schwaiger (90) - Laramie, Wyoming, USA - MAY 23, 2006
12 oz bottle. Poured a really beautiful medium dark amber with a big white head, mostly diminishing. Floral hoppy nose with dry herbs, green apple, honey. Some malted waffle and sweet butter. Initial flavor is a pleaant light bitterness. Some light sweetness and faint maltiness. Light to medium bodied with a creamy texture. Medium carbonation; bitter, metallic finish. Really good. Mumpu (46) - USA - MAY 28, 2006
Pours deep amber. Aroma of hops and apple. Opens with a malty sweetness in a well-rounded body. Quite pronounced floral hops in the finish. This is my new favorite pale ale. I agree with the other reviewers, this is definitely an APA, not an EPA. HopBackDoc (474) - Hatboro, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 26, 2006
As soon as I poured this one I thought it smelled like Sierra Nevada with its floral hop aroma. It has a real nice balance of hops followed by malty sweetness and a dry hop bitterness at the finish leaving the palate tingling with hoppiness for a few minutes. I thought the taste was more piney than citrus making this beer a perfect match for the style. Very enjoyable, like every other beer these guys make. detroiter (958) - Euphoria, Minnesota, USA - JAN 15, 2007
Pours a nice copper amber color, with a light tan head of about half an inch. The foam dies back in a little while, leaving just a ring. Not too much in the way of lacing. Medium malty and slightly floral hops in the aroma.
Nice mild caramel in the malt, balanced by some citrus and floral hoppiness. Very smooth, medium bodied, tasty, and moderately carbonated. Long dry rye, sweet malt, and tangy hops aftertaste is very pleasant. mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - SEP 23, 2007
On tap at HDG. Deep orange hazy in color with a nice medium sized off white head. Hoppy citrusy nutty aroma. Caramel malty notes. Grassy, earthy hops. Malty hoppy flavor. Medium bodied. Bitter finish. Crisp and refreshing. Nice beer.
Jonte (1413) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - DEC 15, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 27, 2008 Bottle at The Rover, Gothenburg. Copper color with a creamy off-white head. Aroma: Delicate flowery and citrus hop aroma, sweet malt, apricot, frutiness. Flavor: Bitter but still smooth citrus hops, sweet malt, caramel, fruitiness, apricot. Dry finish. Good balance between hops and malt. Very drinkable. This is a very good Pale Ale. jlf278 (288) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 17, 2008
12 oz. pours with perfect thick head and nice hazy, shimmering deep body. Aroma is heavily of honey, enticing, but could be stronger. Flavor is grassy with pine and light, low acid citrus. Palate is very wet with great carbonation and a satisfying mouthfeel. Overall, thoroughly enjoyable and only slightly lacking in flavor. cking (1175) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - OCT 27, 2008
The two bottles of DPA that I enjoyed really reaffirmed why I love American Pale Ales....easy, quenching, with plenty of malt and hops to be shared amongst the taste buds. Bright copper color, creamy eggshell colored head, and vast amounts of thick lacing. Sweet toffee aroma with bread and honey roasted nuts. Fresh, fruity/flowery hops permeate the scent. Filling with a nice malt body and a moderately light bitterness. Drinkable is an understatement. Near perfect balance between layers of fresh malt and floral hops. Bread, caramel, nuts, dry honey, flowers, citrus, and peppery spice are all to be discovered. Fantastic all around great beer that leaves you wanted to crack open another one. Johncmug (9) - USA - MAR 4, 2014 does not count
Very tasty. The maltyness stands out but there is plenty of hops for the pale ale palette. This won’t knock your socks off but a good all around, every day beer. generallee08 (772) - New York, USA - JUL 19, 2014
The body has a slight haze and a faded orange gold color. There is a lot of tight fine carbonation supporting a tall off white head. The head is thick, creamy and long lasting. It also makes lots of cool lacing on the glass as I drink. In the nose there is a mix of modest pale bready malt with some balanced hops. The hops are some what lemony, floral and leafy. The flavor has a good base maltiness with a solid bready and pale grain with a light fruity back note. This hooks up with the hops and brings nice floral and mild lemon like citrus notes with a little herbal/leafy character as well. The hop bitterness takes over in the finish and lingers nicely and begs for some nice salty pretzels.