ericnixon (741) - 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 don’t know if I fully agree with their claim that it’s a heavily hopped ale. Yeah, it’s hoppy and all, but nothing like some of the hop monsters that are out there. Overall it’s 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 (2051) - 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 (540) - Rowlett, Texas, 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.
bbrock81 (311) - Le Mars, Iowa, USA - MAY 17, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2007 Very fruity, almost champagne aroma. The body of the beer is medium, and I think the exceptionally fine carbonation makes it feel even thicker. The flavor is decent, it starts out malty, then becomes fairly hoppy by the finish. A pretty decent APA, and not overhopped like most pales these days. Love the label, too.
JoeMcPhee (8837) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 16, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: FEB 11, 2012 Golden orange coloured beer with cloudy white head. Orange citrus hop aroma along with a bit of slightly sweet pale malt. The malts don’t seem entirely fresh, or there is a little bit of some slightly sweet almost honeyed flavour. Moderate bitterness. It’s pretty nice stuff actually. I didn’t like this the first time I had it but it’s grown on me.
brewshthereen (316) - Oregon, USA - MAY 12, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This ale is wonderful. Quality ingredients and well crafted. I have enjoyed this beer many times.