superspak (5597) - Michigan, USA - APR 17, 2015
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, no bottle dating. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy golden orange color with a 2 finger dense and rocky off white head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, lemon zest, orange peel, light pine, light caramel, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of citrus hops and moderate pale malt notes; with good strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, lemon zest, orange peel, pine, light caramel, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Good amount of pine/citrus rind bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, lemon/orange peel, pine, light caramel, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice complexity and robustness of bright citrus/pine hops and moderate pale malt flavors; with a crisp malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and resinous sticky mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent American pale ale style. All around great complexity of bright citrus/pine hops and moderate pale malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering. Fritz123 (1535) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - MAR 22, 2015
Tasted at the tasting room. Light golden amber with ample head. Aroma of light citrus (orange, lemon, grapefruit) and light grass and pine. Some cereal grains. Taste is similar with a fruity note mostly and slight pine. Crisp. Balanced. Medium carb. DocJitsu (1978) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - MAR 19, 2015
Pours a mildly hazy copper color with a thick, bumpy, light tan head. Toasted malt is more prominent, albeit minimally, than the hop character on the nose. Relatively thick and soft yielding to astringency toward the finish. Nicely blending flavors. Dal9000 (633) - Ohio, USA - DEC 25, 2014
Initial malty flavor -crisp. Finishes with a soft lingering citrus hoppy mild on the tip of the tongue.
---Rated via Beer Buddy tonypreto (130) - Akron, Ohio, USA - NOV 16, 2014
12 oz bottle poured into pint glass. Aroma was subtle, appearance was alright, head dissapated immediately. Taste was really great. Very hoppy and delicious.
shrubber85 (11408) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - NOV 16, 2014
Bottle. Pine, orange peel and light caramel malt aroma. Amber with large off-white head. Sweet orange malt and moderately bitter pine/grapefruit peel flavor. Great hop profile - an excellent APA. Stuu666 (13425) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 21, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours copper, nose is floral, taste is quite fruity and bitter. hopscotch (11101) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 21, 2014
Draft... Muckfest 2014... Clear amber pour with golden highlights and a small, creamy, white head. Good aroma of flora and tropical fruits. Medium to full-bodied with vibrant carbonation. The flavor is fruity and fairly sweet with a lightly bitter finish. DialSquare (5030) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 25, 2014
12oz bottle from Giant Eagle Market in UA. Orange pour with a finger or so off-white head. Aroma is caramel malt, citrus, pine, floral. Tastes are along those lines with a dash of honey, herbal and a little biscuity. Slight tea vibe. Slight bitterness in the finish. Good, straightforward, drinkable. livingrural (7) - Ohio, USA - MAR 25, 2014 does not count
I'm trying to compare this to other IPA-type beers. I like the malty-ness, definitely balances the hops. Because I am not a hop-head (decidedly the opposite), I probably can't be completely objective, but this one, I would drink again. Very fresh.