tgoodemote (1) - Estes Park, Colorado, USA - DEC 12, 2011 does not count
A very nice, drinkable Pale. Beautiful hop aroma. A decent amount of bitterness, perhaps could use a bit more malt backbone. MadIndian (2743) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 11, 2011
Bottle. Nivce bronze / brown pour with a hop, citrus and eathy aroma. Flavors of spice, earth and grass. Nice brew. Trev (2023) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 2, 2011
sweet copper pour with a thick foamy white head.
aroma is delicious juicy citrus and pine hoppiness.
flavour is a bit more subdued than the aroma. Medium caramel maltiness in the body with a nice piney hop flavour. Light-ish body, very easy drinking.
Reynolds314 (3477) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 14, 2011
What a great surprise of a beer this was. I had moderate expectations but this flattened those. The hops were fantastically citrusy and floral with a nice caramel malt balance and a crisp clean finish. A great APA. Ernesto987 (6050) - Arizona, USA - NOV 9, 2011
Bomber, big piney citrusy aroma, solid hop flavors, light malt bill and bitter finish. Why do all the top pale ales taste like iPas? Something fishy going on here and it’s not your mom.
Alphadelic (2249) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 3, 2011
Hazy orange. Slick, resinous orange peel hop character on the nose. Thick in the mouth with quite a boozy hit. Powdered chocolate malts. Again this is slick and oily and almost perfectly balanced. Very well done. tastybeer (1853) - Indiana, USA - NOV 3, 2011
Bottle. Pour is clear copper with a nice off-white head, good retention/lacing. Aroma is pine/citrus/floral hops with caramel and light toast. Taste is bitter, malty, with citrus/pine hops, caramel, light toast. Palate is light, oily, soft, bitter finish. Seems a bit under-hopped, esp. given the ABV. ElGaucho (2401) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - OCT 21, 2011
Tap at Pig & Fiddle. Smells like Furious. Hazy copper, hence the name? Very malty for an APA. So much so not sure it’s fairly branded. Hops are overwhelmed by the malt. A very meaty APA. Not really digging this. Had it in bottle and really liked it so not sure what happened unless this is a different release . jeff789 (1423) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 17, 2011
Batch 13... Pours a hazy dark golden amber with a nice white head that leaves excellent lacing, retention is ok... very nice lightly citrus hopped pale ale aroma with caramel malts behind... flavor mimics the aroma with the malts being a bit more toasty and sweet than i generally like perhaps noticeable because the hops arent as present in the flavor as i like... lightly herbal possibly medicinal hop flavor.. dry dry finish medium body, nice beer, decently lively, a light slickness... DuffMan (10667) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 12, 2011
Release #8, bottle, shared with my wife. Dark hazy orange with a thick orange-tinted crown that retains beautifully. Aroma is heaps of passionfruit, citrus, and underlying pine with just a hint of a plastic phenol in there. Flavour is exceptionally hop-driven, heaps of tropical fruit, pine, with nice toasty malt in support. Some florals and spice peak through too. A really nuanced APA. Fantastic.