robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 15, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2007 Slightly Murky Gold Coloring. Good Head. Roasts and Hops are the Dominating Aroma and Flavors Here.. Woodsy as Well. Not Bad But Wouldn’t Drink Often.
Rerated Winter of ’07. Light Hop Aroma. Sweet Malt, Light Subtle Herbal Quality to it.. Nice Dry Hop Finish...Dryer the More you Drink...but Nice Summer Pale Ale.
obisbeer (565) - Barcelona, SPAIN - SEP 22, 2004
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hazy yellow/gold with thick white head. Roasted nuts, fruit and pine on the nose. Medium mouthfeel, with lingering bitter finish. Pine, vanilla, citrus, nuts, and light malt make up the palate on this. Not bad session beer!
BBB63 (5406) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - AUG 31, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Hazy golden hue with lasting frothy head and very good lace. The aroma has notes of pineapple and noble bitter hops, orange rind, toasted bready malts, and an earthy yeast ester. The taste starts sharp and moderately bitter with a good balance of malt undertones. Mildly fruity and almost smoky at the end before another rush of bitters finishes it off. The feel is crisp and sharp with a metallic finish. An well made APA indeed and an improvement over the hefeweizen of theirs I just had. Quaffable and worth a try.
badgerben (4253) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUL 31, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden color with a thin white head. Very hoppy aroma. Not much malt to balance out the hops in the taste. It is quite bitter and dry. Not the best pale ale, but certainly above average.
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 25, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bright, golden body with a thick, fluffy white head. The aroma is pretty hoppy, but has a nice malty sweetness underneath. Citrus fruit, plants, caramel, grains, and malt. The body is exactly what you’d expect, average thickness to avoid being too filling. The flavors are good, though in consistent. At times I found it bitter, then sweet, and back to bitter. It really is interesting to see it go back and forth. The hops are used generously and offer good flavor. The malt base isn’t much to write home about, that’s rarely the reason I drink a hoppy beer. The malt has a definite purpose, but it is not the focus. Another well-crafted offering from Central Waters.
TheDean (786) - MIlwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 30, 2004
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Man, this is going down a lot smoother and tasting a lot better then the half dozen PBR’s I had at the bar. Good stuff, but almost taste more like an IPA.
tomxcs (318) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUN 14, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 15, 2004 Amber body with a thin, soapy head. Aroma of floral hops and some citrus. A flavor with malts & hops of a good APA with decent hop bitterness at the end, intruding on the maltiness. Low carbonation. Another good brew from Central Waters.
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 13, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice clear amber body with a soapy white head. Light but fresh flower/grapefruit hop aroma with a bit of resin. Flavor is good, but not that heavy. Its a bit piney with some orange and bread thrown in. The hops are there, just not special. Overall, its good, but again, not special.
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 10, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught Hill Top - Stevens Point, WI: slightly hazed amber with a thin white head that leaves thin icing on the sides of the pint glass. Piney hop aroma that is just right for a good APA. Flavour is well rounded with a solid malt bill, good hop presence and a lingering bitterness, all delivered on a well carbonated and lively palate. An above average pale, from a previously unknown brewery to me, time to try some more.
Pjones6738 (500) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 3, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice golden color, average sized white head. Kind of a flower/pine aroma. Pine flavor over a medium bitterness. I think I like the IPAs that taste like grapefruit more that the one that taste like hops (more experiementation always needed, of course), but this is pretty good.