beerguy101 (5294) - Newark, California, USA - OCT 9, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Medium gold color, large head. Medium bodied ale. Moderately malty and fairly aggressively hopped. Good balance. Taste is smooth and clean. Nice flavor. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter. Nice beer, light and refreshing.
rich42 (128) - USA - OCT 6, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
straight forward pale. hopped pretty well - but not quite to ipa levels. looks and tastes pale - just a bit of malt - not much too complex going on. little on the thin side for my taste - but still well balanced. not a huge amount of flavor - but goes down easy. enjoyable
hoorayforbeer (105) - Denton, Texas, USA - OCT 6, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice amber color with frothy head, and a great hop balance. Definitely one of my favorite pale ales.
RedTickBeer (39) - Gainesville, Florida, USA - OCT 6, 2002
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Is there a perfect APA? Well probably not but this one comes damn close. Maybe my top APA for now, not sure. Wonderful floral smell. Nice up front and bitter on the end. It’s hard to even think of words to describe my affection for this beer.
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 4, 2002
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
the aroma of this amber gold beer is lemony and hoppy with undertones of malt. the flavor is sweet yet bitter and malty with a hint of citrus.
jayme9874 (756) - Hamburg, New York, USA - OCT 1, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beautful golden/orange color. Nice white head and lace that sticks. Nose is full of perfume and citrusy, piney hops. Smooth pale malt backbone with a nice easy drinking body with enough of a dose of piney/sappy cascades withot being "over the top". Very nice and quite quaffable. Nothing much wrong with it. For the IPA lover who doesnt like the ruinations and 90 Minute variety.
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - SEP 26, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 13, 2003 This is an unforgettable beer, one of my first micros. Clean, gentle, sweet malt backed up by tear-jerking Cascade brilliance. As has been noted, some very nice acidity and earthen notes. It's simply beautiful.
hopscotch (9556) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 26, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 21, 2003 Aroma is malty, fruity and just slightly pungent. I like it. Clear, amber color with a small, fully diminishing white head. Great, synergetic combination of flavors to thrill the tastebuds. Good n malty, but hopped for perfect balance. Slightly acidic and a tad earthy. Full, creamy mouthfeel. Finishes crisp, clean and dry... just a hint of sourness. Really good beer.
dts2599 (21) - USA - SEP 21, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 18, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
orangy colour, thin head. lots of hops and lots of fruity, citrusy sweetness make this a very nicely balanced ipa. pleasing bitter finish.