Bullit (4803) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 9, 2017 ivan9856 (192) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - OCT 24, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: OCT 25, 2012 12 oz. bottle; clear, golden yellow pour with small, quickly falling head. This beer is reminiscent of the old Pete’s Wicked Ale as it comes to room temperature. Lots of floral hop aroma. Thin on malt flavor, this ale brings the three-variety hop bill and long finish right up front. This is no "hop bomb" by any means, but I missed the malt/grain backbone and any flavor complexity mid-palate with the dominant hop "half" of this beer.
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Bottle from Tops. Golden coloured. Bit of caramel, slightly hoppy and fruity. So-so. Bill Becker (2007) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - NOV 10, 2017
From Apr 2008
I got this in a trade with Wasatch. Thanks John!
This pours a clear amber gold with a 2 finger head of foam. It turns slightly hazy when I poured the rest in my glass. Nice head retention and there's some good lacing.
The smell is very malty with notes of caramel and biscuit. I have to really try to get any hop character from it but it's there...a little bit of orange citrus.
The taste is big on the biscuit with some roasted notes and some hoppy citrus by way of orange, pine, and a touch of grapefruit. Overall, the flavours are kind of unusual but they work pretty well together and I could see myself drinking more than 1 at a sitting.
Mouthfeel is medium and the carbonation is lightish. A good APA here with the hops definitely playing second fiddle for me so it's almost more of an English PA to my tastes.
bpar73 (1199) - Bellaire, Michigan, USA - OCT 23, 2017
Bottle. Pours a hazy gold with an off-white head. Taste and aroma of citrus and floral hops and caramel hops. gripweed57 (2970) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - SEP 8, 2017
12 ounce bottle. Amber orange color topped by a rocky white head and amazing lacing. Fruity malt nose hints at Valencia oranges. Some light caramel as well. Crisp, tangy malt notes. Hints of orange and brioche. Light dry hop finish has grassy hop notes. Well balanced ad easy drinking. rfm3 (10) - - SEP 3, 2017
An adequate beer not as hoppy as one would assume
Stll goes down fine and the price is right
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NikkTwist (3407) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 4, 2017
UPDATED: AUG 4, 2017 Draft at Macs. Very fizzy orange gold pour with a white head. Soft pale malts. Navel oranges. Honey herbal cough drops. Hint of rotted peaches. Bit soapy. Nothing really special. Bulk_Carrier (6064) - Vermont, USA - MAY 27, 2017
Poured into a nonic pint glass, the appearance was a soft copper color with a slight transparency about it. Carbonation could be seen rising at a good pace. Just a cap of a little white foamy swiftly dies off. Stringy lace.
The aroma had some soupy sweet fruity hops, slightly bitter, but having a balancing malt bill.
The flavor was moderately sweet through the blend. Caramel malts sturdy themselves a bit further down the lane to follow through on the aftertaste and ride into the finish.
The palate was about medium bodied with a fair sessionability about it. Carbonation felt fine. ABV felt fine.
Overall, pretty good APA, a bit old school, but I’d have again.
bigben873 (262) - Virginia, USA - MAR 24, 2017
Floral pale ale. Not too bitter, mild flavor, a good hot summer day beer. March madness 2017 ludhaber (127) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 24, 2017
A nice malty beer with a little bit of hop bite. The aroma is week but everything else about this beer is quite enjoyable. Very nice and buttery texture. There is some nice caramel flavor from the malt and there is balance. Just because the hops doesn’t hit you in the face, doesn’t mean it’s a bad beer. Rex_Remes (284) - Bonyhad, HUNGARY - MAR 12, 2017
(12oz bottle) AROMA: malt, caramel/toffee, some hops but malt notes dominate, hint of perfume and fermented fruit.. APPEARANCE: medium golden with a little Amber/orange, touch of haziness, light head that fizzes away pretty quick, minimal residual, slight oily film. TASTE: malt driven flavors, smokey sweetness, honey, toast, touch of dark chocolate, not too bitter. PALATE: medium body, round/smooth, relatively soft on the palate, dry finish, OVERALL: quite drinkable, not too heavy, some nice nuances from the malt side of things, not overly hopped, nothing stands out as exceptional, but solid across all parameters. an above average ale.