Jayb0 (1103) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - JAN 16, 2004
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
After opening three of twelve and having them all foam horribly out of the bottle I can only assume that these beers are infected. The muted hops and off-sourness was then to be expected. I'm still going to rate this as it could very well be the brewery's fault, so be it. Very disappointing.
stefanberggren (135) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 29, 2003
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A very drinkable Pale?IPA? the hop aroma is outstanding, I found myself wanting to smell this amazing ale awhile, before sipping. Flavor is hoppy, but not over the top with a nice maltiness. Body is nice and not too heavy. White foamy head that could hold a quarter for a spell. Color was a nice light amber that when decanted was very clear. Good Job !!!
jazz88 (2625) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 24, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. A dark golden amber color with an off-white head. The aroma has a strong hop presence that reminds me of the Two Hearted Ale (the Centennial hops). Very dry and bitter, leaning more towards an IPA than an APA, but it falls short in the thin body.
Frank (3531) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 19, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pale copper, foamy white head, intricate lace but with lots of chunky white flakes floating in it (this made me suspect of the quality and freshness of the brew but the flavor and aroma indicated no signs of spoilage). Vibrant citrus aroma. The taste follows the same pattern. Pleasantly thick with soft carbonation. Some earthy notes come out in the finish. Not exceedingly complex but bright, clean, perfectly balanced, and delicious.
sofey (16) - Washington, USA - DEC 8, 2003
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
What a treat it was to find this beer on the shelf of a supermarket in Phoenix Arizona, a place where servers think a Pale Ale means a lite beer. This delicious beer has made me very happy tonight.
Ubiquibeer (140) - Cleveland, USA - NOV 26, 2003
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice amber color with floaties, decent head and lacing. odd flowery/hoppy aroma. Taste flowery, some malt, and a slightly watery sweet finish. Overall a decent APA. A good session ale.
bac080 (398) - Bloomington, Illinois, USA - NOV 24, 2003
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bad hoppy smell but the taste is fairly mild. Nice malts covering up what I expected to be an over-hopped beer.
TChrome (1448) - Bedford, Texas, USA - OCT 27, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is bright, citrus, hops. Appearance is quite nice light, cloudy brown with big off white head that is fully retained. Tons of lacing are present. Flavor, for me, was a bit of a let down from the promise of the aroma. I was expecting a large hop assault, instead there is a bit of of hops on the front end that is balanced out by some nice malt flavors. Excellent pale ale, just looking for a bit more hops.
gwfrankpsu (231) - McKinleyville, California, USA - OCT 27, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice malt and hop balance, a taste of carmel and a wonderful cleansing of the tounge, a good sesson beer. I wish I had more.
BBB63 (6502) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - OCT 22, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Unfiltered copper hue with a very nice creamy off-white head and excellent lace. Aroma hints of pine, grapefruit, roasted malt and a touch of sweet spice. The taste is bitter and piney at the forefront with a moderate level of malt undertone. Slighty chalky finish and feel. Thin-bodied and sharp mouthfeel. Pretty refreshing brew for those who like hoppy APA's.