BMan1113VR (7931) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 25, 2009
Bottle thanks to fidelis83. Pours a hazy golden color with a medium sized off-white head. Aroma of fruity (among other things mango), citrus and slightly pine like hops. Light caramel and sugary notes left behind. Taste is pine cone, slightly husky, astringent, and hay like. Hoppy, but too grassy and astringent. Thin, with medium to high carbonation. nuplastikk (6289) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 2, 2009
Draft at OF. Hazy orange-brown color. Solid APA. Sandy brown malt with some higher than average hop bitterness. Top notch example of the style. Dry and sweet, perfect balance. Quality stuff. fidelis83 (2441) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - OCT 15, 2009
Pours cloudy amber with a chunky, 2-finger beige head that has good retention. Aroma is grapefruit, light pine and lots of planty hops, hints of grain citrus and dusty hay. Flavor is citrus and floral hops, white bread, toasted grain, wet rocks, planty hops, a little green apple, light caramel, a little pepper and pine near the finish. The finish is pine and planty hops, toasty grain notes lingering and a decent amount of bitterness, not a lot of bite to it but enough to make it crisp. As it warms it gets a little sweeter and the finish gets a little medicinal bitterness. Palate is pretty full bodied for a 5.5%APA, creamy entry, slightly dry finish with a light, active carbonation, nice. I really enjoyed this one alot, one of the better APA’s I have had. Rustyham (1836) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - SEP 11, 2009
Strong hop floral flavor, not at all bitter, thick but not malty. interesting. Bottle from a tasting at the house of chris Montelius daknole (11049) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 7, 2009
Orangish pour. Grapefruit peel and some resinous aromas. Flavor is fairly hoppy and is balanced wtih some good caramel malt. Good for the style.
alagnak (468) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - AUG 17, 2009
Draft and bottles around Madison. Standard grapefruit/resin hop nose, flavor has the as=promised by the label maltiness that, when it’s really cold, is really well integrated with the (substantial) resino-us hops. As it warms, the flavors kind of fall apart and it gets a little sticky and mouth coating sweetness upfront that is dominated by bitterness @ the end. Cold = very good. Cellar temp = just average. thegreenrooster (4402) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 15, 2009
Pour is an orange with a small soapy white head. Aroma is deffinatly your pine/grapefruit hops combo. Flavor is more of an earthy malt then hop bitterness but that is what the brewer was going for. Still this is a good beer to taste as its not over the top with the hops and you can tell a lot of work went into creating this beer. zizzybalubba (1869) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - AUG 13, 2009
On tap at Madhatter’s in Madison, WI. Pours a copper color with a moderate off-white head. Floral hop aroma. Taste is hoppier than some APAs but still more subtle than an IPA. With a name like Hopalicious one might expect this to be hoppier and either an IPA or DIPA. This is a good APA. TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - AUG 7, 2009
16 oz draft at Jerome’s (Madison, WI). Pours a pale amber, golden notes, fairly good offwhite thick head that laces pretty well. Aromas are grapefruit hoppiness, florals, pale and caramel malts are lighter as slight mango, larger grapefruit, and good florals tend to dominate. Initial is medium bodied, caramel and biscuit malts immediately, grapefruit and mango compliment well with moderate but lighter than expected bitterness. Florals, good enough, with a bit of piney resin. A complete IPA that just lacks flavor strength overall. Pretty good. Cheers! beerwolf77 (42) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 4, 2009
In my pint glass this beer is a light gold color. almost light enough to be yellow. Moderate head that leaves little bits of sticky lace around my glass. The aroma is hoppy but not bitter. A bit sweet with piney and orange peel tones. The flavor is grapefruit and pine with a nice sweet malt backbone. This beer has a nice bite but not so much that you pucker up. It just sort of goes over the taste buds nice and smooth. Medium body very crisp and refreshing. A great beer to sit back and enjoy all night.