flemdawg (520) - Naples, Florida, USA - JAN 2, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy golden in color with a firm white head. Hoppy aroma with a hint of sweet malts. Grapefruity hops in the taste along with malty sweetness. Nice mouthfeel. Very drinkable.
jtw (1058) - farmington, Michigan, USA - DEC 16, 2004
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
looks and smells more like a typical pilsner than a pale ale--very mild aroma, you have to dig deep in the nose to get a whiff of some cascades. not overly hoppy like some APAs tend to get. flavor is startlingly balanced, considering the lager-esque aroma. very neutral/mild malt body with an excellent subtle hop accent, with a medium dry finish. an excellent beer to drink every day, but it won’t blow anyone away. quite subdued for a pale ale.
Brodie (540) - Blowing Rock, North Carolina, USA - DEC 9, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Kind of a nice fruity, leafy hop aroma, not too intense. Huge off-white head, difficult to pour, very carbonated. Hazy orange-amber color. Light hoppy flavor with caramel malts in the background, medium bitterness. Again, nothing too intense. Medium body, easy drinking. As it says in the commercial description, good lawn mower beer.
Dogbrick (6826) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 28, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This APA pours an effervescent dark golden color with a medium thick and foamy white head. Thin lacing. The aroma is floral hops with a touch of citrus. Medium-bodied with a creamy texture at times. Hops, caramel and malt flavors. The finish is citrus hops with a piney character. All in all very easy to drink, straightforward and enjoyable.
sfontain (736) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 31, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber with a small, white, bubbly and frothy head. Nice aroma: Sweet, malty, caramel, citrus, and hops. Flavor not quite as impressive, with less malts, but a solid, earthy, hoppy bite in the finish. Clean and light. Very good.
Pailhead (4236) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - OCT 28, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Citrusy hoppy aroma with a little skunk. Pours an orangish-yellow with a nice white head with fair retention. Real strong citrus with an almost peachy flavor with some grapefruit hops in the finish. Light hoppy aftertaste. Skunkiness hurts the aroma score, but overall a nice APA.
AlchemistZ (493) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - OCT 28, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A deep golden ale with a thin, white head. The aroma is very citrusy with grapefruit pith. Body is moderate but creates an excellent foundation of creamy, pale caramel malt supporting a palate-cleansing bitterness and solid, American hop flavor. You could drink alot of this one without filling up.
DYCSoccer17 (3157) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 20, 2004
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma is quite citrusy with hints of oranges. Mild amount of pine. Mildly hazy pale orangish color with a decent white head. The middle is rather thin with a somewhat grainy finish. Piney citrus hops to start. Not enough body.
Darkover (1506) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 11, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 22, 2005 Light orange color with a big white head. Citrus and floral hop aroma. Hoppy but not bitter flavor. A little thin and not much carbonation. Dry finish.
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 11, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Labeled Dry Hopped Pale Ale: Light hazy orange with hardly any head, Citrus aroma (oranges) with some earthiness, starts and ends bitter.