antisnobJP (275) - St. Michael, Minnesota, USA - DEC 24, 2003
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bright copper color with a white, frothy head. Smells of citrus and the shredded wood used for hamster bedding.(not a bad thing). Easy drinking Americn pale with grapefruity hop flavor and decent fruity malt flavor well balanced. A little sweeter and easier quaffing than bottled SNPA. Dry finish with a little sourness. A decent and fairly priced APA.
JK (4157) - Uptown, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 20, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Great fruit and floral aroma with cherries. Standard pale ale appearance. Flavors of hops and fruit. This is what a pale ale should be.
JMerritt (1724) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - DEC 15, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Orange with a medium-sized white head. Citric hop aroma with a touch of carrot. Flavor is more citric, grapefruit-y hops. Very dry, sour finish. Hello, malt? Where are you? Why didn't you come to this party? A very raw pale ale.
Gromit (479) - Port Orchard, Washington, USA - DEC 12, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reminds me of my very first batch of homebrew; a SNPA clone, only this is quite a bit better.
Pours a cloudy amber with a decent head and some lacing.
The scent is what first caught me with this beer. Nicely hopped! Some citrus notes, but they're very subtle.
Taste is of hops, a little yeasty, though, but well balanced with the malt. It's better than average but nothing special.
Mouthfeel is very creamy; nicely done. It's not as crisp as SNPA but it's smoother. Overall this is pretty good considering it didn't come from the PNW... < smirk >
Complements of MJR. Thanks, Mark!
Suttree (4736) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 7, 2003
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Coppery red, Big head. Dusty, sawdust aroma. Earthy haybale, grassy flavors, followed by a crispy, dry bitter finish. Very easy to drink.
OD40oz (744) - Box Elder, South Dakota, USA - NOV 27, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is one of the best pale ales I've ever had. I would for sure get this again. Smooth and tasty.
chuckt (6) - aurora, Colorado, USA - NOV 16, 2003 does not count
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The beer to order when you are in KC at either Houstons or The Plaza Three, goes great with a Prime Rib. Very light does not fill you up before you eat. You can definatly taste the hops.
jzzbassman (1394) - New Albany, Mississippi, USA - NOV 12, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Color of a penny, small but lasting head. Good flavor but a little on the thin side for the style. Overall a better than average APA
heemer77 (5053) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - NOV 10, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 4, 2005 An old standby of mine and a great session beer. A dark gold body with plenty of carbonation. Smoother on tap. The aroma is citrus and dark bread along with some fresh cut wood. The taste is fruity with peaches and oranges. Maybe my palate has changed, but I thought this used to have a hint more bitterness.
badgerben (4323) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - NOV 2, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A not bad pale. Fairly fruity and hopped taste, yet not overly so. I'm not sure about that malt from the commercial description, it is not very noticeable.