phillybass (115) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 11, 2016
So many hops it tastes like an imperial IPA. Lots of floral aroma. Taste is wide and bitter. Something minor is not quite right. But overall very impressive.
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On draft at Otto’s. Poured hazy copper with few splotches of lace. Sweet malt, caramel. Earthy. Slight citrus notes. can8ianben (1538) - State College, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 20, 2016
It’s fine... nothing wrong with it, just not very memorable. It’s a standard pale ale and I wish the hops were a bit more pronounced. I’m forgetting if I have had this on tap at Otto’s perhaps that would be a better experience than in the bottle. smaynard6000 (1152) - Apopka, Florida, USA - APR 13, 2016
Bottle. Pours a golden color with a small creamy tan head. Aroma is mostly citrusy and hoppy. Bitter hoppy flavor with plenty of citrus. Light bodied. Pretty good. MarkoR (959) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 26, 2015
Bottle. Pours an amber colour with a medium off-white head. Aroma is malty, fruits, pine. Taste is fruits, malts, hops, some citrus. Pretty good beer.
callmemickey (4542) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 30, 2015
Darker hazy orange body, medium to thin off-white head, spotty lacing. Mild citrus and florals, backed by toasted bread and toffee, Medium bodied with moderate to lively carbonation, light sweetness, mild bitterness. Travlr (24259) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - APR 4, 2015
Draft at the source. Clear golden color. Aroma of summer fruit. Taste is lightly bitter fruit. Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - MAR 23, 2015
This was poured into a pint glass.
The appearance was a hazy, semi-burnt orange color with no head nor any lacing.
The smell had a light under-spiced absorbing citrus to grassy connotation to it. A light toasty to breadiness finds itself around the aroma.
The taste was semi-sweet and lightly spiced with a light underscore of bitter citrus rind. A sharp sweet citrus finds itself in the aftertaste and leads into the finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a good sharpness as an APA should on the palate. This was carbonated nicely.
Overall, I say this was a pretty good APA I could have again, preferably in the warmer months as there’s a decent refreshing quality about it. Darkmagus82 (2302) - - AUG 7, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 9-30-12-
Served on tap in a pint glass
Appearance – Served a golden colored brew with a tiny white head. The head faded fast to leave very light level of lacing.
Smell - The aroma was a mix of a biscuit and bready aroma with some lighter notes of an earthy and hay-like aroma.
Taste - The taste begins with flavors of a lighter caramel sweetness and a biscuit base. As the taste moves on the sweetness fades some as flavors of an earthy nature come to the tongue. More toward the end of the taste, the earthy flavors grow even stronger and are joined by a light herbal flavor which in the end, leave a dry bitter flavor on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer was on the light to average side with a carbonation level that was rather average. It makes for an easy to drink brew, but lacks some complexity which may have been better to accentuate the bitter flavors.
Overall – An OK beer. It tasted and drank very much like a standard APA but lacked some of the finer flavor transitions and subtle flavors of a great APA.
TylerGreenDC (929) - - JAN 18, 2014
Earlier Rating: 5/19/2014 Total Score: 3.3
Transfer from BA reviewed on 2-15-12 -
Poured from bottle into a pint glass
Appearance – Pours a nice golden color with not too much head. There is a moderate amount of lacing upon the quick dissipation of the head.
Smell – Carmel malt is the most prevalent. While not very potent, there is a light amount of pine and citrus hop mixed in.
Taste – A very nice malt backbone with a slight roasted barley flavor which is lightly sweetened by a bit of toffee flavor. The lighter hop flavor then comes into play toward the middle and the end. Mainly pine and earthy in nature, it leaves a nice finish to the taste.
Mouthfeel – A little thinner then would be desired with an average level of carbonation. Pretty standard for the type of brew.
Overall – Not bad, but noting too special. Easy to drink.
12 oz bottle. Smells like toast. Big roasty taste with thin hop presence. Big, big malts.