Kinz (3684) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - MAY 21, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask at Commercial Tap House. Light hazy yellowish orange appearance, nice head. Aroma is grapefruit and a touch of grassy hops. Flavor is a match. Light sweetness from slightly crackery malts balances the bitterness of the hops well. Nice beer. Fairly delicate, glad I got to try it on cask.
degbert (1587) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 20, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a dark gold with a cream-colored, large-grained head. Nose is lime, ruby red grapefruit, and rosemary. Drinks astringent, with strong hops notes underpinned with some roast malt. Definite floral notes on the close, along with a clean finish. An excellent example of the style.
cheap (5110) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 18, 2011
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours like a stronger looking pale lager. Clean fresh sharper pilsner aroma, almost pierces. Oooo, borders on IPA territory. Bitter strong ipa/pils combo. Hah, they use the word lattitude in the description. Somewhat astringent lingering finish.
MadIndian (2718) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 18, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Orange gold pour with a mild floral, pine and currant aroma.
A very nice orange peel and hop taste with a bitter finish.
The aroma tricked me into thinking this would have more bite.
emacgee (4567) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAY 18, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 10, 2011 Pours clean sharp golden amber with two fingers of sticky white head. Spicy hop profile on the nose with some citrus rind and grassy notes. Crisp palate with a mild grapefruit rind bite. Light malt sweetness and notes of hay and green grass. Pretty tasty.
OmegaX (1365) - Florida, USA - MAY 17, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle into a tulip glass. First off, the aroma was full of heavy citrus and grassy/floral notes. Some pine in their, too, but not as much as many other pale ales I’ve tried. Pour was great! Nice frothy head similar to the way a cappuccino makes. Messy lacing and a see through golden-brown body. Great taste! Solid hops bring a nice solid grapefruit/pumelo flavor with some pine and grass notes following up. A touch of sweetness counteracts the hop bitters. Might sound crazy but the finish has a slight flavor (from the hops) that reminds me of hose water that you would drink when you were outside playing sports when you were a kid. VERY refreshing and easy on the palate. Would go great with some sushi. Easily the most enjoyable APA I’ve ever had.
Darkover (1534) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 16, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Orange color with a small white head. Aroma of grass and resinous hops. Taste is light sweetness, medium bitterness, oily feel, average carbonation, bitter finish.
someviking (132) - old bridge, New Jersey, USA - MAY 16, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours a pale orange yellow color with a lasting white head. aroma is strong citrus hops... amazing. this is a fantastic pale ale. taste is delicious citrus hops with some piney notes as well. malts show through well also.
Nate (3998) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 15, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Pints for Pets. Nice floral hoppy aroma, very light malt sweetness. Little bit of pine and resin, snappy and clean. Medium golden amber clear with very thin white lacing head. Medium to light watery body with medium-high carbonation. Starts fairly dry with light acidity, good hoppy bitterness with very few esters. Very nice hop profile, sitting above an almost phenolic or tannic grain bitterness. Hops come in next, bitter with a bit of rubbery beany, noble hop after.
RayOhm (474) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 14, 2011
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
poured clear amber with a nice frothy head. sweet hop aroma. faint hop flavour with citrus. my bottle said it expired in August so maybe it was a older bottle, still a very good APA