elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - MAY 13, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber-red color, decent foam. Nose is sweet malt with spicy hop hints. Balanced on the sweet side, with some toasty caramel and citrus, finishing with a slight hop bitter. Overall a drinkable brew that seems true to the EPA style.
JasonG (776) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - APR 29, 2003
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
large, foamy, tan head atop a clear, orange/red color. Caramel, roasted malt, yeast in the aroma. Flavor is strong in roasted malt, slightly caramel, Burnt orange notes, little bit of sweetness, slightly bitter, hoppy finish (a touch of oak comes out in the finish too). Palate is a little thin. A good session beer.
Zach Diesel (906) - Sisters, Oregon, USA - MAR 31, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
fruity grapefruit aroma, malty, watery a slight hoppy finish, why the hell do they have this in the utah state store?
Indra (2606) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - MAR 22, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pleasant but mild aroma of oak, slightly bready and sweet malt and a dash of hop spice. Clear, medium amber color and a mostly lasting head. Sweetness takes on more of a caramelized tone in the flavor, mingled with a brief glimpse of earthy oakiness and an herbal, spicy, low-key hop addition. Refreshing finish. Balanced nicely and very drinkable.
Panzuriel (1296) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - MAR 18, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Full malt aroma with hints of sweetness. Good amber color. Clear brew. Good full flavor and mouthfeel. Nice beer over all.
Dogbrick (7898) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 16, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From Hollingshead Deli in Orange, CA. I liked the Walker's Reserve better than this but this is still a good brew. Pours a bright amber color with a medium thin cream colored head. Thin lacing. Aroma of caramel, malt, and brown sugar - but it took awhile for the aroma to show itself. Flavor is nicely rich if a little over-carbonated. Very malty with some caramel and fruit. Finish has some hops but is a little weak. I'd get it again though.
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 9, 2003
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at the RAF 2003: Lacking complexity in the aroma sweet sugar, then nothing. Very sweet caramel malt flavour, but not overly sweet as I would have guessed from the aroma. Thin mouth feel, and an unpleasant bitter finish. Unimpressive, but drinkable.
BrockLandersLS (109) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 11, 2003
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
An average beer. Not very complex, smooth with a somewhat unpleasant watery-bitter finish
21iceman40 (1731) - vienna, West Virginia, USA - FEB 9, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good, but could be better. A weak watery presence was noticable, but other than that it was a moderately hoppy brew.
666seth (222) - California, USA - JAN 17, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had a bottle out of a Pack with 10 different American craft beers. Nice amber color, pours in with a brownish head. well pronounced malt aroma and flavor. And the brewpub which I once visited on may way south is great!