NobleSquirrel (3439) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 9, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2004 This is one of my favorites. I find it very well balanced. Not too sweet, not too bitter, nice smooth taste. Goes great by itself, or with a burger. no complaints here!
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - APR 3, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light hop malt aroma, gold amber color, light hop taste, with a brief malt appearance, that makes a quick exit. Slight hoppy bitter aftertaste, would make a nice session beer.
Alcoholist (570) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - MAR 28, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Copper in colour. Nose is toffee sweet. Flavour is malty and fruity with light hoppiness and a slightly dry finish.
obxdude10 (2220) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 26, 2004
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Light copper in color, very little head, no head retention, no lacing, slight hop nose with a bit of sweetness mixed in, pretty bland flavors, light in body, a bit of an undesirable aftertaste, not a very good example of the style
antisnobJP (275) - St. Michael, Minnesota, USA - MAR 24, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sweet, gentle hoppy aroma. Pale amber color with a rocky one inch white head. Grapefruit hop flavor, but very low bitterness compared to other big APA's. Nice, sweet, easy drinking pale ale with an American Pale hop flavor and an English Pale bitterness. Mind-numbingly easy drinking beer which I think is the standard for an American session ale. Go get some. Those of you reporting no head from this beer, rinse your glassware and let this one sit outside of the fridge for a while.
Uriel (146) - San Jose, California, USA - MAR 22, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very hoppy notes, and initial flavor. Overwhelms a lot of the malt flavor, which seems unusual in a beer with a caramel hue.
jde123 (773) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 22, 2004
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
I could not get any head to speak of when poured. This beer's appearance is a somewhat off orange color with a very hoppy aroma, which carries over into the taste, like many pale ales. Kind of watered down thin palate, I wasn't too pleased with this one.
rkearney (35) - Amherst, New York, USA - MAR 9, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orange coper color with light small head. Nice citrus aroma and flavor with a little hop character. has a little tingle from carbonation to the finish.
egajdzis (5898) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 5, 2004
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Best by 04 06 04... Poured a copper color with no head and some lace. Caramelized hop aroma. Althought I noticed a watery esssence even though there was nice balance between caramel malt and hop bitterness. Served from a bottle in the lounge of my hotel, first Chicago beer!
TheOrange (479) - Kent, Ohio, USA - MAR 3, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a good social beer. It is light crisp and tasty. But best of all about this beer was light on the carbonation. I will get this one again.