brokensail (16222) - Dublin, California, USA - JUN 27, 2014
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
On tap @ Alpha Brewing. Clear orange colored beer with a white head. Grassy, papery nose. Some earthy hops, a bit of cardboard, and orange peel. Mild bread. Flavor is fairly bitter and a bit astringent as well. Lots of dirt, paper, and grass. Some bready malt flavor and sweetness. Mild citrus character. Not very good.
jcnielsen (3302) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 25, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sampled at Alpha Brewing during RBSG. Pours a golden color with white head. Caramel, resiny, hop flavors
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 20, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Taster on tap at the brewery. Clear orange amber color. Thin ring of off-white head. Lighter body. Smooth, kind of soft, lighter carbonation. More dry finish. Bready malt, light spicy, toasty white bread. Moderate bitter taste, light sweet, light spicy. OK pale ale.
adnielsen (10573) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 20, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap @ Baileys. Pours a hazy dark orange appearance with an off white head. Orange citrusy, somewhat piney, grapefruity nose. Moderately or slightly above bitterness. Caramel and piney. Ok.
seymour (1929) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - MAY 30, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at their tap room, then took a growler home. Thanks, Derrick! It pours a clear orange amber colour with weak white foam. A fairly typical APA: basic pale grainbill plus a good deal of residual caramel sweetness, emphasis on strong hoppy bitterness, flavour and aroma. All the complexity in this beer comes from the Chinook hops, which happen to be one of the best varieties in my opinion. Grassy, resiny, bitter orange marmalade, tangy, pithy, earthy. Such a great hop. I seldom say this, but I might prefer this a little drier overall to show-off the Chinook even more.