AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20ChadPolenz (1674) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - AUG 22, 2016
2015 BJCP Category: 18B American Pale Ale
AROMA: Hop forward nose of tropical and citrus fruits plus slight grassy notes. Low pale/amber malt presence. 10/12
APPEARANCE: Clear shade of amber/pale orange. CO2 streams steadily. Average white foam with good lacing. 3/3
Hop-forward in terms of flavor rather than bitterness. Tropical and
citrus fruits up front followed by herbal/grassy taste on the back end.
Oats may impart slight sweetness; otherwise malt backbone is firm and
MOUTHFEEL: Medium-light body; quite crisp. Smooth and quaffable. Minor lingering grassy hop sensation is easily tolerable. 4/5
IMPRESSION: One of the few APAs that really stands out as such.
Well-balanced, highly drinkable, and quite tasty overall. 9/10
TOTAL SCORE: 43/50
The author is not a certified BJCP judge; therefore, this score sheet
is not necessarily indicative of proper BJCP judging techniques and
protocol. The author is grading to 2015 BJCP Guidelines in order to
prepare for examination.