GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - OCT 23, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 18, 2008 Draft. Iíve had this many times. Pours a slightly hazy golden-amber color with a white head. Caramel nose mixed with sprucy hops. Pleasant cereal grain/caramel flavor balanced nicely with grassy hops and mild hop bitterness. Pretty tasty stuff.
kfarrnd (113) - Oldsmar, Florida, USA - OCT 21, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Kitty OíSheaís. Arrived a brownish gold color with just wisp of a white head. The aroma was faint sweet malt and a little bit of a hops. Not overly complex on the palate, but definitely hearty enough. The flavor was initially bready and slightly malty with the bitter hops kicking in in the middle and then a lightly sweet finish. Pretty good beer, Iíd drink it again if I could find it in FL.
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 (422) - 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 (2517) - 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 (5639) - 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.