blankboy (5797) - 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 (5740) - 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.
arminjewell (5715) - Fort Collins, Colorado, 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.
SudsMcDuff (5659) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - NOV 2, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
5pack and this .. . enjoy by sept 10 2011 .. Pours a light tan gold, great head, medium lacing .. . nice stuff, feels fresh and light .. . light young pinecone, wet dog molly, and flowers .. . reminds me of thats all and judy at sweet mesquites .. . . avb is a crazy basil fawlty..
blipp (5646) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - OCT 29, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Pours amber with an off white head. Hoppy aroma, with catty, earthy, and light dankness. The flavor has earthy hops, some catty notes, marijuana, sweet malts, and toffee. Solid.
BVery (5606) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 5, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Clear golden pour. Thin white head. Grassy aroma. Taste is grassy earthy hop. Very nice pale ale.
douglas88 (5553) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 27, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear golden color with a small white head. A sweet honey and herbal hop nose. The flavor is a clean and crisp PA: honey, lemons, biscuit. Very dry. Extremely drinkable.
AmEricanbrew (5522) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JUN 1, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear amber color/ ivory head. Nice cat spray, floral, grassy aromas with some pale malt. Medium bodied. Nice floral, pine hoppy flavors with an average pale malt sweetness, nicely bitter finish--good.
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.
Braudog (5485) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - APR 27, 2011
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Nice pour ... copper, shiny and well-topped. Wow, the aroma literally peeled some of the sunburned skin off my nose -- pure oily, hoppy aromatics. The resin pops thru right away in the quaff -- but where’s the big malty undertow, the big earthy body? Could use more balance. (#4101, 4/27/2011)