FrostedMug (8) - California, USA - JUL 12, 2009 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Redish amber color. Very adequate pale ale in all respects. Not as good as Squatter’s Full Suspension - but better than most ales.
hayduke (3081) - Eureka, California, USA - JUN 30, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a 12 oz bottle this poured a very clear gold with a small white head and good thick lacing. Nose of caramel malts with citrus hops. Medium mouthfeel. Flavor is a good balance between malts and hops, and finish is dry and lightly bitter. A very serviceable APA.
JMerritt (1724) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - JUN 10, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught. Medium amber in color with a small off-white head that was lasting til the end of the glass. Grapefruit and peach fruity hop aroma. Moderate caramel flavor with light pine undertones lending a mild-to-moderate bitterness. Medium body. Worked pretty well with the pizza I ordered at Fire House in Logan, UT.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAY 13, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours an amber body with an off white head. Nutty and bready with hints of citrus and caramel. Thin body with not much going on.
nickd717 (3400) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 9, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle in Park City. Amber color with decent white head. Nice hop aroma, caramel malt and citrusy hops in the taste. Medium-bodied, maybe a little more watery than I’d like.
craftbeerdesign (2132) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 17, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle in SLC on 11 25 08. deep golden in color with a quarter inch white head. mild hops on the nose. medium body and mildly bitter. solid pale ale, great session beer in Utah.
beerbill (3200) - Laurel, New York, USA - OCT 11, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle courtesy of a trade with bitbucket. Pours a hazy amber with a moderate off-white head that lasted through to the end of the glass and left lace all the way to the end that held up very nicely. Pleasant aroma of malt, hops, and some faint nuttiness. The flavor is malt up front with some mild hops bitterness towards the finish. Some dryness at the finish as well. Pretty standard fair for an APA but enjoyable nonetheless.
PilsnerPeter (3028) - Flushing, New York, USA - SEP 16, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle (Thanks to my sister who got a bottle from Utah, which coincidently was the same week they legally began distributing in NY. Funny and true story!) Pours a deep rusty copper with near perfect clarity and a thin off white head. The aroma is Fresh toasted malts with a nutty hint and some mild caramel. The hops are very subdued, just giving an extremely subtle citrus note. Has a light feel on the palate, with a malt dominated flavor. Lots of toasted pale malts, a hint of mild caramel and a nutty character comes through when it warms. The hops are detectable, however they’re very subdued and seem restrained, only offering an orange note in the background. Not bad, it just needs more hop character.
evilsoc (191) - WALES - AUG 22, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber beer with attractive looking creamy to tan head. Aromas promising maltiness and tropical and slightly piney hops. Beautiful balance of caramelised malt and reassuring fruit/piney hops. An APA for any weather maybe.
gws57 (1271) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - AUG 17, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Found this one bottled at a grocery store in Syracuse, Utah. Hazy, deep amber pour with a thick tan head, citrusy hope, pineapple nose, good hoppy character with a bit of smoke and bitter chocolate, pretty nice.