DavidP (1747) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 14, 2005
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle, best by 2/20/05. Dusty amber body, frothy white head. Primarily bright, fruity aroma of grapefruit and pineapple, caramel malt in the background. Dissapointing flavor, has a weak caramel malt backbone with a correspondingly weak hop profile. Too fizzy to boot.
LutzBrau (43) - iowa city, Iowa, USA - FEB 14, 2005
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Ho..Hum, another middle-of-the-road pale ale. I couldnt say anything good or bad about this one. short light sweet to bitter finish, seemed to lively and a bit watery. Miller Light with a pinch more flavor.
Ray1975 (251) - Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 4, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured an amber color with a small head. Floral aroma with a hint of orange.. Very refreshing light bodied beer.. Lighter hops than I like but is a good session beer.
sloth (2605) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - JAN 29, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Props to csbosox for the trade! Pours with a small white head, ok retention, no lace. Clear, light copper colored brew. Flowery nose with light citrus notes. Med/light body, good carbonation level. Light malts are toasty, light hops, pleasent fruityness. Dry, clean finish. Good intro/session beer! Thanks Chris!
hopscotch (9996) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 23, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle... Hazy, golden ale with a small, creamy, white head. Great retention. Fruity aroma with notes of apricot, citrus, and butterscotch. The flavor is a bit sweet and fruity. The hops never really kick in as one would expect from an APA. Light-bodied and creamy with medium carbonation. Short, fruity, dry finish.
DocLock (8376) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 20, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to beerhandy for this. Boulevard beers are wonderful, and this one is no exception. Pours deep, slightly turbid straw colored, with a frothy white head. Aroma of malt, hops, citrus, some fruit, slight barnyard. Tastes malty, hoppy, with a twinge of yeasty cobweb esters at the finish. As it warmed, I sensed some candi sugar and a more pronounced saisony, female taint element that wafted into my olfactory canals, titillating them and giving me semi-turgidity.
SpringsLicker (3233) - Tennessee, USA - JAN 20, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to csbosox for this one!
Large white head over a sparkling clear amber body.
Aroma is balanced between light malt and hops as is the flavor. Slightly malty finish with a light, but not quite watery palate.
BBB63 (6388) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JAN 16, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
It’s has been a few years since I had this last, all appears that little as changed, Bottled: Poured a slightly hazed amber hue with small but lasting head and very good lace. The aroma has notes of caramelized malting and biscuit, fruity and aromatic hops, some pine and grapefruit esters, and quite an earthy and yeasty nose. The taste is smooth and balanced with equal parts bitters and sweet malts with a undertone of citric and bready character. The finish is a touch astringent and has soft but lasting bitterness. The feel is overall quite average but goes down easy and quickly. A solid entry into the style, not some hopped up near IPA version, a true APA. Enjoy and thanks Chris for sending me a bottle.
darkstar (69) - Eureka, Missouri, USA - JAN 15, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Always a bargain at 10 dollars a 12 pack at my local save-a-lot grocery store. Pours into an amber orange color with a decent head. Taste is fruity with more of a hop flavor than other pale ales I’ve drank with the exception of Sierra Nevada. Definetly worth the price for me.
IndianaRed (2753) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 15, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle Pours a cloudy dark orange amber. Large cramy off-white head and thick sticky lacing. Sweet fruity aroma. Apples, pears, peaches maybe. Not much hops evident here. Flavors are less sweet and more pale malts. Some bitterness with the soft mellow hops. Feel is smooth and rather heavy for the style. Quite soft carbonation. Slightly dry bitter aftertaste.