dwyerpg (6187) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - NOV 17, 2006
Smells pretty good, a little hops. The task has some hops for sure, but some malts too. Not too much either way. A good beer. 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. nuplastikk (6289) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 28, 2009
22oz bomber. Orange-tan color, looks filtered. Big soapy head. Fresh astringent hop bitterness in the aroma, some piny notes. This is a pretty great APA, capturing the essence of the style quite well. Earthy caramel malt tones couple perfectly with the mild orange citrusof the hops. Steady but subdued bitterness. Just enough malty alcohol depth to keep it interesting, but not overwhelming. Some creamy undertones. Excellent. beerguy101 (5360) - Newark, California, USA - APR 27, 2003
Medium orange color. Large head. Aroma is hoppy. A medium bodied hoppy pale ale. Malts are slightly sweet and nutty. Hops are citrusy, grapefruity and fairly upfront. Slightly bitter. Well balanced. There is a nice hop bite throughout this beer. Nice Pale Ale. Very drinkable.Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter. FoolishMortal (990) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 30, 2005
Deep amber with brown accents. Decent white head, little to no lingering. A powerful grapefruity hop aroma dominates, quite pleasing. A medium heavy body, relative to the style. The hop aromatics carry over into the flavor, with a pale malt character balances the citrus fairly well, particularly in terms of preventing a bitter astringency in the mouthfeel that I feel delineates pale ales from India pale ales. These aforementioned hop characteristics last in the finish. I like piney citrus hop flavors, so this was a winner for me. Not an extraorindary example of the style in a traditional sense though.
Eyedrinkale (3214) - Astoria, New York, USA - JUN 18, 2006
Gigantic egg shelled colored head sits atop a cloudy gold body. If you rate the aroma without mantioning piney or floral, you must be hard of smelling. Flavor is nice and hoppy with even more pine needles jabbing the palate. Just a bit thin body wise, but this shit is really drinkable. Some grapefruit zest in there as well. realale420 (399) - west covina, California, USA - JUL 29, 2006
22oz bottle pours golden/amber with a nice white head. Aromas of nice resiny hops and a good carmel malt backbone. Nicely balanced bitterness along with a big malt presence and a good hoppy finish that lingers, definitely can’t taste the 6.2%ABV. Overall a great example of an American Pale. undsioux7 (872) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - AUG 6, 2006
Pours a nice amber/orange with a small white head. Aroma is citris and floral with the hops hammering your nose. Taste is the same, but with a hop bomb going off right in the back of your pallete. This is a very strong aroma/taste APA like 3F Alpha King where the malts are almost non existent. Good stuff. Sorry GRIM, I couldn’t wait!! 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. jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - JUN 18, 2007
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.