Scipio (1269) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - MAR 13, 2013
Pours a hazy, bright orange with a thin white head. The aroma is good, but it is more on the lighter side. I find pine, grapefruit, and pineapple. The taste is a little mild as well. Pine and grapefruit, with a bubblegummish flavor as well. The aftertaste is pine, and while being long lasting, is faint. Medium bodied here with a slick mouthful. I have found that it has a pretty good hoppy bite. Overall, I can’t find anything particularly special. Although I will drink it without complaining. Narnad (1521) - Crystal Lake, Illinois, USA - MAR 1, 2013
Pours a very clean, amber color with a HUGE frothy white head. Aroma has a fantastic flowery, light citrus and strong pine resin nose. Flavor has a an early Munich malt toasted malt that combos well with the early pine bitterness. This transitions to a mild caramel malt sweetness with a very nice grapefruit citrus kick that carries out the finishing flavor. With its modest body, the brew holds the strong hops presence very nicely and even adds a slight dryness to it help accentuate the bitterness nicely. Overall a great beer that showcase what an APA should be with a stronger than average hopping but fantastic malt presence underneath. akoeninger (776) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 31, 2013
Intense hop aroma, Pine, grapefruit. Taste is very hoppy with little malt backbone. Bitter aftertaste and light almost watery finish. I’ve had better, but it still has its place with the right food. beerdetox (15) - Illinois, USA - JAN 28, 2013
Not sure why some low ratings. I live down the street so I’m probably bias. Very good, drinkable beer with nice florals and finish. ccex (1385) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 28, 2013
12 oz bottle pours a cloudy orange amber with wisps of something darker floating around inside. Has a decent white head and good lacing. Aroma is first pine, then grapefruit, followed by sweet candy malt. Taste is sweet with a bitter finish. Body is medium with a sticky mouthfeel. A decent APA I hope to try again.
hondajunkie (90) - Tinley Park, Illinois, USA - JAN 28, 2013
12 oz. bottle poured vigarously into Duvel tulip a adrk amber color giving offwhite 2 finger head a sticky lacing. Aromas of pine first then light grapefruit & citrus notes,bubble gum.
Has the citrusy hop taste upfront followed by a light tatsing malty middle with a quiet piney finish. Like others,I had originaly thought this one was an IPA, but find out it is a APA and tastes and I rated as such..
Oddly, some bottles from the same 6pk tasted slightly different then others. Would buy again for sure. ChiGuy68 (626) - Illinois, USA - DEC 1, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 13, 2012 Bright citrus aroma. Amber color with a full initial head that fades a bit immature. Medium bitterness in a tasty beer.
Would buy again. pablo951 (690) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 1, 2012
Fresh Crisp aroma. Strong head but not for long. Good medium hoppy taste with notes of pine. Good palate. backdaft (286) - Menasha Red Light District, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 21, 2012
Bottle. Amber in color with a slight white head. Light citrus aromas, but not much else. The Cascade hops are nicely balanced with some sweet caramel malt. A very sessionable beer. Just remember APA not IPA. I have seen low ratings on this for various reasons; diacetyl, metallic, sour, etc. I tasted none of the sort. HighWine (991) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - NOV 11, 2012
Tap at Mars Cheese Castle. Light golden pour with a one finger white head. Citrussy hop aroma and flavor. Hop forward, could be an IPA. Good mouthfeel and a nice accompaniment to the grilled chicken sandwich. Very tasty would definitely get another in the rupture.