LordHedgehog (144) - Westminster, Maryland, USA - MAY 9, 2004
4.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
The cloudy cream orange-brown appearance told me this was not a typical APA. The head was firm, and the aroma subdued but slightly hoppy. The mouthfeel was exceptionally smooth, especially for an APA. Slightly sweet, but most definately malty, it balances well with the hops. Excellent!
DocLock (6800) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 13, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark straw, with medium head. Aroma of huge hops, citrus, fruit, malt, and spiciness. Tastes hoppy, fruity, malty, with a crisp finish. Very nice brew.
argo0 (10388) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 6, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Coppery body, good citrusy pine aroma. Good bite on flavor, slightly chewy with clean bitter aftertaste. Good stuff for hopheads, but not so overwhelming as to scare away others.
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - OCT 1, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Served on the nitrogen tap, it is delicious. Fruity, in the West Coast style. The lower carbonation and hopping rates encourages all-day consumption, which is rather recherche.
desurfer (1173) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - JAN 5, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice amber hued body, small creamy head. Hoppy floral aroma, taste is citrusy and sweet. Palate is smooth, with a dry finish. Good.
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - OCT 13, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very fruity, lots of grapefuit hops. Nice and creamy, though it was served a bit too cold for the style. Lots o’ hops, with plenty of malts for balance.
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUN 27, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy amber -orange witha small fine paricled white head. Hoppy piney aroma is balanced nicely by some malts. Crisp big hop kick with just enough malts to keep things in order. Medium bodied. A good beer to give to folks who claim to hate bitter beers.
nuplastikk (3289) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 5, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 16, 2008 12oz bottle. Medium amber color, filtered appearance, contrary to the commercial description on this page. Displays a very nice hop bouquet and overall hoppy enjoyability. Well balanced and crisp, with a sweet, hoppy aftertaste.
guzzler67 (1435) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUL 16, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2007 Deep amber appearance. Aroma was a mix of hops, malts and citrus. Well balanced taste with a nice hoppy kick. Bitter, but not biting, finish. A good everyday beer.
crazyvin (1693) - New York, USA - AUG 3, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a nice caramel color with a slightly off white head. Aroma had a strong caramel malt profile up front and was balanced out by a nice bitter hop note. Flavor was well balanced between sweet malts and hops. Finish was smooth and a little on the light side. Somewhat two-dimensional but it worked. A decent session ale.