TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 11, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pint poured at Toronado in San Francisco, amber in colour with no head. A slightly fruity aroma, maybe apricots? Flavour was a little sour and a little acidic in the mouth. OK, but I was expecting more as had heard the hype.
fomentateur (110) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 9, 2005
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
A great session beer like few others. Nice deep amber color bordering light brown. Thin white head with hints of light brown encourage my lips to sip the ale beneath. Steally noble hop aroma with a well balanced malt character. Agressive bitterness for an overall very impressive finish.
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - OCT 8, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear deep amber, moderate bubbly head. Immediate hop nose which continues into a floral hop flavor and finish. Perhaps the first true modern American pale ale, and still one of the best.
timmy300 (203) - bloomington, Illinois, USA - OCT 7, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
one of the best pale ales i have had......nice and hopppy....i should drink this beer more often.............
radagast83 (7388) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - OCT 6, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Nice light taste. Not too much else, pretty much like any other pale ale.
SudsMcDuff (8108) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - OCT 4, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 31, 2009 me thinks this is just a more people friendly ipa, but yaya...pours a light copper, golden tan colour..impressive lacing some nice head, nothing crazy now..pleasing bitterness,i think i like it...seems to be a hemo beer, a beer trying to find its identity!
rerate, no clue what i was talking about in the original rating .. . Pours a robust gold, good lacing .. . Medium bitterness.. light salt, dry pine, and cedar in the mouth .. . that sign says ’no solicating’ come back here again and i’ll blow your head off!
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - OCT 4, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draught. Tasted during trip to California. Light amber colour with a nice head. Very nice hoppy aroma. Also great taste of hops and dryness. The beer ends up very smooth and tasteful.
TaktikMTL (7068) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 2, 2005
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bouteille de 12 oz obtenue via les Importations Privées Bièropholie. Arôme: Odeur d’houblons et d’agrumes. Apparence: Couleur blonde légèrement voilée. Mince col mousseux. Forte densité des bulles. Large dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût d’houblons et d’agrumes. Long arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture mince. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Amertume en arrière goût. (Rating #303)
sammy3D (141) - Lawrenceville, Georgia, USA - OCT 2, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a bottle produces a thin white head and a copper color. Malty nose with hints of tangy hops. Well balanced flavor with barley sweetness followed by great hops and a bit of citrus goodness. The finish is hoppy with some slightly sweet notes. This is a good beer with nothing excessivley unusual or overly normal.
Moonlight77 (10) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 30, 2005
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
I like this ale even more than their Steam beer. Dry finish. Frothy head and good hoppy taste.