KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - JUN 13, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Ivar’s, Pier 54, Seattle
Had first day in Seattle with my girlfriend, her father, and her sister while waiting for the Bainbridge Island ferry. Pours lush amber with a nice head. Aroma is very hoppy for an APA, with nice streams of flora and grapfruit. Very close to an IPA, with a definite grapefruit presence accentuated by the hops but nicely rounded out by a malty sweetness. Velvety palate. Great beer; beautiful view from my seat.
bb (6481) - Alamo, California, USA - SEP 22, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Amber beer with a nice off-white head. Slight citrus aroma. Citrus (orange)/flowery flavor over some malt backing. Medium bodied and easy to drink.
DarkElf (2988) - La Jolla, California, USA - SEP 1, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(Draft: Celtic Bayou in Redmond, WA) Very mild mannered aromas of light, citrusy hops and an even lighter pale malt scent. No surprises from the flavor either, as the light malt body allows the mildly bitter and citrusy hops to stand out a bit. There’s a modest sourness in the flavor to help break up the sweetness of the malts. Golden colored, slightly hazy, with a small, off-white head that leaves some patchy lacing as it subsides to a ring. Meh, pretty average.
beaconstreet (811) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 25, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Yeah, not bad. Apply taste, light and decent. Very light for the style but articulately hopped. Good show. Virginia Inn, Seattle.
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - AUG 14, 2005
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clouded reddish orange appearance. Mild malt aroma, mild citrus. Dryish grainy malt palate with mild hop citrus. Pretty basic.
OldMrCrow (1618) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 13, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the Maple Leaf Grill in Seattle.
Pours a cloudy amber with a small, off-white head. The aroma is limited but inviting, with soft citrus, hops, and a hint of yeast. The flavor is similar, a smooth-drinking, well balanced American pale ale with ample (but not emphasized) bitterness in the finish.
While this is not a complex beer, it is a very pleasing one that is a joy to drink.
DrunkAsASkunk (847) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - JUL 14, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Had on draught at Billy Mchales in Lynnwood on 7/13, and ironically this is my 713th beer! This pours a cloudy swirly orangey yellow mix with a medium white head with excellent lacing. The aroma is piney and citrusy with a hint of sweet malt, basic but pleasant. The flavor is medium bodied and very session-esque. Pine hits you mid sip followed by a citrus and mild malt finish to strengthen the tongue for more. Very smooth finish, little alcohol presence, dry and sweet. Grassy earthy body, dry sweet finish.
3fourths (7524) - Boulder, Oregon, USA - APR 13, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 30, 2013 On draft at Ivar’s Acres of Clams on Pier 54. I was told that this is made by a former brewer from Mac and Jack’s. It has a cloudy, unfiletered orange and light brown appearance, with a pungent grassy hope nose. I don’t think that the 28 IBUs is correct anymore, because this beer was approaching the IPA range... more likely 40-60 IBUs. Had a nice cascade fruity grass flavor, gritty hop mouthfeel, much like a homebrew. Very sweet and full of pineapple and lemons. I’m was fairly impressed by this one.
HoppedHead (106) - seattle, Washington, USA - APR 7, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
hazy orange/amber hue, thin white head, delicate citrusy aroma, vey blanced beer with a clean flavor, pleasent to drink, their slogan sums it up..."darn tasty"
5000 (5606) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - APR 4, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ Brouwer’s Cafe pours a very hazy dark orangish hued amber, small white head, lively carbonation, with web like lacing. Soft hop aroma, fairly fresh. Soft hop palate, smooth, clean, and no graininess. Medium to full bodied. Finishes very clean, very soft hop palate but no grain or other buggery things. Not big mind you, but very palatable and easy to drink. Recommended