BadAprilia1000 (508) - Sevierville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 29, 2020
UPDATED: AUG 29, 2020 Pours a great clear gold color with the perfect white head. Aroma is citrusy orange, pine, caramel. Taste is really balanced with hop flavors of orange, pine, and bitter before moving into a well structured caramel malt backbone. Really impressive, balanced IPA. olio (13304) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 26, 2020
UPDATED: MAY 26, 2020 50 cl bottle. Bottled on 07.04.2020.
Pours clear golden color with a large white head. Citric aroma, subtle pineapple notes, lots of piney hops, passion fruits, faint malt notes. Flavor is fruity with orange, citrus, resinous hops, caramel tones, malts, the finish is lingering juicy and oily hoppy bitter. Not that fresh anymore but still a tasty and balanced hoppy APA.
4415 HippyHop (1187) - Quebec, CANADA - DEC 21, 2019
UPDATED: DEC 21, 2019 Pint bottle. Citrus/pine/grassy hops and clean grainy malt. A touch sweet and fruity up front, leading to a dry, slightly mineral finish. Solid but not really blowing my skirt up. Sledutah (9475) - Utah, USA - NOV 10, 2019
UPDATED: NOV 10, 2019 Bottle thanks to Priscilla for bringing this from Boston.
Pours clear golden with a medium sized white head, good lacing. Grassy, tropical, citrus peel, lemon.
Tasty. ChainGangGuy (5364) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - NOV 2, 2019
UPDATED: NOV 2, 2019 500ml bottle - $7.49 at Total Wine & More in Alpharetta, Georgia.
Appearance: Served up a hazed, darkened yellow-orange body with a foaming, near white head. Good lacing on the descent.
Smell: Flinty florals, powderized grapefruit. Bready and showing some minor caramelization notes in the nose. Light hint of spearmint.
Taste: Bready barley given a little lick of blonde caramel followed by a cleansing wash of spring water. Tangerine, grapefruit citrusy quality backed by stern floral tones, then a bit of earthy mint and pine. Medium bitterness. Agreeably dry on the back half and through the finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium-light carbonation.
Overall: Well built, nicely balanced yet being appropriately hop forward for a pale ale and rather keenly drinkable.
poisoneddwarf (3986) - Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho, USA - OCT 4, 2019
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2019 16.9 oz. Aroma of pineapple, pine, citrus peel. Pours hazy golden with a long-standing cream white head. Taste has a moderate pithy bitterness and plenty of citrus and tropical hop character, with some biscuity malt peeking through in the finish. Not quite as good as the aroma let on, but it is really tasty. Aggiebob (2839) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - AUG 29, 2019
UPDATED: AUG 29, 2019 Pale gold color with a thin white head. It has a hoppy aroma with light notes of citrus. The taste is dry. daleharshman (1169) - Escondido, California, USA - JUL 26, 2019
UPDATED: JUL 26, 2019 500 ml bottle purchased at Holiday Wine Cellar ($7.19 after 10% discount). POURS a clear yellow-gold hue with one finger of white foam. AROMA is a bit muted but has notes of peach, honey, and some over ripe tropical fruit. FLAVOR of stone fruit (peach, apricot), tropical fruit (lilikoi), slight dank, bits of citrus peel, with some honey malt sweetness. Rather strong bitterness for an APA but well balanced as it yields to the malt sweetness at the very end. Dry and crisp leading in to a 'sharp' finish. Straightforward and seemingly old school in the current world of juicy hop endeavors. (596, 1149) tennisjoel (1825) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - JUL 24, 2019
UPDATED: JUL 24, 2019 Bottle rating. Pale gold body with a nice pillow like head. Very dry finish, kind of old school. Really solid APA. Top notch within style. Would like to get my hands on some more Maine beers. zoucrew102 (4123) - - JUN 9, 2019
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2019 500ml bottle. Grapefruit hop aroma with notes of passionfruit, caramel malt and some pine resin. Pours clear, pale golden colored with a good size off white head that has excellent retention but no lacing. Starts with zesty grapefruit citrus and caramel malt flavors. Finishes dry and smooth with passionfruit sweetness and a little bit of pine resiny hop bitterness at the end. Really nice pale.