tmoreau (4505) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - SEP 2, 2010
12 oz. bottle poured carefully, as instructed, to a 1/2 pint tasting glass, with a hazed, orange/amber hue, billowy, lasting, off white, "bottle conditioned" type head, and very good cling to the ribbons and streaks of lacing. The aroma was light yeast & bread, caramelly sweetness, citrus, and ripe fruit as pineapple. The flavor added some smooth, creamy malt, that was dominated by a full, semi-astringent, dry bitterness that filled the mouth and lasted to the finish. Maybe past it’s freshest as a competition entry, but a decent APA. GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - AUG 28, 2010
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RobertDale (6649) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - AUG 25, 2010
Aroma - piney nose, slightly metallic, kinda smells like some pine needles soaked in isopropyl alcohol
Appearance - golden yellow/orange hazy body, huge, fluffy merengue-like head that left behind stickly, clumpy lacing. Medium-large sized bubbles clining to the glass.
Taste - nice bitterness, sweetness is nearly non-existent here giving a nice dry finish. Herbaceous, with a light astringent angle which I enjoyed.
Palate - medium bodied, medium bitter finish, nice level of carbonation
Overall - very nice pale ale any which way you slice it. I would have enjoyed just a tad more sweetness in the flavor but very enjoyable nonetheless.
12 ounce bottle from Beer of the Month Club. Light amber with a small biege head. Aroma of hops, citrus and malt. Tastes of hops with some malt sweetness. Balanced well. markwise (5441) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 10, 2010
TampaBrew shared this one. Pours clear orange-gold with a white head. Nose is malt, orange, citrus, and a few detectable hops. Flavor is malt, some diacetyl, butterscotch, and caramel. Light bodied and so-so overall. Odde (308) - Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 5, 2010
Copper color. The pine and caramel notes lingering about were quickly overridden by the bitterness, astringency and light metallic off-notes. Taxing.
rubbishystuff (2537) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 4, 2010
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2015 Beer of the month club selection. A bit yeasty smelling and nice bitterness. Good all around but not going crazy over it. Serving: Bottle coolpop (1394) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - AUG 4, 2010
Bottle. Pours cloudy amber with a large off white head. Aroma is sweetish, doughy caramel malt and floral, citrusy hops. Flavor follows aroma, with a faint smokiness (!) and a long bitter finish. Palate is medium and a bit fizzy. Pretty decent APA. RasterMaster (258) - , Oklahoma, USA - JUL 26, 2010
Hazy orange-copper pour into thin bubbly off-white head that quickly dissipates into a ring of melting lacing and a pool of foam in the center of the glass as carbonated bubbles rise from a collection of yeasty sediment at the bottom. Aroma of malty grapefruit and yeasty biscuits. Initial flavor of bitter grapefruit citrus and yeasty buttermilk biscuits that slowly fades into a bitter piney hop finish. BVery (10711) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JUN 20, 2010
Bottle. Orange-yellow pour with a white head. Funky nose that wasn’t too appealing. Malt and citrus on taste. agillespie81 (315) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 9, 2010
Aroma - basic floral, faint citrus, somewhat yeasty;
Appearance - hazy copper, slightly opaque, thick fluffy head, decent lacing;
Taste - fruity front, yeast-filled back, finish has a good hop bite;
Palate - pretty smooth for the style, good body;
Overall - nice in certain areas though poorly put together, shoddy effort.