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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A honey gold, pale ale that is crisp and clear, with an unusual lightness and dryness.


2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
HopsOrDie (687) - New Lenox, Illinois, USA - JUN 25, 2004
Golden color with a small head. Aroma is very faint but floral. Very thin tasting and light flavor. Next time I’ll reach for the Hop Ottin over this one. This seemed to be more of a blonde ale than an APA.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DarkElf (3035) - La Jolla, California, USA - JUN 21, 2004
UPDATED: JUN 22, 2004 (22-ounce bottle, $3) Nothing all that special here; A lighter flavored pale ale with a mild malt flavor that is somewhat dominated by a moderate bitterness from the fresh tasting hops; This really needs a more robust maltiness; It's also mildly sour, but like grapefruit, so it's not a bad sour; The fairly dry palate is medium bodied but perhaps just a tad thin; The nose is moderately hoppy but there's little else going on; Light golden in color and somewhat cloudy; The head is off-white in color, has solid retention, and leaves a fair amount of patchy lacing

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
UNCCTF (495) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - JUN 16, 2004
On tap. A hazy golden color with a slightly diminished white head. The aroma was that of a typical pale ale - slightly fruity. The flavor was not hoppy like a typical pale, but dominated by a lemony bite. This is a unique beer that made an impression on me. Excellent.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 1, 2004
Bottle. A light pale ale. Nice balance, soft lychee and grapefruit, pretty swiggable, innofensive, if not overly interesting.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
civforprez (229) - Galesburg, Illinois, USA - MAY 11, 2004
This is just a regular old pale ale. Pours solid gold with a nice, large, and lasting head, Light and dryer than some other pale ales, still not anything too special.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jasonp (1555) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - MAY 7, 2004
Nice brew. Pours a deep gold with a white head and little floaties. Aroma is floral. Taste is lightly malty, floral with grapefruit, sweet citrus flavors and a good hop presence. Mouthfeel is full, round and light at the same time. Leaves a slightly bitter aftertaste. Very satisfying, easy drinking brew. Recommended American pale.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - MAY 7, 2004
Pours a nice gold with a small white head that falls quickly. the beer is a bit hazy. aroma is very hoppy. taste has excellent hop flavors with some fruity tones. taste is light and dry and leaves a little bitter taste afterwards. Anderson valley makes some of the best beer, boooyah.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sloth (2532) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - APR 26, 2004
Medium sized white head, good retention and appealing lace. Hazy dark gold color. Light/medium body, well carbonated. Light flowery hop nose with some light malt notes also. Laid back hop flavors with a mild toasted malt backup. Dry finish with some fruity notes. An easy drinkin brew.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 24, 2004
Bubbly white head, fresh, and sparkling. Pale gold to orange in color. Aroma is fresh and sea-foaming, with loads of fruit, citrus. peach, apricot. Nice hops, adequate bitterness. Easily quaffable, a tasty and fully satisfactory session beer. Long finish, full of life and spark. I'll gladly turn to this one again and again!

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Steib (613) - Queen Creek, Arizona, USA - APR 14, 2004
Definitely light and honey gold in color. Faint aroma of hops and citrus. Bitter even a little bland on the palate. Not much body, leaves a dry muddy texture in the aftertaste. Not a winner in my book.


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