ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - NOV 4, 2004
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Fantastic Pale Ale. Nice light amber coloring. Hoppy aroma. Slight hop bitterness. Light caramel malt flavor.
omhper (18367) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 10, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2004 Bottled. Brownish clear amber. Cascade fragrant. Sweet and clean with medium body and loads of lychee-like hop flavour. Medium bitterness. A hugely aromatic APA.
SpringsLicker (2943) - Tennessee, USA - AUG 24, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This pours out a beautiful deep gold with a creamy head.
Fragrant hop aroma with a nice malt support.
Sweet and crisp flavor with a very nice bitter finish. Very nice Pale Ale.
3fourths (7534) - Boulder, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 16, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear medium orange color, almost red. Fresh hop nose, very nice cascade nose and flavor... pale malts in the middle of the drink, finish is a dull and bland hop concoction... a little jumpy and peppy hops in places.
HopsOrDie (687) - New Lenox, Illinois, USA - JUN 23, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark golden color with a frothy white head. Very aromatic scent of flowery hops, very distinct. Flavor is maly sweet with a balancing bitterness. Citric tones in the flavor. I really liked this beer.
DarkElf (2988) - La Jolla, California, USA - JUN 19, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUN 20, 2004 (22-ounce bottle, $3) This beer starts off with a sweet and very fruity nose with only a mild aroma of hops; Based on that introduction, not surprisingly, this medium bodied and lighter flavored pale ale is mildly fruity (orange citrus, perhaps tangerine?) and sweet, and more balanced than expected, and the balance only moderately drifts towards the hoppy end in the finish; The fresh-tasting and mildly bitter hops has good presence, but complements the delicate maltiness quite nicely; Orange-gold color and somewhat cloudy from fine sediment; The head is off-white and has pretty average retention and a fair amount of fine lacing
hershiser2 (1147) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUN 12, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Appearance: medium amber with a small head. Very little smell at all. Taste is kind of a plain, ordinary roasted malt. Not my favorite at all. I think this beer is rather un-pale-ale-like.
beerguy101 (5244) - Newark, California, USA - JUN 8, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Orange gold color. Medium white foamy head. Aroma is floral hops and sweet malts. A medium bodied American Pale Ale. Malts are fruity and sweet. Fairly strong hop signature. Hops are floral, piney and grapefruity. Nicely balanced, Smooth tasting. Nice APA and not one in the typical APA mold, the hops are much more aggressive and the malts are not as prevalent. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.
Alcoholist (570) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - MAR 28, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy amber in colour, head and lacing are good. Nose is floral with some malts, pine and citrus. Flavour starts lightly malted, middle is very pine tree resiny and finish is strongly grapefruit and acidic
Kinz (3111) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - FEB 14, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at brewpub. Medium to light orange, decent head. Spicy hop aroma. Highly floral in the mouth, with some spice on the finish. Needed just a bit more malt to turn this into something special.