desurfer (1188) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - JAN 17, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I think it's been said enough already. There's nothing really wrong with this beer, it's just boring and doesn't stand out against the other APAs I've had.
Oakes (11408) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 6, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bright, light amber colour. Toasty, fruity hops and Ringwood esters. Crisp, toasty body. Blackberry esters noted. The finish is quick, slightly fruity and somewhat refreshing. One of those deja vu beers.
Kinz (3159) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - AUG 14, 2003
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Orange color, clear, fast fading head. Green, vegetal aroma. Taste is again vegetal, malt is thinnish, and it finishes with a weird cooked flavor. Has a bite on the palate. This is a boring pale ale, marred by what I consider an inferior hop flavor.
ericnixon (737) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 20, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear golden color with a light flowery aroma. My first impression was "hey, this is pretty darn good," then after a few more sips i was like "what am i talking about, this is kinda 'eh'-ey." fairly average with a bittery lingerlingly dry aftertaste.
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 20, 2003
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2004 Clear orange with a thin bubbled head. Light and weak tasting. Sharp yeast aroma, sharp mouth feel. The Ringwood yeast makes this even worse. I need another beer to wash the flavor out of my mouth.
BATLMULLET (127) - Highland, Indiana, USA - JUN 28, 2003
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The subtle combination of hops must have been too subtle for me to detect. Very plain-jane, yet session-able. Medium in all other aspects: color, body (maybe a little too light), head. Their house yeast is detectable in all their beers as a sourness. Maybe they need a good line cleaning.
Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 10, 2002
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at GIBFProvidence RI: Pale golden hue. Light malt aroma. Clean white head. Very light footed on palate, but malts were very nicely balanced by crisp gentle hops in the finish. Nicely done.
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 4, 2002
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep Orange gold color topped with a medium thick head. the aroma is sweet and filled with caramel maltiness. this carries through to the flavor which has a hint of nutty hop flavor. the finish is a touch dry and hoppy.
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 21, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear, light copper colour. Floral, fruity (apples, grapes) nose. Medium mouthfeel. Fruity, spicy beer balanced toward bitterness w/ a nutty, fruity aftertaste.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 8, 2002
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
A great pale ale, if you get a good batch. I have had problems with old/stale bottles and kegs, but when it is right, it’s great.