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 (3038) - 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 (1328) - 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 (5319) - 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 (3467) - 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.
unclebleen (620) - California, USA - OCT 24, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had at the brewpub in Larkspur. Poured amber with some haze. Aroma is mainly hops, pine, citrus and grass. Taste is clean and hoppy. Much what you would expect from an APA. Thin body with dry finish. Pretty good but not a top 10 APA.
redlem (1306) - Ohio, USA - OCT 2, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy amber with a medium uneven off-white head, nonlasting. Aroma is a little more citrus than pine, both are noticable. The pine is a little more apparent in the taste and finish. It seems somewhat thin.
GreatStelle (363) - Chico, California, USA - JUN 26, 2003
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Aroma reminded me of a illegal herb I tried in high school. Slighty hoppy but mostly fruity. A very fruit taste not like standard IPA's. To fruity and apricot flavor. definitly out of balannce. I've tried to beers from this brewery and from now on I'll avoid the like the plague.
jschlunt (8) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 3, 2003 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
A really great beer. One of my favorite pale ales. Clean and very smooth.