Aurelius (4677) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 28, 2003
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Appearance points for the pup, ding for the twistoff. Good PA color. Sniffs up a couple of west coast hops and some butterscotch. Diacetyl in the flavor profile, but it was really dominated by a metallic twang at times as it warmed. I was looking for more than this.
snoot (286) - Anaheim, California, USA - AUG 24, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear dark gold color. Small amount of hops in the nose, a lot more in the flavor.
guzzler67 (1570) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - AUG 14, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hoppy aroma with a hint of barley. Medium amber, slightly hazy, appearance. Nice hop bite up front, balanced by a good, malty backbone that had a touch of sweetness (though not cloying). Clean finish.
adwoan99 (244) - Ft. Worth, Texas, USA - AUG 6, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice golden colour, medium-large head - legs! I can see the fizz through the glass. :-) Nice hoppy nose, not much else. Flavor is hoppy and bitter, nice going down. Overall, a good pale ale.
haddon90 (1562) - Costa Mesa, California, USA - JUL 22, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A nice golden/copper color. Some head but not too much. Nice hoppy flavor and some maltiness too. Not bad!
jgb9348 (5122) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUL 3, 2003
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Golden colour you'd expect from an APA, with a very small white head. The smell is a citrusey hoppyness, which is very nice for the style. The taste is a bit watery, after a good hop kick. Not much of a malt balance on this one, but all-in-all, not a bad beer. Now off to find the Lagunitas IPA!
Zach Diesel (906) - Sisters, Oregon, USA - JUN 5, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
balanced aroma, medium yellow, lots of bubbles, good balance, some light hoppy notes, slight metallic/bitter finish
bluemeow76 (693) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - JUN 4, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark reddish gold color with a medium tan head. Aroma and flavor are hoppy and full of citrus. Somewhat average for a pale.
fly (1438) - austin, Tejas, Texas, USA - APR 15, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Middle of the road pale ale. I mean a nice road. Pretty houses. Some flowers and old trees. Well kept. Enjoyed the crisp hops. A little thin on the body and perhaps over-carbonated just a teensy bit while not employing too much by way of malt backing. Hey, I ain't really complaining. Simple pleasure. I could drink this as a stand by.
elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - MAR 19, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Medium, slightly cloudy golden amber. Fairly well balanced, easy drinking APA. Not very distinctive but IMO quite well crafted and enjoyable. Goes well with food and would be good for a session.