beaconstreet (811) - Washington DC, USA - APR 4, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This beer holds its own. Bold, but not too distinctive. In general, a more drinkable alternative to the Back Bay IPA, though not as strong. A solid round, all the same.
bb (6481) - Alamo, California, USA - FEB 10, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Nice hop flavor and nicely balanced. It's nothing outstanding, but easy to drink
tomxcs (320) - Berkeley, California, USA - JAN 19, 2004
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a bomber. Copperish, with a rather thin head. Didn't get very much through the nose, although what was there was decent (it could have been from the atmosphere around me). Fruity, but not too much so. A little malty, a little more hoppy. Finished mildly with light lingering hop flavors.
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 5, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap in Salem: Clear orange with a thin head. Sweet bready malt aroma, Grainy raosted taste that ends sweet. Fairly mild body without much carbonation.
boto (1763) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - JUL 24, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask-conditioned Version: The beer is a somewhat hazy copper color. The server managed to get a little bit of a white head on mine. It dissapated rather quickly. Their description while short is rather to the pointand accurate: there is a fair amount of maltiness to this and not much in the way of hops. A little different balance than a typical pale ale, but still a pretty decent quaff!
jjw2000 (72) - USA - JUN 11, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tried both cask-conditioned and non. Medium copper color with a white head. Mild hoppy aroma. Crisp flavor is initially
somewhat fruity (peaches) and becomes more hoppy. Fairly strong finish of bitter hops lingers nicely. Body is full but
not overly heavy, and combines with the flavor to produce a very refreshing overall effect.
ravidesai (940) - Bombay, INDIA - JUN 5, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bronze color with a foamy head. floral hop nose.
pleasant malty start with a fruity hop character, ends on a mild balanced note.
goz (359) - Chelmsford, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 20, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beautiful pour - thick creamy white head atop a hazy golden brew. Aroma is malty, with a hint of flowery hops in the back. Flavor starts sweet, malty, small fruitiness, follows with a good mild hop ending which brings it all together.
Sammys (428) - Portland, Maine, USA - SEP 25, 2002
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nice color, perhaps a shade or two darker than most micro pales. This had and an admirable initial balance between the hop bitterness and malts, but in the end the hops came out on top. Not bad.
beerguy101 (5244) - Newark, California, USA - SEP 17, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Medium Brown color, medium head. A medium bodied pale ale. Slightly roasted malts, slightly nutty with a touch of chocolate. Nice hop bitterness. Good balance, nice mix of flavors. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and crisp. After taste is fairly bitter. A little hoppy for a an American Pale Ale, but a nice beer.