Uglyradio (791) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - FEB 4, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAY 5, 2003 Gusher, I hate when that happens. Once the head settles, it pours a cloudy copper color with an off-white head. The aroma is hoppy and strongly sour and fruity. Ugh...I got a bad bottle...the carbonation is way too high and the flavor is very sour and astringent. This one is undrinkable, but it was clearly a bad bottle. I'll rerate if i get it on tap or try a better bottle.
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JAN 18, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Your typical pale ale. I like this beer though another great addition from Dogwood.
aracauna (3252) - Georgia, USA - NOV 25, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The appearance isn’t much -- the head is sluggish and fast-fading. Body is just what you’d expect from a Pale Ale. the aroma is slightly citrusy hops. The flavor is nice, however. Toasty malt, caramel and a bit of chocolate that does more to mellow the character than to be a prominent aspect of the flavor. Surprisingly crips. Hops are subdued (despite being the biggest part of the aroma). There’s a slight tea-like aspect to the flavor. Great drinkability, good session beer.
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - SEP 29, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Bistro, T gates, Atlanta’s Hartsfield airport. My first beer on this Georgia (ahem) business trip. Really nice and sweet, very little hop character, a truly fine example of an EPA. Very fresh, lively.
Hoss (607) - Florida, USA - SEP 25, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
You notice the dry hopping but not over done. I would disagree with the "english styling" in that it seems to me be more in the American tradition.
Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - AUG 26, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Blah...that’s fow I feel about this beer. Average American ale, nothing to say about it really...
PorterPounder (6224) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 16, 2002
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
After I got over the ridiculous amount of foam - a Dogwood trade I guess - this proved to be a sweet tasting pale ale with just enough hoppiness to keep it honest. The appearance is nice and cloudy and no bitter aftertaste. Detect a slight citrus aroma.
TheBeerCollector (633) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - AUG 5, 2002
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAY 1, 2004 Re-Rate 5/1/04 - Tried this beer again and liked it even more so I'm increasing my scores.
A great beer for relaxing after a long, hot summer day. Cloudy, orange color with light carbonation. Floral hop aroma and bitterness with a balanced flavor.
brewbandit (312) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUL 1, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A decent effort with a floral nose, light malt backbone and fruity notes with a touch of citrus from the hops.
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUN 10, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Re-Rate 06/10/02: This ’puppy’ has been a ’Fermentin’, as it just did the ’Fizzy’ pour, and the additional ’Yeasty’ tones in the nose gives it away. Cloudy orange in color, beige head, decent lace. Nose is malt, sweet, and a tad ’earthy’ from the yeast, citrus also noted. Front sweet, top light, the finish is dry, acidic, nicely hopped.