CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUN 20, 2003
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light golden body with a thin lacey head. Fresh floral hoppy aroma throughout. Body is mellow, dry and bitter with an ok hop balance, but mostly bland and too much like most other pale ales...very little complexity.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 10, 2003
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark golden with a hint of orange. Large light cream colored head. Floral toasted sweet grapefruit aroma. Hint of yeast. Initial malt sweetness followed by a citric zest flavor. Light in body. Bitter finish with no malt to back it up. Standard APA.
hopscotch (8458) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 9, 2003
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Crystal clear yellow brew with a large, enamel-colored, frothy head. Nice lacing.
Big hops in the nose along with peaches, citrus fruits, evergreen notes and coconut oil... that's a first!
The flavor is fairly thin, but with a modest, lightly citrusy and lightly bitter hop presence.
Light-bodied with a silky mouthfeel and lively carbonation. Short, crisp, bitter finish.
Braudog (5453) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - JUN 8, 2003
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Copper with white airy head. The aroma was off ... a mix of hops and dirty socks, I think. There was a hint of it in the flavor, too, 'cause you can't avoid it, but otherwise it's lightly bready, slightly acidic.
Ernest (6010) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 18, 2003
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Head is initially average sized, frothy, white, mostly diminishing. Body is dark yellow, dense tiny/small particles, bottle conditioned. Aroma is lightly malty (toasted bread, grain), lightly hoppy (grapefruit, flowers), lightly yeasty (dough). Flavor is moderately sweet, moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately acidic, moderately bitter. Medium body, velvety texture, lively carbonation, lightly astringent. Yeasty, citric.
austinpowers (2827) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 14, 2003
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pretty darn hoppy and crisp. True hopheads will like this one, I think. Very floral and bitter in nature.
WISEGUY572 (1372) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 29, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good golden appearance. White head that fades to good lacing. Floral hops, good malt backbone, good bitter finish. Like a smallish version of an American IPA.
elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - APR 15, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very pretty gold color with ample white head. A bit too light perhaps but quite drinkable with good balance and hops finish. Not the best APA but holds it's own IMO.
P-tor44 (886) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - MAR 27, 2003
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
pours a gold radiant color with a big head leaving lots of lace. dry aroma, hints of hay, hops summertime but all in all its too mellow. strongly tingling feel, light and whispy. clean finish, very light in flavor. bready but not like a good Parisian Baguette, more like American sliced white bread
BeaverBrown (245) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 1, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Smells like it would be sweet and bitter. Crisp and dry with a slight bitterness.