egajdzis (5169) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 29, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours an amber color with an off white head and some nice lacing. Mild aroma of hops, some spice and malt as well. Bitter hop taste, mouth puckering in fact, with not much malt to back it up. This was fairly one dimensional, it is a good thing I like hops.
freekyp (1460) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - OCT 18, 2003
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
High bitterness up front mellowing towards end. Just average. No head to speak of.
HighlanderOne (953) - Bergen County, New Jersey, USA - SEP 21, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Yet another good american pale ale (I'm seeing a trend here). Nothing spectacular, just a well made, decent APA.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 9, 2003
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Second best beer I had here at ABC. Needs a lot more hops, and a lot less water. Overall, a weak pale ale.
argo0 (11168) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 27, 2003
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: AUG 6, 2006 (8/5/06, draft, Gettysburg) Clear amber body with off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet, orange, dusky, light floral. Taste is medium sweet, grapefruit, floral, orange zest, some dusky. Light-medium body with some chalk. (6/3/7/3/13)
(SCBE2003): Clear golden with medium off-white head. Aroma is light floral/grapefruit. Taste is grapefruit/floral. No real bitterness until the end, when earthy/grapefruit bitterness does sneak in. Medium body. (4/3/4/3/8)
hopscotch (8465) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 30, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy, straw-colored beer with a small, fizzy, off-white head. Short-lived with no lacing.
The aroma is malty with huge notes of milk chocolate and cream. At the same time, it appears that there is a skunk in the area. It's down-wind, but present nonetheless. I'm not gonna deduct points for the critter as it is probably only present due to the lengthy and bumpy ride/flight from Harrisburg to my home. Grapefruit and evergreen also abound in the nose.
The flavor is very nice. Malty and rich up front (there's that damn skunk again), but balanced nicely on the backside with moderately bitter floral and citrus flavors. A tad pungent as well.
Light-bodied with a silky mouthfeel and fizzy carbonation.
A very long, dry, lightly bitter and acrid finish with more of that wonderful milk chocolate and caramel at the wee end.
Not world class, but certainly worth a try. I recommend you try one at the brewery as the bottles obviously don't travel or store very well.
Wakie (612) - Centreville, Virginia, USA - MAR 19, 2003
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Average in every sense of the word. Tasted like someone's home microbrew. An ok beer but nothing at all exciting going on.
blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 19, 2003
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
good flavor, but everything else about this pale ale was unimpressive to down right bad.
Slovak34 (99) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 8, 2002
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Itís an average pale ale. There is nothing that distinguishes this PA from others.
Duffbeer (192) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 25, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not one of my favorite ABC beers, but itís ok.