MrBunn (2643) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 4, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber with minimal head. Hops dominate flavoring which is extremely well-balanced as far as fruit (some citrus), sweetness (very little), malt and, of course, hops. One of those beers that really pulls everything together with a nice balance and good finish.
cvillebeer (134) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAY 4, 2005
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
It has been several years since I had this and i thought I’d give it another try. The aroma is not a strong as I remember, but maybe that is due to the advent of the over-the-top hopping style in vouge lately. Anyway the aroma is subtle and grrassy; it poured with a decent if short lived head. The flavor is balanced and on the dry side, which I like with a somewhat bitter finish. There is little evidence of the caramel sweetness that so many brewers seem to use to balance their hopping levels, which I also like. Overall a well made beer; not as agressive as I remember it, but more subtle in comparason to other American Pale and IPA’s. Well done.
donrajin (233) - Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina, USA - MAY 2, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice all around good ale. Not too malty, not too hoppy, not too anything. Just a nice smooth ale. This is one of those American Pale Ales for those who usually don’t like pale ales. A must try.
Kinnaj15 (275) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap@Ølbaren. Golden with formy white head. Heavy cascade aroma. Notes of citrus, flowers and grass. Bittersweet with lasting dry bitter aftertaste.
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 26, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Blind Tiger. Hazy amber, thin white head. Slight citrusy aroma. Pleasant citrusy hops with some malty sweet cloves. Not a lot going on, but still enjoyable to drink.
Ray1975 (251) - Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, USA - APR 22, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a redish brown with a medium head. Nice citrus aroma. Flavor was a nice balance between Citrus hops and malt. This is a very drinkable APA... Not a kick you in the face with hops like I like but very nice...
Schioth (41) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 20, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
35,5 cl. bottle. Great fresh aroma with lots of malt. Beatiful golden body w. rich, off-white head. Fabulous malty flavor with long, semi-bitter finish. Very nice, smooth mouthfeel.
Overall an excelent ale!
darkerdabetter (255) - Michigan, USA - APR 19, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is the type of hoppiness I can live with. A very smooth flavor, with just the right amount of bitterness. Slightly dry, with a good finish. Very drinkable and I’d have again.
Hooker (467) - Coquitlam, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 18, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear gold colour with thine white head. Mild hop nose. Mild hop taste with lingering hop finish.
Schultsc (572) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 18, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 11, 2008 This beer has extremely nice, clean, crisp, well-balanced, citrusy Cascadian hops flavors. Good malt character too but not at all sweet. Style borders on IPA with its substantial, aromatic bitterness. A fantastic offering from a company with such a large distribution network.