tkaufman (128) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - JAN 9, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A nice powerful cascade aroma greets you with this beer. The flavor is an excellent balance of malt and hops with caramel and maybe some munich notes. Finishes nice and crisp. One of my favorite Ohio brews.
slinkymello (137) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JAN 6, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not a bad beer... haven’t had a pale ale in awhile, so this was a nice change of pace. Citrusy, flowery aroma and flavor, nice hop presence, nice dry finish. Good stuff
Oakes (13860) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 4, 2003
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bright reddish-amber; big cascade nose; light pale maltiness, well-balanced citrus - wood, pale and amber malts. Very nicely balanced. Dry, pithy, citrusy finish.
muzzlehatch (4420) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JAN 2, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. A lovely pour, full of of foam and fury, nice big stable head, very fruity/flowery on the nose, full and strong (orangey), great balance. Top-notch, worth the long wait.
boto (1981) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - JAN 1, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A fairly good amount of hop bite here. Not over the top, though. A very good effort.
JoeM500 (1908) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - DEC 30, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Really fresh tasting pale. Superb session ale that has a nice citrusy hops burst and nice underlying malt presence. This would make a great six pack to take to the next neighborhood barbeque.
MrRomero (1976) - Nolanville, USA - DEC 29, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Excellent. Clear orange, nice head. Great hop flavor but not overdone. Excellent.
jskendzel (602) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 28, 2002
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy orange color. Sweet, citrusy hop profile. Good bitterness. A great example of the style. Not incredibly piney, but well done estery notes especially at the finish.
AustinMilbarge (681) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 27, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
What can I say about the city of my birth other than that how great it is that a brewery there named a beer after how the ultra-polluted river caught on fire. Good carbonation. Sediment apparent. Mostly diminishing head. Hoppy aroma. Hoppy taste. A real good bitter beer.
daalamar (405) - new albany, Indiana, USA - DEC 25, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Excellent Pale Ale. Huge citris hop head, hop dominated flavor and a long finish.