Cobra (1100) - In a van, down by the river, Maryland, USA - DEC 5, 2003
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
12 oz. brown long-necked bottle. Best by end of July, but no year noticed. Clearly, this beer is old, and I mean really old. Poured out a light amber color, with no head, and very little carbonation. Nothing in the way of aromas stood out to me, except that damned Ringwood yeast. This may have been a decent beer if they'd change to an American ale yeast, but as it is, it's just plain nasty.
Tasted stale, no fruitiness, no hops, no nothing. Stale is the word.
A certified drain pour if ever there was one. Good thing I only bought one to try it out, because I'd be mad as hell if I had a six pack of this pig swill to get rid of.
aobecksy (700) - Middle of no where, Ohio, USA - AUG 12, 2008
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
WHAT HAS THIS WORLD COME TO FLAVORED PALE ALES----I step away to study for my PHD and when I get back this crap is being sold as a luxery beer AND to top it all off it is really nice looking and taste like air freshener----I am going back to my guinness
LordNeuf (135) - Acton, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 7, 2002
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
I was truly disapointed in this particular beer, much like I am with many ’Magic Hat’ products. I experienced this at a pub the first time. It had a clear golden yellow look to it, and seemed to be much like any other pilsner. And then I tasted it. The beer went down with a subtle hoppy flavor. But the lingering aftertaste of citrus stayed in my mouth and totally overpowered anything beer like on the palate. I took another sip to see if perhaps the beer would be better. Instead the beers flavors blended together and it felt I was drinking a very poor excuse for a hard cider.
I handed the glass back to the bartender and told him to pour it out. And that is the first, and only time, I have ever sent back a beer.
SuIIy (1984) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAR 6, 2005
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
UPDATED: SEP 3, 2005 Bottle. pours light orange w/ off white head. lots of bubbles. nose is sour peaches, maybe rotten. taste is watery and sour peaches. lacks substance
docsteigs (492) - Texas, USA - AUG 12, 2007
1.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Rare to find a beer I wouldn’t try again but I’ll avoid this one in the future. Not opposed to fruit flavors but this was like someone poured apricot juice into my pale ale. No thanks.
oldrinkin (3) - rocky point, North Carolina, USA - JAN 20, 2008 does not count
1.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Unfortunately I did not enjoy this brew, weak aroma, nice color, poor flavour blaahhh finish!!!!
tubbypgh (7) - mckees rocks, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 24, 2008 does not count
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 3/20
i am not a fan or fruity beers so this one was not up my alley, very aromatic with lots of flavor but not to my liking
Stifler (2) - Audubon, Minnesota, USA - JAN 11, 2012 does not count
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Tastes almost like an apricot preserve without much else going for it. Certainly nothing special.
dwh50 (47) - Clay, New York, USA - SEP 22, 2006
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 4/20
Obviously I did not like this beer. The aroma was reminiscent of lemongrass. A hazy gold color, a decent head, but I did not like the flavor which reminded me of green tea. As far as I was concerned, its strongest point was the palate. If had good mouth feel dispite its flavor. All in all I’d drink a lite american lager before I’d drink this again.
thebaldwizard (1204) - Ohio, USA - JAN 9, 2007
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Taste-& ass malt with no hops--watery and terrible. This is just as tastey as miller lite and would be rated as lowly if it wasn’t made by a microbrewery.