JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 15, 2012
On tap at West 94th Street Pub, Durham. Yeah, this is a pretty damn average APA and sadly short on the piney, hoppy, and citrus qualities advertised. This is hardly a craft beer destination, and it could just be that this keg is well past its prime. However, papery and malty in extremis. tkrjukoff (4335) - SWEDEN - JUN 9, 2012
Tap at Natty Greene’s. Pours clear copper amber with a small off white head leaving small laces. Aroma is sweet malty, a bit citric, piney and a bit grassy. Flavor is malty, bitter, citric, piny and a bit fruity. Finishes with a citric and bitter aftertaste. maxwelldeux (4374) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - MAY 15, 2012
Pours a nice golden color with a moderate head. A little hoppier than I expected, but in a good way - you get the hops notes in both the aroma and the taste. Nice and light in the aftertaste. Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 27, 2012
Originally reviewed: 7/26/08. Poured a darker golden, like a light amber. This was darker than I thought it would be. Poured with about a finger-width head that settled to a nice sheet throughout the rest of the drink. Excellent webbing along glass edge.
Smelled the floral hops, maybe some corn. Toasted malt.
First thing I noticed with the taste is the smack of bitterness. This mellows as the drink warms. There’s a slight metallic bite at the finish that lingers a bit. Maybe getting a hint of lemon zest, and some burnt toast. Very crisp and clean brew.
Not that bad for an APA, but not my favorite. obguthr (6295) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - APR 22, 2012
Light lemon zest nose. Clear amber, thick sticky yellow head with good retention. Very tinny lemongrass flavor. Extremely metallic. Enjoyable, but has issues.
mwbrady12 (469) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 21, 2012
Mild aroma with an intriguing orange pour and balanced taste and mouthfeel.
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This is a great southern ale poured into a pint glass to a hazy and golden bliss big white foamy head disappears to leave nice lacing I’m sure it’ll still be there by the end of the glass ...taste of malts comes through at first then the hops kick in and give it a great citrus finish very clean and crisp all in all a damn fine pale ale....cheers Cybercat (5737) - Georgia, USA - JAN 26, 2012
Crisp, malty aroma has a note of sour apple. It pours a nice bubbly almost clear amber with a very thick and fluffy white head. The sample I got fizzed like crazy, so open with care! Flavor is quite satisfying, malty with a slightly sour fruity note and an earthy, hop-bitter undertone. Smooth texture has above-average body and a firm, persistent fizz. A truly satisfying and enjoyable ale. blipp (9124) - La Mesa, California, USA - JAN 6, 2012
Draft. Pours light hazy with a white head. Light citric hoppy aroma, with some flowery and sweet notes. The flavor has flowery and citric hops, with light sweet malty notes. Pretty good. reggiedunlop (3717) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 28, 2011
Pours a mostly clear golden/amber color with a medium creamy tan head...nice lacing and retention. Aroma has citrusy hops...orange...leafy and floral...tealike. Flavor is more spicy hops than citrus...still tea notes...malty sweetness...a bit muddled. Mouthfeel is silky and lively and the finish is tealike and earthy/hoppy.