beeryum (652) - Norcross, Georgia, USA - JUL 21, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, clear gold pour. Weak aroma with some slight malts and some hops. Flavor was similar, weakish malt and light hops, and a bitter finish. Not terribly impressed.
DocLock (8673) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 14, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep gold pour, with medium white head. Solid hops in the aroma, along with a solid malt presence. Smooth, crisp finish with a final hop kick at culmination. Solid stuff.
jcwattsrugger (11612) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 30, 2005
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
pours a gold color, with a white head. Has a hoppiness to it’s aroma and definitely with the taste. A nice beer.
tsarman (794) - Northern, New Jersey, USA - JUN 4, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A decent ale. Very easy to drink. Well balanced. A good session beer. Definitely would try it again.
jde123 (768) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 9, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a nice goldenrod color, lots of bubbles with a vigorous, but short-lived head. Aroma is somewhat sweet, not too overpowering so I like it. Flavor is a little weak, with a metallic fishy taste...odd. Overall it’s alright, but has room for improvment.
DogfishKing (22) - USA - MAR 22, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
good overall. not too impressed with appearance but tastes pretty good. Not an excellent beer but certainy would buy the 12 pack sampler again.
kujo9 (1095) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - MAR 2, 2005
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz bottle: Medium clear amber w/ a thin, but lasting off white head. Herbal grassy aroma @ first, turns a little papery & woody. Very light toasty malt and hints of caramel. Lemony citrus fruit from hops as it warms. Well balanced w/ a citrusy hop flavor at first, very lemony. Sweetness up front w/ the hop flavor, but also papery flavors come through as though aged & oxidized; light toasted malt. No caramel, not even hints; medium fruity flavor w/ a semi sweet finish; aftertaste is cardboardy & bland. Lighter body, smooth, lower carbonation. Drinkable but thin on flavor! Age is probably a factor in this one, but it still seemed mediocre at best.
motelpogo (7624) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 19, 2005
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
bottled. pretty bland pale ale. light orange barley and grapefruit aroma, golden, a bit thin, light bitterness. oh well
JFGrind (1925) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 20, 2005
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Typical golden APA color with a nice hop (cascade?) aroma. Overall light on the bitterness, I preferred this beer frost chilled (great while shovelling snow). Ice cold this APA was a crisp and snappy.
thehinge (285) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JAN 15, 2005
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma was not impressive...can’t describe it at all. Flavor is kind of caramelly....nothing special. Dark tan in appearance with a head that hung around for a while. Keep looking for a better pale ale is what I say.