JoeMcPhee (9550) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 2, 2010
Pale golden pour. Hops are a little bit oxidized and cheesy. Slightly hoppy with a touch of pale malt on the back. Soft earthiness… a bit of an odd duck. doubelknv3 (1093) - Illinois, USA - SEP 5, 2010
Floral, pine, and citrus aroma. Amber with off-white head...carbonated. Flavour is same as aroma with mild caramel and sour fruit. Carbonated with lasting bitterness. zdk (1917) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 15, 2010
caramel malts and citrusy and pine. nice balances, body is creamy and mouthfeel is tingly with carbonation. touch of astringency at the end. daknole (11402) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 13, 2010
Orangish/gold pour with a white head. Hops, honey, caramel malt and plastic aroma. Flavor has more hops and caramel but also a unpleasant plastic flavor. Almost really good. dcschiller (2211) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 28, 2010
(22 oz bottle). Pours almost all head just like the IPA did. Copper color with ridiculous off-white chunky head. Aroma of orange, resin, spruce. Sour is most prominent-almost no hops. WTF? This can’t really be the way their Pale Ale tastes. It tates like a belgian sour. Very disappointing. Either this brewery has problems with their bottling (2/2 times I’m pouring out their beers) or they are loose with their beer styles. Either way, I’m not a fan.
SSKD814 (854) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 26, 2010
Thanks for the opportunity to try this beer!
A-Body is a crystal clear golden yellow hue that pours with a massively soapy, foamy, puffy white head. Head eventually fades to 1/2 finger and has great retention from there. Lots of lacing is left all the way down the glass.
S-Lots of citrus comes through first. Lemon orange and grapefruit juices are definitely the highlight of this but it has a nice accent of floral hops and a sweet pale malt backbone.
T-Taste is similar to the nose. Juicy citrus flavors are upfront and the highlight of the flavor but there is a nice pale malt backing to it upfront. The hop profile almost immediately changes to floral as this one ends with a sharp floral hop bitterness and slight piny refreshment. What lingers on the palate is a long lasting minimally invasive resiny bitterness, piny refreshment, and citrus flavor.
P-Medium tingly carbonation and nice smooth, oily body.
O- This is a great APA and a great session beer. I wasn’t expecting too much from this brew but got a very nice, sessionable classic APA. One of my favorite APAs overall actually. My 2nd from this brewery-and I definitely like this one much better. Well done by this brewery I wouldn’t have ever known existed if not for this trade.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 03-26-2009 00:47:43 riversideAK (6265) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - APR 7, 2010
Earthy hop nose - a little floral and woody with a hint of citrus. Biscuity malts and caramel. Pours golden amber with a fizzy head that leaves rather quickly. Woody earthy hop notes dominate as does a hint of caramel sweetness and a light dry malt character as well. Well carbonated, if not a little too much for me. Dry lingering earthy hop presence. j12601 (13099) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAR 2, 2010
Bottle courtesy of sparky27 in the Mystery Swap. Pours a clear orange amber with a thick white head. Light citrus, a bit of earthy malt, almost a touch of lavender. Medium bodied, big hop presence, caramel. Finishes with a big long grapefruit bitterness with bits of quinine. brentfeesh (1216) - Mansfield, Ohio, USA - FEB 12, 2010
Received in trade. Lightly hazy golden orange color with a big head that almost makes me think this is infected with gusher. Pretty carbonation though. Crisp metallic and biscuit like aroma. Lightly sharp taste that moves towards bitterness in a spicy way. Light grain in fine balance with the hops. Simple and straight forward. Semi-dry mouth feel with a medium body. I may have liked this more a bit fresher but it was fine. LilBeerDoctor (4193) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 1, 2010
Bottle thanks to Sparky27. Pours a cloudy orange with a super thick, foamy white head. Aroma of caramel malt, toasted malt, floral hops. Flavor of smoke, caramel malt, pale malts. An odd tasting beer, possibly infected. It was still drinkable though.