Scrapersnbeer (1532) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 19, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Knotty hops ride high over a backbone of butterscotch malts. I remember their brown ale having this feature as well. Caramel amber color, a small amount of lace. Sharp bitter hop flavor, does not contrast with the low lying vanilla laced malts. Comes off as kind of soapy really. Body is what you gather from that. Could be better, although that zany fish seems pretty happy.
kaser (5502) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 18, 2016
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Orange pour from 12oz bottle at home. White head. Apricot and kinda of a stale fruit taste. Below average pale
Christpuncher (2697) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 31, 2015
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
The brewery is great at making awful beers. Again over carbonated and fruity. Like a Zina but worse. Sink pour
Foxbush (1748) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - NOV 30, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JAN 25, 2016 12 oz bottle from the Beers of AOPD The APA poured a hazed to clear amber color with an off white head and modest lacing. The aroma of bready malt greets you. You expect a more bitter beer with a 54 IBU. The taste is modestly sweet with light citrus. The body is light-medium with soft carbonation. The finish was clean with some lingering sweetness.
Quick3Beers (841) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 1, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 30, 2016 200th US rating. A malty, medium-hopped ale, kind of middle-of-the-road, not too much going on but not bad.
tfontana (609) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - APR 23, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Epsom Circle Market, Epsom, NH. Aroma is predominantly yeasty bread dough with some malt and floral hints. Appearance is a cloudy copper with finger width creamy initial head that reduces pretty quickly but hangs around. Taste is medium malty sweetness. Palate is medium bodied with pretty average carbonation and mild zing to the tongue. Finish is wet but abrupt. Overall, a highly drinkable beer that is an OK beer. Enjoyable but pretty average.
hil411 (5) - - APR 8, 2015 does not count
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pretty good for a pale ale. Tastes hoppy and has a great nose. Would drink it again.
AdamChandler (4466) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 2, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
slight haze golden orange. Nose is weak with a light orange bitternes. Taste is refreshing. crisp saltines, herbal with juicy orange finish. i’d revisit this one.
cheap (5216) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 29, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Yes a pale ale fer sure. Just a clean fresh beer aroma. Big rocky head from a bottle. A rather mild tasting pale ale. Never tries to be in yer face and I like that. Must say this is one of the better behaved APA I’ve ever tasted even after 4,000 beers, heheh. Just the right amount hops to let you know its hopped but never over the top or inyer face, good balance IMHO. Never rude. Finish is a mild citrus thing on the palate, good overall.
rjplumer (973) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 31, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Medium gold amber body. Long lasting two finger white soap bubbly head. Malty citrus aroma. Mild bitter hop bite. Sweet caramel fruit taste. With sweet wet finish.
Bulk_Carrier (3544) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - AUG 25, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Last beer from Eric.
This was poured into a pint glass.
The appearance was a hazy orange with a tinge of glossiness over the color. The head was about a finger’s worth of white foaminess that once it dissipated there was some light stringy speckled lacing here and there.
The smell started off with a light citrus hops and then had a fair amount of caramel malts with a slight herbal quality to them.
The taste was semi-sweet and then lead to a slight bland hay/almost dried and toastiness over and all about.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a decent sessionability about it. The carbonation was subdued but still somewhat decent for the style.
Overall, for the most part, this one isn’t a bad APA, its just an average one to me.