jasonp (1555) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - FEB 20, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
CapFlu (4616) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 14, 2004
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(Draught) Pours and orange-amber body with a thin, white head. Nose and cascade flavour. Tart, dry finish. Above average.
blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 24, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
FlacoAlto (3810) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JAN 14, 2004
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
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.
happy4hops (376) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - DEC 29, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had this on tap at Sean Bolans.Nice sweet hoppy/malty aroma.Nice amber color.Tastes like hop pocket junior.Nice session pale.
unclebleen (620) - California, USA - OCT 16, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber with medium head and lacing. Nice hoppy nose, smell citrus and some malt. Flavor is first sweet then balanced with hop bitterness after the swallow. Nice body. Good APA.
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - OCT 14, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear clean amber color with a very nice tight white head. Excellent lacing. Very citrusy aromas. Flavor is hop bitter and sweet. Very balanced. Medium bodied with a lingering finish.
Ungstrup (29850) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 5, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 24, 2004 The aroma is very hoppy and sweet. The color is amber and it has a fine head. The flavor is sweet malty giving way to a slight bitterness. An OK beer - but no as good as I expected.
larsniclas (5742) - Billdal, SWEDEN - SEP 29, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 25, 2004 Bottled. Sampled at Stockholm Beer Festival 2003.
Dark amber with a nice head.
Aroma from toffe, hop and hazelnuts.
A rather dry palate.
A lot of hoppy bitterness with some pleasant sweetness.
rickgordon (3845) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 22, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Sampled at Stockholm Beer Festival.
Hazy amber colour. Hoppy aroma with notes of carmel/toffee. Nice fruity flavour with a flowery bitter finish.