bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - SEP 20, 2004
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottled: this tasted exactly like the ipa with a slight less bitter punch of the same hops used in the ipa....they have no real flavor except bitter and twingy and poor.
Ubiquibeer (140) - Cleveland, USA - SEP 10, 2004
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I was disappointed in this beer. I was craving a rich, thick American Pale when I went out to Nevada, like my beloved Great Lakes Burning River, or the delicious Alpha King, but alas all I got was an orange/amber colored, thin tasting shell of an APA. Quite drinkable but not what I was looking for.
mjg74 (2492) - La Mesa, California, USA - SEP 6, 2004
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a sort of orange color. Has a sweet fruity aroma, kind of like apricots. Not a whole lot of flavor going on. Fairly bland beer.
mribm (457) - Ocala, Florida, USA - AUG 22, 2004
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
This was a very drinkable beer. There was nothing outstanding about it, but it went down really easy with a sweet finish and the desire to take another drink. This would make a great session beer as the description states. From reading the other reviews, it’s hard to believe we were drinking the same beer, but I would buy this again as a session beer.
motelpogo (6700) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 18, 2004
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
dull, dull and dull. light and inconsequential, disturbing fluoro yellow tinge, dishwashing detergent aroma and flavour
JFGrind (1847) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 26, 2004
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Based on the other beers from North Coast I expected more from this APA. Watery, little carbonation or aroma. If they were going for a session beer maybe it should of been an English Pale Ale and not an APA.
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 8, 2004
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Honey colored body and minimal carbonation. Aroma of buttery diacetyl and a hint of citrus. Flavor is better with some prominent malts and spicy hops. Medium body. Very standard and unexceptional overall.
rudolf (2341) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 7, 2004
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
citrusy hops, lightly toasted malths, slightly grassy. Flavor is watery, toasted malt and grapefruit. Flavor is a bit of a disappointment after aroma - too passive
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 3, 2004
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled: Some hops in the nose, light amber color, flavor is light, watery, some citrus, some sweetness, overall kind of bland.
Alcoholist (570) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - JUN 22, 2004
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Amber colour with an average head. Aroma is lightly malty and floral. Flavour is watered down and a bit sweet. Not a good example of a California Pale Ale.