SilkTork (4898) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, WALES - AUG 8, 2004
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Gravity cask. GBBF. Mmmm. Fruity and sweet. The first mouthful is an instant pleasure. Hops are soft and flavoursome rather than over the top - though they are perhaps not as fresh as they could be. Ah - the more I drink of this the less attractive it becomes. That first sweet fruity taste was flattering and deceptive. Balance is wrong. Taste is wrong. Huh. This beer is now starting to get really nasty. No. I don’t like it after all.
Shadrach (176) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - APR 4, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Orange amber coloring, cloudy. Aroma was slightly yeasty with a bi of grapefruit. Slighty hoppy bitterness in the aftertaste. Rather smooth going down but with very minimal taste. Citrus like taste which seemed to be a cross of a fight between a grapefruit and a peach with the peach losing. Mdoerately okay, nothing too special
argo0 (10338) - Washington DC, USA - APR 4, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Murky amber topped by a medium beige froth. Aroma is mild, caramel, earthy. Taste is medium sweet, grapefruit, caramel, light lemon/tang, mild pine finish. Light-medium watery body. Pleasant beer.
MaiBockAddict (1498) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - MAR 25, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Orange, cloudy, tanish head. Nice pleasant hoppy aroma. Full biodied, with a nice hop/malt balance. This was rather nice.
mkobes (2132) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - MAR 25, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Best beer I had last night. Nice copper color. Well balanced with malt and hops. Very good pale ale. On tap. Caramel notes. Enjoyable.
ukoolaid (575) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 12, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Amber color, with a pretty good head. Aroma is malty with some spice that I can't place. Smooth taste with sweet malt. Not bad, but nothing special.
cherr (162) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 21, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I had this beer out of a bottle. It has a nice amber color with malty,hop smell. The head is light. The taste is full. Overall excellent beer. It would be better on tap.
OldGrowth (2100) - North Carolina, USA - AUG 31, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle:Huh, nice nose fruity,toasty,bubble gum sweet(I'm thinking Bazooka Joe) Kinda of a signature for the brewer. Nice amber/copper color. Malty carmel flavor with a creamy smooth lite roast malt and a little bitter finish. Very nice for Pale ale. A change of pace, kind of the way the Lost Sailor IPA, in a field that get kinda copycat.
Holdwine (1048) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 26, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very nice effort. I had it on draft with a steak dinner, and it held up extremely well. Nice amber pour. Great malty front. Nice balance. I guess the medium body description does apply here.
vwsteggie (684) - Paxton, Massachusetts, USA - APR 9, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Has a cloudy red/amber color with moderate carbonation and a floral/hop smell. Taste is slightly malted sweet and finishes with a refreshing hop bitterness. Overall it tastes somewhat like the IPA, but much better. I enjoyed this beer quite a bit.