Cavie (4718) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAR 11, 2017 DrnkMcDermott (3100) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - NOV 11, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. A good firm head over a respectably copper body. First impression is of mere bitterness, but after a few more sips, the floral hop character comes through. Sampled on our Route 66 trip back in 2001.
Tap at the pub. Clear copper orange color. White foamy head. Moderate hoppy aroma. Light citrus hops and pine. Soft bready malt. Flavor is light bready malt with a definite hop presence. Citrus notes, some grass. Restrained bitterness. Soft finish.
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Pour is a clear amber with a small white head. Aroma is a big sweet malt with a very minor hop. Flavor is again more sweet malt and even less hops in the flavor. Finish is bitter but also watery. This was not a top quality beer. Almost no hop presence and way too sweet. unclemike (3124) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - NOV 1, 2015
Pours deep translucent golden with an off white head. Mild citrusy hop aroma. Flavor of citrus zest and pale malts with some mild grassy notes. Mild hoppy finish, mixed with flavors of biscuit and european malts. Not all that bad. A clean APA pale with a slight european twist. gschrade (1092) - Collinsville, Illinois, USA - OCT 16, 2015
I had this at Springfield Brewing Co. Pours orangish with a white head. Taste biscuits, nutty, caramel. I thought this was ok. I could drink this again.
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Pours a amber orange color. About one finger head. Some retention. Nice lacing.
kevinator (2226) - The Colony, Texas, USA - AUG 2, 2015
Aroma is grassy hops. A little citrusy. A little roasted malt. A little nutty, and a little fruity. Overall, it’s not that great. It’s mostly hoppy and citrusy, that other stuff is subtle and you have to dig around to find it.
Taste is a little hop forward. Yeah, the malts are making a strong show, but hops win out. It’s close to the hop profile of it’s far east brother. So as for taste-hops, citrus, and maybe some pine.
Mouthfeel is quite dry. Medium bodied. It’s sweet to start, but the bitterness kicks in late, and lingers. It is an interesting mouthfeel.
Overall, I find this a little boring. I would drink it again, but it’s not one that I would say, ’Hey, I haven’t had that in a while!’ and then buy it. If I were offered this or a Sam Adams whatever, I would probably take the Sam Adams. If I were offered this or a Bud Light, I’d probably take this.
Average. No real aroma to speak of. Orange color with a white head. Medium to light body. Some citrus bitterness and a light malt background. Pretty safe beer. alexanderj (3605) - Branson, Missouri, USA - AUG 1, 2015
Bottle; an orange to amber color pour with wan off white head. Aroma of orange/citrus, cream and caramel; fairly mild aroma, but it had sit there a bit. Flavor was mild, but pleasant. Biscuit and caramel backbone with a subtle sweetness and citrus presence. Just need a more pronounced flavor Finhead (1763) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - JUL 11, 2015
Clear, amber with a a white head. The aroma has some light pine with a caramel backbone. It has a medium body with slightly oily texture and lively carbonation. The taste is mildly bitter from start to finish. jackl (8071) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 1, 2014
Keg @ Springfield. Light amber with a tiny white head. Nose of honeyed pair, faint caramel and taffy. Pick ’n mix. Light caramel flavor. A touch of plastic bitterness. Apple skin. Wood. Light body, soft carbonation. Not an APA that makes you sit up in your seat. ads135 (4607) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 6, 2014
A below average pale ale. Not much in the way of bitterness, has some citrus background, but mostly a watery waste.