Beaver (1599) - 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 (2046) - 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 (3999) - 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 (3269) - 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
can8ianben (1458) - State College, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 4, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Beautiful fresh hop aroma. Lots of pine and citrus in the aromatic profile. Bright golden color and very drinkable.
tmongoose (2074) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 31, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle pours out hazy orangish/yellow color with off white head and lacing that clings. the aroma of citrus hops is prevelant. you also get a bit of biscuity malt. the flavor is smoooooth...the citrus of the hops is there but not really any type of bitterness. a very good beer.
msante79 (2224) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - DEC 30, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottle. Pours hazy orange with white head. Aromas of sweet malts, orange and a little bit of biscuit. Flavors of sugary malts, faint hop bitterness, and some citrus. Basically a malty mess at this point. I am guessing this is old at this point.
eli723 (20) - Oakland, California, USA - DEC 25, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Overall poorly balanced. More malty than hoppy. Not a refreshing finish. Could be drier.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Date: February 18, 2011
Source: Hop City, Atlanta
Appearance: clear copper, frothy off white head, streaks of lace
Aroma: robust floral hop aroma, dry pale malt with a touch of sweetness
Flavor: dry malt flavor with lots of floral hops, well balanced bitterness, light earthyness, long bitter finish
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Score: ** /4