TChrome (1418) - Bedford, Texas, USA - MAY 14, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beer pours light amber color with a very large fluffy off white head that exhibits excellent retention. VERY hoppy aroma, very fresh smelling like fresh cut grass, some grapefruit too. Flavor doesn’t quite live up to the aroma. Start quite bitter and stays that way. Hop bitterness from start to finish. A bit thin on the palate. Good beer.
kyzr (1150) - Belgrade, Montana, USA - AUG 1, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy orange in color with off white head. Aroma of citrus, flavor of hops off the bat, but the malt takes the finish. Not as hoppy as I thoght.
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 26, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden brown with a small white head. Grassy hop aroma with hints of lemon. Fresh hop leaf flavor with an earthy bitterness. Finish is a little rough on the palate. Pure hops, with little malt balance.
BlackDonald (1126) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 22, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This was a pretty tasty little beer. I miss a lot of these beers. they come and go, and I wish that they would continue to make some of them on a full time basis. This is a pretty big hopped up pale ale, could use a little stronger malt background (couldn’t they all) but overall it is pretty substantial and balances out the large amount of grapefruity and citrus hops that bitter out through the entire pint. I would love to have this again.
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 30, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Wow is that harsh. Welcome to the west coast (it would be cool if I could think of something witty like the left coast to call them over there that would also explain the absurd amounts of hops that go with west coast beers... but I cant) Normally I can handle some of the hoppy beers over there but this one is pretty harsh. Lots of hops and evergreen in the nose and taste almost to the point where it is painful.
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAY 21, 2004
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is a mosty tasty brew. Pours a dark golden color, very bubbly and frothy but the head quickly dissipates. A slight cloudiness, with some suspended yeastiness at the end. Floral bouquet of citrus, pine and flowers. Strong hop flavor from start to finish, very citric and juicy with a hint of pine. Finishes crisp. A delightful brew and a must seek for those who love the hops! Special thanks to Derek Arent for this nugget nectar.
FoolishMortal (990) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 17, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to SNOB for the bottle. Transparent yellow gold color. Citrusy Cascade-type aroma, some malt undertones. Slightly sweet nose, followed by the dominant flavor character of citrusy, slightly pine resinous Cascade hops. Malty flavors come through more as it warms. Residual sweetness with a tinge of bitterness in the finish.
Zach Diesel (906) - Sisters, Oregon, USA - MAY 10, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
strong citrus hop aroma, orange with a tightly packed off white head, thin body, very grassy with citrus hop notes and building bitterness
DrunkAsASkunk (847) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - AUG 10, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks kindly to TannerTavernoys for the brew. This beer pours a murky orange color with a white foamy head and a teeny tiny bit of lacing. The aroma was tons of caramel sweetness, oranges, cherries, hoppy pineyness and grapefruity citrusness. There was definitely a lot in the nose here. It almost had something of a new car smell to it. The taste is piney and sweet with a nice degree of malt usage and lemon but there was also a good grapefruit and citrus bitterness in the finish. Definitely a great beer, ends dry and prickly. Good beer!
drismyhero (815) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JUN 1, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This Pale is incredibly full-flavored with a very dry character in the hops and a big full body to boot. Less citrusy than grassy, the hops here are perfectly selected to balance the flavor in the pale malt without the high IBUs of many IPAs. Great beer, lots of flavor and not a lot of bite.