wintersdying (49) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 8, 2006
For starters... this is my daily drinker. If i’m buying a basic beer to drink and not really think about... i probally knock out 2 six-packs of this weekly. Not to mention that we have this on tap at the restaurant i work at... so it’s my nightly shift beer as well... Hence why i never got around to rating this.Pours medium golden with full frothy head. Aroma is blooming w/ hops. Honestly this beer is probaly a bit overly bitter... but i’ve grown a bit used to it. Hoppiness lingers in the mouth and begs me to drink more. FROTHINGSLOSH (7796) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 16, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2007 This beer fits the profile of an APA very well, which is a good thing in my book. Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a light bronze color with a medium sized tan head. The aroma is sweet and has a strong citrus fruitiness. The flavor is moderately sweet an nutty with strong fruity hops - citrus and pine most noticeably. There is a dryer floral hop finish. A nice APA. pondoshuffles (141) - Fitzroy Harbour, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 2, 2007
A very nice APA with good a good hop bite. Fresh on draught, it was very refreshing and flavourful. I could drink this all night. kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 10/16/1998Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 20, 2007
Source: Brewfest, Real Ale Festival
copper, wispy head, strong fresh aroma, rich hop flavor, slightly sour, good dose of bitterness with a long finish, otherwise one dimensional
Score: ii to iii
dark amber, thin white head, velvet smooth body,solid hop flavor on a slightly sweet carmel malt bace, touch of citrus, nice long bitter finish, after the cask the c02 version appears lighter, still more body but the sweetness of the first round takes a long time to start to appear, cask is supperior
slight haze, huge cask head, light citrus hop aroma, rich cream body, light hop flavor but a long bitter finish, the cask mellows it into a fine esb
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 8/10; Overall: 16/20
The score was calculated based upon the notes and an old scoring system.
On tap at the Cincinnati airport terminal--This pale ale was enjoyed at "America’s Most Convenient Getaway" and boy, were they right. A copper-bronze body with a medium off-white head. Thick top-to-bottom lacing. Malty and hoppy nose. Bitter and well-balanced. Surprisingly enjoyable considering where we got it.
allfreej (556) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 26, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 21, 2009 On cask at Flangan’s Old Ale House, Louisville, Kentucky. Poured dark copper with a thin tan head. Nose was fruity. Flavor had fruit notes, almost cider-like. Soft mouthfeel and refreshing finish. potbeerjob (1343) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 13, 2010
Bottled. Dark amber with thinner off-white head. Aroma is fruity grapefruit and clementines. Flavor is very similar big citrus fruits with bug bitter bite backend and some supporting roles of grass and maybe a touch of lighter pine. Really awesome! andyhwcinc (1884) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 18, 2011
Purchased at Hyde Park Wine & Spirits in Cincinnati, OH; enjoyed during the 2nd week of the NFL season on a rainy Sunday afternoon. This was bottled on Aug ’10 and consumed on Sept ’11, so I hope it’s still ’good’. Appearance a very very cloudy dark gold with a very frothy white head, possibly the most head out of a pale ale I’ve seen yet. Aroma is heavy on the citrus hops, almost a little too citrusy but it’s still nice, a bit sweet as well. Taste also pretty hoppy for a pale ale, dominated by the more citrusy hops. Medium body, above average bitterness for the style, carbonation I’d say is somewhere between average and above average. As it warms there’s a apricot flavor that comes through as well. To be honest I’m pretty happy with this one, good stuff. Above average pale ale. jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - OCT 6, 2011
12oz bottle from Chuck’s poured into a shaker. Pours a cloudy orange with 2 fingers of frothy white head. Aroma is heavily citrus hops. Taste is heavily bitter. Pine and citrus with some nice grapefruit. Light bodied with a thin texture. Flat carbonation but a long bitter finish. Overall, very good. Something I would like to drink again. Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 23, 2012
Originally reviewed: 12/5/09. Bottle received from bamadog in a recent trade (BA). Huge thanks!
Pours a very dark copper color with a good inch’s worth of ivory head on top. Decent retention, left tons of sticky lace all over the glass. Dull earthy scents come out, along with some roasted pale malts.
Full-bodied PA here. Carbonation level is moderate, this beer goes down thick. Dull bitter hops right away. Some mild char on the finish. Sweet balance is lacking a bit. As the site proclaims, this really is a hophead’s dream. Plenty bitter without all the citrus presence. This is straight up hops. I like it. Thanks, Rich, for the awesome opportunity.