corby112 (2813) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 20, 2011
Draft at Kraftwerk on 2/17/11.
Pours a cloudy dark amber/orange color with golden apricot hues and a half finger white foam head that quickly fades into a thin lasting ring. Sporadic spots of lacing left behind.
Toasted malt aroma with subtle earthy hops and crisp light fruit. Hints of biscuit, caramel and subtle toffee. Kind of bland smelling really and not as hoppy in the nose as the Headwaters Pale Ale that I had immediately before with only faint earthy grass tones.
Fuller bodied than expected with more of a hop forward character than the aroma suggests. Dry and bitter earthy pine notes up front that linger throughout over the pale malt backbone into a lasting dry finish. Nicely balanced with slightly toasty pale malt. Somewhat floral with a subtle earthiness and sweet caramel and biscuit flavor from the malt. A touch watery but still pretty bitter/hoppy with that nice dry finish. Not bad.
LinusStick (3514) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 26, 2011
On tap at Bocktown. A delicious and extremely hoppy APA. Aroma and flavor were dominated by grapefruity hops with not much else going on. The bitterness is borderline spicy. Pour was a clear medium gold with a one finger off white head. Nice wet finish with decent carbonation.
italianjohn (3257) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 19, 2011
Clear copper pour little white head light lacing ... floral and spicy citrus bite in the aroma .... sweet malty and grainy taste with spicy floral and lemony bitter citrusy hops ..... ends with a dry sweet bitter hop ... a decent pale ale PilsnerPeter (3050) - Flushing, New York, USA - JAN 8, 2011
Tap at Barcade: Pours a deep golden copper with a frothy off white head. Clean aroma- vacant with only a soft toasted note. Has a light mouthfeel with a crisp toasted biscuity malt back with a mild caramelized note. Hops are subtle with only a dull piny note in the finish, with has residual toasted flavors. A standard pale ale- quite similar to Sierra Nevada. Boring. Goodgrief (2059) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - JAN 5, 2011
Pale yellow color...not awe inspiring. Flavor was impressively crisp with a sweet malty flavor with an earthy zingy hop. Light bodied and drinkable.
robiannelli (599) - West Deptford, New Jersey, USA - DEC 30, 2010
Growler pours hazy gold with white head. Aroma is very flural and citrusy. Ssome carmel malt and pine also. Flavor is bitter only breifly cut by malt then ends astrigent and piney some grapfruit present but more toward piff and rind. Body is medium but has great mouthfeel. Woulda guessed this to be an ipa. Dickinsonbeer (5073) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 23, 2010
Tap at Maxs. Pours a clear light copper with a thin lasting white head. Aroma is mostly apricot bomb- tons of peach, pear, and lots of apricots, apricot fruit roll ups, sweet, caramel, earth and leafy. Flavor is also apricot fruit roll up, toasted malts, caramel, peach, guava, grass, earth- leafy earthy dry finish. Too strange of a new hop for me to get all excited about yet. Very unique but not great. michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 17, 2010
Draught at the Brewery: Aroma of malt, grain, slight hops, and Earth. Poured amber in color with a medium-sized, creamy, dense, off-white head that diminished but lasted throughout. Clear. Sparkling. Good lacing. Flavor is lightly sweet and light to medium bitter. Tastes of malt, grain, slight caramel, hops, Earth, slight nuts, and a hint of dried leaves. Medium body. Lightly dry texture. Average carbonation. Malt, hop, Earth, finish is lightly bitter and lightly dry.