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 (2176) - 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 (5970) - 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 (2855) - 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 (2909) - 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.
HogTownHarry (6063) - 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 (1775) - 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.