Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - NOV 16, 2004
Pours a lighter reddish orange. No head. Aroma of malt, and light citrus hop notes. Flavor is strong and dominated by hops. Piney hops. Palate is thin overall. A decent brew. satan165 (1020) - River Grove, Illinois, USA - AUG 16, 2009
nose of light resin. appearance is strictly blonde. flavor is of pine and well bittered for the style. excellent malt background comes to light late in the game. hard to distinguish such balance and still have good hop character in an APA, so many fail. palate is thin and nearly watery. overall hops are prevelant enough as described in the commercial description (addressing a gripe i have verbalized before) but palate seems to fail. still quite drinkable. Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 23, 2012
Originally reviewed: 12/27/09. Poured into a mug. Pours a clear dark orange with a thin off-white head on top. Retention was lacking. Left very little lace. Scents of earthy hops, light orange, and biscuits. Full crisp body. Flavor was a little harsh and overly spicy. Bitterness was lingering and charring. This wasn’t the best representation of the style. It was decent, just not my thing.
Hammy78 (980) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 23, 2013
Bottle picked up at a Binny’s by a good friend. Pour is slightly cloudy amber, with a cloudy head that recedes to a thin layer with lots of legs on the side walls. Aroma is, well hops quite obviously, sweet malt too. Tastes hop bitter, but it also has an element of soapiness too. Good , but not my favorite of the style. BeerBelcher (972) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 9, 2007
I found this APA to be a bit thin in mouthfeel for my tastes, but it had a rather pleasant floral quality that I enjoyed and found to be somewhat unique among APAs.
The appearance of this beer was ugly. Head was nice, white, fluffy, and plentiful. However, the body of this beer was an inconsistent color from top to bottom (sort of gold on bottom, sort of rust on top). Aroma was hoppy, but rather rosey floral more than it was piney, citrus, or grassy. Flavor was pretty decent...a perfume-y floral taste with a mild amount of bitterness. Mouthfeel was a bit thin I thought.
It seems like everyone in the world makes an IPA/APA/DIPA, and as a result, there are many bad ones. This beer is not one of those, and offers a somewhat unique floral character that makes it worth recommending.
jbuzz (844) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 8, 2009
Nice color and good somewhat slim head. But bitter and not enjoyably so. a Think creamy feel that i did not like. TheDean (786) - MIlwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 30, 2004
Man, this is going down a lot smoother and tasting a lot better then the half dozen PBR’s I had at the bar. Good stuff, but almost taste more like an IPA. Tripplebrew (778) - Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA - JAN 31, 2010
Pours a slightly hazy lemon yellow with a fair layer of white head. Aroma is mild bread and caramel. Flavor is a mix of salty and sweet with malty hop notes. Body is light with medium carbonation. twindadplus2 (747) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 21, 2008
Dark amber with a slight haze and a medium sized, foamy head. Aroma is kind of a musty, floral scent. Flavor is earthy perfume and a bitter backbone with a smooth finish. A little different from most APA’s but not bad. mattyb83 (737) - Minnesota, USA - APR 27, 2010
Pours a pale golden yellow. Some small lacing left on my glass. Aroma is caramel and floral hops. Flavor is loaded with caramel sweetness and some hop bitterness in the finish. Rather unimpressive.