jgb9348 (4440) - 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 (1065) - 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 (2089) - 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 (976) - 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 didn’t 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 (3766) - 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??
erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - FEB 2, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
First time I tried it, there was an instantanious metallic flavor that I hated. That was two years ago. I was in Ithaca and a bar tender at the Chapter house ( If you are ever in Ithaca stop there, it’s a great bar. 40 beers on tap and all dank!) told me that they had completely changed there equipment. So I tried it again and wasn’t impressed but it certainly had lost the metallic taste. Slightly hoppy, slightly malty,... slightly good.
VENOM (941) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 25, 2001
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy light amber with a fat rocky off white head. Steady carbonation (almost too much). Krausened. Aroma of toasted malts, bread and lemon rinds. Highly bubbly with a biscuity body and citric hop twang. Solid pale but too bubbly. I had to let it sit for a while before enjoying it.