scoobyluv (511) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - AUG 24, 2003
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
pale gold color. mild flavor. i didn't really get the hops out of this but it's a pretty decent beer.
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 5, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle, pint glass. Great creamy head (+1") appears to have decent retention. Pale orange color, light carbonation, and dense, small particles. Cookie malts, flowery and citric hops. Apple and pear overtones. Starts off lightly sweet and finishes moderately sweet, moderately bitter. No acidity to speak of. Nice balance and fruit tones in the flavor. Medium body, creamy texture, lively carbonation. The bottom line is: this is a crisp, refreshing, good looking, and smooth pale ale.
1st place in my Atlanta pale ale taste off and my only recommended Atlanta pale ale.
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 1, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This Pale Ale is copper in color and pours a nice one-finger head. Dog Wood EPA is very smooth, possibly too smooth. This beer seems to be lacking the aromatic and bitterness effects of the added hopps, it needs to be stronger and more vibrant. This is a fine beer, especially for summer, but it is a bit sweet for an EPA. I’ll also give a shout out to my mom and dad for bringing this beer back from Atlanta for me to rate, Thanks M & D.
boto (1922) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - MAY 22, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught version: Somewhat copper in color, with a slight haze to it. A bit of a tan head, but it dissapates quickly. Aroma isn't too strong. Slight citrusy hops in the nose. The taste is quite good. There is a farily good balance of maltiness and hops, with a fair amout of body. Also, very smooth. A pretty decent EPA. I thank Delta for having this selection in addition to the normal Macros!!
irishsnake (355) - Oakland, California, USA - MAY 9, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice mild, bready aroma. Flavor also mild, with some toasty malt notes and a mix of citrusy and earthy hops. A decent beer, but I wouldn't go out of my way to get one.
Suttree (5396) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 22, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Reddish Orange, small. wimpy head. No aroma to speak of. Nice woodsy hop start, mild citrus as well. Some grainy cereal and dryness in finish. On a side note, this is the best beer I've ever had in an the Atlanta Airport, so a big "Huzzah" to the Crown Room on the "B" concourse.
Elbender (6) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 27, 2003 does not count
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Not only this beer but all the Dogwood beers are over hopped and over carbonated. Maybe not overhopped just not hopped properly
Very acetic and harsh. There is such a thing as bad head.
jskendzel (602) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 23, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber in color with a mild Cascade hop nose. Body on thin side, hop flavor definitely lacking. Decent, but below par.
kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - MAR 18, 2003
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: MAR 22, 2003 Light copper. Vigorous white head. Hops aroma. Fairly hoppy pale ale (almost an IPA). Hints of citrus.
Shag (2655) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - MAR 14, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 3, 2004 Appearance is orange with little head to speak of. Aroma is nice with fruits and hops. Flavor is malty with a decent amount of hops and a slightly sour hint of fruit. My only real complaint is the palate. Its fairly watery. Overall a pretty good Pale Ale and kind of light so it makes for easy drinking. This is thier flagship beer but this brewery offers so much better than this.