HighWine (959) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - MAY 17, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Nice clear, copper color. Barely any carbonation. White head thins quckly. Good hop nose, citrus and a hint of pine mixed with honey. I was looking forward to all of those aromas hitting my palate, but the flavor profile doesn’t measure up quite as well. Taste was flat and unexciting. There is a strong malt beginning but the flavor was bland. Medium high hop bitterness lingers on the palate and warmth from alcohol is definitely present. The flavors do seem to blend a little better as the beer warms a little.
kmyers8807 (176) - Ohio, USA - MAY 16, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can thanks to bitbucket! Cracked the can open, poured into glass. Aroma was of light hops, with the sweet hop and maybe a little fruity smell. The flavor was just the right blend of hops for a APA. Could have been better, but nothing to hate.
jb43 (1650) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAY 16, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(can at Summit Brewfest in Colorado Springs). Pours a cloudy amber color. Medium off white head. Average hop aroma with light malt. Hop flavor with moderate bitterness. Oily texture. Good lacing.
Damico (3146) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 15, 2009
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
First sipping out of the cold can, it was delicious in a pleasant hoppy but not overpowering sense. The smell is almost sweet, like grapefruit. The color is rich for a pale ale, more amber than golden. As the temperature went up, the real delicious flavors of the beer came out. This beer is excellent!
hopslovin (194) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 13, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can. Orange/amber pour with thin white head. Nice lacing. Aroma is dominated by pine resin and sweet malt. Taste is bitter up front with more pine and some citrus flavors. Nice maltiness as well, but the hops dominate. Medium mouthfeel with bitter finish. Very good beer.
stobbe74 (3789) - DENMARK - MAY 12, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can, 12 fl. oz. Pours a ambercolored beer with an offwhite head. The aroma is hoppy (citrus from cascadehops). The flavor is heavy on the hops, but has a good balance. The palate is refreshing and citrus. Overall a good pale ale.
skmikeg (1826) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 10, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 1, 2012 Pours a bright orange wtih a nice white head. aroma of citurs and pine with some sweet malts. Flavor is heavy on pine, citrus hops, with some nice carmel maltiness to balance it out. finish is medium with a nice bitter hops finish. overall, very tasty APA.
gkost (1709) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 10, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours orange with white head. Citrus and pine hops. Some hop spiciness as well. Flavor is sweet malt and loads of hops.
beerchugger (716) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - MAY 10, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 11, 2009 Pours a deep orange with a nice white head. Smells of citrus, light pine, and some faint caramel. The taste is nicely mild with decent hops present. Tastey citrus with pine showing nicely against a malty and grainy background. Finishes bitter and refreshing. Real good APA.
MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAY 8, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz can. Citrus/floral aroma over light caramel maltiness. Clear orange golden with moderate frothy white head. Citrus orange and grapefruit hop flavor with moderate caramel grainy maltiness to support. Finish is medium with a moderate fruity citrus bitterness lingering.