scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 14, 2005
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Savage Mill location - Hazy orange, lasting creamy off white head. Very soft aromas of citric fruit rinds and caramel. Well bittered flavors up front with citrus hops following through from start to finish. Medium bodied, pillow soft carbonation, bitter finish. Way too one dimensional (at least this batch) for an APA. IMO, more malt would do absolute wonders here...
Holdwine (1075) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 12, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice, hoppy pale with enough malting to keep it from going over the top. Pours a dark orange with a lot of floral in the nose. Lasting head. Thirst quencher.
hopscotch (8783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 16, 2005
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draft at the 2005 Maryland Brewers Spring Fest... Orange ale with a mid-sized, creamy, white head. Citrusy nose with hints of sweat and wet leather. Dry and moderately bitter flavor with mild grapefruit. Medium-bodied with a dry, fizzy mouthfeel. Lengthy, bitter, dry finish.
Hmright (101) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAY 15, 2005
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap at Rams head. Nice Head, and good sweet taste. Typical bitterness, but nothing else stood out
egajdzis (5253) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 11, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured an amber color with a small, off white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of citrus fruits and toffee malts. Taste was predominantly sweet caramel malts, and a lengthy bitter finish. One of the highlights from yesterday.
billk (353) - Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, USA - MAY 5, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Cloudy amber/orange w nice beige head that fell fairly quick. Aroma is lt/med roast malt w grapefruit & moderate hops. Flavor is lt/med rst malt, sour grapefruit & moderate hops. Moderately bitter w good bitter finish, slight malt sweetness.There was a nice spicy/peppery note in the finish when it warmed up and was near empty. Medium bodied.
jgb9348 (4635) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - OCT 23, 2004
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Amber coloured body with a small off-white head. Aroma of slight floral hops with a predominately malt kick. Medium-bodied; Subtle acidic qualities (of lemon, vinegar) are noticeable in a rather one-dimensional hop/malt combination. Aftertaste lasts a while, but isn’t complex at all. Overall, a decent APA, but not a ’traditional’ one. I sampled this on ’pseudo-draught’ at the Old Dominion Brew Festival 2004 on 27-June-2004 in Ashburn, Virginia.
hopdog (8773) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 11, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Rams Head Tavern. Poured a light to medium amber color with a small head. Aroma and tastes of citris. Sweet tasting with a light bitter finish. Watery body.
motelpogo (6203) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 14, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
pretty decent stuff, lightly reddish with a strong citric, pine aroma and a large amount of apple flavour though i´m not sure why and a lingering bitterness
JFGrind (1834) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 29, 2004
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sampled at Ram’s Head in Rehoboth. Other than a spicy bitterness this is a watery APA.