PhillyBeer2112 (2723) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - AUG 19, 2006
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pleasing lemony hop aroma, lightly soapy, weak bready malts. Off gold with minimal head and carbonation. A spike of hop flavors up front doesn’t do much, quickly rounding into a vague, blandish sweetness. Finish begins as a tingle of carbonation, a light dab of hops and then nothing at all. Overally pretty flavorless.
cbkschubert (2901) - BFE, Arizona, USA - AUG 18, 2006
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a clear golden color with a small white head. Very light spotty lacing. Has a grassy hop aroma. Flavor is mild citrus hop but the bitterness really comes through. Light to medium body. Not bad. Worth a try.
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 16, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(Best by JAN/02007) Light, crisp, refrshing, and drinkable. Nice and dry for a hot day.
ROGUE (2152) - Lewes, Delaware, USA - AUG 7, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a bright gold with a thick off-white head. Very hoppy aroma and flavor with a touch of citrus. Slightly bitter finish. O.K summer drinker.
dkoonce (911) - People’s Republic of Athens, Ohio, USA - JUL 30, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy gold, with a thick foamy head that lasts through the glass. The aroma is clearly hops, hops and hops, with a piney citrus aroma. The medium body is dry with a clean finish.
lagermonkey (725) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUL 26, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear bright gold. Fizzy. Two-finger cream-colored dense head. Very lacy. Grassy and lightly bitter aroma.
Taste is light grassy malt with a mild but interesting hop finish. Light, crisp and that’s about it. A non-descript golden ale. However it tastes good and drinks easy. a good summer beer, maybe even a gateway beer for some Bud drinking friends at the summer barbeque.
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 17, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pretty boring. The hops are there, but they are very one dimensional. Skip it.
n0kwa (34) - Talisheek, Louisiana, USA - JUL 9, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden color. Moderate lasting white head. Light hoppy aroma. Refreshing light taste.
frankenkitty (2004) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - JUN 30, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden/copper bodied topped with a white skin. Fruity citrus-hop aroma is all-orange. Flavor is a bit thin, yet the buttery mouthfeel still carries a well-balanced malt/hop profile to create quite the decent APA (or so I thought).
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DrnkMcDermott (2988) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JUN 26, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: FEB 20, 2009 Taster at the Balmoral Brewhaha. A sharp, clean northwestern hop hit made me peg this as a Pale Ale. But no, I see it down as a Blond. Very close, either way. The malt base is a little light, and plays well of the featured hops. Regrettably, our taster cups were solid black, so I couldn’t tell you much about how it looks, except for a nice skimmer of foam on top. But it’s very nice on a warm, humid summer’s evening and lets me prepare for the more off-kilter beers at this event.