Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - APR 10, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to Duane. Poured a hazy amber with a fast fading white head. Aroma of yeast and slight citrus notes. Taste was dry and crisp, with a smooth finish, I am sure this would be very enjoyable as the weather heats up.
MrBunn (2535) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 8, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2007 Not a bad brew. Pours a nice amber color with a pale head that dissipates, but leaves some lacing. Aroma is kind of weak, hops and a little grain come through. Taste is heavy with malt and hops, maybe some fruit... apples and citrus.
1-8-06 I had this again this past weekend and found that it was very different from my recollection. The hops flavoring has been amp-ed up quite a bit and gives a nice pine punch that I don’t recall and didn’t not in my first posting. I like it much better this way and am left wondering whether things have changed with the brew, the drinker or the supply chain... either way, I’m a happier camper.
YnotABeer (96) - Missouri, USA - MAR 28, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
good overall; relatively deep color and small lasting head with noticable but not overpowering hoppiness. good for drinking regularly with a nice transition as it warms.
Pjones6738 (500) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 17, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice gold color, thin white head. Slight citrus sweet scent. Easy drinking with just a small hop presence. Nothing special, but I enjoyed it.
ericmc83 (207) - Arkansas, USA - MAR 17, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 22, 2005 bottle - 3/17/05 - Pours a light amber body. The main thing I smell is citrus. As far as taste, there is a little malt (earthy), some citrus, and it’s sweet. Not complex, but easy to drink. In the finish I get a little bitter taste...not bad. It’s not outstanding, but I like it about as much as Sierra Nevada’s higher rated APA. I could drink this from time to time, and I believe I will.
jgentgesdo (679) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 5, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours light amber, clear, with an off-white head and good bubbling from carbonation. Nose is floral and citrus hops. Flavor is nicely balanced between sweet caramel malts and crystal hops, with a bittersweet finish. Palate is actually good with a chewy cookie quality. Quite good.
bb (7305) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 3, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Clear light amber with a nice white head. Spicey citrus hop aroma. Spicy hop flavor with some floral bits. Some malt backing. Easy to drhink. Crisp and clean.
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - FEB 27, 2005
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
gjolden color, mildly citirc (grapefruit, orange) flavor, some maltiness. a very middle of the road american pale ale
jus10cider82 (67) - Wichita, Kansas, USA - FEB 22, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(12 oz) Cap came off rather easily. Pours very cloudy amber with almost no head. Smells strongly of orange rind and grapefruit. Bit of hops and citrus flavors. I think ill stick with SNPA even though this is semi-local.
henry3r (586) - Wichita, Kansas, USA - FEB 21, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Because I was not very careful pouring, this bottle-conditioned beer poured slightly cloudy. It is a light amber color with a medium rocky head that dissipates quickly leaving a little lacing around the edge of the glass. I detect a light caramel malt background to the primary grapefruit aroma. The flavor is slightly sweet and extremely smooth. It is initially sweet malt with a nice hop bitterness mixed in that fades to a middle of roasted nuts. The finish is long and bitter-sweet with a faint alcohol warmth.