroma of pineapple, mango maybe banana. This pours (from bottle) with nice clean lightly colored camel color and forms a nice 1 1/2 finger head. When tasting all the aroma flavors come to play with a slight bitter note and then turns to a light y sweet malty flavor. Very nice balance of hops and malt.
jb (2346) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 27, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lots of pineapple in the nose, very bright. A bit of tropical too, perhaps mango, and a bit of citrus. Really nice nose. Pale clear appearance with spotty lacing. Taste is biting into a pineapple at 1st, then a bit of hops and dryness, then a watery finish. Overall a solid beer. Thanks for the trade Ron!
TH28 (180) - - JAN 23, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz can. Appearance: Light golden, with a slight haziness, and a quickly dissipating white head.
Aroma: a moderate hop fruitiness, melon, pineapple, and citrus. No real noticeable malt aroma.
Taste: Light malt character and sweetness, giving way to a light grapefruit and grassy hop flavor and moderate bitterness.
Mouthfeel: light to moderate body, moderate carbonation
Finish: Fairly well balanced and crisp, with a slightly lingering hop bitterness
Overall: a better than average APA and well balanced. Aroma is a nice passion fruit hop character, but somewhat subdued compared to other APAs. Taste is crisp and refreshing, but nothing that stands out vs other examples.
ttutony (728) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 22, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Transparent yellow with a white head. Interesting aroma of tropical fruit and earthy good. Medium body. Balanced malt presence, hint of sweetness. Finishes with a lingering fruity hop note.