Dogbones (116) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 2, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can to pint. Nice example of the style. Great summer beer. All I need is a boat. Pours golden clear yellow in color. Smells floral and clean. Very mild pale. Nice malt backbone and just enough hops to call it a pale.
jamiemac87 (74) - Durham, ENGLAND - MAY 30, 2017
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours amber with a decent head.
Malt and cereal nose with a hint of citrus.
Flavour is dominated by a strong malty backbone.
tommann (3675) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2017
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
355ml can. Pours dark orange with a large frothy head. Aroma is orange and toffee. Taste has light orange hop to start. Toffee finish. A bit heavy.
Fliwmn (3) - Moorhead, Minnesota, USA - MAY 23, 2017 does not count
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not fav but ok not overly hoppy not much after taste wouldn't bother to order if something better.
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niquillis (2609) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2017
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can from Tesco Extra, Longton. Pours golden amber with an off white head. Chewy, well hopped and resinous. Well balanced.
ChadPolenz (1787) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - MAY 22, 2017
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2015 BJCP Category: 18B American Pale Ale
AROMA: Strong IPA-level piney/floral hop aroma. Some fruit or berry notes. Firm malt presence creates for confectionery-like sweetness. Clean fermentation. No alcohol. 9/12
APPEARANCE: Deep amber/copper hue (too dark for style, though); mostly clear. Large white froth retains and laces extremely well. 2/3
FLAVOR: Hops dominate the presentation with piney/resiny flavor at beginning and end. Fruity/floral flavors are present at the apex. Malt base is noticeably sweet with a strong caramel/toffee taste throughout. Palette is big and robust in nearly every way - a little too flamboyant for the style, IMHO. 13/20
MOUTHFEEL: Medium to medium-full body; moderate carbonation. Not quite crisp, not quite sticky; though the hops do linger and leave a dry piney aftertaste. Very efficient for 6.5% ABV. 3/5
OVERALL IMPRESSION: Though a delectable brew, this is entirely too big to be considered an APA. If marketed as a AIPA it’d be nearly World Class. 6/10
TOTAL SCORE: 33/50
Renobob (2026) - Besançon, FRANCE - MAY 21, 2017
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bue à la pression. APA très très bien faite. Blonde orangée, ronde, houblon/malt bien équilibrés, assez longue en bouche. Finale très agréable sur l’aromatique. Vraiment chouette.
beer_rookie (546) - Arkansas, USA - MAY 19, 2017
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a murky bronze color. About two fingers bone colored head. Okay retention, light lacing.
Aroma is malty, grapefruit, orange peel. Smells juicy and sweet. A touch dank, a touch of smoke.
Taste is malty, sweet. A little orange pith bitterness. There’s a touch of pine, grapefruit. Juicy.
Mouthfeel is medium body. A little slick. Good hop bitterness, lingering bitterness. Highly drinkable for a beer this high in ABV.
Overall, this is quite delicious. A great pale ale. I would buy this again, and I would recommend it.
Mister_Li (1294) - GERMANY - MAY 13, 2017
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Klares, dunkles goldgelb mit durchschnittlicher Schaumkrone. Malzig, fruchtig, Grapefruit, Zitrusaromen, Orangen, leicht grasig, bitter.
johnarktor (139) - FRANCE - MAY 11, 2017
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: resin, pine, grapefruit, citrus smell
Taste: high bitterness, medium sweetness
Palate: medium high carbonation, medium body, slick, strong grapefruit peel retro-olfaction, long bitter finish.
Overall a pretty good beer.
BeerRenter76 (1002) - Texas, USA - MAY 9, 2017
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Originally rated on 1/6/09. O.B. delivers another solid beer again. It pours a slightly hazy copper body, not much head or lace to speak of. Aromas of piney hops and some caramel notes as well. It goes down nice and smooth with a slightly bitter finish. Flavor of pine and some malts. I like that’s its in a can. Although its a pretty good beer, I was more impressed with Southern Star pine belt pale ale to this one, it comes in a 16 oz can, costs less and is a better beer. However this is truer to the APA style than the forementioned and it is still pretty darn good and i would buy it again.