burgerlicious (308) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JUN 4, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
good. yeah. uhhhh. good. didnít quite blow my mind, but the sort of burnt oak palate was intriguing enough to hold my attention. the aroma is fairly mild, but pleasing, the flavor is interesting, but still slightly common enough to still be able to relate to.
firemedic713 (169) - Palm Bay, Florida, USA - JUN 4, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tried this one in Feb. but forgot to rate. Pretty darn good beer. Grapefruit and pine nose,Medium bodied mouthfeel. Spices, citrus peel, and hops, hops, hops on the tongue. Not too shabby.
screigh (464) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JUN 3, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured a nice light copper color. Head was small and white. It didnít last long. Nose is a flowery hop smell. The beer starts very sweet and finishes with just a slight hint of the hops I like. This is one of the better beers I have had from Anchor.
ericnixon (740) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 30, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light hoppy nose on top of a nice golden color. I donít know if I fully agree with their claim that itís a heavily hopped ale. Yeah, itís hoppy and all, but nothing like some of the hop monsters that are out there. Overall itís pretty good.
RaginCajun (320) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 29, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is slightly smokey and hoppy. Heavily and nicely hopped. Another good west coast hop beer. You would think the only ingredient in beers on the west coast is hops. Good stuff with a nice aftertaste mouthfeel. Not much flavor, but plently of bitterness. Good for bbqs and other outdoor events during the summer.
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - MAY 28, 2004
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a light amber color with a small white head. Aroma was nice and hoppy. Taste was slightly bitter with a citrusy taste. Nice and smooth and great for a warm day.
crzybob77 (530) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAY 25, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had this on tap at the Capital Ale House in Richmond (great place by the way). I really enjoyed this beer. It is very hoppy with a great citrus taste, so the two mix together very well and make a nice grapefruit flavor. Definitly a good brew, especially considering that am a big fan of IPAs.
Reid (1938) - Salem, Oregon, USA - MAY 24, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
OK cant believe I havent tried this beer yet. Bought in the 22 oz Anchor bowling pin brown bottle!.
To be honest after a furious pour ( not my fault honest!)..its a pretty average looking ale pale amber , large frothy white head.
smell however is quite refreshing,,nice fresh hop zestiness and smooth malts.
Very balanced taste, smooth and creamy with sweet hints of malts..then a short and plesant lenony hop bitterness..nice aftertaste.
Very smooth and nice on the tongue..great mouthfeel.
Very drinkable indeed..this is still a nice ale..but in 1975 this must have been a revelation..the first blast of the trumpets for the micro revolution.
iratherbe (255) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - MAY 23, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Surrounded by the great history of old New York at Fraunces Tavern I found this ale by Anchor Brewing on tap to be sharp, crisp, almost tingly, slightly bitter with the hops fairly prevalent.
flemdawg (532) - Naples, Florida, USA - MAY 19, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Grapefruity, piney, flowery aroma. Orange in color with some suspended particles. Just tiny white head and a tad bit of lacing. Hoppy taste, grapefruit, some sweetness as well. Finishes long and bitter. Tasty.