pantanap (3367) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 22, 2008
bottle from west lakeview..... pours a semi-transparent amber brown with a frothy white head.... solid aroma of pineapple, grapefruit, maybe some lychee and a touch of earthiness.... flavors favored a more grassy earthy hop where the tropical fruitiness from the nose really don’t shine through like i was expecting. medium body and finished with a bitter hoppiness..... solid nose but the flavor didn’t quit live up to it imho. ekstedt (7013) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 22, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 7, 2008 Bottle (50 cl) at Delirium Café, Göteborg, Sweden. Hazy amber, medium off-white head. Fruity aroma with apricots, citric hops with a light barnyard/manure touch (from the fresh hops?). Medium bodied, smooth mouthfeel. Long bitter finish. Fantastic. aubreya (676) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAR 20, 2008
The color was golden/orange. The head was fizzy, white, and thick. The aroma was apricot, spicy, and hoppy. The flavor was very hoppy, sweet, and spice. The palate was lively. The finish was clean. emacgee (4711) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAR 20, 2008
Grabbed at Bruisin ales. Pours a nice copper orange amber, nice consistency. Two finger creamy orange head. The aroma is very hoppy and spicy, nice hoppy presence, some citrus, mandarin oranges. The flavor is really hoppy, very very bitter and waxy, citrusy, grapefruit peel, alcohol. The palate is very waxy and hoppy, grapefruit peel. Very very nice pale ale. michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 19, 2008
500ml Bottle: Aroma of hops, grapefruit, citrus, peach, and pine. Poured amber in color with a large, creamy, foamy, beige head that lasted throughout. Clear but hazy. Lightly sparkling. Medium bitter flavor. Tastes of hops, grapefruit, citrus, grass, and caramel malts. Medium body. Thin, creamy texture. Average carbonation. Creamy, hoppy finish. A pretty good APA.
saxo (19583) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 19, 2008
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are rich with cascade hops. Blom (848) - Sorø, DENMARK - MAR 17, 2008
Hazy amber with a firm head. Strong and potent aroma full of citrus, grass and orange plus some caramel. The flavour is just pure bliss in the American tradition: fully hopped on a nice caramel background.
Adenila (1560) - DENMARK - MAR 17, 2008
Hazy amber with a decent baige head. Aroma if very hobby, grape, lemon and pine, with minor notes of caramel. I find the flavor quite bitter for an "easy to drink" beer. Didnt bother me at all though! The bitterness is heavy, again its grapepeel and pine with only a minor sweetness. Finish is dry and bitter. Spend two!! hours drinking a singel bottle, which makes this a quality beer! CaptainCougar (7634) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 17, 2008
Pours a transparent copper orange with a large, well-lacing froth of off-white head. Aroma of fresh piny and grapefruity hops with a nice sweet caramel background. Body starts with decent fullness and lightly sweet pale malt with a nice, fresh citrusy and resiny flavor hoppiness toward a drier, crisp, bittersweet finish with some lingering grainy notes. A pretty true to style and enjoyable APA. gnoff (11145) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 16, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 15, 2012 First rating
50 cl bottle at The Rover, Göteborg
On March 15, 2008
Shady reddish copper color, big cream colored head. Sweet, fruity, hoppy scent. Fruity, sweet, but mostly hoppy bitter taste, a bit too bitter. Medium mouthfeel, high bitterness. Rather nice, but for the price of it it should have been great.
50 cl bottle thanks to thomat!
Sampled on January 13, 2012. BB date not printed on cap.
Hazy amber color, tan head. A bit hoppy, sugary sweet scent. Bitter taste, some sand, very bitter aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, high bitterness.