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


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
egajdzis (5335) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 17, 2003
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!

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JUL 14, 2003
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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
pauliefrog99 (302) - FLINT, Michigan, USA - JUL 10, 2003
Poured a golden color with a white head. Light body. Very bitter grapefruit taste with not much malt to back it up.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Silphium (3167) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUL 2, 2003
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.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUN 20, 2003
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.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 10, 2003
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.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hopscotch (9151) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 9, 2003
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.

2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
Braudog (5741) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - JUN 8, 2003
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.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ernest (6216) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 18, 2003
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.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 14, 2003
Pretty darn hoppy and crisp. True hopheads will like this one, I think. Very floral and bitter in nature.


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