gearbike (512) - West Bloomfield, Michigan, USA - OCT 19, 2005
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lightish red with a medium head. First a lttle sweet then tasted the bitterness then a sweet finish. Very drinkable.
stoutchap (421) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 12, 2005
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
OK, well, not bad. Poured a little more red than I thought it would - kind of a clear red-gold, with a foamy 2 finger domed head. The nose is faintly urine and a little honey, like my impression of a lot of goose island beers. Itís not totally offensive, just a little off. Starts honey, a midriff of pine-resin, and finishes with some lightly bitter hops. Not offensive, a little intriguing. But pine resin? I should probably try it again just to be sure.
jcr (2487) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - OCT 11, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Understated hops lean this APA more toward sweet than bitter. Aroma of sweet malts, peach, sweet grapefruit. Flavors of sweet malts with some floral hops and hop bitterness. Medium, somewhat sticky body. Quite drinkable.
notalush (5626) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 1, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A bit more like an unremarkable british bitter than an unremarkable pale ale, but itís a mighty fine session ale - medium bready malt backbone and just a dash of spicy hops - good for gulping down with a burger at the pub.
tbookman (618) - Ephrata, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 29, 2005
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
An ok pale ale - a bit of a watery body, aroma of flowers. Flavor is slightly bitter, with a hint of spice and a clean finish.
ericmc83 (207) - Arkansas, USA - SEP 28, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: NOV 22, 2005 I didnít have a notepad with me, but I didnít like this much. Not very good.
timmy300 (203) - bloomington, Illinois, USA - SEP 24, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
the deScription on the bottle says that this is an english bitter, but this website says it is an american pale ale.......whatever it is i liked it.......easy drinking moderately bitter well balanced......
punkeedo (498) - Covington, Louisiana, USA - SEP 8, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
The bartender in Chicago described this brew as "one of [his] staple ales." I wasnít too impressed, however. The hops was a bit overly bitter. Donít get me wrong--I like bitter if itís done right. I just didnít think it balanced out well with the rest of the brew. An OK pale ale, but Iíd have others first, for sure.
DonMagi (5594) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very easy to drink and would like to get again for a session maybe. However a slight ice tea taste makes this not great.
Ughsmash (7501) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 29, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear darker golden pour with a solid layer of off-white head. Nice intricate lacing as it went down. Nose picked up some sweetness from caramel malt as well as a subtle spice bouquet and some floral hops. Flavor found all that the aroma had to offer. Somewhat dry and slightly oily on the palate with a medium-lasting citrus hop finish. Tasty little ale.