BennyTicklez (621) - USA - SEP 6, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours dark amber with a small head. Taste is one that I do not understand. Almost no hops, and very malty. Very bland and thick for a pale ale. Thumbs down.
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - AUG 10, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
way, Way, WAY back in the day, in my earliest days on the site, when my fave style was APA, this was one I wanted. So, a long wait ensues, and now as an OH native, I can enjoy this. But not fresh, I hasten to add. I can tell this would be lovely - the malt balance is there, good vegetal aroma, and it is nicely bittered with grapefruit; but a bit of souring around the edges and some pillowy head formation make me think that a slight infection is creeping in. Still, good, and I long for a fresher sample.
Aurelius (4773) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 30, 2004
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Very weak aroma. Iced tea colored. Starchy, watery and tart. Needs more hops. Thin. Light Cascade finish. An inept brewpub PA.
pobenohne (504) - Northern Liberties, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 9, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Here is another rating from memories: On draft at the High Beck in Columbus. Incredibly fresh and incredibly under rated and under distributed. Drink this beer.
muzzlehatch (4420) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - APR 6, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle, courtesy of sfontain (thanks!). Bright dark copper, translucent, medium lasting head. Citrusy, caramelly-hoppy nose, hints of must and rotting wood. On the tongue, not quite so interesting, but very quaffable, with a decent maltiness upfront and light but longlasting piney bitter finish. Pretty good all in all, could be a little fuller-bodied.
sfontain (850) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 20, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a half-inch white head that quickly disappears, reddish orange beer. Almost no lacing. Flowery/citrusy and spicy aroma. Light and crisp with a bitter, hoppy--though not overwhelming--finish. Not much malt at all, though. I got this in Columbus near my girlfriend's house 800 miles from here; a good American ale, but I probably won't be buying it again. If this is your style, though, you definitely should give this a shot.
kathouse (1370) - Nevada, USA - DEC 29, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice light brown ale leads the CBC chorale. Thin wispy head with decent lacing. Nice cascade hop aroma. Good body and moderate carbonation. Leaves a spicy finish. This goes great with their pork sandwich.
gerdy555 (163) - Ohio, USA - DEC 6, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
aroma is of hops, spicy and citrusy pours a deep orange with a beige head. flavor has a zesty spice of hops and a good malt flavor to it. a nice solid apa. thanks to dogbrick.
JCW (1277) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 13, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Little surprised this wasn't rated higher. Dark orange or bronze colored, transluscent. Aroma is mix of malt and pine. I think this beer is very balanced Pale. Dry finish. I liked this one.
BBB63 (6507) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - SEP 21, 2003
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Nice copper hue with a white foamy head and good lace. Faint aroma of crisp fruity hops and roasted malt. The taste is piney and bitter but some malt presence did creep through however. Pretty smooth and balanced. Thin and weak metallic finish. Very average APA, quaffable but not something I would seek out, thanks to JSquire for the bottle.