Ernest (5879) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 9, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Head is initially average sized, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing.
Body is light amber.
Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (toasted grain), moderately hoppy (apricot, grapefruit).
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately bitter.
Light to medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation.
Light, watery, simple, and citric. Boring, basically a SNPA clone.
blutt59 (5877) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 2, 2011
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle, clear copper color with thin white foam, aroma is sweaty hops,. flavor of light almost watery, caramel , pine and peppery carbonation, thin bitter finish
Glouglouburp (5867) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 8, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
In short: An average citrusy/citric pale ale. Ok
How: Bottle 12oz. Consumed fresh 1 week after purchase
The look: Clear golden body topped by a very small beige head
In long: The nose is moderately hoppy and very bright with citrus fruits of all kinds. Taste has plenty of toasted and slightly caramelized. Balance is a bit towards the hops and that’s fine with me. The citrusy hops have a juicy character and gets more leafy and even a bit spicy when the beer warms up. Finish has a mild-medium citrusy and wooden bitterness as well as some citric acid notes that I could have done without. Also an overall mineral water sensation that never wins me over. Not all that refreshing for a pale ale. All in all, an average Pale Ale. But what this beer lacks in originality is made up by being sold in standard 12oz brown bottles. I really need to work on my metaphors.
drowland (5686) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - APR 18, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
4/18/11. 12oz bottle the wifey picked up randomly! Score! Clear apple-juice colored pour with a fluffy tan head that fades fast. Big aroma of hops and caramel maltiness supporting it nicely. A forward hop presence in the flavor with a lingering almost chocolately malt backbone. Nice!
crossovert (5632) - Illinois, USA - APR 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great pale ale, the hops rage from floral to herbal to citrusy and it is an all-encompassing hoppy pale ale.
marcus (5608) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 31, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Beer Revolution. Pours orange copper with a fluffy off-white head and a toffee aroma. There is a hearty caramel malt flavor that is well-balanced with subtle hopping. Easy to drink.
5000 (5606) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAR 8, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle:   Vibrant golden, very clear, large frothy off-white head, nice lacing, light carbonation.   Soft hop nose, slight bit of shrub brush and a smidgen of musty earth.   Nice pale hoppiness, with a nice balance of semi-sweet malts.   Touch of earthy citrus zest, a little candied and sweet.   This is good!   Not overly bitter, a real easy to drink Pale Ale.   Body and mouthfeel are fairly full, even for a Pale Ale.   Clean finish.   Hard to put down.   Seems like a great example to me, and much better than the overly bitter examples I find locally.   Ultimately balance and body won this one.   Thanks Keith for this treat!
blankboy (5603) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 10, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle [12oz]. Pours a bubbly, slightly hazy, deep orange with an average size semi-lasting frothy of-white head. Lovely aroma of hops and citrus fruit along and some biscuity malt. Flavour of resiny hops, citrus fruit, lightly toasted malt and a medium bitter finish. Average to medium bodied. A pleasant, easy-drinking APA, I really liked it.
BBB63 (5601) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - SEP 2, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle and served in standard pint glass: Pours a clean golden hue with a fading fizzy head and minimal lace. The aroma has notes of ... SUMMER LOVE, same hop profile, same malt profile with the addition of some caramel malts.. yet Summer Love is called a Blond Ale and this an APA? Really there is almost no difference! The taste is actually LESS HOPPY in this beer than either the aforementioned Summer Love or the NB Hoptober. While you get some grassy and resiny hops, the malt seems more noticeable and a tad sweeter. Additionally the brew tastes more flabby and unfocused. The mouth feel is sprite and sharp, medium-bodied and a tad minerally. Overall a nice brew but perhaps a bit too casual and basic.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAR 25, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Pours a copper body with a white head and light retention. Mild herbal and grass tones. Light soft hoppiness that victory is just know for in these parts. Soft and clean with a mild herbal green spiciness. A hint of spruce and juniper. Solid APA.