fiddler26 (24) - New York, USA - AUG 27, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bought on tap at Savemore Beverage in Clifton Park, NY. Small, off-white head with some lacing. Grapefruit, pine and resin notes. Very nice APA: easy to drink, great summer session beer. Doesn’t give you the old El Kabong over the head and palate that a lot of the IPAs do (not that it’s a bad thing, but sometimes you want something you can just drink and drink and drink), but that’s OK.
arminjewell (9169) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - AUG 24, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour out of 12 oz bottle is clear orange with thin white head, aroma has notes of lemon, grass, spice, touch of grain, hints of earth, touch of nice orange peel in there as well, pretty nice and spicy notes. Taste is a nice mix of crackery biscuit, grain, some nice spicy notes, a fair husky note, touch of lemon, hints of orange, finishing fairly grainy. Decent, but not great.
queenholly (3607) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - AUG 24, 2012
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Three Fires. Musty, stale cat pee hops aroma initially. Once the cat pee wore off I was able to detect some caramel and orange hops aroma. I’m not quite sure how to rate cat pee smell. Light amber with a small off-white head, nice lacing. Caramel malt and sweet orange hops flavor. Medium body, flat carbonation. Great tasting beer, too bad the cat pee smell had to give me a bad first impression. I had the guy sitting next to me smell it, and smell the same thing, so I know I wasn’t imagining it.
Scrapersnbeer (1532) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 24, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Grapefruit-caramel aroma. The citrus aspect is the dominant flavor. Almost an India pale in that regard. Nice orange color. Smooth body with just enough kick. Looks like they are right to talk up the brewing water.
BeerandBlues2 (11474) - Escondido, California, USA - AUG 21, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours clear amber with an average, frothy white to off-white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is fragrant fruity, citrus, grapefruit, and pine hops, biscuit and cereal malt with tropical fruity esters. Flavor is heavy hops and bitterness, supporting dry malt and fruity esters with a dry finish and a spicy character. Medium body and carbonation.
maxwelldeux (4272) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - AUG 21, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark gold with a moderate head to it. Nice hoppiness to it in both aroma and taste. Easy drink, yet very flavorful. Great example of an APA.
ljstephenson (250) - Enterprise, Alabama, USA - AUG 21, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy yellow pour with a disappearing white head. Aroma is strong grapefruit and hops. Flavor is extreme hops with some grapefruit and other citrus. Finish is dry, mild alcohol presence and, again, strong hops throughout.
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rumproasts (4504) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 18, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
golden with small head. nicely executed APA. hoppy and crisp and very easy to drink. basically a mild IPA with a pretty substantial malt base.
thedm (5282) - Fort Wayne, USA - AUG 18, 2012
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This draft brew from a restaurant poured a small sized head of finely sized white colored bubbles that were long lasting and left behind a very softly carbonated transparent orange colored body and a fair lacing. The mild aroma was malt hop. The crisp mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish with a strong hoppy aftertaste. The flavor contained notes of crisp && clean and hops. Delicious and one I would certainly buy again.
rob6239 (678) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 10, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours clear golden with good head from bottle. Aroma is sweet with citrus hops. Taste is smooth with grapefruit . a great pale ale. Like another reviewer commented its like a mini-IPA