BeerandBlues2 (14027) - Escondido, California, USA - NOV 14, 2006
Bottle. Pours clear amber with a spare fizzy light brown head that is mostly diminishing and spare lacing. Aroma is average malt (caramel, cereal, toasted), heavy hops (flowers, spruce, orange), average yeast (cheese) and notes of pineapple and honey. Average flavor duration, light sweetness, heavy acidity and bitterness, mineral notes. Medium bodied, alcoholic textrure, lively carbonation and astringent. hopdog (13258) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 29, 2006
22oz bottle. Poured a medium and slightly hazy amber color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of guess what, fresh hops (floral and and grass) with some caramel. Tastes of floral hops, toffee, and a little bit fruity. Body and for that matter the tastes were slightly on the thin side. Lightly sweet balance to the fresh hoppiness. bu11zeye (13239) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 14, 2006
(Bottle) Pours a clear amber body with a small off-white head. Aroma of pine, grapefruit, and toasted bread. Flavor of malt, caramel, and fresh hops. slowrunner77 (13206) - Reno, Nevada, USA - FEB 28, 2009
UPDATED: NOV 1, 2016 "ok, i didn’t realize this one would be in the APA catergory as well. This is one of my favorite beers any style. I just love fresh hop ales, so that puts others at a disadvantage, but what a great hoppy beer!"
Seems tamer since arriving in 6-packs. Maybe just me. Still love it but less wow factor, more balance. Sammy (13013) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 28, 2010
All of the good raters from BA have had this, now me from a fresh bottle from the brewery, thanks Ken. Big bubbly head on an orangey body. Fragance of orange hips. Chewy orange mouthfeel, its a plus. There is a little musty funk at the end. Hits the mark as an APA. Carbonation is right there. Extraordinary drinkable.
jcwattsrugger (12559) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JAN 27, 2009
22oz bottle-pours a rich to rocky light tan head that laces and hazy amber/copper color. Aroma is citrus-grapefruit/tangerine, pine, secondary medium malt-caramel. Taste is citrus-grapefruit/tangerine, pine, some sweet herbal, secondary medium malt-caramel. Nothing outrageous and outside the box, just outrageous inside the box good. Very drinkable. OK/mild carbonation. Thanks to skourtis & piclee & bitterbill for trades with jwc215 and me. BVery (11461) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - NOV 6, 2010
Tap. Clear amber pour with a small white head. Floral and citrus hop nose and taste. Extremely tasty! hopscotch (11451) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 16, 2008
Bottle... Clear, textbook-amber ale with a mid-sized, cumulus-like, white head. Excellent retention. The aroma is both floral and earthy and bursting-at-the-seams with fresh, PNW lupulin. Medium-bodied and a touch slick with soft carbonation. More sweet than bitter up front - more bitter than sweet on the backside... earthy, piney. Modestly bitter finish. alexsdad06 (11242) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - MAY 31, 2010
22 oz. bottle. Pours a nice clear dark amber color with a medium soapy white head. The aroma has a nice combination of citrus, pine and lightly herbal hops with a touch of caramel tossed in. The flavor is similar with the caramel being a little more noticeable. Crisp hop character; this is good fresh but probably doesn’t hold up very long. The finish has a dash of pepper and an overall earthiness. Good APA. DocLock (11191) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 15, 2006
Thanks to Jake for this one. Pours hazy deep coppery with some ruby and a 2-finger off-white head. The aroma is very hoppy and tropical fruity, and the taste is wet hoppy, tropical citrus fruity, with some caramel malt notes. Creamy, complex palate. This one is great.