matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 23, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours with a nice orangey bronze body and a thick fluffy off white head. The nose suggests notes of caramel, light notes of citrus, small notes of spruce and cedar. The flavor is pretty earthy and organic. Ideas of peat, mulch, a musty heap of moist grains. This is without question a British style Pale Ale; I’m changing the “style” from APA!
I’ve gotta admit that this brew does have a nice creamy mouth feel, however, I’m not the biggest fan of this style. This PA finishes with a caramel malt and citrus palate that lingers around for some time.
Post Note: It freaking says right on the bottle that this beer has won 3 Great American Beer Festival medals in the category of – Classic English-Style Pale Ale.
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 22, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Copper body with moderate carbonation, apparent dry-hop residue, and a small velvety white head. Pine and citrus aroma plus a malty/apple quality. Some elements of the flavor suggest an English pale ale. Tangy. A fair pale ale but nothing great.
HopasaurusRex (195) - Glen Ellyn, Illinois, USA - JAN 29, 2004
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Breweries need to be in better contact with their distributors or stop shipping their beer out of their region. I dumped most of this six pack. Several of the bottles seemed to be overcarbonated and it just didn't do anything for me.
balke13 (156) - MIssoula, Montana, USA - JAN 27, 2004
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
pours a cloudy orange with a thin white head that quickly diminishes...smells of malt and citrus. light body with less bitterness than expected and pretty weak flavors of malty sweetness, even a bit metallic taste. dry finish...overall not a great beer.
belgianhomebrew (646) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - NOV 15, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice hoppy, malt aroma. Good balance of hops throughout, especially for the style. One of my favorite session brews.
JPDIPSO (4956) - 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 (5149) - 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 (785) - 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.