matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 17, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This fantastic APA was acquired in trade with jgb9348, a cool ass gent! A large rocky off white head, rests atop a copper colored APA. Serenity within the glass; and then out of know where a carbonated bubble drifts toward the top. Where was it hiding, between the molecules of the H20? The aroma is slightly metallic, but citric. This is a general impression that I deduce whenever large amounts of cascade hops are used, I don’t know why. The flavor is tremendous! Citrusy orange zest, oily but also dry and snappish…. Some pine or spruce presence, a morsel of nutty malt…. Very satisfying and enjoyable, This beer would rule supreme on draft but something seems a bit off balance here in the bottle. Burning River is a must try!
DrnkMcDermott (2902) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - SEP 16, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 3, 2005 Re-rated from draft at GLBC, Cleveland. Similar in color to their IPA, but less hoppy (duh). Instead a distinct hop, I get more a solid "bitterness." Nicely balanced to the malts.
Original rating, 9/16/03. Score: 3.9. Draft. Has a big grapefruity smell and taste, almost like a wheat beer. The hoppy taste subtly changes as my glass warms up, to a more bitter aspect like an IPA. Excellent appearance and head for this style. I sampled this at a homebrew party among a sea of Oktoberfest beers, so this is a refreshing and welcome change of pace.
Ubiquibeer (140) - Cleveland, USA - SEP 1, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is available everywhere here in cleveland, and I am glad of it. Copper color, with a fresh hop aroma. The taste is hoppy and thick with a nice malt backbone to balance it out. An excellent pale ale in my book.
smoosh (536) - New Albany, Indiana, USA - AUG 27, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2006 Bottle: a nice crisp hop aroma greets you from this brew. Slightly cloudy and golden in color with an off-white head. Nicely hopped, but not over-the-top like some (although I love them, too). I enjoy the malt. A very nice Pale Ale.
Wrath (362) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - AUG 26, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Caramel color with nice fruity hoppy aroma.Caramel malty flavor is strong with a nice hoppy feel in the mouth.The finish has a nice bitterness. A very good Pale Ale.
BCAR (222) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - AUG 19, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beautiful golden/caramel color. Nice, hoppy signature smell. Dry on the tongue and a slightly bitter finish. Very nice Pale Ale. I would definitely get this again.
Beloved Beer (278) - California, USA - AUG 19, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very hoppy. Right up there with the best of beers. The commercial description says it all.
beerbus (20) - Fishers, Indiana, USA - AUG 17, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great hoppy aroma. Make sure you buy it from a cooler, and not from a shelf.
Indra (2707) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - AUG 9, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fruity, sweet aroma, with notes of toasty grain and caramel, orange, and a slight background earthy spiciness. Medium copper color, clear, with an unusually persistinent and creamy head. Balanced from beginning to end, with just the right amount of Crystal and toasty caramel malt sweetness blended into 65 IBUs of juicy, citric, lightly spicy hops. Even the aftertaste features some brown sugary maltiness to balance out the lingering hop bitterness. Medium-full body, chewy palate. One of the best American Pales I've had thus far.
fly (1431) - austin, Tejas, Texas, USA - AUG 8, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
You know that feeling when you run into a good old buddy that you haven;t seen in the longest time? While they might be the very coolest or famous or any other thing like that, you just like them for what they are. Think I feel that here, This is a real PALE ALE that speaks to me. It has what I like. It has what I want. Plenty bitter and just right with a body that supports it. And now I will delve in to the plagiarism minutia: (or does it count if I give footnotes and a page of additional references?) Oakes - pithy/ ohmper - citrusy/ Bov - smooth/ austinpowers - pretty/ Gusler - excellent/ joet - bushy/ Aubrey - shocking(ly)/ alcfron- bold/ TAR- best/ urbnhautebourg - favorite .... Hey teach do I get extra credit for using these out of context?