nimbleprop (8382) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 20, 2017 TheDean (786) - MIlwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 9, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Beautiful orange hue and a pleasant aroma. Sour and a little lacking on taste. For an American Pale Ale, not bad, but tries to be something else.
12oz bottle pours a dark gold with some clumpy, white head. Nose is gross, under attenuated honey, passion fruit, grapefruit juice. Flavor is flabby, honey, a little lemon-lime soda, non descript. Sweet finish. AWISLguy (3109) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 7, 2015
12oz bottle from Woodmans in the Falls. No bottle date. An orange pour with little head. Doughy caramel malts, some fruit in the nose. Taste bring some more light hoppiness, fruit, berries, and some resiny chewiness to go with the bready malts. Shrug? Ok. 13.2
TXBadger (2811) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 20, 2015
Pours a pale orange golden color with off-white head. Pine, grass, light citrus fruits, and just a hint of maltiness on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with a nice balance of hop resin and caramel malt. Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - JUL 21, 2014
Reviewed from notes.
This was poured into a pint glass.
The appearance was a decent hazy looking orange to brown color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute. There was some light lacing speckling the glass nicely.
The smell had a nice blend of sweet citrus to bittersweet sticky pine lightly dosed with sweet caramel malts.
The taste was mainly sweet but still tried to get the piney hops to make a play however, they stay subdued for the most part.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. The carbonation was right on par for the style and for me - just enough harshness but didn’t go overboard.
Overall, good APA worthy of having again if I could. akoeninger (755) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 25, 2014
On tap at the Weary Traveler Freehouse. Pale orange. Malty floral aroma and taste. Easy drinking with some hop kick. A solid APA to be sure.
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DiarmaidBHK (4907) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 2, 2013
Bottle from Johns Grocery. Pours orange with an inch of white foam. A bit of hop flavor on the nose. Lots of sweet pineapple on the tongue. Finsihes with a touch of bitterness. Very nice! BVery (10510) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - MAY 22, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2014 Bottle. Clear orange pour with a small soapy white head. Citrus aroma, a little bit of sour as well on taste. Not bad! wlajwl (6811) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - FEB 20, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 12, 2013 Aroma is butterscotch, caramel and a hint of citrus. The flavor is butterscotch, malts, fruit and citrus hops in the finish. Lemke10 (981) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 24, 2013
Pours a cloudy amber color with a strong scent of malts and hops. Has a long lasting head. Has a very bold hoppy taste to it but is nicely blended together so it’s not bitter. Finishes very smooth. A must try!
CanIHave4Beers (4184) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JUL 11, 2012
Picked up a single in Dickeyville.
Pours a nice deep golden, almost an orange color with a medium sized, slightly loose head that leaves a lot of lacing on the glass.
The aroma is hoppy, but in a floral and citrus kind of way that is balanced just so to make this smell unpleasantly like bar soap. Some light sweet malt is in the aroma as well.
The flavor is nicer than the aroma, still a little soapy but the hop character is more defined and controlled. Certainly a nice dosing of citrus forward hops, a moderate level of bitterness, and a bit floral punch are dominant here. The malt character is not hidden but is no where near center stage, it displays some crispness & some rich horehound and mild toffee one would expect from a full flavored Vienna or Oktoberfest.
There are a lot of great things going on in this beer, not enough harmony of flavors and aromas for me to consider it truly great, but it is very enjoyable beer none-the-less.