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 (692) - 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 (8314) - 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.
DavidP (1748) - 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 (2786) - 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!