hopscotch (8395) - 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.
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 28, 2002
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JAN 30, 2003 This beer is very malty and is stricken with chill haze. The head is thick and long lasting. The palate is fruity and malty. An average PA.
turtlehead (111) - Nottingham, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 24, 2002
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
The is nothing overlly distinguishing with this PA, however, the hopping bill taste more similar to an American style then an English as depicted in the commercial description.
ravidesai (940) - Bombay, INDIA - JUN 26, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
nice basic pale.
copper amber colour, thin long lasting head,
floral hop aroma.
taste hasa good hop/malt balance with the hops winning in its bitter aftertaste.
overall a pleasant ubderstated pale.
JFGrind (1781) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 20, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
The hop taste and aroma is present, The brew does is lacking a fuller malt taste that would complete this beer.
gwfrankpsu (231) - McKinleyville, California, USA - MAY 15, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is OK, a bit thin, could be a bit hoppier. But, not a bad session beer.