onelststnd (19) - Bakersfield, California, USA - AUG 15, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A nice California beer. Many people had told me about this beer and I was pleased to get it. I found the taste easy light and easy to enjoy. Looks very average while your pour but will surpise you.
3daddict (139) - Portland, Maine, USA - AUG 11, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Excellent example of the style. I typically finish a beer as I’m writing the review and it’s already gone! Pours a rich clear amber color. Nice vanilla aroma nestled within the hops. Wonderful mouthfeel with the vanilla malt backed up nicely by a crisp hop bite. Goes down exceedingly smooth and quick. Thanks to TMR Bac for the sample!
IMtheOptimator (1161) - Bethel, Connecticut, USA - AUG 4, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured an effervescent golden with a fizzy/frothy off-white head. Bitter citrusy hops, with a touch of floor cleaner character. Tastes of mild citrus with a small hop kick, slight sweet smoothness. Rather smooth body... not as much presence as I would like. Easy drinking but bland.
papajohn (1249) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - JUL 23, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden amber color with a small white head. Aroma of orange-pineapple. Flavor is lightly sweet with some spicy citrus bitterness, finishing kinda dry and orange rind bitter. A nice tangy APA.
Schultsc (572) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 14, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Quite a surprisingly nice beer. Medium golden copper with a medium head. Pleasant hops and malt aromatics with good hops bitterness with character, medium malt flavors, and a bit of earthiness from the oak barrel fermentation.
drpimento (2187) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 4, 2005
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
oooo-eeeee.......das a miiighty fine brew! Fragrant fresh hop nose, nice head that dissipates somewhat. verrry very drinkable. Friendly beer. Looks great in my goblet: in the wide part a tarnished gold, and in the thin part a nice yellow gold. Good mouth and a flavor that matches the aroma. Satisfying, yet alluring. Maybe a hair thiner than Sierra Nevada, but better flavor. Got this bottle in a beer a the month. Wish we could get it in La Crosse.
blankboy (5979) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 21, 2005
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared with GregClow, tupalev and jerc. Pours a mildly sparkling amber with an average fizzy white head. It has a strong herbal/floral hops aroma -- it’s actually deceiving as the taste isn’t as hoppy as the aroma would lead you to believe. Flavour’s still nice and hoppy but a bit too subtle, it’s a little lacking. Overall it’s a nice, enjoyable Pale Ale.
GregClow (2858) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 18, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared with blankboy, tupalev & jerc - courtesy of blankboy. Light gold-amber colour with a strong & pleasant herbal tea aroma. Flavour is quite fruity, with more tea notes and a citric finish. Bidy is thin, but it’s OK otherwise.
Gorbalev (2911) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 18, 2005
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, via HTH and Blankboy at Greg’s. Herbally hopped up aroma which was really nice and interesting. No head, slightly dark yellow pour. Taste is bitter but also extremely watery. There is a really nice original aroma and taste here, but there is not much else at all to go with it. Still, this would be tasty on a hot summer day. Decent.
jercraigs (7638) - 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.