bubslang (438) - Kentwood, Michigan, USA - JAN 12, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
copper color with small head, floral hop and malt aroma, well balanced, and a bit thin, but still a good session type beer
3fourths (8338) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 12, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUL 3, 2007 [rerate needed] Nice rich color, good hoppy flavor. Not as strong as most pale ales, but has a nice texture in my mouth.
MrRomero (1976) - Nolanville, USA - JAN 11, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
At Oíhare in Chicago. Hoppy aroma and flavor. Thin non lasting head. A nice beer to pass the time away when at Oíhare.
UnionMade (621) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 10, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice stuff. Much maltier and heavier than your average pale ale. Dark amber color, with little head dissipating to nothing as you drink. Has a worty nose to it, like it hasnít been fermented yet. I like that smell. Iím guessing they used a low alpha cascade variety, with pale malts and a bit of caramel malt. Thatís some beer geekspeak right there. Suck it down, cousin, itís good.
grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JAN 9, 2003
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Has that damn perm or íbarber shopí hops smell to it. Anyone know what kind of hops these are? Very light, even for an APA. Not as much malt presence as I like, even in an APA. This is OK. Funny, I""ve heard two people rave about this to me; I feel a bit let down.
cb (810) - Roeland Park, Kansas, USA - JAN 9, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Watery and somehow good. Flavorful, light head. Not your average APA, thank goodness. One of the best of the style I"ve tried.
JasonG (776) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - JAN 6, 2003
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
light amber color, with a thinish, quickly dissipating head. Bitter aroma, with hoppy notes, and a slight unpleasant metalic odor. Very thin, watery palate. Flavor is rather bitter throughout, but not in a particularly good way. Nothing much else in the flavor to speak of. This bottle is a little old, so maybe itís gone bad, but I donít think this beer is much to speak of at all.
Bierlieber (49) - Evanston, Illinois, USA - JAN 5, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
not a bad apa, but not a great one either. the more they make the lighter in flavor this seems to have gotten over the last 5 years. try their ipa for a real winner.
homerman (40) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - DEC 29, 2002
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A little cloudy in appearance. The head was ok. Tastes both fruity and a little hoppy. Yes, I can taste the yeast coming through.
kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - DEC 29, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From the bottle. Nicely balanced ale--neither hops nor malt overwhelms the other.