Ratman197 (8857) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 1, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle poured a clear amber with a small quickly dissapating white head. Aromas of pine, earthiness, carmel and hint of floral hops. Palate was light bodied. Flavors of floral hops, carmeland a hint of grapefruit rind with a dry lingering bitter finish.
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 8, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 2, 2010 Received from Arctic Liquor Colorado Beer of the Month Club in January. Estimate Strength at 5.5% ABV and 45+ IBU’s.Mild head.Clear bright gold color.Rich floral hop front.Crisp dry sweet tangy citrus grapefruit mild sweet caramel thin body.Rich citrus hop spice end. Missing caramel biscuit notes I associate with a Pale Ale. I consider it a Hops over malt IPA.
Extra Pale Ale--2006 12 oz. Bottle. 5.50% ABV? 45 IBU’s? (4.0 / 5.0) Arctic Liquor Beer of the Month Club Selection January, 2006. Mild head. Clear bright gold color. Rich floral hop front. Crisp dry sweet tangy citrus grapefruit mild sweet caramel thin no biscuit body. Rich citrus hop spice end. Hops over malt IPA. Sampled 2/8/2006.
luckygirl (1223) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 12, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had this at the brewery. Beer pours a clear, medum-amber color with a small, creamy, off-white, mostly lasting head. The aroma is sweet and moderately malty with notes of cookie and caramel, lightly hoppy with notes of herbs and pine and moderate miscellaneous notes of vanilla and tea. The flavor was moderatly sweet and moderately bitter with a long, heavily bitter finish that left the palate with a far-back bitter parting spank. The range of flavors and the interesting finish were pretty compelling. The body was light, the texture was watery and the carbonation was fizzy.
Suttree (4866) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 4, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Faintly cloudy orage, with a thin white head. Dry citrusy aroma, with a touvh of graham cracker. Clean, with hints of resina and an unexpected note of chile pepper. Earthy, messy finish. Thanks to Indana_Red for the trade!
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 21, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tasted 9/30, Dillon Dam Brewery, GABF weekend. Nice light malt note. Hoppy nose and a good hop flavor to back it up. Dry hop flavor, bitter yet smooth. Best Dam beer yet!
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 8, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Amber, light head and lacing. Light citrus with some melon. Flavor is husky and bitter with the tail being the same.
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 4, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pour is lightly golden...smell is lightly citrus hoppy...flavor is a little malty with some light citrus hoppy flavors toward the finish...
5000 (5982) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - SEP 28, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Golden, slight haze, moderate white foamy head, nice lacing, very light carbonation. Wet hop aroma, very slight ashtray. Soft bitterness to start, ashtray aroma yields to a very soft campfire or charred wood on the tongue. Finishes with a very slight citrus peel, minor smoke, but overall it seems somewhat thin in the mouthfeel. Body however is fairly average. I’d sum this up as a Light American Pale Ale. Thanks Ken!
Pailhead (4362) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - SEP 11, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Courtesy of Indiana_Red via trade. Aroma is moderate grapefruit and floral hops with a nice balance of malt (cookie). Pours a mostly transparent amber (just a touch of haze) with a small white head that quickly fades to a ring. Flavor is lightly sweet up front with caramel and cookie with a much bigger hop finish that is mostly pine with a hint of grapefruit. Smooth and somewhat creamy mouthfeel.
OhioDad (2493) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - AUG 19, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle - Received in a trade with Indiana_Red - Thanks Ken! Pours very cloudy amber with a short white head. Grapefruit aroma over some light malts. Flavor seemed very IPA like. Bitter grapefruit hops seem to overwhelm the caramel malt background. Very drinkable but kind of unbalanced and dominated by the hops. Tasty though and I’m glad I got to try this.