Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - JUL 15, 2004
This is a well hopped pale ale. Light red/copper color. Smells fresh and hoppy. Strong hop flavor - grapefruit and pine - even has hints of wood in the mostly dry finish. I enjoyed this one. howie (549) - DeForest, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 26, 2004
Typical American hop aroma, reasonable malty body. Well balanced, easy drinking session APA. Certainly nothing special. 3fourths (9357) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 29, 2005
Amber colored with a lot of floating particles. Malt aroma has some cherry and plum notes, mostly an old grain smell. Thick, malty, sweet red ale type texture and flavor... there are definitly some nut flavors hidden beneath the semi-sweet, oily cedar flavors. Buttered nuts, perhaps is more accurate. Light cedar and toffee hop finish, marginal bitterness. I prefer an APA to contain more citrus flavors and be a little more hopped, but this try is not that bad. Drinkable and tasty. WhiteSoxFan (152) - USA - SEP 26, 2006
12 oz. bottle from Morgan’s. Drank on 8/17/06. Very clear, solid copper. Not really much red about it. 1 cm. creamy off white head. Drops fairly quickly to a thin layer of foam. Aroma - dominant grainy, malty, cerealy aroma. Tiny bit of sweetness, not much hops. Flavor - moderate up front bitterness. Fairly balanced in the middle, but towards bitterness. After the swallow is a dominant grainy, cerealy malt flavor - no real hop flavor. Palate - pretty light, good carb. Overall - It’s OK, but not great. I enjoy it, but for an APA I don’t get much hop character at all. Maybe more like an EPA or ESB. Good beer, just not hoppy enough for an APA. Could use a little more body too. travita (5006) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 9, 2010
Bottle thanks to bman113vr. The smell is very caramel, sweet, honey, and malts. The look is clear, golden in color, and has a small off white head. The taste is malts, grains, some sweetness, and hops.
RobertDale (6755) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JUL 6, 2011
12 ounce bottle from variety pack. Pours a clear copper with a small off-white head. Aroma of malt, grain, citrus and piney hops. Taste is piney hops, yeast and caramel malt. Fairly well balanced. Easy to drink. danfosha (51) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - AUG 13, 2011
Pretty mild tasting pale ale. I taste the requisite hops, but on this tasting not much else. j12601 (13033) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAY 18, 2013
Bottle at James’s 4k/5k/10k tasting. Pours a clear golden tinged amber with a thin white head. Grain with a little hoppy background. Grainy with a bit of hops, earthy. Finishes lightly bitter. kevinator (2611) - The Colony, Texas, USA - JUN 23, 2015
Aroma was faint but hoppy, which one would expect from a dry-hopped beer. Nice color and clarity. Medium weight with a crisp and clean finish. Mild pale malt background with a mild hop flavor. jeremyh70 (1115) - Missouri, USA - DEC 4, 2015
Poured a slightly hazy amber with a small white head. Aroma of sweet malts and a decent crisp hoppiness. A solid sweet malt backbone in the taste, with a good balance of floral hops, citrusy. Mild and drinkable, with a light-medium body. Not bad.