howie (549) - DeForest, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 24, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 28, 2005 Simple, but well-balanced APA. Solid flavor hopping and quite dry. Light bodied.
Strykzone (4403) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUN 23, 2005
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Beautiful beer that might be describes as copperish in color. Very nice foam that lasted a bit. Aroma was difficult to get a handle on. Definite hints of grapefruit with an earthyness to it. This is not one of my favorite styles due to the tartness. This beer has only hints of tart with a very nice balance and substance. My favorite of the stye! Slight bitterness that lasted a little too long but overall a wonderful beer.
mjg74 (2458) - La Mesa, California, USA - JUN 16, 2005
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a light reddish/orange color. Aroma is quite bitter. A hint of lemon peel. Some malt and a little sweetness as well. Strong grapefruit bitterness right up front. Not alot of follow through. Drinkable but not outstanding.
adamnfineman (53) - Springfield, Oregon, USA - JUN 7, 2005
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap and 12 oz. bottle. A beautiful amber appearance, with a cloudy look that is just beautiful. A sweet beer with only light bitterness and sourness, but a strong hop flavor that is a welcome shot to your tongue. It finishes well, with those same hops lingering on your tongue. A great lunchtime beer and simply a great beer overall.
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 22, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice copper pour....medium bodied. Floral notes, with pine mixed in for a nice nose. Smooth with a bit of a bitter finish. Pretty solid pale ale.
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 (2431) - 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.