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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alcoholist (570) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - MAR 23, 2004
Clear honey color with a huge head. Hops and malt blend together to produce a very floral, amost perfume-like, aroma. Taste starts malty with a mild hop bite. Finish is lightly carbonated and dry. A fine drinking beer that makes me wish I was sitting in the sun by a mountain stream.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zach8270 (3466) - Henrietta, New York, USA - MAR 20, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 11, 2008 [bottle] Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a thin white head and lots of carbonation. Strong hoppy aroma with a slightly spicy malt undertone. Strong hoppy taste with a very subdued citrus followup and a smooth bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
rhapsouldize (174) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 19, 2004
Pours light amber with not so long-lasting white head; left white lace. No matter how long the beer sat, the bubbles kept rising, which was nice since it didn't go flat. Went down smooth and left a slight bitter aftertaste. Overall, not an amazing pale ale, but definitely drinkable and not at all unpleasant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GermanBrews76 (678) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 3, 2004
partially hazed, agressively carbonated golden body with a soft dense white head. pale malts underlie a prevalent hop character. Minty, fruity and spicy: must be Mt Hoods and/or Cascades. initially sweet and malty giving way to a citrucy hop character terminating in a harmonious blending of toasty caramel and pale malts with resinous dry, bitter hoppiness. not bad, an easy drinking APA. some breadiness and oily bitterness later on.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
heemer77 (5100) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - MAR 2, 2004
Like a junior IPA. A decent amount of hops for an APA. Light scent of pine. Light in color and smooth in the mouth. A little bit of wheat and bread in the flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
21iceman40 (1731) - vienna, West Virginia, USA - MAR 2, 2004
almost clear yellow color with a solid white head, nothing like the pic here though. Sweet, citrus aroma with small hops. Bitter as all hell, but not in a good way, in a nasty way. Blah

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fly (1417) - austin, Tejas, Alabama, USA - FEB 11, 2004
Memories of driving to the valley - and being as drunk as I am now. How I wished the kitchen was open, but just a plat of nothing - along with a tour of the place. Oh, and the beer was good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 10, 2004
Golden in color with a large white head.Citrus and pine aroma mixed with bread and biscuits.Flavor follows the aroma,creamy mouthfeel.Starts and ends with a bitter dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 27, 2004
This is a nice well rounded beer. Refreshing, complex, and generally easy to drink.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
jgb9348 (4732) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - DEC 31, 2003
Hazy orange-tinted golden colour with a super-dense co2 injected white head. Aroma of super cascades-just like Hop Ottin'! Light to Medium-bodied; Sharp bloody taste of metal with a nice hoppy flavour with a missing malt background. Aftertaste clean-some citrus and hops show though, not much through! Overall, a decent APA, lacking comparing to the pleasant aroma though! I sampled this twelve ounce purchased from Chevy Chase Wine & Spirits in Washington, D.C. on 29-December-2003.

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