Pjones6738 (500) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 9, 2002
1.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Turned my stomach. Kind of a moldy, sour flavor. The first drain pour Iíve had in ages. If this is one of Chicagoís best beers, Iím really glad I donít live in Chicago.
uglybastard (101) - Riverside, California, USA - SEP 4, 2002
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Big rocky head fades down to nothing atop an amber colored brew. Smells mildly malty and slightly of cardboard. Sweet malty flavor pretty much runs throughout this brew. Tastes a little old. Even if it wasnít old, this tastes like a good beer that was watered down.
msutequilaman (84) - Troy, Michigan, USA - AUG 31, 2002
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Medium caramel color. Not much head but a decent ílaceí for what head there was. Creamy. Good hops and a bit of a fruity finish. Not bad...not bad at all.
OD40oz (761) - Box Elder, South Dakota, USA - AUG 28, 2002
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: NOV 14, 2003 I thought this was a good all around ale. First time I drank this i was at work. Smooth with a good taste. Would rather have a PBR.
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 22, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Re-Rate 08/22/02: Clear copper in color, the head and lace are adequate. Nose is malt sweet, as is the front, top is light, the finish has a mild hop presence, the carbonation is light to moderate, somewhat dry, and a decent íSession Beerí. Ranks #766 on my current 1000 beer master list.
popilius (61) - Chicagoland, Illinois, USA - AUG 20, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A somewhat hearty Midwestern ale. Itís honey-colored with a fine sweet finish. Good with Chicago pizza and hot dogs. High on carbonation, though.
dins (266) - Texas, USA - AUG 14, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice hoppy light ale. Dry finish.
Andrew196 (1091) - Katy, Texas, USA - AUG 12, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
I liked this stuff a lot actually. I had it on tap. Very pretty looking brew. It had a pleasantly sweet/fruity malt nose. Tastey, slightly bitter hops rounded this beer out well. Rerate: one of my favorite college hangouts just put this on tap and I am pumped! Great pitcher beer!
Drew (2413) - Kent, Ohio, USA - JUL 30, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 1, 2008 My old rating was 3.0, but I’ve been drinking this a lot on tap lately and I just really like it as a summer beer, so I’m upping the rating a bit as I drink it at Ray’s. nice. deep golden color. Medium thick malts, not too sweet. Nice citrusy hops for balance and finish. substantial enough to stand above macros and some micros too.
007lund (92) - Ann Arbor, USA - JUL 28, 2002
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
The malt overpowers the hops, making for a sweeter ale. Aroma is too fruity. I wouldnít want more than one.