Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - JUN 20, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. Clody gold with a big head. Aroma is really balanced between sweet malt, hops and a nice English yeast. The taste is very balanced as well with some nice citrus notes and a crisp hoppiness. This is surprisingly good with a nice dry finish. Very well done.
FlacoAlto (3676) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUN 6, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a brilliantly clear, copper color. It is topped by a frothy, quickly disappearing tan head. The aroma is pretty malty with notes of toasted grain. There is also a solid note of citrus in the aroma from the hops. The taste is quite dry up front, and finishes with a solid bitterness that in combination with the carbonation adds a satisfying sharp bite. The hops are present in the flavor as well, both a nice citrus note as well as a pine note are quite evident.
This beer is a pleasant surprise, I grabbed it on a lark, and the ample hop presence is quite nice. I get notes of orange peel, grapefruit, and toasted biscuits. Quite nice, and I am glad I picked it up.
KUEric (867) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 1, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap: Poured a very nice dark gold color. Had a nice large steady head, not too much carbination or lacing. Had a hoppy aroma to it with citrus tones, and definitly in the taste.
Jayb0 (959) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - MAR 25, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is very quaffable although overhopped for an english style PA. Not that Iím complaining. Fresh, nice sticky head, good malt character and an appetizing fruit crispiness. Crisp bite.
Bockyhorsey (2607) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAR 17, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2007 Sampler. Had a fruity aroma and flavor. Slight bitterness which made this beer good to me. Going to have to go back and have a full glass.
Had a full glass on cask 2/8 and it had a stale aroma and flavor was like dishsoap. was so disappointed or pissed it cost me 5 bucks didnít ask for another. Sever was slow also. Uck.
rudolf (2304) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 7, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nose is piney hop - not overstated but there. Doughy. What the heck is that malt? Sweet malt flavor, piney hop. Mildly fruity. Very nice.
kyzr (1143) - Belgrade, Montana, USA - FEB 23, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not a huge head, but nice citrus nose. Great balance of hop to malt with a touch of honey. Good clean finish.
ghett0yeti (29) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - FEB 16, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very tasty pale. Has a very mellow hop flavor, and a little citrus. It laces nicely. I only remember this because I was explaining the lacing phenomenon to my room mate and he called me a gay. Thatís right "a" gay.
Dub85323 (9) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - DEC 22, 2004 does not count
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great pale ale. Not too bitter nice sweet finish from the malt. Nice aroma too. The fact that this one is brewed minutes away from my house makes this a favorite. No Doubt.
Terminus (3042) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - SEP 26, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 27, 2005 rerate bottle-pours a nice orange hue with a small white head. great lacing! herbal, light citrus aroma. some nice biscuty sweet flavors with a touch of sweetness and hops. light citrus on the finish. im really suprised this is all english hops. do i detect a very slight diacytl? if so, it definatly added something good to this beer.
bottle-tucson beer fest-pours a light amber hue with good off-white head. malty, slightly earthy hop presence-buttery and biscuty (but not diacytl). flavors are earthy and clean with a touch of hop presence. good EPA!