turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - JUL 6, 2004
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
coudy light amber yellow color. decent head but didnt last long.
sweet, citrusy, hoppy aroma and taste,,sweet sour,nice and refreshing!! good!!
PorterPounder (5094) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 2, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very light colored golden appearance - but very hazy with good bubble action, fluffy, spongy, long lasting white head. Aroma is more akin to a Belgian Wit Beer with some coriander notes mixed in with the light sprucey notes - very pleasant. Has a tangy flavor, not as fruity or citrusy as some APAs. Quite one dimensional, lacks much of a malt backbone in my opinion, Still very enjoyable though. Slightly dry mouthfeel but still refreshing.
DarkElf (3013) - La Jolla, California, USA - JUN 25, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUN 27, 2004 (22-ounce bottle, $3.29) A lighter style pale ale with a gentle maltiness balanced by a mildly bitter and fresh tasting hops, but the overall flavor is quite light and extremely easy to drink; Not a whole lot to the nose, it's vaguely hoppy; Pale yellow in color and slightly hazy; Large, bubbly, off-white head has excellent retention, and leaves a few large blocks of thick, dense lacing; Seems like a nice entry-level beer for the person just beginning to explore the world of microbrewed beer ... (30 minutes now passes) ... Now, with all that said, I think this beer improves tremendously as it warms up from "fridge" temperature to more of a "cellar" temperature, and the flavor and overall rating definitely go up; It's still a lighter flavored beer, but the delicate malt flavors become more noticeable; It has a slightly sweet, pleasantly malty, rounder flavor; The hops stays balanced to let the delicate malt flavors through; The palate is very smooth and soothing; Still not my style of beer, but I can appreciate this well crafted beer much more when it's not cold; Try saying THAT about your typical American beer!
Falconseye8 (542) - Evans, Colorado, USA - JUN 22, 2004
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is definitely the best APA I’ve ever had. Sat in the fridge two weeks courtesy of Hitimewine.com. Clean, crisp, sweet, citrusy, hoppy pale ale. New benchmark upon which other APA’s will have a tough time measuring up to. 22oz bottle to boot. consumed every drop myself and very proud and miserly with sharing any of this hidden gem.
y0cola (361) - fremont, California, USA - JUN 12, 2004
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Yikes. Aroma was very skunky; identical to most heinekens i’ve had. Appearance was not very impressive, either. bland yellow with hardly any head on top of those shoulders. Flavor was slightly cheesy and very light, but pretty offensive.
presario (4521) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 9, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very light big bubbled head, gone fast. Crisp dark yellow. Nice hoppy aroma. Light flavoured, smooth drinking, mildly hoppy ale. Mild hoppy flavour and finish grow stronger through the bottle.
stubby (334) - Santee, California, USA - MAY 29, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great pale ale. Very pronounced American hop aroma. Easy drinking and very satisfying.
ClarkVV (3734) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 18, 2004
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
2004 bomber. Pours a light yellow with some light grass/hay shades. Some darker golds upon settling, and mildly hazy. Tons of foamy white head. Aroma has a mixture of wet, mildly sweet malt, and dry floral hops, lightly sprucey and crisp. Flavor is mildly bitter (light citrus, mild hops) with a lightly sweet, almost creamy malt. Body is medium-light to light, slightly watery upon warming. Mouthfeel is soft and drinkable. Light zing of hops and carbonation on the finish. Altogether more balanced and lighter than most APAs. If I lived in San Diego, I would drink this stuff as a session ale religiously (this and Levitation ale).
Enniskillen (2029) - Salinas, California, USA - MAY 6, 2004
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I have a cold, so I can’t tell much of the aroma, slightly sweet and hoppy. Last time I had a bad cold I drank, and felt better, so here we go. Slightly hoppy, pretty light, not watery at all, I was expecting it to be a bit hoppier, but it’s good none the less.
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 1, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy golden color with a small sudsy white head. Aroma features a light sweet maltiness and crisp fresh hops. Flavor is similar, mildly sweet upfront, with a spicy hop tartness coming on and carrying through the finish. Light to medium body and easy carbonation. This is a good warm day working in the yard kind of ale or a nice session ale because of the lower alcohol.