hammerbeck (101) - Kentucky, USA - AUG 31, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Iím not a huge fan of APAs, but this one is OK in my book. It doesnít have the overwhelming, brutal, hoppy bitterness characteristic of the type, but it isnít timid either. Well balanced and suitable for long evenings chatting with friends.
Boutip (5797) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 23, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Poured a cloudy dark beige color ale with a medium foamy head with good retention and some good lacing. Aroma of dry malt with some English hops. Taste is also dominated by some malt presence with a dry finish from what I believe are English hops. Body was quite full with some good carbonation. A bit too dry for my liking but very enjoyable nonetheless.
Bockyhorsey (2628) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - AUG 19, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bootle wife got for me in Wi. Aroma of sweet malt and spice. Dark golden body with off white head. Flavor has a spicey dryness but along with that you get a tolerable sweet juciy malt mix. Also some lemon citric acid in there as well. Complex beer but a decent one.
cheap (5229) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 18, 2007
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
When I pop the lid, I thought yeasty, but there is some choco aroma in there someplace. It pours looking like a dunkel weizen, light brownish and cloudy. Taste certainly has hop preservative in there. I also get a hint of chocolate passing thru to the taste. Hey this is not APA, itís EPA! This is right there with other English Pale ales, on par with Ottos Mt. Nittany Pale Ale, Great Divide Denver Pale Ale and Spanish Peaks Black Dog Ale.
estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 11, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
English hops and malt in the nose, golden body, small white head. Maybe EKG and Fuggles: herbal, grassy hops with a bit of fruitiness. Mild body, refreshing, nicely balanced, under-rated here.
awwshiz (76) - USA - AUG 10, 2007
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer gets max appearance because they have cool beer taps. If youíre in Chicagoland then you must have this beer
shintriad (701) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 6, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Strong notes of spice (nutmeg, ginger), actually reminded me of Vernorís soda. Slightly grassy and hoppy as well, providing balance. Thin, but left nice lacing. Great stuff!
BINGEBOT (240) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 4, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the Clarke Street Ale House. Amber in colour and hazy with a thin white head. Sweet taste with a hint of caramel, spices, nutmeg. Complex and quite nice.
extremeicon (112) - Wichita, Kansas, USA - JUL 29, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice looking clear orange color with a foamy white head. Predominantly malty aroma with just a hint of flowery hops discernible. Hops also take a back seat in the flavor. I was hoping for a bit more bitterness.
mkofron (155) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 28, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy orange with off white head. Hops, fruit and spice. Solid drinkabe beer.