tmongoose (2504) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 1, 2011
12oz bottole poured out with large head that dissipated over a couple of minutes. orangish color...just kind of a medium pale ale..middle of the road on all aspects including flavor of hops and malts..somewhat piney in nature...good for one. BMan1113VR (7930) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 21, 2011
Bottle via a trade. Pours with a slightly hazy golden body that shows intense carbonation. Fluffy, bone hued head sits atop with great, ring per sip lacing and retention. Aromas are malt forward (bready, toasty, lightly spicy, grainy) followed by hops (citrus, tangerines, light tropical fruit, grassy). Some fruit esters, and a slight hint of plastic. Flavors are grainy forward (bready, toasty, slightly astringent/husky, peanut shells). Medium hop bitterness and decently dry. Husk tannins are distracting. Hop flavor is low with hints of citrus (orange and lemon). Light fruity esters towards the finish. Well attenuated. Slight plastic in the finish. Very lively carbonation. Medium to low body. strongpieman (1651) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - JUN 16, 2011
Bottle. Clear amber with whit head. Moderate hop aroma grass. Heavy bitterness, finish lingers and is a little off. All around just pretty good. DrSilverworm (10000) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 16, 2011
UPDATED: JUN 2, 2011 12 oz bottle. Darker yellow orange color, translucent with a thin white quickly fading head. First impression is a nice, hop bite (but not quite bomb) good after that dunkel. Short-lived aftertaste, but a good one. robotopera (36) - USA - MAY 15, 2011
Light amber color. lightly bitter, medium body, short finish that leaves a lasting impression.
Darkover (1545) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 10, 2011
Golden color with a big beige head. Aroma of grassy hops and sweet malts. Taste is medium bitterness, lively, with a long bitter finish. osu97gp (678) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 23, 2011
Pours a clear reddish-orange with a large white head. Aroma is bready malts. Flavor is light with mostly pale malts with a very slight hint of hoppy bitterness at the finish. Definitely mis-named as this is no "hop bomb" but it is a decent drinkable beer. cracklefish (108) - Ohio, USA - APR 4, 2011
UPDATED: SEP 6, 2011 Giving this a second try; see below.
12 oz bottle. Pours a deep amber heading to brown. Great clarity even with a little schmutz on the bottom. I like it! Nose is piney and toasty. Flavor has a clean hop character, citrus and earth. Malt really shines in this APA. So biscuity it’s almost roasty. Finish is creamy and balanced toward the sweetness instead of bitterness. Still a dry finish.
Bottle sprayed almost to the ceiling with foam and it was fully chilled. Aroma was mineral. Flavor was gone. Malt was nonexistent. Hops were bitterness and thats it. BAD 6 PACK purchased at Kroger in Moraine... ContemplateBeer (2097) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 4, 2011
Bottle at the brewery. Aroma of citrus and spruce hops, caramel and slight rye malts. Appearance is reddish gold with tan head. Flavor of substantial hops mostly balanced by sweet and light rye malts, with most of the rye in the finish. Palate is bubbly. Different and interesting APA. chibuck (3521) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 28, 2011
12oz bottle into a pint glass...Pours very dark for a pale ale, a dirty, medium copper with a light tan head, good retention here...Aroma is super light, only light hops come through...The taste is also pretty light, bready backbone, spicey, with some hops coming through, not enough to get me excited. This doesn’t taste bad, just doesn’t have a ton of flavor. Full bodied, but one bottle is more than enough to drink.