SpringsLicker (3415) - Tennessee, USA - APR 12, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
This starts off with a sparkling clear body of brilliant copper under a large rocky off white head.
Light perfume in the hops aroma.
The flavor started sour turning an astringent bitter that ended thin and chalky. Very disappointing.
Magjayran (1378) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 9, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a bottle. Copper colored wit a nice thick head that gives way to nice lacing. Basic hoppy aroma that I would expect from a Pale Ale. Some hops in the flavor as well as caramel malts. The kind of beer I’d like to drink on a hot day.
SayNoToCoors (65) - Wheat Ridge, Colorado, USA - APR 8, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice but basic pale ale. This brew pours a full bodied copper color and presents a nice head complete with good lacing rings. Some may thing this brew is quite plain but I just love it for some reason. It’s the perfect beer to have whilst mowing the lawn or doing some yard work. Nice crisp body with a light hop character balanced by caramel malts. I like!
ChrisPants (317) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 4, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rich dark body, white head disappearing quickly into tiny bubble-haze skin. Smells fresh like a dryer sheet. Medium malts, floral hops, and yest that nears California Common-style ale-temp lager yeast. Body is robust without breaking a board over your teeth. Finishes clean and sweet, moving toward lingering bitterness moments after the swallow.
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAR 31, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Darker golden color with white head. Fizzy. Very hoppy and minimal citrusness but soem is present. Not a bad brew.
tbarnette (105) - Allen Park, Michigan, USA - MAR 13, 2005
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Prior to DPA, I had two hearted ale, which has a picture of a fish on the label. Fortuntatleyh two hearted ale tasted great. Unfortunately, Denver Pale ale actually tasted like a fish.
The worst part is, this is my sixth beer, at which point I am usually generous..
JK (5631) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - MAR 13, 2005
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The primary aroma is hops, but there is also metal. This is very smooth, and there is a sweet hop flavor.
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 (323) - 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.