OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - OCT 22, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pint on draft at Alehouse #1 - Pours deep dark amber with a fine offwhite head. Aroma of citrus, grapefruit over caramel malts. A bit of frosted flakes in the flavor but otherwise this is caramel and c-hops. Palate is crisp clean and smooth. This is a pretty drinkable and tasty APA.
Dorwart (2431) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - OCT 17, 2005
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled from a growler. Thin head of dense bubbles. Reduces slowly to a thin wisp of foam. Decent carbonation for being rebottled. Strange aroma. Sweet with vanilla, caramel, peat and a slight hint of something stinky. Very strange. Stinky aroma goes away as the brew sits and the vanilla and caramel comes through strong. Color is a dark copper orange. Flavor is roasty and dry. Has some rye character and a little harsh roastyness. Little bit of fruit also. Dry, bitter, and chalky palate at the finish. Hops character is prominent at the finish but not as much in the flavor. A decent pale ale that may have changed a little between here and there. Thanks to Dogbrick for this one.
pobenohne (504) - Northern Liberties, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 30, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the brewpub. Fresh, wellmade pale ale. Very enjoyable and reliable, just not very memorable.
Tmoney99 (11800) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 25, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at #2. Dark amber hue with average rocky off-white head that lasted most of the brew. Aroma was a moderate hoppy. Flavor was moderate bitter with an average bitter finish. Medium body with dry finish. Good brew.
argo0 (12033) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 24, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
(No. 1) Crystal clear amber body with off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet, grapefruit, biscuit, some caramel. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, grapefruit. Medium body, quite drinkable.
Brodie (540) - Blowing Rock, North Carolina, USA - JAN 5, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark amber color, thin white head. Nice pine and citrus hop aroma. Same hops in flavor with solid malt character, slightly sweet. Medium body.
BennyTicklez (621) - USA - NOV 27, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours amber with a small white head. This beer has that same "stale" hop taste that Bass has. I don’t mean "stale" in a bad way though. It just tastes different making it stand out from others. So, I guess this is a pretty distinct pale ale then. It was higher hopped than other pale ales I have had, making it very enjoyable. I will drink again!
CBCPaleAle (73) - Ohio, USA - OCT 26, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Copper in color. Nice bite to it. Great finish, but CBC is still the best in town.
AlchemistZ (493) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - SEP 27, 2004
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Good malt and hop aroma with hops to the forefront. Balance of malt and hops but not enough bitterness (even by english standards). Fermented dry finish leaves a winey character. More of a warm finish than a hoppy or dry finish.
savannah (37) - columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 9, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Overall very good. Great on a hot day but doesn’t lack flavor. Excellent hop aroma and some bite. Good carbonation level. A bit darker than most pale ales, almost red. Unique, but very good.