beerguy101 (5340) - Newark, California, USA - DEC 22, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear amber color. Medium sized white foamy head. Aroma is somewhat sweet fruity malts, grapefruity and floral hops. A medium bodied pale ale. Malts are fruity and sweet. Hops are grapefruity and floral. Nicely balanced Pale Ale, a touch on the sweet side. But a nice APA. All the bad stuff I said about the Micro Beer of the Month Club last month I take back, as long as they keep shipping beers like this and the Oak Barrel Aged Stout. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.
PattiA (49) - Madison, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 23, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hearty brew with matlry fruit-like aroma. Similar to brandy with a citrus-like edge to it. Hints of caramel flavor. Smooth texture, medium body. Excellent with wintertime thick stews.
DukeBrewDevil (732) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUL 13, 2007
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Caramel-like aroma, simple, but good. Wow, this pours as the darkest "pale ale" I’ve ever seen...the color of a heavily tanned Native American. I was expecting a drinkable session beer, but the flavor is complex and layered, a nice blend of roasted nuts, sugars, barley, and a hoppy undertone. Finishes smoothly. I would enjoy having just one of these, or drinking them all night long.
cbeers21 (693) - Miami, Florida, USA - JUN 25, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at "brewhouse" in Dulles airport. Really nice floral aromas and slightly toasted malts here, good to smell. Full mouth flavor here with differing levels and a certain amount of complexity. Buttery fruited notes are balanced nicely by a sturdy piney hops presence and a buoyant floral touch. Easy to drink and very quenching. Very good. Went great with a nice spicy chili.
Prolitariat777 (102) - St george, Utah, USA - AUG 14, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Polished brass color nice lacing hoppy aroma taste mild grains and hops. Good crisp finish. Very nice APA
omhper (21897) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - SEP 20, 2003
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Amber colour, rich head. Cookie aroma. Malty and rather soft with a touch of menthol, Aromatic bitterish finish with some toffee. Well balanced.
rlgk (15334) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 21, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 30, 2004 Dark amber with a nice creamy head. Aroma is chocolate and some hops. Some kind of nut and toffee in flavor. Hoppy, nice bitterness.
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.
crzybob77 (530) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 21, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sweet, hoppy aroma. Nice malty flavor with a soft mouthfeel and a bit bitter. Not goin crazy over it, but can;t complain with this one.
highlandlad (1448) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - MAR 9, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A mate brought this fine American Pale Ale back from a trip to Washington - thanks Gordo. Bronze colour, short tan head. Aroma has classic grapefruity hops, Juicy Fruit chewing gum and toffee characters. Smooth bodied and warming, with a tart, dry finish. Rich, raisiny middle, with some caramel. Very good indeed. (Bottle)