Itzjerm (990) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - FEB 16, 2014
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
There is a nice hop flavor with a background off musty flavor. If the aroma was there this would be awesome for the abv... I probably have a bad batch. Thin lasting head. Taste is nice citra fruity hop. Very nice mouthfeel for 5%. A very nice beer (if you have a cold and can’t smell).
AirForceHops (2560) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 1, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. bottle thanks to queenholly. Slightly hazy yellow color with mall white head that vanished slowly. Nose and flavor of a traditional APA, some bread malt, lemon, light grassy and fruity hops in the finish. Very light and easy to drink.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 10, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Bloomingfoods, Bloomington (among many other places over the years). Not quite as solid as Helios in my opinion, this one always had a raw homebrew kind of character to it. Dry, brashly citric, but with a slight overdose of sweet malts here and there depending on the batch. Crisp and refreshing wins the day, though.
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - SEP 18, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at the brewpub. Pours crystalline light copper with soapy white head. The aroma is fruity citrus with some slight butteriness and a touch of caramel. The flavor is hop bitterness with some buttered toast. A strong toastiness develops fairly quickly. There’s a little bit of an orange note with some bitter zest.
pauls_parade (340) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 30, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Golden amber in color with a generous white head and good lacing. Light citrus hops and caramel malt in the aroma. Medium carbonation and light in body. A dry caramel malt flavor with a strong floral and grassy bitterness on the end. Not for my palate, but a well-crafted beer.
misterbeer (309) - greenwood, Indiana, USA - APR 1, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle a golden pour taste of citrus, grass, fruit.- pretty smooth and easy with a nice bite
daknole (8329) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 30, 2009
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Clear gold pour. Barely any head. Aroma is very lighht contains some faint yeast, caramel and maybe a smidge of citrus hops. Flavor is very light. caramel malt and watered down apple juice with a tiny hop finish. Meh.
17thfloor (2426) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 30, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a clear glowing orange/amber with a nice frothy white head. Aroma of sweet fruits, peach, mango, papaya, fruit salad. Flavor of sweet juicy cocktail fruits, toffee, doughy, cotton candy, medium sweetness and light bitterness. Fairly drinkable. Medium/light bodied with nice even feeling mouthful, smooth sizzling uniform carbonation, not sticky at all.
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 24, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at tap room. Pours amber, and lighter in color than their house amber...weird. Aroma of fruity ale esters and Cascade hops. Medium to light bodied with average carbonation. Flavor of caramel with some notes of citrus, countered by a peppery bitterness. Just a tad thin on the finish.
Block (1178) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - MAY 2, 2009
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark gold pour. Aroma of malts and hops. Medium body with a nice caramel malt sweetness and decent hop bitterness. The only drawback is the distinct alcohol at the finish. The alcohol bite was way too strong for this type of beer and only being 5.1%.