JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 2, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From growler. Dark amber color with a smaller off white head. Aromas of fresh hops with a light backdrop of caramel and light toffee. Sweet malt start with a touch of light fruit. Citrus slips in and helps whisk away some of the sweetness. Very much an APA rather than an IPA as many would call this.
Cornfield (5321) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - DEC 6, 2004
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUL 5, 2005 Pouring a hazy, light copper color with a frizzy white head, this APA had a light, earthy hop aroma coupled with a whiff of malts. The two balanced nicely in the drink, ending with a crisp, slightly bitter finish. Not bad.
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SkyinBrian (430) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 5, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
this was a surprisingly agressive american pale ale. well balanced with plenty of hops. this was excellent. the only bad part was that it was part of a sampler and not a full pint.
JMerritt (1734) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - MAR 6, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy amber in color. Head is thick, white, and leaves behind excellent lacing. Flowery hop aroma (Cascade). Quite high hop bitterness is surprising. Finishes very clean. Thick and buttery mouthfeel. Quite delicious.