DocLock (7915) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 29, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark amber to light orangish in color, this beer is very hoppy, producing copious Brussels lace as it is consumed. It goes down super smooth, with nice maltiness. Hopheads will love this one.
r464 (1938) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 15, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A strong copper color. Hoppy aroma. Hoppy taste, too. A nice and strong bodied APA.
YogiBeera (2480) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 4, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On Tap at brewery: orange, nice little sticky head. Orange nose. very hoppy. Medium lasting aftertaste.
pivo (2571) - GERMANY - JAN 2, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
One of Iron Hill's better offerings. Fresh Cascade nose, nice slightly hazy pale amber color, frothy sticky head. Quiet toasted malt base with a substantial hop whallop towards the end. Blend of hops is pretty good. Very American. Could be heavy, but very good.
BrianO (138) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 4, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Excellent easy-drinking APA with subtle hop aroma and nice malt/hop flavor. Good crisp bitterness with a hint of spices. One of Iron Hill's best beers.
argo0 (11568) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 12, 2003
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear amber with off-white head. Aroma is grapefruit, some pine. Taste is grapefruit with medium-intensity bitterness. Medium body. Not bad, but it's a run-of-the-mill american hop beer, no better than you'd find in some homebrew kits.
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - AUG 1, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A very good APA. Good balance of hops and malt. Excellent hop complexity in the aroma and on the palate. Good crisp mouth-feel and finish. I like it!
Braudog (5832) - Glenville, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 8, 2003
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
At the Newark, Delaware location: Same dark color as the Anvil Ale ... More of a smoky hop aroma. Tastes nuttier, more malt and not as bitter. Tart edge, but no citrus. Good.
dberger624 (1028) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 31, 2003
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had this at the Media location. Nice solid pale ale. Good hop bite to it. Very drinkable.
WISEGUY572 (1373) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 23, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tastes more like a good IPA than an American pale. Strong malty backbone, plenty of hops, not as overwhelmingly grapefruit as a Stone or as pine and lemon as a Victory. Good reddish gold appearance. Good beer.