egajdzis (5335) - 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!
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JUL 14, 2003
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A little to light for me, but I was a little bit weary from the beginning with this one, and I was a little disappointed. Probably why I put off buying it for so long. Poured a lighte golden color, with a strong honey smell in the aroma, and in the taste, not very hoppy, unbalanced. It was not a bad tasting pale ale, but I have had better.
pauliefrog99 (302) - FLINT, Michigan, USA - JUL 10, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured a golden color with a white head. Light body. Very bitter grapefruit taste with not much malt to back it up.
Silphium (3167) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUL 2, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden colored, full of particulate matter, and topped with a white head. Honestly, did somebody pour grapefruit juice in my glass? Citric, bitter, acidic notes are notable in the aroma and dominate the flavor. I can almost taste small pieces of grapefruit. The aftertaste is actually sour due to this pale's one-dimensional nature. I thought the Arrogant Bastard was a grapefruity beer, but this one blows the old standard out of the proverbial hops and malt water, and not necessarily in a good way.
CaptainCougar (7132) - 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 (9151) - 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 (5741) - 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 (6216) - 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 (2826) - 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.