oldgrumpy (106) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 9, 2011
Overall this is not a bad pale ale. Nice aroma and appearance. Lots of flavor and character. A bit heartier than most pale ales. Not a session beer but darn good with a pizza. Now available as Arctica Pale Ale. Perhaps it has been changed a bit and better than previously released beer. kevd193213 (992) - Hope Valley, Rhode Island, USA - JUL 1, 2010
12 oz bottle. Amber-reddish pour with a thin tan head. Aroma of stale, sweet malt. Sharp taste of malt and peppery hops with a hoppy finish. williamherbert (1546) - Syracuse, New York, USA - MAY 11, 2010
A slightly cloudy blonde color. Very small amount of head with a little cask-fizz.
The scent is a combo of fruits and hops, with a mild malt backing. Nice.
There is a very sweet malt flavor here. The hops are an accent only. And though I am usually a bit put-off by the malts, this one is very appealing and pleasant.
There is a fizzy, slightly bouncy feeling on the tongue. It stays very much alive on the palate. It is much heavier than I expected, and tastes darker than it looks. I could easily drink a couple of these in a row; very appealing and drinkable jtclockwork (17070) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 4, 2010
Amberish orange pour. Nose is floral, little bit of hops. Taste is pretty much the same. Rated 5/19/05 Lubiere (14133) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 24, 2010
A golden blonde ale with a thick off white head. A light hoppy aroma with light vegetable notes, a bit of fruity esters. In mouth, a light crisp APA with herbal hops, light lingering bitterness, not bad but nothing special. Bottle at Lucky’s Logan Airport, Dec. 28 2009.
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - DEC 9, 2009
Bottle. Pours a burnt orange color with a small white head. Nose is floral hops and a light caramel note. Palate is light but playful. Flavors of floral hop notes and a light toasty caramel malt note. chriso (7586) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 22, 2009
12oz bottle (looks bottle conditioned - at least unfiltered) from Supreme Liquors, Cambridge MA. Labelled as Arctica Pale Ale but I’m sure it is the same stuff as it has the same blurb about Tom Crean on the label. A decent and tasty APA. Good leafy and fruity hops throughout - some tropical fruit/lychee. Light pale malt backdrop. Good balance. Understated bitterness on the finish, lingering into a lengthy aftertaste. Clean and refreshing. Not big or spectacular, just a damn good straightforward example of the style.
guzzler67 (1696) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUN 28, 2009
Hazy amber appearance with a large beige head and good lacing. Herbal, floral hop aroma paired up with grainy, caramel malts. Metallic flavors detract from the bitterness of the hops and the relatively balanced sweet maltiness. Some carbonation issues -- two bottles from the same 6er; one was moderately carbonated and the other was a gusher. mansquito (6792) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JUN 26, 2009
Pours an amber color... got it on draft and they poured it without the proper amount of head. Aroma was fruity with some hops involved. Taste was pretty nice, with well-balanced amount of hops. Slight sweetness. Caramel notes and citrus notes in there as well. If nothing else a pleasant session beer. blklab2007 (2120) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 25, 2009
bottle poured a light amber with aroma of sweet caramel, pale malt, fruit, and muted hops. flavor has a decent malted body, caramel, fruit sweetness, and a bit of bitter hops. nothing memorable but decent.