Kinz (3786) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JUL 29, 2004
Big thanks to squidget for this one! Medium gold, creamy head, nice to look at. Bracing grapefruit nose. Initially this beer is all grapefruit, almost piercing in its purity. As it warms, biscuit malts emerge, followed by a gentler grapefruit flavor. Enjoyable lingering bitterness. Not your everyday run of the mill APA. Well done. TheBeerLover (1027) - DC Metro Area, USA - FEB 1, 2006
Sampled on draught at the brewery oulet in Pheonix, and in a growler to go. Very well done example of American Pale Ale with great hop aromatics and bitterness. Burning Bird pours to a beautiful, bright, amber color with a nice white head, and a moderate amount of carbonation. Lots of good citrus hop aromas in the nose with just a touch of malt sweetness. The palate is lean with some good biscuit and sweet malt flavor, that leads into some tangy/fruity hop flavor. Burning Bird ends with some more malt and fruit up front, then finishes with a nice burst of citrus hop bitterness that lingers. Fresh, flavorful, and very, very drinkable beer on draught at the brewpub outlet. A pint after pinter, and very food friendly beer that works well with a number of dishes on their menu. If in Pheonix, the brewpub is really a must visit. Small, cozy place, very warm and inviting, fantastic service, good food, lots of choices, and growlers to go. papajohn (1250) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - SEP 2, 2002
UPDATED: MAY 9, 2003 Amber color with a big white head. A malty sweet start and a tangy hop finish. Did I detect apricots? A quite quaffable APA. Brewmaster (168) - USA - NOV 15, 2002
Pretty darn good Pale. Nice hop and malt character. Easy drinking. I like it better than SNPA since thats the one everyone seems to compare to these days for some reason. Brodie (540) - Boone, North Carolina, USA - FEB 11, 2003
Citrusy hop aroma. Pale amber color, poor head retention. Sweet malt up front in the flavor, followed by citrusy hops, and a crisp, evenly balanced finish. A very refreshing and well-balanced APA.
Steib (613) - Queen Creek, Arizona, USA - JUL 7, 2003
Citrus, woody aroma. Cloudy copper color. Starts out sweet a little tart. Just the right amount of hops, not too bitter. Aftertaste has hints of grapefuit and pine. Smooth in the finish not too agressive. A very drinkable beer. cbkschubert (2901) - BFE, Arizona, USA - DEC 30, 2006
1 liter bottle from AJ’s Fine Food (Tucson)- Yup, that’s right. A 1 liter cobalt blue swingtop. Very nice. Pours a clear amber color with a one finger thick off white head. Lots of thick lacing. Has a very distinct hop aroma. I can’t figure it out. I like it though. Strong hop flavor. Not getting much malt at first. Medium body. Slightly dry palate. Good beer. It took forever to drink this thing. bhensonb (15208) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 8, 2007
Brewers Den, now Sonora Brewing, is losing this name. It is now Stinger. Must be some sort of wierd legal confrontation. Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 29, 2008
Bottle courtesy of rustychiles. Pours copper with a nice white sustained head. Smells of perfume, citrus, dough, pine resin, caramel. Tastes of pepper, resin, mildly bitter. Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - NOV 17, 2008
Bomber. Pours a clear dark gold with some floaters and a half finger white head and spotty lacing. Nose is floral hops for the most part. Taste is malt, biscuits and earthy hops with some tart grapefruit in the finish. Lighter mouth feel. Pretty good pale. I liked it better than their IPA.