mwieland99 (6) - USA - MAR 7, 2002 does not count
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hey, Iím a diehard Chicagoan and from the Northside to boot, so I have to stick with the best local beer around. This is definitely an icon and it didnít hurt that I used to live across the street from the brewery.
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.
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.
Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - SEP 14, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
A light, watery amber color with a nose of cooking wort, this ale gets better as you drink it, but still does not excite me much. The long bitter finish is nice, it keeps lingering on.
Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - SEP 19, 2002
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not great, and not bad. Definitely middle of the road but slightly better than the average bear, I mean beer. But it IS number 400!
badgerben (4385) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - SEP 26, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not overly impressed, but far from the worst on the planet. Itís cold and drinkable, thatís about it.
dukefan (214) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 19, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Much better on tap than in bottles, this is a bottle review. It just doesnít seem to have anything exciting going on. Certainly a very calm (boring) version of an ESB.
Murph06 (121) - Illinois, USA - DEC 28, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Good, malty APA. Needs more hop or different style? I think their malts keep this beer from being average. Needs stronger head--- they should import a yeast?
jgb9348 (4625) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAR 10, 2003
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Great colour, and a fantastic smell. The flavour was great at first, but quickly faded away. Not a bad beer, but not my favourite APA. A great beer to have real quickly between Terminals 1 & 2 at Chicago O'Hare (ORD).
Frank (2727) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2003
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Golden brown. Diminishing head leaves a few spots of lace. Smells good--fruity, hoppy, floral. A bit watery on the palate though. Just a hint of malt sweetness with a bitter finish.