MIBRomeo (2579) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 8, 2006
a dark orangish color w/ a large fluffy off white head and ok lacing some haziness to the pour. Nice well hopped aroma pine and grapefruit and a hint of grahm crackers & carmel. Well carbonated lightly oily well coated palate w/ a smooth finish. Flavor is definatelly a piney bitter a very dry resony finish w/ a fair amount of malt in there. Well done but overdone on the pine notes to me. OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - MAR 20, 2006
22oz bottle pours a dark amber/brown witha nice fluffy offwhite head that stays very well and laces the sides of the shaker on the way down. Nice hoppy aroma of grapefruit and some pine and floral hops. Beautifully hoppy for an APA. Flavor is also quite hoppy with notes of grapefruit, apricot, pine, and a good backing of caramel and biscuit malts. Nice bitter floral finish. Palate is quite smooth and creamy and easy drinking.. This is an amazing APA... Delicious.. Drew (2470) - Kent, Ohio, USA - JUN 25, 2002
thick malty/hoppy body and taste. crisp finish with nice hop that stays just long enough. A very sessionable pale ale (although a 22oz'er session!) illinismitty (2377) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 6, 2006
Bomber purchased at Rivers Bend in Ohio. Pours deep amber orange with a thick pillowy white head. Citrus hop aroma. Medium light mouthfeel and fizzy texture. Llight biscuity malt flavor, countered by spicy hops. I also pick up distracting amounts of diacetyl on the finish, which is bitter and soapy. I did not care for this, nor the Hippie IPA. Perhaps I am getting some bad or poorly handled bottles? Schroppfy (2362) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - APR 6, 2003
Very hoppy with substantial maltiness (is that root beer? -- elements from the biscuit malt?). Really a very good APA, stronger, fresher, more bold than many and it ain't just the high hop level. Recommended. Thanks to the friend of Gill, Burnham and colleagues.
rudolf (2360) - Buffalo, New York, USA - OCT 24, 2004
Malty & green. Aroma is very candi sugar, subdued green hops. Lots of hop bitterness but not a whole lot of flower flavor. Hops do balance the malt well. ross (2146) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - SEP 11, 2006
Bottle from Sean, thanks. Dark brown color, thick yellow head. Smell is malts and some hops, and a thick yeasty smell. Taste is pretty sweet, but very refreshing. A nice session beer, pretty redeeming after trying the hippie IPA. not too bad. haukur (2103) - Kópavogur, ICELAND - JUN 20, 2004
aroma is citrusy, hoppy and has a desticnt hint of oranges. Taste is a bit hoppier then I would have thought, with a certain fruity and caramel flavour. Nice smooth finish, chunks of sediment in the glass ..... StewardofGondor (2088) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 25, 2005
Clear and bright gold in color with no head. Aroma is sweet honey, grapefruit and apricots, along with hints at a dew on a spring morning’s grass. Grapefruit and papaya lead the flavor pattern in a very smooth and easy going manner. I’d like a bolder hop presence, but it is an APA and the requisite ration of hops to malts seem to be in order. Tiny bit chewy with the shortest of hop stops. Carbonation is lacking. Finishes like an iced down summer cooler. Nevertheless, it’s still a decent beer. sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 13, 2006
Bottle: Copper colored pour, with a loose foamy off white head. Aroma is citrusy, with some nice malts in the background. Flavor, a good bit of citrus up front that gives way to carmelly finish. Some moderate bitterness on the finish as well. This is pretty good pale ale. Good session beer for sure.