Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 23, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice peach color, but the aroma is not good, smells slightly off and sour. Palate is malty, but needs more hops. Finish is funky and metallic.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - JUL 5, 2004
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Gold color with nice sized head, if you work it. Mellow hop taste and a bit on the sweet side. Nothing too special.
5000 (6500) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JUN 30, 2004
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle pours slightly hazy golden, small creamy white head, respectable lacing, with almost no carbonation. Quite malty on the nose. Light hops, maybe a little biscuit as well. Slight bitterness up front, but a quasi butterscotch/caramel hint as well. Light to medium body, decent mouthfeel. Finishes very muttled, somewhat dirty, not clean or crisp. Not great, not bad, but that finish needs some work.
belgianhomebrew (646) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - JUN 19, 2004
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not much in the way of aroma. A good hop bite and decent balance throughout.
Union (22) - Horse Shoe, North Carolina, USA - MAY 30, 2004
0.8 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
Well, this is new, rank, but new. First off, the smell. Burned my nose and eyes. Small thin head, pale color. But then, the taste. This is bad, really bad.
I’d rather eat a shoe than drink this. The aftertaste lastes and lastes, 20 min later it was still there. I have no faith in the mountains of NC. This your typical crap micro brewed funky tasting stuff. Enough of being trendy lets nail a few Buds instead. Go ahead hippies, get some!
gsteph (321) - knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 17, 2004
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours orangey gold in color with white head that disappears quickly. Strong hop aroma with lemon and other citrus fruits. Lemon flavors abound here, with grassy notes and bitter hops. Good mouthfeel, not to thick or thin. Good blending of flavors, very refreshing with a bitter finish.
SpringsLicker (3265) - Tennessee, USA - MAY 12, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
St. Tereses has a pale amber color witha large clingy off white head. Nice grapefruit hops in the aroma. A light balance of malt and hops continues in the flavor and carries all the way to the end of the long dry finish.
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 16, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A copper colored ale that has a bit of a chill haze. The nose is spicy and a little woodsy. The palate is medium in body with a touch of earthiness. This beer is about balance, not one aspect of it is overly stated. Pleasant A.P.A.
ross (2128) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - APR 10, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours out light brown with a small head that goes away quickly. has a hoppy flavor and smell, and is crisp going down. this is better than the IPA brewed by highland, but i wouldnt put it past the oatmeal stout or mocha stout. a good APA. cannot compare to alpha king though....
zoidberg (25) - USA - APR 6, 2004
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The flavor is hoppy, but the dull finish and aftertaste make the beer seem mild to the point of blandness, unfortunately. Visually appealing with a nice clear-gold color and medium, pale head. Good in the mouth, but the finish kills it for me. Uncharacteristic misstep for a usually solid local brewery.