Cornfield (5552) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - OCT 11, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
An acceptable drink. Nice reddish brown color with a passing white head. Sweet caramel malt aroma with a touch of bitterness. Much the same with the taste. Disappointing in that I know this brewery can and does much, much better.
pobenohne (504) - Northern Liberties, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 8, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Two 12 oz bottles at Rick’s on the MSU campus. Bonus appearance point for the label (I dig Pelicans). Rich, chewy, brew.
hopnpop (69) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 8, 2004
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sweet and somewhat grassy on the nose. Poured a cloudy, golden color. Terrific mouthfeel. Tasted sweet initially but hops quickly neutralized things, leaving a pleasant, balanced aftertaste.
Dextolen (151) - Michigan, USA - OCT 6, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Poured a cloudy pale amber. I was shocked at the amount of yeast/sediment, which I did not expect in an amber ale. Nice off white head. Aromas were all citrus, mainly lemon. The taste was overwhelmingly lemony, more like an iced tea than an amber ale. Extremely hoppy. I was somewhat disappointed. This is more like an IPA, which would have been fine if that was what I was in the mood for/expecting.
darkerdabetter (255) - Michigan, USA - SEP 23, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had this out of the bottle while camping in upper Michigan, so I was already happy. Good balance of sweet and spice, only slightly bitter (a plus for me) and easy to drink more and more. Recommend!!
5000 (6299) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - SEP 13, 2004
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle pours pale caramel, very cloudy with bits floating about, virtually no head, good carbonation, with slick lacing.   Sweet malts & butterscotch on the nose.   Semi sweet malts up front, immediately followed by a biting graininess, which also fades rather quick.   Finishes rather boring, more bitter than malty.   Medium body and mouthfeel, but too much like a malty pale ale.   Thankes goes out to atpayne for the trade!
jtw (1115) - farmington, Michigan, USA - SEP 6, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
smells a lot like caramel and metal (oxidized hops maybe?) typical amber appearance, very average-looking. tons of caramel presence, and more hops than most ambers, but nothing spectacular. worth a shot anyway!
unclebleen (620) - California, USA - SEP 6, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Although this amber has a nice (albiet unexpected) hop bitterness, it is cloyingly sweet. Like drinking sugar syrup. I mean it’s not terrible but definetely lacking something that makes a beer exceptional.
seuinoz (142) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 16, 2004
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
(ON TAP) very hoppy brew(wow)
nice taste,well balanced beer.
very fruity taste.
i will have it again on tap at that pub.
skaughty (647) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - AUG 16, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Heavily carbonated and amber as advertised. The bubbles are dense, the malt is dense and the hops are dense. I expected something much milder (and less interesting). Caramel malt and hops are perfectly balanced. Not for hopheads, but sessions with a bag o’ chips.