OberonTheifEMT (56) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - DEC 14, 2003
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aonther one of my favorite session beers. Aromatic hops dominate the nose with pine elements. There is also a subtle sweetness.
goz (359) - Chelmsford, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 9, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours light amber, with a large creamy off-white head that slowly diminishes, leaves great lacing. Aroma is of pale/bready malts, with a strong amount of cascade pine hoppiness. Flavor starts with some pale malts, a bit of woodiness, and finishes with a strong cascade hop presence. Medium-full body, dry, fairly bitter, very enjoyable.
ClarkVV (4334) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 6, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber-brown, most clear, good beige head. Fairly bubbly , good lacing. Aroma is of weak cascades, slightly soapy? Decent body, meaty and hoppy, less bitter and acidic than Sierra Nevada. Pretty good hops flavor, lightish caramel malt flavor. Very soft for the amount of bitterness in it. Good offering.
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 30, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bright red-amber. Creamy beige head. Excellent lacing. Robust, flowery hoppy aroma (cascade) w/ pale malts & orange marmalade in the background. Medium-full bodied w/ just enough stickiness. Exceptionally balanced flavour. Fruity & malty up front. Lightly tart in the middle. Refreshingly bitter, earthy finish that is remarkably restrained.
flemdawg (542) - Rowlett, Texas, USA - NOV 21, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Straw colored body with a decent white head. Hops all around in the aroma, really that's all I could pick out. More Hops in the taste, again, all I could get from it. Not too bad, but not super.
JPDIPSO (5124) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 4, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slightly hazed dark golden colored liquid. Rocky/fluffy light cream colored head. Perfume laden pine needles. I swear I only get dated samples of from the brewery. Enjoy by date missing from bottle. Woody malt and light citruc flavors. Grapefruit rind finish. I will rerate this, but I'm tired of old stock sitting on shelves. the store and ditributor should be more conscience of these things.
Suttree (5579) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 26, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Orange with very little head. Hoppy aroma. Dry and dusty hops to start, and just enough malt - very unobtrusive. Really, I could drink a lot of this, if it was sold in the area. Impressive
howie (549) - DeForest, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 19, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 11, 2004 Pleasing citrusy cascade aroma, not harsh or in-your-face. Delicate hop flavors, peachy, fruity. Dryish, medium body, bitter finish. Nicely balanced.
obxdude10 (2118) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 19, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice pale ale, super hoppy, lots of hops everywhere, balance was pretty good as well as you taste the malt profile in the beer, very spicy flavors, dry & bitter finish, great pale ale
cherr (162) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 14, 2003
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
I have to admit that I am somewhat biased on this beer. I drove from Rochester to Cleveland to get a 1/6 bbl for my kegerator. It is an excellent beer that most people love. It is one of those beers that really turns heads. It has nice full head with perfectly balanced taste. Very good hoppy taste and strong for an APA. Overall excellent. I had this on tap at my house.