JPDIPSO (5519) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 29, 2003
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Amber color with a fleeting off white head. Woody pine aroma. Old grapefruit and pine flavors with a touch of malt. Lacks malt and balance.
Suttree (6007) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 25, 2003
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Orange and copper, smallish white head. Smoky, fruit caramel aroma. The flavor is like, I dunno, a water craker with cracked pepper. Biscuit and black pepper, maybe. Finishes with an alomst salty flavor.
BierBauch (784) - Cape Coral Waterfront Wonderland, Florida, USA - SEP 26, 2003
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Kind of a bland APA in my opinion. Clear copperish golden colored with a slim head and little lacing. Medium hop aroma and a bit sweet smelling. Flavor is slightly bitter and has a metallic taste to it. A bit watery. Medium body. Not a bad beer just nothing really impressive.
Aggie80 (806) - Michigan, USA - AUG 19, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nice head and okay foam and good lace. Beautiful light copper color. Crisp hops and a bit on the bitter side, but refreshing. More hops than I like but I know that others would like it.
Libeerian (209) - Garner, North Carolina, USA - AUG 17, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This dark copper beer has a very nice citrusy hop aroma and flavor the doesn't totally obscure the malt character. A good solid pale ale.
jgb9348 (5550) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - AUG 16, 2003
1.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Clear light amber colour with a very thin white head. Smells of citrusey hops and subtle malt dominate the smell. Very watery tasting leaving a bit of malt background with a touch of hops. About 30 seconds into the taste leaves even less of a flavour with a bit of malt to show for the beer. The colour suggested a not-so-great beer, but the smell made me re-think that conjecture. Finally, the taste made me really believe that this wasn't a good beer. The aftertate was as short and as subtle as can be, and had basically no 'good' characteristics. Overall, not a great beer for this style or any other for that matter. I bought it at a Denver supermarket, and the beer was classfied as having under a 3.2% Alcohol by weight, which is a must for a Colorado store (non liqour-oriented) evidently. This could have been part of the problem, but it was very disapointing. If you are out here for a short trip, definately skip this one and move to better ones from the area! I bought this 12 ounce bottle at Safeway in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 20, 2003
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice looking beer: frothy head on a clear dark amber. . . nicely hopped aroma with plenty of grapefruit. Flavour is a bit thin; watery even, some assemblence of malt on the tongue, but mostly just some thin hop flavours. Easy drinking on a hot day, but not one of the better APA's.
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - JUL 19, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice amber color,small head that faded pretty fast.Good hoppy aroma with a nice hop taste with a mild malt presence and citrus as well.a bit on the biting side but not to terrible the after taste is bitter hops with a some what thin feel,not a bad brew IMO well worth having 5 more to enjoy later.
dhurtubise (568) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 12, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A tremendous american pale ale that is at the same time hoppy (american hops) and rich and smooth at the same time. It has a distinctive vanilla flavour with a smooth, almost velvetty finish. The aroma is hugely of cascade hops, and clean. The flavour varies with time but a huge cascade presence is undeniniable. A vanilla flavour binds the finsish very well. Very hoppy and pleasant and smooth.
DragonStout (1410) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - JUL 7, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very hoppy on the nose.Pours golden ale with a thin head that did not last.This beer had bite.