Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - FEB 8, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Gold color with foamy white head. Aroma of hops and some malt and yeast. Tasted crisp and bitter finish. Good, not great
doubletriple (52) - Illinois, USA - FEB 7, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I could drink this all day. Bitter and crisp, wonderful hop aroma. One of those brews that lets you know America kicks ass. The six pack disappeared quickly.
Jonathan3584 (323) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 6, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2005 White head that left nothing on the glass -- very bubbly, not foamy. Bronze color. Smell is a little hoppier than I expected. Flavor is pretty malty with a citrussy hops finish. Not much to it. I was disappointed, but then again, I was on anti-biotics when I had it. I’ve read this classified as an IPA. It is not. ratebeer.com has it as an APA, which sounds much better.
caledonian (367) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 4, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gold color, with a respectable frothy head. Fresh, hoppy aroma. Some grapefruit-eske tangyness in the flavor. Wasn’t sure what to expect since it was in a section of the LCBO seperated from what are typically the better brews, but it’s really not at all bad.
Chiefoneeye (7) - Lambertville, Michigan, USA - JAN 26, 2005 does not count
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I really like this beer, not a bad bite but full of flavor. Some better pub’s carry it around here but not so many.
leitrim65 (402) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 24, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at The Tap House in Bellevue and many times in the past at Kinsale in NYC. Solid gold color. The aroma is grapefruit and citrus. Light bodied, dry and moderately carbonated. The flavors are nicely balanced between malt and grapefruit hops. The finish is a strong lingering bitterness. Although, it’s not overwhelming. An interesting, good drinking beer.
PhrankSlovacek (54) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 23, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden pour, with nice foamy head. Well carbonated. Hoppy aroma. Distinct bitterness on the tongue, with a crisp semi-dry finish. A fine ale.
mookie (45) - Tacoland, Texas, USA - JAN 18, 2005
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice golden color. Good foam retention. Pronounced hop aroma, not over the top. Very nice malt is lightly sweet but comes clean and dry. Combined with the hops of this nice ale (cascade and northern brewer I would say) reminds me of grapefruit juice. Bright fruity flavor enhanced by that wonderful natural carbonation makes for a soft ride on the palate. Well balanced. A very fine traditional American ale.
beerhandy (195) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 18, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
I wanted a Sierra Nevada Celebration..The bartender said “sorry sold out in December”
He gave me two choices “ Flying Dog Doggie style or Anchor Liberty” feeling more patriotic then frisky I chose Liberty. My draught is served in a pub glass the pale ale has a nice tight 1”head… the evidence of Dry hopping citrus, grapefruit aromas are fantastic . The flavor is hop bitterness with enough malt to balance it nicely. The medium mouthfeel and carbonation make for a easy drinking hoppy ale .Its was the right choice
osmg95 (44) - Ohio, USA - JAN 17, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Kind of wants to be an IPA but not quite there yet. Big floral boquet but not without the pronounced major high notes such as rosemary or pine. Silky smooth on the tounge, a bite of a sharp aftertaste.