john44 (3544) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2017 ShantyBrewery (14) - - JUL 26, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great beer. It pours yellow with a thin head. There seems to be some chill haze. The aroma has slight grapefruit with some orange, a hint of pine and maltiness. Very nice and balanced. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, and medium carbonation. The flavor is malty with citrus and mild pine/grass. The bitterness is nicely balances with the malt. Overall one of the best APAs I’ve had. It’s not over the top like West Coast pale ales, but not boring like some from the East Coast. Awesome.
Bottle. Pale Yellowy gold in colour. Hoppy; piney resinous hops. Fruity; grapefruit citrus. Malty; sweet malts, caramel. Good hop/fruit/malt balance. Hoppy citrus fruity over sweet malts. Slightly salty. Very drinkable. (2010-09)
AndyW68 (1671) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 21, 2016
Says it is retired, but having one right now at Wicks in Middletown outside Louisville. Light haze to a muted golden pour with thin short lived white head. Aroma is stored grain and grapefruit. Taste is grapefruit with rind and sweetness. Fairly good beer. eduardovl (1497) - SWITZERLAND - JAN 7, 2015
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2015 330ml bottle served in a pint glass.
Pours a cloudy orange color when poured forming a big and light white head. Medium retention and some few thin and spotty lacings left in the glass. Malty, fruity and flowery nose. Sweet. Strong notes of caramel and crystal malts. Grapefruit, pine and grass. Taste follows the nose. Slightly sweet upfront. Strong notes of caramel, crystal malts, grapefruit, passion fruit, pine and grass. In overall, taste is dry and grassy. Medium but not very persistent bitterness. Light body. Medium carbonation. Aftertaste is a combination of caramel malts and grass. Some pine hints. Great drinkability. Excellent American Pale Ale. Niko100 (3014) - Chicago, New York, USA - DEC 8, 2014
Nice golden color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of light floral hops, citrus, & malt; Flavor of slight sweet malt, citrus hops, some floral, and caramel; Finish is slightly bitter; Average APA. asheft (3130) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 10, 2014
Bottle "Live". Spicy pine hops and toffee aroma, with light strawberry accents. Hazy copper under a thin white cover and lace. Slightly cardboardy pine and caramel flavour that finishes dry with an appropriate level of bitterness. Medium light body, medium carbonation. Slightly lemony finish.
thewired1 (18) - Orlando, Florida, USA - AUG 3, 2014
I had the nitro version of the IPA at yard house in Orlando on tap. Golden color. Lite citrus. Hint of caramel. Beautiful nitro head.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Darkmagus82 (2303) - - JUL 24, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 7-21-12 -
Poured from bottle into a pint glass
Appearance – Pours a light golden color with a two finger white head. The head has good retention, and once it fades leaves some nice lacing on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma is heaviest of citrus with lighter aromas of an earthy and grassy smell mixed within.
Taste – The brew starts out on the maltier side with notes of citrus mixed within. At first is is bready with some light notes of orange. Soon however the citrus changes from orange to lemon and the beer bitters as more earthy and grassy hop flavors some to the tongue. At the end a lightly bitter hoppy flavor is left on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer was very average as well as the carbonation. Both fitting and make for a refreshing feel.
Overall – A tasty brew that has a nice slightly bitter finish. Not sure why this one got discontinued? miquelcrush (2053) - Granollers, SPAIN - MAY 2, 2014
Molt bona cervesa, refrescant i aromàtica.
Muy buena cerveza, refrescante y aromática. Beerhunter111 (23978) - Beerland, GERMANY - APR 10, 2014
Dunkelgoldenes Bier mit schöner Schaumkrone. Geruch malzig fruchtig, hopfig, blumig. Geschmack leicht nach tropischen Früchten, malzig, leicht bitterer Abgang. MattiasA (862) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 7, 2014
Backlog. On tap at Green Lion Inn. Your standard APA, nothing that made an lasting impression with me.