BeerandBlues2 (13594) - Escondido, California, USA - JUL 23, 2011
Tap. Pours hazy golden amber with a medium, fizzy white head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is medium malt (toast, grain, meal), heavy hops (perfume, earthy, spicy), and light fruity esters. Flavor is medium malt, heavy hops, medium bitterness and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation, light warmth. Ed5388 (3488) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - APR 7, 2014
Sampled at AC Beerfest (2014). Poured a clear golden amber color with a small foamy off white head. Aroma of caramel malt, light citrus, and floral hops. Taste is malt forward, with lots of toasted and caramel malt, and light notes of citrus and floral hop bitterness. Enwiebe (318) - - JUL 27, 2014
7/26/15. Can. Pours hazy light orange with a nice head. Ctitrus fruit nose with a touch of biscuit. Very solid APA with great malt hop alcohol balance. Wish it was available in NC.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone callmemickey (4549) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 16, 2014
Fresh can. Golden-amber colored body, medium sized off-white head, spotty lacing. Light grainy malts, soft citrus, florals, and earthy bitterness, a touch of caramel. Medium to light bodied with a semi-dry to semi-sweet vibe throughout, mild bitterness in the finish. A clean, easy drinker with decent flavor. scarletfire65 (1472) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 20, 2015
On tap at Sheraton in Wilmington DE. Wet flowery aroma with dank hops. Malty up front, with fresh, juicy citrus and some herbal mint notes. Savory malty finish. Not bad at all.
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - JUN 14, 2010
Serving: Draft at Catch 54 corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 21, 2011
It pours a deep gold color with a small, white head. The nose has notes of pine, slight citrus notes, a bit of caramel, and a bit of earthiness. The flavor highlights the use of hops, but not overwhelmingly so. The pine and citrus notes balance well with the caramel and pale malt notes. Light to medium in body with average carbonation and a lingering bitter finish. Easy to drink, this APA is a good every day brew.
Draft at North Star on 5/20/11.
Pours a hazy dark golden orange color with a one finger frothy white head that slowly fades into a thin lasting ring. Streaks of spay lacing left behind.
Earthy aroma with lots of piny hops and citrus along with a caramel malt presence. More hop forward in the nose than expected with hints of pine needle, pineapple, grapefruit and orange peel. Looks and smells pretty good.
Medium bodied but lighter than expected and less hoppy than the aroma suggests. Subtle crisp hop bite up front with earthy pine and very faint citrus but I was really let down at how weak the hops were given the nose. Slight lactic creaminess and a prominent malt backbone.
Overall this beer wasn’t bad. It looked and smelled pretty nice but the flavor was a bit of a let down. Quaffable and refreshing in this warm weather but sort of bland.
Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - AUG 20, 2011
THOUGHTS: Nice and pretty well made, but noting all that special. Decent balance and fairly easy to drink. Packed with flavor for a fairly low ABV beer. Not complex, but pretty well put together. Really hope the start can more of their styles.
TECHNICAL: Can. Poured a clear at first and then hazy by the bottom of the can, light brownish orange with a large, creamy, off-white head that mostly diminished and left fair lacing. The aroma wasn’t as intense as the flavor. It had very light caramel and grain; moderate citrus hops; and lighter pine hops. The initial flavor was moderately sweet and lightly bitter; while the finish was moderate to heavily sweet, moderate to heavily bitter and lightly acidic with an average to long duration. There was citrus hops, ceramel malt, pine hops, grapefruit, lemon and orange hops. The light to medium body was slightly syrupy and sticky on the lips with moderately fizzy carbonation and a dry and lightly metallic finish. petexner (935) - CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 27, 2011
bottle in Virginia. Pretty decent pale ale, long palate, good hoppy taste, nice aroma. jrodooo5 (1680) - DOVER, Delaware, USA - JUN 29, 2014
A nice fairly average beer that is easily drinkable. Decent dark orange pour w/ a white head that leaves spotty lacing. The aroma is subtle w/ some sweetness & hops coming through. The taste is sweet upfront & finishes a bit bitter. Has a good soft mouthfeel. Not bad!