brownaler (378) - Topsail Beach, North Carolina, USA - AUG 21, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cloudy appearence like a hefe with a moderate size head. Has the grainy hop taste I like, but is not as complex as I love.
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 9, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On the pour a transparent golden color, the head prodigious in size, spumescent in texture and bright white in color, as it erodes a fine coating of lace is left behind to seal off the glass. Malt dominates the crisp and fresh nose, a tad citrus like, quite pleasing to the senses. Start is malt sweet, the top middling in its feel, with the finish moderately carbonated, the hops spiteful in their bite, quite dry and long lasting aftertaste, a quite decent Pale Ale for a desert afternoon.
thedm (4868) - Fort Wayne, USA - AUG 8, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
This brew poured a humongous head of fine to large sized white mostly lasting bubbles and a hazy light yellow brown colored nearly uncarbonated body. It had a foamy mouthfeel with an initial hop bite that smoothened in the finish.. Its medium malt hop flavor was typical of a plae ale. It was in all aspects typical except for its hazy body which was more like a witbier.
hotstuff (3732) - Indiana, USA - AUG 8, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This beer poured an invigorating white glass full of foam that mostly diminished. The head consisted of fine-large sized bubbles. The body was hazy and there was carbonation observed. The hue was yellow-gold and there was very little lacing with this beer. The nose was hoppy and sweet and the flavor was bitter, hoppy and it had an aftertaste that lingered. The mouthfeel was tingly, smooth, thin, watery and light-medium bodied.
NeonLX (261) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 4, 2003
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
I might have made a mistake by trying this after sampling the Belks ESB...but the hops still came through loud & clear when I first tasted it. Nice maltiness up front followed by a pronounced citrusy hoppiness. smooth palate with decent carbonation. Very nice beer.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JUL 27, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Average micro APA. I had this with some really spicey chili, so the hops were good to have in it. The appearance was pathetic, no head, no leacing, almost like water. Musky hop aroma though, not floral or herbal.
Indra (2560) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - JUL 24, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Fruity, floral hop aroma, a little earth, some light toasty and caramel maltiness. Medium golden color, clear, with a lasting, creamy head and fine lace. Just a bit of a malt hint to start, from them on it's all easy-going, citrusy, floral hop resins. Sweet, light finish, some lingering, flowery hoppiness. Light-medium bodied, effervescent palate. Would make a nice session beer.
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - JUL 23, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 27, 2003 A rather malty and medium-bodied example. Hops well-integrated with malt. Maltiness is a bit bready, only a tiny bit sweet. Hop action packs a long lasting, very subtle tingle at the tip of the tongue. Good.
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - JUL 18, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy golden/orange color with a very nice thick white head. The aroma and flavor had some burnt grain, citrusy hops, flowery hops, apple, and some nice sweet malts. Soft carbonation, medium body.
egajdzis (5169) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 17, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a light golden color with a medium head. Slight citrusy aroma with a mild hop bitterness to the taste. I like Anderson's IPA much better!