jercraigs (7182) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 17, 2005
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Thanks for Sharing HTH via Blankboy. Golden yellow, moderate fluffy white head. Aroma starts with floral hops and finishes herbally with notes of dried tea. Flavour is a touch lighter than anticipated. Not much here besides some mild bitterness. Thin bodied. Booooring.
HogTownHarry (5908) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JUN 15, 2005
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: AUG 15, 2005 Bottle (12oz). Pours golden with a hint of amber - generous head, lovely lacing, plenty of clingy bubbles on the side of the glass. Very inviting on a hot summer day. Aroma redolent of hops, citrus (grapefruit and lemon) and some sweetness (hint of banana?). Incredibly weak flavour! I was bracing for a hop-hit and got .. pretty much nothing. Mild lemon, hint of hops, no malt, no yeast, no real linger. Disappointing - maybe I got a bad bottle.
Odeed (1773) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUN 12, 2005
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
clear golden body with a small white head.the aromas and falvor were of your standard pale ale.i detected some malts and a bit of bitter hops.this would be really good with a big meal such as steak,or ribs to wash your palate.but overall id say its pretty average.
richlikebeer (838) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 5, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
light brown color with thin white lacing, mild hop aroma, not very strong, little tones of malt as well. nothing remarkable about the flavor either, a decent balance of grassy hops and sweet malts, but the whole thing just seemed a little weak. body is light and clean, finish is crisp and nothing lingering behind to sour your palate. what there is of this brew is good, but the flavors were a bit muted, and could use a little boost.
rudolf (2304) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUN 4, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to Tim for this one. Very grapefruity nose, oranges as well, light biscuit malt. Flavor is toasted malt, grapefruity (not as much as the nose suggests) a bit of pepper. Some lemon and cotton candy in the finish. Yum!
Stew41 (1624) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - JUN 2, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Classic amber like in the glass. Shame about the poor head retention. Nose is quite hoppy and aromatic. These notes replay faithfully in the palate although the bitterness creates a slightly hard finish. Overall a nice drop.
BBB63 (5602) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAY 16, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Pours a deep golden hue hue with fading but lasting frothy head and very good lace. The aroma has notes of mostly floral and herbal hops but a bit of pine is there too. Additionally the nose detects some grapefruit, pear, bready malts, and white pepper. The taste is bitter at the beginning but quickly fades to a biscuity chewy malt backbone. Light citric and spice characteristics as well. The feel is a bit watery and fizzy and has a mettalic finish. Okay beer and quaffable. No where near the other two APA I had earlier tonight.
beerguy101 (5244) - Newark, California, USA - MAY 6, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep orange gold color. Medium sized white foamy head. Aroma is floral hops with a touch of fruity sweetness. A medium bodied pale ale. Malts are fruity and sweet. Hops are grapefruity and floral. Kind of a cross between an English and American Pale Ale. Mild malts, yet fairly assertive hops. Nice session beer. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and dry. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.
ojclark (69) - Santa Monica, California, USA - MAY 3, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Big piney hop aroma when first poured. Malt became apparent as hop aroma settled down. Clear golden/amber color with a frothy off-white head and minimal lacing. Very nicely balanced flavor. Malty, slight sweetness and caramel overtones nicely balanced by hop bitterness and a mellow hop flavor. Medium/light carbonation with a medium body and a fairly long finish. A good hybrid of British and American pale ale styles.
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - APR 29, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden amber color, soapy white head. Full hoppy aroma, grapefruity. Flavor falls a touch flat, bitter, but not overly flavorful and could have some better balance. Lighter bodied. Not bad.