hopscotch (11236) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 11, 2017 TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 20, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle. Clear gold with white froth. Nose is pineapple, mango, musk, citrus peel and toffee. Slick medium body with a hoppy bite. Taste is sour kiwi, lemon zest, toffee, tangerine and peach with a dry minerally finish.
Bottle... I drank this straight from the bottle, so I don’t know what it looks like and I don’t care. I don’t know what it smells like and I don’t care. Medium to full-bodied with lively carbonation. Sweet, mildly roasted, honey-like malts are in the driver’s seat but mingle nicely with a moderate degree of tropical fruit, pine and melon bitterness. Moderately sweet, fruity finish. Washes down Caribbean food like a motherfucker. Bottle courtesy of ygtbsm94! Bricks (1150) - Delaware, USA - SEP 11, 2016
Looks like lemonade, but slightly darker.. very little head. Strong smell of tropical fruit, maybe a little bit of fruity funk. Taste is strong tropical notes, good carbonation, medium bitterness. Very smooth for the style and ABV. JDBaker11058 (2351) - Maryland, USA - JUL 21, 2016
appearance: clear gold, with soapy white head, some legs. aroma: grapefruit, mango, passion fruit, pine, warm caramel. taste: as the aroma indicates, also with some pineapple. finish: lingering, full body, slightly chewy and a little sweet, with the juicy hops adding both to the sweetness and to the dry bitterness for balance. notes: Not sure about the "Pacific Ale" commercial description or the "American Strong Ale" appellation assigned here. This was an IPA. An IPA with Australian hops. And it was pretty good, but not great. Bottle from the Beer & Wine Cellar in Rockville, Maryland.
jgb9348 (6477) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAY 28, 2016
Rich golden coloured body with a thinnish, two centimetre tall pure white head. Aroma of grass, tropical fruits, herbs and a little malt - but this one is all about the hops. Medium-bodied; Strong grassy flavour at first of hops with a small but noticeable light malt backbone showing some herbs, tropical fruit and a hint of unfinished sugars. Aftertaste shows a lot of metallic and nutty malt with a big alcohol presence, some light grass and the smallest hint of sugars at the tail end. Overall, a strong and pungent beer that shows some nice flavours throughout, but not too much complexity. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Giant in Falls Church, Virginia on 04-March-2016 for US$1,75 sampled in my hotel room in Lancaster, Pennsylvania on 20-May-2016. rejtable (2837) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 6, 2016
Tap at maddys. Pours clear lots head and lacing. Flavours fruity and pine. Full body lively carbonation.
deyholla (12221) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 16, 2016
Sampled from the tap at Black Squirrel. Pours a clear light yellow with a white head that lasts throughout the beer and laces. Aroma has a combination of citrus and grass with a light grain backbone. Flavor has sweet grains up front with sweet citrus, tropical fruit and a bit of grass. HourGlass13 (1046) - North Carolina, USA - APR 16, 2016
Gold pour with a rocky white head. Aroma is floral and hoppy with some fruit and malt notes. Taste is floral hops, fruit, mild malt, hop resins and some boozy notes. Body is medium with a strong bubbly carbonation. Ends with more floral hops, big fruit, soft malt and booze. altonbrownd (5897) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - APR 2, 2016
Bottle from Bethesda Food and Beverage. Nice yellow body with medium head. Nose is floral, hoppy, citrus. Taste similar of floral and citrus and some maltier notes. Dry in the finish. Iphonephan (7281) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - MAR 30, 2016
On draft at Spacebar. Pours a clear gold with an off white head. Aroma of tropical fruit. Flavors of toffee. Slight bitter finish. Travlr (26070) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAR 27, 2016
Draft at Meridian Pint. Crystal clear golden color, fluffy white head. Aroma of tropical fruit. Taste starts with sweet fruit, then bitter citrus, dry finish. Nice.