Braudog (6676) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - MAY 6, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 18, 2007 Amber with a thin veil. Heavenly citric nose. Excellent balance on a solid malt base. Beautiful goodness of those NW hops. God, I love beer. Mumpu (46) - USA - JUL 5, 2006
Pours deep amber with an enduring off-white head and plenty of lacing. Aroma of zesty hops. Quite sweet at the start, it finishes with a nutty, spicy flavor worthy of a good Belgian ale. The pine, citrus, and floral hop notes are in great harmony. I picked up this beer somewhat by accident and found a new favorite. TuckahoeJoe (12) - Tuckahoe, New York, USA - FEB 2, 2007
I had this one on tap at House of Brews in Manhattan. I really enjoyed this APA. It had a deep coppery color and an off white head with good legs. It had the appearance of a malty sweet ale but once your nose gets near it, you know it’s well hopped. Strong floral scent and a not too bitter citricy flavor abounds. This is for hop lovers!. I don’t understand some of the other ratings on this beer---must have had a flat/stale keg. I agree with another rater who said he could drink a case! TChrome (1469) - Bedford, Texas, USA - MAY 11, 2006
Beer pours pretty clear burnt orange color with a totally retained beige colored head. Aroma is mostly citric hops, a nod to grapefruit juice also caramel. Flavor is really delicous. Very citrically hoppy, but in a very fresh fruit juice kind of way. Could drink a case of these easy. DuffMan (10278) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 30, 2008
Bottle. Pours a very hazy orange-tinted amber with a moderate dense yellow-tinted head. Very pleasing aromas of fresh lychees and subtle spice. Lovely balance of sweet alt and fruity aromatic hops (lychee, melon) with a finish that s quite quenching and surprisingly low on bitterness. A real treat!
mrbirmingham (37) - Kansas, USA - APR 19, 2009
Aroma: Citrus floral aroma with matly notes.
Appearance: Deep copper (orange high lights), off white head, slight haze
Flavor: Balanced towards the hop (bitterness), strong malt back bone with hop flavoring
Mouth feel: Medium body, a tingling effervescence on the side of the tongue.
Overall Impression: Refreshing and hoppy with strong malt support system.
igneous1 (1535) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - MAR 15, 2002
i wish i’d read Aubrey’s rating before i poured this...still has a nice deep copper color. i didnt get as much out of the aroma, but i picked up on a definite butter flavor....good pale NeonLX (261) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 2, 2003
Out of the bottle--looks nice in an ale glass; medium coppper with a decent head. Whee! That first sniff packs a nice wallop of tastes to come. Seems slightly watery at first but the Cascade hopping fills in nicely. It would be mighty easy to put a lot of these away on a hot day... dwyerpg (6078) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 23, 2006
Hoppy aroma. First impression is that this is a very nutty pale ale, more so even than some nut browns, but the hops make it better than many nut browns too. An odd pale ale, but enjoyable. nuplastikk (6224) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 3, 2010
12oz bottle. Hazy orange-tan, with a foamy, patchy head. Toasty, bitter aroma. Medium bodied, quite easy to drink, approaching watery. Solid crisp bitter hoppiness, really evens out the creamy Vienna-malt tones. A touch of fruity ale yeast flavors in there too. OK, sort of a light West Coast Pale with some fruity Oktoberfest/Amber tones going on as well.