StewardofGondor (1933) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 26, 2006
Hazed, unfiltered and caramel orange in color with a lovely creamy white head laying on top. Citric oranges and sweet apricots rise up the nostrils with a fuzzy sugared trait. Inviting, soft, peach and strawberry cream cheese danishes bridge the nose to the mouth. Medium-to-lighter bodied with an ample amount of centennial supporting it. Strawberry crusted oat bunches come to fruition while husky rinds meander with qualities of peaches and apricots. Citric orange rinds and a touch of wheat flour hug the cusps on the way out. It’s a straight up APA. chimpscampee (566) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 10, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 11, 2006 Similar to SN Pale ale which is one of my favorites. I do need to to head out to this great Madison microbrewer and sample more beer. jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - JUN 2, 2006
From a 64 oz. Great Dane growler, shared with a couple friends upon my return from Madison, sampled in a imperial pint glass.
Made a good appearance, poured an orange hued bronze with a fluffy beige head that settled into a bubbly lacing, minimal amount of sticking, good carbonation.
Had a sweet piney and citric rind nose with little leafy earthiness and caramelized maltiness at the edges.
A crisp, hop textured and smooth fullish bodied mouth feel, very good drinkability.
Fresh sweet piney and citric hop taste, a smooth rolling bitterness on the tongue, followed a touch of leafy tea earthy flavor, a caramelized maltiness fights to be tasted in the middle, a fight to balance the taste and dryish piney and malty finish with a little sour hoppiness lingering in the palate.
I really enjoyed this APA from the Great Dane, another one of their brews that made wish I lived a lot close to Madison.
brewblackhole (1587) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 28, 2006
Hop dominated cascade aroma,cloudy orange amber color, its all about the hops in the flavor also,citrus and pine with a malt backing that keeps this from being an IPA,a pleasing bitterness in the swallow surprisingly impressive beervana (781) - Libertyville, Illinois, USA - JAN 24, 2006
(01.20.06) On tap at the Horse & Plow, Kohler, WI. Clear amber hued ale having a large white long-lasting head with good lacing. Soft carbonation. . Slightly sour hoppy aromas. Medium bodied ale that starts with light malt sweetness. Citrus and hop flavors. Finishes with light hop bitterness. Well-balanced. An exceptional drinkable hoppy American pale ale.
Ughsmash (7502) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 29, 2005
On tap at the Fitchburg location. Poured a clear lighter caramel flavor with a short white head and some nice lacing. Fairly potent nose with lots of hoppage (grapefruit, pine, & grass) and some more faint caramel. Grapefruit and caramel provided most of the flavor with piney hops lagging behind. Very good bitterness for the style with crisp and smooth caramel maltage. Lighter-bodied. This was a tasty brew. jaymobrown (1845) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 27, 2005
Dry hops I’d say. Dirty dishwater flavor. Ran through the hose I’d say. Some flavorful pale malt in the front to give it some texture. Overall, not worth seeking out. Bockyhorsey (2638) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - OCT 20, 2005
Sample at pub. Good citrus aroma and flavor for this one. Crisp on palate a good beer. 1FastSTi (3358) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 14, 2005
Tap @ GD. Pours to a hazy cider colored body with a thin rocky white head. The flavor is nicely hoppy but not overly so. Good lacing. Citrus hops and leafy hops and a nice caramel backbone. The aroma is a touch weak. Yes, it’s a bar, but there is no smoke. Light leafy hops, oranges, caramel flavors. The palate is medium bodied and very creamy. Doppelganger (1389) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - AUG 3, 2005
Dusky copper with a nice layer of fine head. Citrus, strawberry jam and spruce aromas. Good bitter presense up front, with a clean malty finish. Very solid APA. More fragrant than usual, a nicely balanced all around.