TheBeerGod (5006) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAY 7, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours bronze with a tall foamy tan head. Aroma is nicely hopped with light spice and malt. That taste is hopped and slightly more spicy than the aroma. The malt comes through in the middle to even it out. Finish is slightly bitter but there are some sweet notes in there as well. Good beer!
surfmurf (85) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 14, 2004
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bought a BREWPAK of 24 different beers this was the the first I tried. Never heard of them but the brew was full bodied, had good lacing, slightly sweet aroma and a not too bitter aftertaste. Overall a good choice and I would like to try some of their other products. Only had 1 in the case though.
hopscotch (8460) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - FEB 27, 2004
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Crystal clear, deep golden ale with some floaties. Not enough to haze the beer, but enough to wonder "what the heck are these large floaties doing in my glass... should I wash this thing?
Medium-sized, frothy, off-white head. Good retention and spotty lacework. Good, malty aroma and flavor. Notes of orange blossom honey in the nose and flavor. Medium-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and lively carbonation. Short, incomplete finish. No closure. I need closure, damn it!
igneous1 (1486) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - DEC 30, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
color is clear medium golden with a frothy but small white head. aroma is very citrusy (grapefruit), and spritzy-like (to use someone else's word), also a fairly subtle piney quality. flavor is very grapefruity in the finish, and also with some pine...this is like the perfect xmas beer.
sloth (2382) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - NOV 22, 2003
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Large white head, lasting. Clear gold/amber color. Lightly spicey hop nose. Med/light body. Light maltiness and hops. Finish is fairly dry. Good intro micro.
raymow (775) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 30, 2003
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not horrible, but not great either. Decent, golden color. Slightly hoppy, slightly malty flavor. Definitely drinkable, but nothing to write home about.
Yankovitch333 (612) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 9, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I work as a bartender and where i work we sell this as Canal House Ale (our house beer). On tap it pours a nice golden color, with a thick foamy head. It has a slight sweet and fruity flavor, but overall it's pretty good.
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - AUG 20, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Plae golden and very clear and sparkling. Average off-white head with excellent lacing. Hoppy, cascade aroma. Hop flavors dominate the fore taste, bitterness, grapefruit. Maltiness is more noticable in the aftertaste. Med-light body, slightly oily but mostly watery mouth-feel.
Jayb0 (976) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - JUL 18, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Liked this more than I thought I would given that "gold" usually translates to "bland" in the US. This beer, it seems, is a slightly less hoppy, and more creamy cousin of the clipper city APA. Stiff, foamy off-white head, more amber than gold in color. Orange and other citrus in the nose. Lovely smooth mouthfeel with mild carbonation. Solid hop presence but more subtle than APA or IPA. Balanced nicely with the malt character. Very crisp and clean finish.
argo0 (11167) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 13, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear apple juice body with medium light-tan head. Aroma is moderately sweet, grapefruit, some spiciness. Taste is medium sweet, some caramel, non-bitter grapefruit. Finish is mild grapefruit. Light, watery body -- nice lawmower beer.