HopBackDoc (474) - Hatboro, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 14, 2010
Pours a deep amber with firm white head that lasts with good lacing. Hoppy aroma. Flavor was a nice blend of earthy and citrus hops balanced by sweet malt and a satisfying finish. A very good session APA that surprised me with its balance, body and taste. Inexpensive, too. Ughsmash (7510) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 1, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 11, 2005 Bottled at Mission Grille in Sister Bay, WI. This is contract-brewed by Sand Creek Brewing Co. Clear golden pour with a short, but well-retained white head. Aroma had a solid amount of citrus and pine hoppiness, yet contained a subtle berry-like sweetness. Nice and bitter as well as slightly oily on the palate. Well-balanced malt backbone. Bitter citrus finish. Nicely hopped for the flavor, too, with some sweet caramel malts. Crisp and refreshing... nice brew. scarletfire65 (1507) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 10, 2011
Poured a light amber, with a dense head, actually left some very cool intricate rings of lace on the glass. Aromas are of sweet malt and juicy orange. Very distinct Pacific Northwest Cascade hops flavors - oaky, dry, slight citrus tones. I’m not a big fan of American Pales, but this one is hopped pretty nicely, and I love that Cascade flavor. Not much sweetness to get in the way of the hops, it finishes clean, crisp, and dry. Some more orange zest and lemon citrus on the finish make this brew easy drinking and refreshing. Onslow (1531) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - NOV 23, 2012
Pour from a 12oz bottle. Clear copper color brew with off white head. Aroma of citrus and floral hops, barely detectable caramel malt. Taste is light malt at the very start then hops kick in, lemon citrus, a bit tart and dry in the finish. Solidly hoppy though the lemon overtone is a bit different. A little spice and tart fruit in the very finish. I think this is a solid APA, better than most. JFURYCAT (1078) - East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 26, 2011
Gotta say, the Yakima valley hops give it that perfume-like tinge despite the absence of anything else to make this brew stand out. It doesn’t finish very well with a copper feel but not enough juice. Some orange tones give it an almost ipa like feel though.
redlem (1306) - Ohio, USA - JAN 26, 2008
Not sure why many reviews are calling this an IPA when the brewer makes both, although the labels are the same except for the bottom name. Pours a medium hazy oak color with a small head with small bubbles. Aroma is more English like with the english hops and caramel malts. Not too sweet and very drinkable. Reminds me obviiously of Sand Creeks English Special beer. alagnak (468) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - AUG 17, 2009
Aroma is light and hoppy - taste is heavy on green apple, really bright with a crispness and hoppy bite that is very refreshing. Great pairing for Friday night fish fry in WI. Travlr (26091) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 2, 2012
Bottle. Clear golden color, small white head. Aroma of scallions and lemongrass. Taste is bitter and sour citrus. Interesting. jmagnus87 (3302) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - APR 12, 2013
12oz bottle poured into a shaker. Pours a slightly cloudy dark orange with a half finger of off white head. Aroma of light citrus and floral hops. Taste is light bitter. Fkoral and citrus. Medium bodied with a somewhat thin texture. Lively carbonation and a decently long finish. Overall, not bad. Drinkable but not super special. JPDIPSO (6286) - Wauwatosa, USA - APR 17, 2006
Also bottled under Svea verses Pangaea. Lightly hazed light copper color with a diminished off white head. Earthy malt and hops aromas, with a touch of strength. A light herbal and floral component. Light honey and malt sweetness abounds. A nice balance of light pine and citric hops. Likely more a american pale than an IPA, but a nice balance malt and hops ale.