notalush (4999) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 12, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is a decent, easy-drinking pale ale. The balance of malt and hops is pretty good, but the finish is somewhat like cough medecine. There are so many pale ales on the market, that, unless something strikes me as being particularly wonderful (which this isn't), I can't justify a rave review.
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 12, 2003
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark golden color, quickly-fading head. Mild carbonation. Smooth flavor, fairly hoppy, but a somewhat unpleasant, sour finish.
jgb9348 (4851) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JAN 18, 2003
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice orange tint to the golden colour, sour fruity smell. Good pale ale taste with some distinctive fruity notes. Some hops go towards the aftertaste, but an all-arond decent beer!
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 31, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 22, 2004 This pale has been upgraded since my last rating. I heard that they were hopping this brew up, and it delivers. Nicely hopped and well balanced. A good effort and one worth seeking out in and around the area.
This is an average beer at best. Little in the way of maltiness and a sharpness without good hop flavor. The nut brown and flower power are much better.
morty99 (371) - Maryland, USA - SEP 10, 2002
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Holdwine (1082) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 3, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very nice hoppy American pale. Golden pour is nice to look at. Good companion to spicy foods. Malt was there, but in the background as a pale ale should be.
legion242 (2269) - Richardson, Texas, USA - AUG 27, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice orange color; Frothy white head. Nice crispness on the tongue, with pleasent citrus notes. Hops created a slight burn on the tongue.
Jayb0 (1052) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - AUG 26, 2002
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
bottled - all the pieces are there but didnít gel quite right for me. nice head and color but aroma and flavor have a hop bitterness without the spice and floral chracteristics.
Andrew196 (1091) - Katy, Texas, USA - AUG 26, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
aroma of canned peaches. Sweet citrus taste with a mild hop finish, good, but Ive had much better.
ClarkVV (3892) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 10, 2002
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: OCT 30, 2003 This beer is strange. its got that meaty german kraus appeal like venom said,that i dont like. shouldnt be in a APA. tries too hard and just comes out unbalanced. What hops are they using??