Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 13, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear golden amber body with a thick, fluffy off-white head. The aroma has a nice blend of strong hops and omnipresent grain. Caramel, grape nuts, pine resin, oat meal, grass and hay. The body is simple but easy drinking. The flavor shows nice balance of malt and hops. The bitterness of the hops do not dominate the malt offerings. While its not mind blowing or even extraordinary, this would be a great beer to drink over the course of several hours. I was a bit concerned about the aluminium bottle but my fears were asuaged by the first smell and taste. Not bad.
heemer77 (5286) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - SEP 4, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Medium sized creamy head. Nice dark orange coloring. The aroma is fresh baked bread and a background of oranges. Very mild aroma. The flavors are malty and have a touch of grapefruit. Also a little bit of apple crispness. A nice subtle pale ale. I guess if you have to have something that is not in a glass bottle, this would be a great option.
Nexxus (261) - Apple Valley, Minnesota, USA - AUG 22, 2004
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear amber with a medium slowly diminishing frothy off white head. Aroma of caramel, citrus, pine, bread and spice. Medium watery body with a moderate amount of carbonation. Flavor of caramel, citrus, pine, hazelnut, biscuits and spice. A little hoppier than I was expecting from an English pale ale. Nice and drinkable, but pretty standard. Decent.
3fourths (9054) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 21, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep orange and copper colored. Sweet caramel and maple mixed with a tart hop and leafy Marzen/Vienna aroma and flavor.. this one is pretty good. Roasted nut and toffee flavors, solid bitterness... definitly resembles other EPAs I’ve had.
AustinMilbarge (681) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 21, 2004
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Had while I was fishing in MT this summer. Soft mouthfeel. Went well with a sandwich I was having that was mildly spicey. Good mix of hops and malt.
Terminus (3544) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 19, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle-pours a medium orange hue with rocky off-white head. aroma of toasty malts, caramel malts, piney and earthy hops with a touch of brown sugar. I like that! Flavors are malty, earthy hops, cinammon and slighty dry piney finish that is very long. This beer has a decently round palate but has a slightly astringent finish. a decent mix between an EPA and APA IMO.
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 8, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
12.5 oz aluminum bottle: amber bronze - minimal patchy head decent dry grain/caramel aroma with a light touch of piney hop cones...overly fizzy palate with strong metallic notes over subdued bitter hops and a slim malt sourness. I must say that my expectations were pretty low with this one, and I found it to be pretty drinkable with those expectations...
JoeM500 (1908) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - AUG 1, 2004
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Another beer sold in an aluminum bottle!
Light all around, in color, taste, freshness. Somewhat grainy and harsh at first sip, metallic. Some hops at the finish don’t save this from being poured down the drain!
jaymobrown (1830) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 30, 2004
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Fairly clear tarnished brass color. A little sweet, but no real malt flavor. Light bitterness. Kind of dry finish.
redmosquito (172) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - JUL 8, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep caramel color w/ an off white head. Aroma of toasted bread and roasted malt. Nice bitterness and toasted malt flavor. Good body. malt flavors and bitterness. Good balance, more of an English pale ale than an hoppy west coast American pale ale.