davidflores99 (225) - Long Beach, California, USA - SEP 27, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I was pretty impressed by this brew. It poured a golden color, and had a nice creamy thich head. Aroma was hoppy and citrusy, as well as the flavor. This is a nice IPA.
dirkules (629) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 23, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is good a good IPA. Creamy Gold with a nice head to top. Solidly malty with a floral aroma. Citrus and bitter taste on top of a smooth and somewhat sharp palate. Very Good!
hershiser2 (1289) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - SEP 20, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden with a large head. Smells hoppy, bready, with hints of flowers. Taste is bitter, hoppy, and soapy- not the greatest IPA Iíve had, but not a snoozer either. Mindblowing mouthfeel.
tobias (204) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - SEP 19, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle: bours a light amber color with a big head. it has a floral fruity hop aroma with a hint of citrus. the flavor is friuty and woody. a little citrus with a nice bitterness up front that fades in to a malty finish.
jimhilt (2445) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 15, 2004
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a five-fingered white head that fades slowly leaving a ton of lace. Clear, light amber color. Hoppy nose. Medium carbonation and medium bodied. Starts as a mix of sweetness and hops but then the hops really assert and finish is hoppy with lingering bitterness. A very good pale but not for my tastes. $2.25 for a 12oz bottle from Colonial Spirits, Acton, Ma.
CraigSheffer (12) - York, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 11, 2004
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
This beer tasted like they had poured medicine in it, very odd flavour. Not a very nice beer. I would rather have a bud.
Padron4KM (612) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - SEP 11, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Years ago I used to treat myself to Anchor steam once in a while, that is until I went to see the Dead in SF in the early 90ís.
While we were there we hit up several grocery stores looking for "cheap" beer to take with us to the lot before the show. every place we hit only had anchor and bud in the cold box, everything else was in the isles, warm.
I havenít touched it since so I guess subconsciously I was boycotting the brand. Tonight I ended the boycott.
Pours an orange sunset color with a big tanish head.
Aroma is citrus hops with a slight malt background.
flavor is lightly lemony, a little fruity and has a nice smooth round mouthfeel.
finish was lightly grapefruity biter.
nice session beer.
BennyTicklez (621) - USA - SEP 9, 2004
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This one was not nearly as good as I was anticipating. Pour was light brown with a small head. Taste was malty with not nearly as much hop taste as I was expecting. Weak. Not much body, and overall poor.
unclebleen (620) - California, USA - SEP 5, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I canít believe I havenít rated this yet. Nice pour with a great organic earthy hop note...good balance all around. A good IPA that I had forgotten about until tonight.
igel (196) - New Mexico, USA - SEP 2, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: A golden color, sparkling, with a fine creamy head that reduces to a thin layer. The lace is slippery.
Aroma: Hoppy, but well balanced with an earthy presence of malt as well as a fruits lurking in the background.
Taste: Presence of hops and malt, but also complex with fruit flavors, and a dry finish with a crisp bite.
Mouthfeel: Creamy and effervescent with a crisp, dry finish and lingering bite.
IMHO: A well-balanced Pale Ale with more character than most – not over hopped and pleasantly complex.