fbennett (293) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 27, 2006
Pours a golden blonde with a clear bubbly body that leaves a 1in off-white head. The aroma is strong hops, lemon, honey, and a chalky sweet tarts feel. The taste is balanced, starts floural hoppy, with a slight herbal tea sweetness. There is a lemon honey presence that has a natural "honeycomb" taste. The floural hop presence is great, very different and the finishes is smooth with a soft creamy feel on the throat.
JFGrind (2064) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 19, 2006
Lively golden ale body with tiny fizzies, biscuit malts and average bitterness. Consumed on a "One Ale Wednesday". GonZoBeeR (3061) - ste-catherine, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 9, 2006
Aroma:Caramel malt nose and light grapefruit hops...
Appearance:clear cooper,good head...
Flavor:good caramel flavor,light fruit hops,sweet.... Kevin (2200) - Montana, USA - MAR 7, 2006
Thanks to shadey for this one. Hazed cloudy orange hued yellow body with an off white head that started life puffy but shrank to a skin leaving a sticky film of lace on the sides.
Lemon citrus nose. With orange cream soda and ginger. Very dry mouth feel that taste of bitter papery unsweet tea. Lingering citrus finish, touch of orange peel and lemon.
Ap-4 ar-7 tas-5 pal-3 ov-12
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 5, 2006
Clear copper w/ frothy white foam. Fresh, spicy hop aroma w/ notes of ginger & cinnamon. Medium, resiny feel. Flavour is both moderately hoppy & moderately malty. Finish is dry & mildly acidic.
hezron (614) - Viroqua, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 2, 2006
Bottle, thanks to eyedrinkale for the bonus. Bready aroma with a nice touch of fresh pine and light orange citrus and some mineral notes. Bright orange in color with a thin head. Caramel malt flavor with a nice amount of sweetness and some citrusy hop flavors. Light body with a nicee and creamy texture. A nice pale ale. brentfeesh (1208) - Mansfield, Ohio, USA - MAR 1, 2006
Nice orange with copper tints. Thin white head and tinny carbonation. Creamy soft malt, light citrus hops. Some citrus caramel sweetness, also on the nose. The flavor is semi-sweet orangish caramel malt (interesting). The “big” hops are lacking but there is a nice orange citrus hop bitterness and a sweet (malt) bitter finish. This is an overall sweet IPA. A bit too much for me but still good. Creamy mouth feel and medium body. Odd really. I could have a glass of this but could not treat it as a session beer. MikeSheehan (3) - USA - FEB 27, 2006 does not count
Interesting hop note, it didn’t smell like it tasted.
Very poor head and slightly off-tasting hop characteristic.
Not bad, but nothing extraordinary! dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 27, 2006
I have to agree with the previous rater. Negative one points for the name and negative two points for quite possibly the gayest label I have ever seen on a beer bottle. Otherwise it was a middle of the road pale ale. some caramel and some hops. NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 20, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 25, 2006 Courtesy of Shadey
First of all I am automatically deducting one point for the commerical description: "they knew it had to be different if they were to call it extraordinary." so to make it different they: "use vast amounts of whole hops, the finest malt, and put a little more love in every batch," yeah so what craft brewer doesn’t claim to use the finest and "more love?" That is like tasting the "cold" in a Coors. Sad. Anyway back to the beer.
Wow it smells so different..I mean it has caramel malt and some hops like most other pale ales, but I was told it was difefrent so I FEEL like it smells different. Well here is something different...most APA’s have some semblance of a head and this one doesn’t...at all. Just a light orange/yellow color and a wisp of white film on top. Fore is pretty nice..lots of a caramel malt with a little tinge of citrus kissed hops toward the back end. It’s fairly tasty, but not at all different.