KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - JAN 19, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours an average cheddar orange with a nose of pine sap, orange peel, and grapefrui. Flavor is pined grapefruit and light orange rind. Tingly and slick on the tongue. Wow! If ever there was an approachable yet assertive APA, this is it. GREAT beer.
HighWine (955) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - JAN 17, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap flight. Light amber pour with no head in this glass. Lightly carbonated. Aroma of Earthy hops. Flavor tastes like chewing a mouthful of fresh hops with a teaspoon of potting soil! Aromatic, Earthy, and very tasty. Bitter flavors linger in the mouth. Moderate palate. A nice, hoppy, American pale.
kopher (593) - New York, USA - JAN 16, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
great hop aroma full of guava, papaya, and citrus. flavor is light but also lots of tropical fruit ending with soft bitterness. could use more maltyness, but pretty tasty and good hop character.
rohash (47) - New York, USA - JAN 16, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is the finest pale ale I’ve ever had. Excellent hop aroma and flavor with citrus and pine. Clean, crisp and very drinkable. Hoppy enough to be an IPA with only a light touch of malt sweetnesss. Excellent. I was a bit surprised by this beer because I’m not a big fan of Hopdevil.
nuplastikk (5071) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 15, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Dexters. Filtered orange-tan. Thin, steady head. Sessionable, medium bodied, rather straightforward. Clean filtered bod, some orange citrus as a backbone. In line with Prima and HopDevil. Fresh, well done.
Beaver (1457) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 13, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle, enjoy by 4/29/12. Pours a clear yellow gold with a smallish rocky white head that retains well and laces the glass some.
The aroma is sweet bready malts and piney hops.
The flavor is sweet, slightly vegetal, malts and a little fruit with a good sized resiny grassy hop finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with some prickly carbonation.
Overall, a decent pale ale.
rocbyter (1953) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - JAN 11, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Moderate hop aroma. Clear dark orange color with a medium white head. Sweet beginning with light bitter finish.
TOSG55 (223) - Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 9, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours amber-gold with a medium white head. Aroma of hops, and a bit of fruit (apple?). The flavor is surprisingly hoppy for a pale ale, quite reminiscent of the excellent Three Floyds Alpha King. The finish has faint bready and metallic notes that mar the beer slightly, but it’s still a first-rate pale ale.
MrChopin (3726) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 8, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
transparent orange, frothy large bubbled cream head. Dank, resinous pine nose, bit of orange and mango freshness, light bitterness to keep free of any sweetness. Flavor a bit sweet, cheesy, toasted grain and light orange and mango, lightly resinous and sticky through finish.
drjay44 (2966) - Salida, Colorado, USA - JAN 5, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz.bottle. Pours a thin, short duration white head, over a clear, light amber (SRM7) body....nose is citrus, pine, toffee....taste is pine, grapefruit peel, light toffee.caramel, touch of cereal, finishing with a medium resin layer....mouth feel medium, carbonation high. This is a fairly typical APA. It has a nice hop bite, balanced by the malts, finishing clean and crisp. BJCP 7/3/14/4/7