grat (433) - ST. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 12, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Copper hazy and rich. Head is sticky and froths over. Slowly dies a very painful death. Nose is exqusitely balanced. The floral element and the sticky malty backbone blend together and create something wonderfully aromatic. Sweet, piney and honeylike. Flavors are excellent as well. Subtle. The hops lay down next to the malt, neither truly bids for dominance. Very balanced. Well crafted. Slightly oxidized. Not near as much as the stout but a slight bright copper pierces through in the after palate. Hops are slightly stale but not to the beerís detriment, this simply accentuates the malt sweetness that lingers after every sip.
mstockton (224) - Frankfurt, GERMANY - SEP 24, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I thought that this was pretty good. It has a nice, full flavor and drank rather easily. Funny itís retired, because I tried it in a small town SC bar that had just started stocking it!
temporrari (380) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - SEP 15, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Well, that explains it. Itís an English Pale. I didnít know that. Malts over-ride the hops in the flavor and aroma. Unusual for a pale. The more I drank, the better it tasted, but I canít say I got to the point where I really enjoyed this brew. Thatís too bad. I rather enjoyed their bock.
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - AUG 12, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Orange colored, semi-hazy body, off-white, thick head.
Aroma is hoppy/malty. Flavor is dry , hoppy, with a light
TChrome (1397) - Bedford, Texas, USA - AUG 7, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cloudy copper colored beer with a rapidly dissipating head. The aroma is similar to an ESB, restrained hops with some malt balance. Flavor follows aroma, though the balance is tilted in favor of the malt, which is nice and bready. Good beer.
Falconseye8 (542) - Evans, Colorado, USA - AUG 1, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
EPA, #3 for night. Courtesy of Ross. He definitely knows what I like. Dogwood Summerbrew was very very good. Iím sure this wonít disappoint. I like the English Pale Ales and am eager to sample this one. Huge billoughy head out of bottle. Light Amber color. Smells of quality. Not as bitter as I expected. Smooth, very drinkable. Nice hop/malt presense. Not a typical southern Pale Ale. Very good. Not outstanding but very good. Ross you do one hell of a job selecting brews. Again very good brew. Dogwood lives up to its reputation.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - JUL 26, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 13, 2004 Pours a filtered cloudy orange color with nice head that quickly turns to a thin, white sheet. Aroma is slightly fruity. Taste is a bit thin bodied with a little bit of yeast but more citrus than anything. Drinkable but wouldnít drink it again if I didnít have to. Re-rate 12/13/04. Nicer appearance that the last time I had this. Taste has malted out a bit and isnít as sour/acidic as I remember. Actually, itís quite balanced now. Not a bad beer at all.
00cobraR (1103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - JUN 5, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2004 Cloudy dark yellow with a bit of white head. Nice malty aroma. Has a nice refreshing flavor that hints of fruit. Also has some shit in the bottom so don't jossle the bottle too much.
ross (2042) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - JUN 5, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
dark orange color, white head. hoppy and malty smell. not bad, good hoppy and malty flavor with a nice fruity flavor. this is good, not great, but drinkable. no where near thier stout or ipa.
Drinker101 (54) - East Ridge, Tennessee, USA - MAY 30, 2004
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Beer has a slight red appearance. Slight lacing. Taste is lacking due to a definte hoppy taste but not any other flavors. Overall impression isnt good due to it is bland for a pale ale.