ROGUE (2216) - Lewes, Delaware, USA - NOV 23, 2009
12oz can. Pours a hazy copper color with a one finger off white head. Smells of sweet caramel malts with hints of earthy hops. Taste is light caramel malt up front with hints of earthy and lightly floral hops midway through. The ending is equally sweet and bitter. A bit creamy with a medium body and crisp, tingly carbonation.
phishpond417 (2088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 23, 2009
Ok this beer had more of an IPA quality to it rather then a regular pale ale. Poured a dark orange colour with some reddish hints. Nose was incredibly hoppy. Like big floral pots and citrus flowing outrageously. Normally, being a hophead, i should like it but i sensed some unbalance here and that’s why i give it slightly above average. Cletus (6368) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 1, 2009
Pours copper with a white head. Smells of citrus and caramel. Tastes of pepper, citrus, some sweet malty hints. Foxbush (2113) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 7, 2009
This was purchased at Total Wine and Beer. It was a basic APA. Nothing special. The beer poured with a very thin head and nice burnt orange color that was clear. The citrus aroma and taste was apparent from the Challenger and Cascade hops. The bitterness was evident and balanced with the malts. The finish was smooth with some bitter taste lingering. ben4321 (6735) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 3, 2009
Location: 12 oz bottle from Gilly’s, 9/3/09
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2009
Aroma: Some pine hops, crystal malts, banana, tropical fruits
Appearance: Clear golden color, thick & fizzy white head
Flavor: Similar to the nose but less fruity, clean floral and pine hop flavors, honey, some malts
Palate: Light to medium in body, a bit sticky
This beer is alright, you are not going to find a crazy good beer here by any means, but it is drinkable, and I liked it well enough...
From the Jug at the GABF Colorado Convention Center, Denver 11/10/2008
Some hop aroma. Clear golden coloured hoppy and fruity with a crisp and slightly dry malt finish. Radek Kliber (7483) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - AUG 18, 2009
bottle 355 ml jgb9348 (6478) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUL 28, 2009
Appearance: amber looking with good medium creamy top , some lace shown. 3+
Nose: high pitch aromatic green hop with citric feel , straight amber malt nose. Clean. 6+
Flavor/Palate : Mid bodied. Bit raw with its metallic character , base was mid light amber malt. Nota s crisp or smooth as it could be. Rough finish.
Hazy orange hued, copper tinted body with a nice slightly soapy tan head - this is the perfect look for an APA! Aroma of fresh cascade hops, a bit of metal and some light caramel. Light-bodied; Assertive malt and metal flavours in the taste, but hardly any hops and the bitterness isn’t potent at all. Aftertaste is mild and unassuming - some hops, but mostly dry malt - odd. Overall, a good smelling and looking beer, but it must be all dry hopping, since there is not much flavour to this one! I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Total Wine in Chantilly, Virginia on 11-July-2009, sampled at home in Washington on 27-July-2009. DocLock (11025) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 13, 2009
Bottle from Total Wine St. Pete. Pours deep gold with white head. Nose is piney hops, malt, trop fruit. Tastes hoppy, piney, with slight peppery, fruity, and medium malt heft. Nothing abhorrent here, but nothing earth-shattering either. Strykzone (7658) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUL 3, 2009
Bottle bought in Virginia. Not a well crafted beer. Pour is a light caramel color with a small white head. Light sticky lacing. Aroma is a confused mix of caramel and various hops. That pretty much describes the flavor, too. Add in some mild spiciness and bread. The caramel doesn’t seem natural and the hops don’t work well together. This is a bitter pale ale and a dry one. Quite thin in the mouth.