DarkElf (3013) - La Jolla, California, USA - JUL 26, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(12 oz bottle: Obtained in trade with hezron, thanks Nathan!) Central Waters is rapidly becoming one of my favorite midwestern breweries. This is now my fourth from this place, and once again, Iím impressed. It seems an ample toasty maltiness is their signature; as with other offerings, this pale ale is noticably maltier than many others in the style, with a modest toastiness contributing to the pleasantries. Itís mildly sweet, and balanced by a moderately bitter and citrusy hoppiness. The nose is very aromatic, showing plenty of toasty, grainy malt and a lighter contribution from hops. Medium-to-full bodied, stimulating all corners of the mouth for a few seconds before trailing off, finishing crisp, somewhat dry and bitter. Dark golden color, somewhat hazy in appearance, with a steady supply of carbonation bubbles still rising long after the pour. The off-white head shows solid retention and fully coats the glass with a curtain of lace. A solid pale all in all respects, one which isnít widely distributed, so make the extra effort to trade for it.
1FastSTi (3269) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 28, 2005
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours to a thick creamy, rocky, bubbly white head atop a hugely bubbly straw body. Excellent lacing. The aroma smells exactly like homemade strawberry fruit rollups (my mom has a dehydrator). I suppose itís really sweet grains and some kinda spicy hops (amarillo?). The aroma is VERY bright and crisp and strong. It also smells very good. The flavor is also like homemade strawberry fruit rollups. Very sweet with tons of concentrated fruits, sweet malts, fresh and crisp, pine. This is VERY good. Iím am startled by this beer. The palate is crisp, clean, medium mouthfeel. Holy crap! This is an APA?
geordie (1) - Shrewsbury, ENGLAND - APR 10, 2005 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A very drinkable pale ale with lots of taste. A pleasant citrus/fruity after taste.
Comes highly recommended from a discerning drinker
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAR 11, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. Giant clouds of gaseous yeast in permanent suspension throughout the amber body, topped by a thick white bubbly head...baked light fruits in teh nose, sweet and yeasty and atypical...juicy, pungent body, cinnamon-vanilla-caramel underlying the bright apricots and spicy hops...dry, just a tiny bit thin at the end, but excellent overall.
jsquire (3293) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - FEB 19, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden orange hued beer when poured from the bottle with a thin white head and a nose of sweet grains and citrus hops. Initial apple fruitiness but most of the flavor is orange peel and grapefruit juice. Finish had a little metallic taste to it. Good with a sandwich.
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 4, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clean hop dominated aroma, medium malt hop balance in the taste, nicely blended, high carbonation gives it a harsh mouthfeel, taste gets a little thin at the end. Still a high quality brew thatI wish would be distributed down by Milwaukee
howie (549) - DeForest, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 29, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Simple but well done APA. Decent American hop aroma, quite bitter, good hop flavors. A little juicy malt and fruitiness to balance. Good for those who like a session brew on the bitter side.
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - NOV 16, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a golden amber with a decent head but gone quickly. I might be the minority, but I thought it had a flowery hop aroma. Sweet malt up front, smooth middle and a pretty good hop bite at the end. Pretty nice lacing. Shouls be a great summer beer.
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - NOV 16, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a lighter reddish orange. No head. Aroma of malt, and light citrus hop notes. Flavor is strong and dominated by hops. Piney hops. Palate is thin overall. A decent brew.
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - NOV 9, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to a mysterious stranger! Lightish amber colored. Decent off-white head. Citrus aroma with little hints of malt. Light-medium bodied. Nice mixing of malt and hop with the hops slowly overcoming the malt in the finish. Really pleasant beer and would drink again.