johnsjacobsen (1) - USA - JUL 19, 2005 does not count
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Such a fun smell and taste, with strong citrus taste and odor from the hops. I have only had the bottled variety, and would love to try it on tap.
Great in the summer, after mowing the lawn or sitting by the ocean. I have to be carefull that I don’t drink too many of these, because I don’t pay attention.
jdm99 (1) - USA - AUG 5, 2001 does not count
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
this beer blows sierra nevada out of the water
666seth (222) - California, USA - FEB 14, 2002
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
mmmmmmhhhhhh. great aroma very good flavor. Hoppy floral nose!! What else do you need as hop lover?? Not too bitter well balanced!! TRY IT!!!
DocJitsu (969) - Florida, USA - MAR 30, 2013
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a gorgeous clear, golden color with a white, bubbly head that attenuates to a thin cap. The cap is perpetuated by carbonation bubbles that migrate from the bottom of the glass to the top of the beer. White lacing remains on the glass as it is being drunk. The bouquet is characterized by light notes of orange peel and grapefruit. This beer has an almost perfect mouthfeel in that it balances a heavier slickness with a mild scrubbing on the back of the tongue. This tastes how I would make an APA taste if I could make an APA this good. Sweet grapefruit and lemon balanced by just the mildest tart citrus at the finish make this a phenomenal drinker. I love it!
Ayumbomb (63) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - NOV 11, 2005
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
So hoppy that I actually enjoyed it. I hate IPAs, and I tend to dislike EPAs, but this was extraordinary. The taste and smell were very fascinating. The aftertaste makes the beer a must have! Try it out.
solsticebrew (61) - USA - DEC 29, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, Honolulu. A golden hazy slightly orange like color. An almost strong caramel aroma. Great balance, Fizzy mouth feel that stay around a little longer than I like. Tastes sweet and I love it. It is official, I Love Mad River BC
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very good pale ale...more subtle than others and very good.
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 21, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Mad River Brewing Company--Steelhead Extra Pale Ale--12 oz. Bottle.
1998 Release 4.00% ABV.
2008-A 5.60% ABV--26.4 IBU’s. (4.2 / 5.0) Light tight sediment. Mild dense lacy white head. Slightly cloudy thin bright orange hint gold color. Mild floral hop front. Mild sweet creamy hint crisp delicate butter caramel sweetbread tasty body. Smooth mild hop spice refreshing clean end. Aged well. Sampled 8/6/2009. 6-Pack $7.99.
Thick Print--ABV On Label 2008-B 12 oz. Bottle. 5.60% ABV--26.4 IBU’s. (4.15 / 5.0) Sediment hint. Flat fizzy mild lace white head. Slightly cloudy bright yellow gold color. Crisp floral hop front. Mild sweet delicate butter caramel fruit hint crisp refreshing smooth mild bready Pale Ale body. Refreshing smooth mild hop spice clean citrus end. Sampled 8/13/2009. 6-Pack $8.99.
Mad River Brewing Company--Steelhead Extra Pale Ale-Handcrafted in the Heart of Humboldt--Brewing California Classic Gold Since 1989--ABV On Bottom Right of Label--2009 12 oz. Bottle. 5.60% ABV--26.4 IBU’s. (4.2 / 5.0) Pale Ale--Rich sediment. Billowing lacy white head. Pretty clear bright yellow gold color hazes sediment flecked lemon. Crisp floral hop front. Dry sweet crisp mild fruit rich golden Pils Ale minimal biscuit body. Clean mild bitter hop spice citrus hint refreshing end. Sampled 11/12/2009. 6-Pack $9.29.
chickbeer44 (8) - - MAY 18, 2014 does not count
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
One of the most seesionable beers ever. Light, easy to drink. Clean. well done.
bbp182 (255) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 24, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
It’s a cloudy, light amber/orangey/yellowish color. Very nice smell, little hop notes, bitter/floral aroma. Very smooth, light hoppy taste. Very nice taste!