JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 12, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dull amber... extremely large off-white head. Stemmy and grassy hops take charge in the aroma. A bit of caramelly malt too. Its kind of the same in the flavor as well. A bit dry with flowery hop flavor. Stale caramel. Watery, but good amount of flavor. Decent beer overall.
gsteph (321) - knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 7, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear, dark amber pour with a loose, foamy white head. Left quickly but comes back with a swirl or two. Piney, floral, somewhat caramel like aroma. Flavor is minimal...mild caramel flavor, and grassy. Piney and peppery on the finish, with, what I would describe as, dirt or clay flavors as well. It doesn’t detract that much but is noticeable. At least I can say I had it.
SpudClampDawg (1029) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - MAR 5, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
The bottle I had seemed supsiciously old, as the head was monstrous and there was an annoying sour/alcohol after taste. The characteristics that were present were good - floral in the nose and some butter/caramel body. Will rerate when I can get it fresher.
icarus (57) - The Colony, Texas, USA - FEB 27, 2005
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sour smell and taste with slight hoppy taste, malty middle,
possibly bad bottle.
Jonathan3584 (323) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 26, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This is number 100. Solid, malty PA with a nice bitter hoppy finish. Grassy hops are strongly apparent. Great finish on an overall mediocre beer.
Odeed (1798) - Bakersfield, California, USA - FEB 24, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
thanks to eric from t.t.b. for this bonus brew in our trade.poured a murky orange with a white head that stuck around after the pour.the head even left nice lacing after some of it settled.i got a blend of piney hops,earth,and malts in the aroma.the flavor was all the the aromas,but had a little hidden sour note.i m sot sure if this is skunked,but something does not seem right.still overall its not to bad.re-rate note:this was bottled 03/04.maybe it was past its prime?
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 24, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Yeah its okay. Not nearly as bold as some of their other stuff. Light hops in the nose and taste, quite mellow. Average.
Alcoholist (570) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - FEB 23, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Amber in colour with a small head. Aroma is sweet and floral hopped. I was expecting an american pale, but as stated by others, this is more of an english style.
BeerAteHer (384) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - FEB 23, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pretty much an average American pale ale. Mostly overwhelming flower-hoppiness, maybe some malt in the middle as per the commercial description.
Silphium (3188) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - FEB 20, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear copper/dark orange, thin off-white head. Piney, earthy hops aroma with toasty malts. Biscuity, toasty malt body with an adequate supply of piney, earthy hops. A bit buttery. Highly carbonated which isn’t optimal for a session beer like this one. Bitter finish. Decent, but a bit boring.