DConMan (114) - Ballwin, Missouri, USA - JUL 24, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bought a 22oz (651ml-not 650ml here?!?!) bottle of this from the Beer Shoppe in Yakima, WA for $4.99. Poured from the White/Green Labeled bottle into a 16oz Arcadia IPA Pint Glass. Has no freshness date but not worried since its a local brew.
Aroma- Very strong aroma with sweet malts and fruits. Hope is very English style with the malt being the dominant factor ingredient.
Appearance- Pours a 1.5 finger head that has good head retention. Has a deep orange colored body with a semi-hazy body. Light suds are left on the glass.
Flavor- A tons of floral hops come in during the taste now! Very fresh and can taste sweet malts as well. Medium bitterness on the finish.
Mouthfeel- Medium Bodied, Medium-High Bitterness, Smooth, and has a nice well balanced flavor with hops/malt.
Overall Impression- A very fresh and well balanced APA. Reminded me of an English IPA and didn’t have a problem with this since this was a fresh APA. Get your hands on some if you can!
after4ever (5728) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAY 16, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
22. Pours a hazy medium amber with a loose tan rim of film on top. Mild caramel and honey nose. Creamy medium body. Not much carb. Kinda weak and flat. Biscuits and honey and caramel on the mid palate. I am thinking that a little herbal hop for crispness and a little carbonation could push this beer into better territory.
robforbes (2001) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - MAY 31, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
pours a clear pale light amber with a small bubbly dirty white head, and some lacing.
smell is of sweet malt, some caramel, a touch of citrus, and a little floral.
taste is thin at best, caramel, nuts, malt, and some syrup, ends a little on the bitter side.
19Ei8hty (1110) - Washington, USA - MAY 18, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Slightly toasted, biscuity malt backbone with light hints of caramel sweetness and a smooth honeycomb presence. Very soft hop usage - lightly floral and grassy with a touch of citrus.
BrewDad (4493) - Olympia, USA - NOV 19, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Nice light ale flavor this was a easy drinking beer with a good light flavor. Felt like it could have had more with the hops to add a bitterness and more flavor.
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - APR 14, 2009
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dusty gold, little honey aroma. This beer may be a bit broken from age, I find it too watery and weak.