richlikebeer (838) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 26, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
hand bottle provided by Duane, pours a cloudy orange color with just a little ring of white foam around the inside edge of the glass. huge pine hop aroma, with hints of orange peel. slight malt beginning followed by a ton of pine hops and nuts, then just enough caramel malts to offset the bitterness but still leave the pine behind. the tail is interesting, with the pine holding control, but some orange tones floating around the edges of the taste. a slick and oily mouthfeel ends an interesting brew, with a unique flavor and finish.
Pailhead (3859) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - JUL 17, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hand Bottled: Courtesy of Duane via trade. Bready and light pine aroma is somewhat weak. Pours a transparent orange with an insignificant white head that quickly becomes a soapy looking ring. Real light malt up front with a great pine hop finish. Very light caramel becomes noticeable as t warms. Aroma hurts the score a little, but obviousy it could have lost a little in the hand bottling process. Still a nice APA.
Braudog (5025) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - JUN 2, 2005
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Ruddy orange with a thin head and a POW of a hop aroma. This has a stoic hoppy basis and a nice fruity twist. Well done.
barleyPops (1137) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - MAR 1, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
on tap. last beer of the night on my latest visit to Bent River. a cloudy pale yellow with strong hop aroma. even though I am not a hop head I found this to be a very nice beer with that dry hoppy, bitter finish that leaves you wanting more. to bad more people have not rated this one!
Dansting (222) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - DEC 30, 2004
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler. Nice head and cloudy. Similar appearance to most pale ales. Nice strong aroma. Flavor was a little disappointing considering how pleasant the aroma was. Not nearly as flavorful and hoppy as I expected (considering the previous reviews). Not horrible by any means, but not one of the better pale ales that Iíve had.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - SEP 6, 2004
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at the brewpub. Looks like the regular pale ale. Aroma of that Acme anvil that coyote is always trying to drop on the Roadrunner. Outstanding cascade hop usage. In fact, wreckless cascade hop application. Thereís so many hops here that I think we could sterilize wounds with this stuff. You actually get thirsty after drinking this, it is so bitterly dry. Donít start with this one when you visit here, but certainly donít miss it.
stefanberggren (135) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 26, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Holy Hops Batman ! Wow this is something to savor if you are a hop head. Full of citrusy cascade bitterness and aroma. Cloudy due to protien suspension from dry hopping. Nice IPA and when I finished my glass I was ready to place my order for another. Warning this is not for the weak of hop heart, only hop heads need apply...