ClarkVV (3892) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 15, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
May 04 batch. Pours a bright godlen with some moderately darker copper tinges. Good white head. Aroma of bitter hops, not earthy or piney, but lightly floral and oily, just bitter and dry. Has some light malt in there as well. I thought the flavor was a lot less bitter than the hops predicted. Very dry and hoppy, with little malting. As it warms caramel malt emerges from within to slightly balance. Though it’s a big, hoppy APA, I thought the palisades were pretty tasty. New hop varietal from the Yakima valley. It’s cool that these guys keep on top of the latest hops strains.
hotstuff (4069) - Indiana, USA - MAY 15, 2004
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Kuhnhenn Brewing. Appearance was a small sized white head with fine-small sized bubbles that quickly diminished. Uncarbonated, somewhat cloudy and a yellow hue. The aroma was lightly malty and lightly hoppy. The flavor was lightly bitter and moderately hoppy. This was a medium bodied APA with good lacing.
thedm (4935) - Fort Wayne, USA - MAY 14, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This draft brew from the brewery poured a small head of mostly diminishing white colored finely sized bubbles. The body was a transparent light yellow brown color and the aroma was a mild malty hoppy one. The mouth feel was tingly and initially mild but finished bitterly. It had a medium strength hop flavor and a mild malty not to it.