r464 (2362) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 18, 2011
Quite balanced with a malty sweetness and a bit of bitterness with hops in the finish. Caramel with a hint of nuts. ben4321 (6668) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 3, 2011
UPDATED: APR 12, 2012 Leafs93 (2325) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 25, 2011
Location: 12 oz bottle from Norm’s, 4/12/12
Aroma: The nose is heavy malty, with toffee, caramel, bread, and some citrus hops too
Appearance: This one pours a clear amber-orange color with a small white head and spotty lace
Flavor: Tastes more balanced with sweet malts (caramel, bread) and some hop bitterness (citrus, floral)
Palate: The body is light-medium, with a slight stickiness, a bit of slickness, and a somewhat dry finish
This re-rate from the bottled version (vs. draft) isn’t going to change the score at all for me. I still found the flavor to be slightly better then the nose because of the increased hop presence, and I still found the beer to be fine, but unexceptional.
3.2 - 6/3/7/3/13
Location: Draft at Hop Devil, 12/3/11
Aroma: The nose has some earth, pine, caramel, floral notes, light booze
Appearance: This one pours a clear caramel-orange color, small head, light lace
Flavor: The taste here is decently balanced, with caramel, earth, and pine
Palate: The body is medium with a decent mouthfeel, but it came off a touch muddled
This beer was decent, but not a standout. I didn’t hate it, but I was certainly left wanting a little bit more from this one.
3.2 - 6/3/7/3/13
On the twelfth day of Christmas 2011. Pours clear reddish rown with a white fluffy head. Aroma is citrus, caramel and some florals. Taste is very light bitters with sweet finish. Tastes very unfinished. Light and airy. Overall this seems very incomplete, much more malty then other APAs. blipp (9590) - La Mesa, California, USA - DEC 28, 2011
Bottle. Pours orange amber with an off white head. Floral hoppy aroma with toasty and earthy notes. The flavor has toasted malts, earthy hops, and light floral and grassy notes. Not bad. slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - JAN 18, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2012 12 oz. Copper pale ale. Grassy & herbal, yet still citrus. Easy drinking red IPA.
smith4498 (3670) - Winter Springs, Florida, USA - FEB 15, 2012
Pours clear copper color with off white head. Aromas of caramel and iced tea and faint citrus. Iced tea and toasted malt flavor with moderate hop bitterness. Medium body with average carbonation. BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - FEB 24, 2012
Bottle best by date - 5/16/12. Poured amber with an off-white head that left light lace. Aroma of sweet malt and hints of hop. The flavor found fruit and light hop. Medium body. BeerandBlues2 (13697) - Escondido, California, USA - JAN 27, 2013
Tap. Pours clear amber with a small, frothy off-white head, short retention with good lacing. Aroma is caramel and cookie malt with dates and earthy hops. Flavor is malt forward with medium hops and bitterness, light fruity esters and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation. sonnycheeba (6259) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 27, 2013
Tap. Pours clear amber with thin, creamy white head; short retention and spare lacing. Aroma is cereal and cookie malts, figs, pear, spicy and floral hops, and light candy sugar. Flavor is dry, bready malts forward with supporting dark fruit esters and spicy hops, and light pine; dry finish. Medium body and low carbonation. Beerman6686 (6607) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 22, 2013
This one poured a lgihter red color with an off white head. Aroma was of crackers, light toast, mild american hops. Flavor was similar, lightl;y metalic with a floral hoppy finish,.