twocycle99 (61) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - MAR 25, 2002
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
One of the better ale’s to touch my lips
themorningzoo (49) - Fairbanks, USA - MAR 6, 2002
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Great ale with a citrus tone.... definte hoppy flavor.. I loved it.
ttboy8099 (73) - Corvallis, Oregon, USA - FEB 7, 2002
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pretty amazing stuff. Loved the hopps.
Falconseye8 (542) - Evans, Colorado, USA - MAY 19, 2004
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Amber was excellent and I like this one even more. I’ve wondered why this one hasn’t received more kudo’s from reading reviews. As a taster its the best blonde I’ve had. Citrusy, sweet, little hoppy presense. It gets your attention. This is liquid gold. After having consumed I’m surprised its not rated higher than it already is.
Stove Top (43) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - APR 29, 2001
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clean, Crisp, and refreshing. Nice hop combination (chinook and mt. hood)
HopsOrDie (687) - New Lenox, Illinois, USA - JUN 16, 2004
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 29, 2004 Cloudy golden color with a small but lasting white head. The aroma is terriffic: citrusy and pineapple. Flavor is very hoppy. Bitterness is in style and not overpowering as you would expect with all of the hops in the flavor and nose. Enough malty sweetness to carry hoppiness. Reminds me of Dreadnaught’s little brother, must try this again to make sure I’m not delusional.
Second rating. Consistent with the first rating but a little sulfuric? taste. Aroma is still good. 4.4 down to a 4.2, maybe I'm a little critical since I've initially rated so high.
rybarclay (7) - - APR 29, 2012 does not count
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours clear golden with one finger head that quickly fades. Light crisp hop aroma, clean & refreshing enjoyed on the deck after some yard work!
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P-tor44 (886) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - JAN 28, 2002
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
vanilla and caramel in the aroma with some spicy hops. i bought this beer bassed on the smoked porters hype. didn’t dissapoint. malt balances a spritcy hop taste. damn good
ChrisBeest (43) - Corvallis, Oregon, USA - FEB 18, 2002
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I didn’t expect much when I first tried the beer, but was surpirsed by such an excellant beer.
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUL 7, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Fairly hazey yellow color with a full foamy white head. Mild smell, as with most pales, this was almost to mild, very light hops and some lemon-like notes. Taste of sweet hops and hints of fruit and fruity sugars, light but solid. Nice and smooth, light and pleasing feel with a medium malt body, excellent. Finish is also smooth, a little dry with a great, thin hoppy tone.