Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 24, 2008
On tap at Belmont Station in Portland, Oregon--Golden-amber body brew with a medium healthy-looking whitish head. Fluffy, even-tempered brew. Nice balance of malts and hops. Light and caramel citrus hopped body. Nice level of bitterness. Delicious summer beer! riversideAK (6265) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - AUG 11, 2008
Pours golden amber with a nice lasting head and great lacing. A nice looking brew. The aroma is a nice balanced mix of light floral and citrus hops and moderately sweet malts. Nice hops upfront, a nice caramel and bready malt flavor comes through with more light citrus and floral hops in the finish. Nice crisp and moderately bitter APA. ABUSEDGOAT (2904) - California, USA - JUL 31, 2008
Amber colored, moderate head, decent lacing and retention. Aroma is citrus, pine, some grapefruit and caramel. Medium bodied, moderate to light bitterness. Decent. anders37 (27621) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 23, 2008
Draught @ the brewpub. Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a small white head. Fruity malty floral hoppy aroma with some hints of citrus. Malty hoppy grapefruit flavor. Long maly hoppy bitter grapefruit finish with some bitterness in the aftertaste. chokmah33 (118) - San Luis Obispo, California, USA - JUL 6, 2008
Floral + citrus hops aroma, sweet fruits (apple, pear, melon), mild malt backing.
Hint of yeast.
Flavor of fruits (apple, lemon) up front. Mild floral hops mid. Finishs with some lightly toasted biscuit and carmelly malts.
Palate is mellow and agreeable, good astringent texture.
Overall a darn tootin pale ale. Only down side is a hint of the malt flavor (crystal malts perhaps) I associate with macro-lagers.
Skyview (6115) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JUN 24, 2008
On draught at the brewery taproom in Snoqualmie, WA. Pours a semi-clear golden pale brew with a thick and lasting off-white head that has some excellent lacing. Aroma of caramel malt, some apple character and flowery hops. Taste is medium bodied, light carbonated with flavors of caramel malt, some sharp citrus zest and a touch of white pepper. Finish is semi-dry, almost like the PGA but with a little hop bitterness during the finish which disappears quickly. AdamGott (387) - Idaho Falls, Idaho, USA - MAY 29, 2008
nice amber yellow pour with medium head - citrusy hoppy smell followed by sweet malt/citrus hop finish with a wheaty aftertaste bhensonb (15973) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 25, 2008
Nice medium citrus aroma. LIght amber color with a creamy beige head. Medium body with creamy carbonation. A fair balance of light citrus and lightly roasted malt. Not all that bitter, but the finish is bitter. Makes me think more ESB than APA, but the folks over the pond wouldn’t agree. Whatever it is, it is a really tasty ale. Smooth. beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - APR 20, 2008
Big hopped up pale, tastes like a much bigger beer then it is. The hops give a big citrus floral nose and flavor. The malts step up to the challenge and it all works out really well. Really nice overhopped pale. bitbucket (2166) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - APR 12, 2008
On tap at the brewpub. Pours clear gold with a thick and creamy white head. Our waitress says this beer is like the Copperhead, but it looks nothing like it: Aside from the obvious ’nitro head’ difference it’s golden rather than coppery, it’s crystal clear rather than being cloudy. The taste is similar to the Copperhead, with some citrus notes over caramel, but cleaner, not so malty, and the hops are backed off a bit.
Earlier Rating: 4/12/2008 Total Score: 3.5
On tap at the brewpub. Pours hazy light copper with a lacy white head. Citrus and caramel nose. The taste is lightly sweet and has more citrus, nuts, caramel, pine. This seems to be an APA that sort of wants to be an IPA, but I’m OK with that.