jackbocracken (36) - Washington, USA - MAY 20, 2005
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pretty good. Tastes very floral, almost tea-like. Hoppy, but not in a super aggressive manner. I like it.
RkyMtnLove (5) - Golden, Colorado, USA - MAY 10, 2005 does not count
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured from bottle. A very hoppy beer - almost overwhelming at times - that was nothing special. The body is very mild, and the carbonation was high, making an unwanted interaction with the hops. Still, some very good organic flavors of the forest came through. Average pale ale, nothing to write home about.
asheft (2372) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 5, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy copper with a white head that disappeared to nothing. Pine and caramel aroma that seemed a bit salty. Pine/citrus and caramel flavour that had apple and banana notes. Light to medium body with average carbonation. A pretty run of the mill pale ale.
MadMan (495) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAY 3, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From notes taken at the Southwest Beer Festival in Scottsdale, Arizona. The conditions were hard to take notes in but these are the ratings and they stand. Draft. Clear amber gold. Aroma is hoppy. Flavor is malty and decently hoppy. Not much bitterness. Light. Fizzy. Okay.
jigglyjock (161) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 29, 2005
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 25, 2007 Subtle aroma of citrus, malt, and hops. Has a nice dark orange colored body. Has a flowery banquette added to the citrus hops, malt, and ester flavor. Kind of tastes like my IPA home-brew which has a cleaning solution astringency back drop. An ok pale ale, that I keep on going back to.
fuzzywasabeer (35) - boise, Idaho, USA - APR 22, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
One of the best commercial pale ales in the area, pours amber with little head, blackberry hops aroma, starts smooth ends slightly bitter, pretty good balance. the more mirror pond trucks I see driving around the worse it tastes.
mobrew (19) - Oregon, USA - APR 16, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Another GREAT beverage from Deschutes, the appearance is great along with the aroma from the Cascades, hell you can’t get to many of those, can you? Great flavor, very enjoyable beer.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - APR 14, 2005
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear peach color with nice off tan head when poured into a tulip. Hardly any aromas. Taste is mellow citrus, apricot with a nice malty back. Slightly sweet but somehow also crisp. Nice and hoppy without being over the top. Really well balanced.
Macanudo (14) - USA - APR 3, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tastes a little bitter. The aroma is a bit strong too. Color is good, pours nicely as well. Has an odd finish, almost soapy.
neocon (34) - Gold Canyon, Arizona, USA - MAR 30, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice sweet smell. Body is golden yellow with white head and a little lacing. Has an after taste but isn’t bad.