Schroppfy (2350) - Łůdż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - APR 6, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very hoppy with substantial maltiness (is that root beer? -- elements from the biscuit malt?). Really a very good APA, stronger, fresher, more bold than many and it ain't just the high hop level. Recommended. Thanks to the friend of Gill, Burnham and colleagues.
MIBRomeo (2345) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 8, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
a dark orangish color w/ a large fluffy off white head and ok lacing some haziness to the pour. Nice well hopped aroma pine and grapefruit and a hint of grahm crackers & carmel. Well carbonated lightly oily well coated palate w/ a smooth finish. Flavor is definatelly a piney bitter a very dry resony finish w/ a fair amount of malt in there. Well done but overdone on the pine notes to me.
rudolf (2276) - Buffalo, New York, USA - OCT 24, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Malty & green. Aroma is very candi sugar, subdued green hops. Lots of hop bitterness but not a whole lot of flower flavor. Hops do balance the malt well.
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 6, 2006
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bomber purchased at Rivers Bend in Ohio. Pours deep amber orange with a thick pillowy white head. Citrus hop aroma. Medium light mouthfeel and fizzy texture. Llight biscuity malt flavor, countered by spicy hops. I also pick up distracting amounts of diacetyl on the finish, which is bitter and soapy. I did not care for this, nor the Hippie IPA. Perhaps I am getting some bad or poorly handled bottles?
radiomgb (2143) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 11, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Copper/amber in colour. Aroma of cirtus, flowers, sugar, cream, oranges and grapefruit. Flavour had some caramel malt, slight sweetness, hoppy, citrus (oranges and mild grapefruit). Medium body. Finishes with a hoppy bitterness, lingering but dry.
sliffy (2037) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 13, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Copper colored pour, with a loose foamy off white head. Aroma is citrusy, with some nice malts in the background. Flavor, a good bit of citrus up front that gives way to carmelly finish. Some moderate bitterness on the finish as well. This is pretty good pale ale. Good session beer for sure.
RCL (2029) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 23, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lots of hops but plenty of malt to back it up. Fragrant and well balanced. Good beer.
ross (1943) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - SEP 11, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Sean, thanks. Dark brown color, thick yellow head. Smell is malts and some hops, and a thick yeasty smell. Taste is pretty sweet, but very refreshing. A nice session beer, pretty redeeming after trying the hippie IPA. not too bad.
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 25, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear and bright gold in color with no head. Aroma is sweet honey, grapefruit and apricots, along with hints at a dew on a spring morningís grass. Grapefruit and papaya lead the flavor pattern in a very smooth and easy going manner. Iíd like a bolder hop presence, but it is an APA and the requisite ration of hops to malts seem to be in order. Tiny bit chewy with the shortest of hop stops. Carbonation is lacking. Finishes like an iced down summer cooler. Nevertheless, itís still a decent beer.
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - JUL 21, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I donít often find much enjoyment in pale ales but this was an exception. Clear copper with a creamy white head. Aroma of grapefruit, caramel, biscuits. Medium body and smooth feel. Nice blend of sweetness and bitterness in the flavor. A very good beer, especially for a pale ale.