DarkElf (3038) - La Jolla, California, USA - JUN 21, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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
UNCCTF (511) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - JUN 16, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 1, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. A light pale ale. Nice balance, soft lychee and grapefruit, pretty swiggable, innofensive, if not overly interesting.
civforprez (229) - Galesburg, Illinois, USA - MAY 11, 2004
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
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.
jasonp (1556) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - MAY 7, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - MAY 7, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
sloth (2582) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - APR 26, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 24, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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!
Steib (613) - Queen Creek, Arizona, USA - APR 14, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
Ida7999 (105) - Milford, Massachusetts, USA - APR 7, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
clear golden color, white bubbly head, aroma is citrusy, hoppy, and malty, fruity and toasty; flavor is bitter, with a decent hop bite, citrus, and some light maltiness, smooth but not a lot in terms of texture, lightly dry and acidic, disappointing