ruffian (149) - montvale, New Jersey, USA - JAN 24, 2004
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Gold color, white head. Light body. Quite evident apricot aroma. The apricot taste is balanced by some bitterness, which fades to a sort of yeasty flavor. I've been a fan of it for a while, and usually find it quite refreshing. However there are times that I've had one and found it to taste awful, days that my taste buds just don't appreciate the fruityness of the beer.
kujo9 (1093) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - JAN 20, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
Deep gold w/ a lasting white head. Spicy, perfumey floral hop aroma, as well as pears and Macintosh apples lightly in the nose. Overall slightly bitter w/a seemingly dry finish that turns lightly sweet. Well balanced but definitely to bitter, toasty malt presence mid palate w/ some pear fruitiness. Lighter bodied w/ a medium carbonation and nice smoothness to it. Not quite sure exactly what it is, but the pear fruitiness is intersting to say the least. Drinkable, but from all the hype I've heard about this beer, I'd say it's a little over rated, but good for what it's worth
Patik (11) - New York, USA - JAN 12, 2004
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I love this beer. It's just light enough with just the right amount of flavor. The aroma is worth a moment's savoring. In bottles it is good, but on tap it's great and has a bit more aroma.
SpringsLicker (3193) - Tennessee, USA - JAN 12, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This wasn't bad. The label reads "not quite pale ale" so I was maybe expecting an ESB. Not until later did I discover that this is a fruit beer. The fruitiness is there, but not so overpowering to be objectionable to those who don't like a fruit beer. Although there's nothing like a Pale Ale anywhere in this beer, it is a smooth, drinkable beer worth trying.
kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - JAN 10, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(draught) pale gold with white head. Fruity aroma. Flavors of apple, pinapple and appricot.
tidiaguy (168) - Hawley, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 4, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
For some reason this beer reminded me of a light flavored Scotish ale, Mc Ewans IPA or Saranac single malt. It's a fair brew but the overwhelming or most dominante taste seems to be a yeasty flavor.
haddon90 (1528) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 2, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pretty decent. Hazy, medium colored. Fruity, floral aroma. Fairly nice actually. Fruity taste. I noticed the apricot. Overall not bad, but fruit beers aren't generally my thing.
igneous1 (1507) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - DEC 28, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
hazy medium golden, nice white head. very fruity and very floral aroma. flavor is exactly the same...some grapefruit, some mango and unripe peach and pear. WAIT!!!! i just read austinpowers rating and realized mango wasnt the flavor...it is the apricot..just had to point that out
leaparsons (8478) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2003
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Copper coloured. This has a toast and butter with toffee aroma. Flavours are smooth, if flat. A mellow IPA, even? Has a sour fruit finish. A weird beer.
peafarmer (1) - annapolis, Maryland, USA - DEC 22, 2003 does not count
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
This ale woke me up like no ipa ever has. Its taste is so unique and pleasant that I will add it to my "must have" list.