MaxPower (961) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 27, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle pours a hazy bright copper with a small white head that leaves some lacing in my glass. Citrus grapefuit-piney aroma, typical hoppy flavors of grapefruit, lemon and pine. Medium bodied with a crisp carbonated mouthfeel that finishes bittter, an average but very drinkable APA.
WabashMan (1012) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - MAY 26, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
One of the stranger paleís Iíve tried, with a VERY dry flavor. Hops and other flavors arenít too apparent at first, but really come on during the latter half of the beer (after you get used to the dryness). Decent overall.
Indra (2618) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - MAY 18, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Juicy, fresh hop aroma, fruity and floral, with notes of pineapple, lemon, grass and some faintly sweet maltiness. Light-medium golden color, slightly hazed, with a fine, thin head. Flavor is certainly balanced towards the hoppy end of the spectrum, again fruity and flowery with plenty of citrus and juicy hop resin throughout. There is some countering malt towards the finish, contributing some toasty, grainy sweetness, and the overall effect is not one of excessive bitterness at all but of balance. Medium bodied, palate is smoothly effervescent. A tasty American Pale.
atpayne (615) - Zionsville, Indiana, USA - MAY 18, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Yellowish gold with medium white head. Aroma has malt and hops. Nice carmel malt aroma that mixes well with Cascade hop aroma. Some sweetness and citrus hops. Nice body, light carmel malts produce a slightly creamy character. Citrus hops are both fruity and spicy. Nicely balanced, some sweet malt and a mild hop mix nicely.
steview (1019) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 14, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
english pint / not bad for an american pale ale, which is good since american pale ale is a boring style for me / notes: biscuit, medium caramel, high lemon/citrus, light sour, light bitter, light sweet, not salty, not really piney, floral... / good.
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - MAY 10, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Quite liked this. Not a fan of pale ales but this was good. Golden color with frothy off-white head. Malty sweetness, citrus hops, floral tones in the nose. Medium bodied, lively carbonation, smooth mouthfeel. The flavor was a blend of malty sweetness and hoppy bitterness. Nice mix. Refreshing and crisp.
1FastSTi (3336) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 5, 2005
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a bottle. Aroma is wonderfully citrusy, flowery, and bready. Appearance is a pristine white head that diminishes pretty quickly yet still remains. Very good lacing. A copper kettle colored body thatís opaque. Flavor is bitter hoppy, piney, caramelly sweet, citrusy. Definitely can tell its dry hopped. Palate is surprisingly pretty full, lively, and bitter.
Note: the fresher the bottle is, the more wonderful this beer is. Iíve had REALLY fresh ones and theyíre stupendous. Iíve let it sit for a couple of months and you can tell the hops died down. Iím basing my rating on the fresh one. The less fresh it is, the less youíll be wowed.slick feel,
NVBeer232 (467) - Reno, Nevada, USA - MAY 5, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light orange pour with a fluffy white head. Certainly dry hopped, as the aromas really jump off the beer. Lots of citrus (lemon, tangerine) and a little pine oil. A touch of toasted malt goes along with fresh hoppy burst on the palate. A bit thin bodied. Finishes echoing the "C" hop flavor. Decent session ale.
Frank (2868) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 2, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big white fluffy head. Pale orange with a touch of haze. Tons of lace. Very zesty and refrshing witha twinge of lemony citrus in the nose and even more in the flavor. Light, smooth bitterness in the finish to balance some sugary sweetness. A wonderful and clean examle of the style.
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - MAY 1, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy orange color with a small white head. Scant lacing. Aroma is much like a home brew and lacking in the big hop aroma that I was expecting. Pleasantly balanced with a persistant hop presence throughout. A touch thin in body. Fair, a decent choice for a session.