doubleo (1432) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 19, 2008
22oz bottle. No gusher here. Pours a burnt orange color with a crisp white head that fades quick and leaves no lace. Smells very citrusy, not necessarily hoppy citrus but just citrus overall. Malty sweet backbone and a bit metallic as well. Tastes citrusy and caramelly malty. Oranges and some metallic flavors. This beer is still good, if you see it, try it. Medium, crisp body, good carbonation. Suttree (6392) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 22, 2008
Nice gush of foam upon opening - Not really nice i suppose, actually a little messy. Anyway, Surprisingly sweet aroma - More butterscotch and caramel than I expected, mixed in with plenty of grapefruity hops. Hops are more pronounced in the flavor, but still plenty of malty goodness. Nice, easy drinking APA. Thanks to fordest for the trade! bhensonb (15208) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 10, 2008
Aromas of malt and citrus/floral hop. Darkish golden color with a substantial white head. Mixed malts, primarily something roasted, along with citrus hop. Relatively soft in the mouth with mild carbonation. Rather clean and refreshing. Finishes more dry than sweet. Very smooth. Bitter persists and builds in the finish. A very nice APA. RSRIZZO (1986) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - NOV 29, 2007
Aroma is a hoppy citrus scent. Color is a light brown with a faint haze. Carbonation is good with a thick tight head. Taste is hoppy and bitter. Starting with a full/medium body that goes down smooth with an almost foamy feel. Finish comes in with a light malt flavor and a bitterness, then a full citrusy hop flavor comes in and on the very end it leaves you clean. Overall its very good, almost excellent but I do not like citrus hop flavor. But I must say that for a beer that has this hop citrus it is one of the mildest and leaves you with a clean feel where others, like Bridgeport’s IPA, leaves you feeling like you just ate a grapefruit. Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 24, 2007
22oz bottle from Bev Mo La Mesa. Pours a nice burnt orange with an off white head. Nose of pine and malt. A great pale (almost IPA)
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - SEP 4, 2007
Poured a slightly hazed copper color with a large off-white head. Citrusy and floral with sweet fruity notes. The flavor was sweet and fruity with some aged malt character and earthy hops. Moderate bitterness with a dry finish. kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 14, 2008 Name: Deathly Pale Alejpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - JUN 18, 2007
Brewery: Reaper Ale
Appearance: clear amber, fine off white head,
Aroma: sweet caramel malt aroma with lots of citrus hops,
Flavor: well balanced flavor with lots of dark caramel sweetness and loads of citrus hops, long earthy bitter finish,
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
From a 22 oz. bomber bottle with no freshness date, sampled at cellar temperature in a pint glass.
Poured an unfiltered hazy, orangey copper with a tight foamy, bubbly topped off-white head, settled into a thin creamy, sudsy lacing, minimal amount of sticking.
A nice APA nose, quite balanced, soft pine resins and citric, floral and fruity, and a good caramel graininess.
Good even carbonation and a crisp, dry, a little hop slickness, creamy smooth medium bodied mouthfeel.
A west coast, California APA taste, yes, but I thought everything was in balanced, making this highly quaffable, tastes of caramel graininess, a little pale malty sugariness, a slight touch of butter, flowery oily, pine and citric fruity, candied orange, softly spicy, rind-like mild bitterness towards the end, the alcohol is not very noticeable, mixes with the spiciness, and a dry grainy, citric rind bitter finish.
I thought this was very enjoyable, excellent on a hot, humid and rainy midwestern early evening.
LooseCannon (938) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JUN 17, 2007
22 oz bottle. Pours hazy amber color with off white head. Aroma is sweet and hoppy. Taste of hops and grapefruit with bitter after taste. RiverHorse (457) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 6, 2007
Pours a clear light amber color with a large white frothy head and lacing that clings to the glass. The scent is of hops, fruit and some flowery notes. The taste is very hoppy up front with grassy bitter bite in the finish. The finish really kicks the palate, but not in a bad way. This is a very drinkable beer and the hops really add to the enjoyment.