RateBeer
overall
86
87
style

bottling
unknown

on tap
available

Regional Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 165   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This rich, red ale is made in the American Pale Ale style. It has a strong hop character, medium body, dry finish, and floral hop aroma. We use pale Two-Row Brewer’s malt, Caramel 80 and 40 Lovibond malt, and Munich malt. For bittering and aroma Willamette, Cascade, and Tettnang hops are used in the kettle and as dry hopping in the fermenter.


3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 20, 2004
(Bottle) Amber with a small creamy white head. Floral, hoppy aroma with touches of toffee and butter. Nice! Flavour doesn’t live up to the aroma. Caramelly flavour with floral hops. Thin and empty palate. Medium bitter finish.

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JFGrind (1918) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 4, 2004
I was unsure what to expect from this Pale Ale. Cascade hops dominate the aroma,and blend well with the malitness of this APA.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrWalker (926) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 17, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 10, 2005 Botttle @ Oliver Twist, Stockholm
Bottling date 04oct2002. Plus for label. Nice malty taste, well balanced. Surely complex. A worthy last of the session beer.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
SiddFinch (155) - Pen Argyl, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 7, 2004
Not what I expected. If I didn’t know better, I’d think they mislabeled my bottle. Very malty (caramel and toffee) and dominated by the taste of passion fruit (I’m not even sure what this is but it describes it well in my head and that’s all that matters). I found this to be a very different Pale Ale and although I didn’t enjoy it very much, I’d recommend it to anyone looking for something a little different. Its well done, just not to my liking.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OlJuntan64 (1265) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 2, 2004
On tap at brewery: Medium amber clear colour under a pale yellow medium small lasting head. Medium intensity floral nectar watermellon and passion fruit like aroma. Medium crisp floral hoppy flavours. Smooth mellow light sweet malty and dry hoppy finish. I quite liked this one.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jasonp (1557) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - FEB 20, 2004
UPDATED: OCT 22, 2005 Pours a deep amber red with a thick, creamy off-white head. Has a ton of caramel/kilned malts in the nose with along with plenty of Casade.. Flavor has beautiful blast of toasted malt and caramel then gives way to notes of toffee, munich malt, cascade/euro hops. Moderately sweet with assertive (but not harsh) hop bitterness. Medium bodied with a smooth, creamy texture and lively carbonation. Great lacing and head retention. Although this beer has received good ratings, it kind of gets lost in the mix between the fantastic New River and Tuppers Hop Pocket Ale. Don’t pass on this one, it’s quite good.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
CapFlu (4820) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 14, 2004
(Draught) Pours and orange-amber body with a thin, white head. Nose and cascade flavour. Tart, dry finish. Above average.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 24, 2004
Sweet redish pale ale. Nicely hopped but still a little weak. Didn't have the malty kick i was expecting. Good, but could be stronger.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
FlacoAlto (3884) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JAN 14, 2004
Pours a nice deep clear copper color and is topped by a two inch thick light tan head that is made up of largish sized bubbles. The aroma is buttery and slightly spicy from the hops that are used. Up front it is fairly clean tasting, the finish is mostly dominated by a butteryness that is most likely form diacetyl. This beer is fairly mild in the hop department.

This would be a pretty nice drinking pale ale if not for the diacetyl that comes to dominate this beer. The butter flavor is not out of control but it is just a bit too much for my liking. Though it is drinkable, and has a certain spiciness to it, which seems to be part of the hop character.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
happy4hops (376) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - DEC 29, 2003
Had this on tap at Sean Bolans.Nice sweet hoppy/malty aroma.Nice amber color.Tastes like hop pocket junior.Nice session pale.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1 « 11 12 13  14  15 16 17


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2015,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50