detroiter (958) - Euphoria, Minnesota, USA - JAN 21, 2007
Pours a lightly hazed deep golden amber. Thick head of white foam, good retention and sudsy lacing. Caramel malt and citrus hops in the aroma.
This is an APA that does not skimp on the malt. Sweet bold caramel malt, a dash of honey, and then drier malt in the finish. Nor does it skimp on the hops - lots of hops for balance, a citrus flavor and aroma, and a delightfully long lasting and slightly spicy citrus bitterness, which is accompanied by a tasty butterscotch in the aftertaste. Medium body and very gentle carbonation. Hangover (1136) - oxford, Georgia, USA - DEC 5, 2006
Very attractive irradescent orange pour with a thin tan head. Very malty aroma with some citrus hops. Very active and full mouthfeel with good initial hit of bittering hops. Balanced towards the middle by a nice doughy/bread malt presence. Slightly piney and resinous finish. Pretty good APA! auerbrau (3203) - Ithaca, New York, USA - OCT 10, 2006
Pours a medium amber orange, with rise of bubbles and a fading creamy head of ivory. Aroma is a crisp waft of mature and sophisticated hops. There’s some Euro influence and an almost Barleywine-like character to the aroma. Aged lemon peels and almond centers show best. Flavor is distinctive, with a growing richness in grain body and texture. There’s a delightful citrusy sweetness to the sugars, that’s counterbalanced by the edgy hop character. Not abusive like many Cascade redolent APAs, nor lazy and gluttonous like the majority of slothful EPAs. This instead is nuance, full of breath and absolutely delightful. Like a small B-wine. Delicious. Finishes with an earthy grasp of Camomile flowers. However, the dancing bears are lame. DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 28, 2006
Aroma has a good malt presence, combined with a citrus hoppiness, orange, pours a large creamy head. Flavour begins with orangey hops, backed by a firm maltiness. Well balanced, a very hoppy treat. Terrific! Thank You mds. Goblincat (399) - Petersburg, Michigan, USA - AUG 4, 2006
Cloudy orange pour. Citrus and hop nose. Nice hops level, a bit of pine taste with some sour. Oily and smooth. A nice Pale Ale.
mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 31, 2006
Bottle. Pours a foggy light orange body with a medium-sized creamy white head. Very nice aroma of orange rind, bread, and cookies. Fruity citric body that is orange-accented and reasonably biscuity. Well balanced and superbly drinkable. ehhdayton (1188) - USA - JUL 19, 2006
Pours golden with a decent long lasting white head. The aroma is slighly piney with a hoppish flavor and slight bitter aftertaste. OD40oz (774) - Box Elder, South Dakota, USA - JUL 16, 2006
I bought this beer last november and it sat in my fridge until tonight. I decided to clear out some of my stock and I was pleasantly surprised by this brew. Smooth tasting, hoppy with a pleasant aftertaste. I would drink this any time. jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - JUL 15, 2006
From a 12 oz. long neck brown bottle with blurbs on the neck label and front label, no bottled/freshness date.
Made a good appearance, poured a hazy amber hued orange with a fluffy white head that settled into a thin sudsy lacing, small amount of sticking, medium carbonation overall.
Had a nose of pine and floral hops with a mild citric and caramelized malts.
A crisp, light textured and creamy smooth medium bodied mouthfeel, good APA drinkability.
Pine resiny and citric hops, light in their bitterness, balances the sweetness in caramelized malts, a bit grainy as well, and a soft hop and grain finish.
I have to admit, I’ve been drinking Mad Hatter more than this, but I too saw where this was being retired, so when I saw this in a singles rack, I had to try it again and I found it to be a pleasant and smooth APA. This is one time I’m glad that Friar Tuck in central Illinois keeps old beer on their shelves for an eternity, I’m going back for more of this. LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUN 23, 2006
This was an interesting take on an APA. I thought it tasted like they mixed Zoomer with their Apple Cider. Really, this had a ton of green apple in it. Aroma like jolly rancher green apple and flavor was like courtland apples. very good. there was some strong carmel in the flavor as well with some toffee and floral stuff as well. I enjoyed this because it wasnt as boring and run of the mill as other APAs.