joejames (510) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 2, 2015
Bottle to shaker glass. Pours hazy light orange, two finger off white head, some lacing and retention. Aroma of caramel and grapefruit. Taste is nicely balanced medium bitter, lightly sweet. Medium bodied, low carbonation, creamy resin mouth feel. Finishes bittersweet with notes of pepper, grapefruit, spruce and toffee. Not a bad APA at all! jcos (1851) - Maryland, USA - DEC 29, 2014
Location/Date:Bottle on 12/27/2014.kramer (6682) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 26, 2014
Appearance: Pours an orange cloud.
Aroma: Lightly pine aroma, grapefruit.
Taste: Light medium bitterness, grapefruit.
Palate:Light medium body, light aftertaste.
Summary: A very solid APA made in MD, would get again.
Bottle. Pours a clear dark copper body under a small fizzy off-white head that faded to a thin film. The nose is really nice as far as the hops go, citrusy and bright. The malt comes across as a bit heavy on the caramel in the aroma though. The flavor is overly sweet though, lots of brown sugar and burnt caramel up front, and it really lingers on the finish. There’s a fair amount of bitter and citrusy hops in here for an APA, but they just get dominated by the malt. Medium bodied and a bit sticky with fizzy carbonation. Meh, too much sweetness in here. gripweed57 (2314) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - DEC 25, 2014
12 ounce bottle. Bright brassy gold color. Lot’s of big bubble’s leading to a small fluffy beige head. Mild grainy malt nose. Slightly grainy malt upfront, with notes of bitter hops and toasted grain. Slightly buttery with hints of rye. Finish is dry and complex spicy hops. Maxbier (954) - Maryland, USA - NOV 21, 2014
Copper color, off-white head. Fruity hop aroma. Medium body, citrus hop. Malt, bitter, grapefruit finish.
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reggiedunlop (3719) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 10, 2014
Pours clear gold with a medium white head...solid lacing. Aroma is earthy/piney. Flavor follows suit...slightly resinous. Mouthfeel is medium and the finish is dry and resinous/earthy bitter. Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - AUG 4, 2014
Reviewed from notes.
This was poured into a pint glass.
A one finger white foamy head appears a top of a slightly clear red/amber body. The head gently dissipated to a fil after about a minute.
The smell had a light earthy / citrus sweet hoppines over top of some light sweet caramel malts.
The taste was basically balanced between the hops and malts.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fair sessionability about it.
Overall, this was a worthy beer of having again. Beerathon (1683) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 23, 2014
A crisp pale ale that was hop forward, but balanced enough to not overwhelm the palate like IPAs tend to do. Easy drinking. Braudog (6678) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - FEB 8, 2014
Bottle. At first blush this doesn’t impress as anything special. It looks, smells and feels like any of a jillion other APAs out there. But on the palate, this has an above average spicy kick in a fully flavored and well bodied ale. This could be a fridge beer. (#5429, 2/7/2014) GenDV138 (7232) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - FEB 6, 2014
Bottle poured into a nonic pint glass. Pours a clear amber with just under a finger off-white head. Aromas of citrus, light dankness, pine, floral. Tasting notes of floral, pine, caramel, grapefruit citrus, resiny hops. Medium body with a semi-dry finish. I’ve heard mixed reviews on this but it tastes pretty good to me.