Andrew196 (1104) - Katy, Texas, USA - FEB 17, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
One of the better beers in the house. They really mastered the hops in this one...very piney and crisp, but it didnt overpower the rest of the beer. Typical, but well done.
GermanBrews76 (680) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 4, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Well, If we could all get the cask version of this it would truly impress. Mildly opaque, light amber/golden color. Heavy with the cascades and also some Mt. Hoods. Piney and floral notes prevail. Really bitter at first. An APA that acts more like an IPA. Faint notes of dry barley. Finishes totally APA though, not bad I guess, Good out of the cask.
Zach Diesel (906) - Sisters, Oregon, USA - FEB 2, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
cascade aroma marks the beginning of this beer's mediocrity, some waning hops and ends a bit dry, the cask version had better everything including some berry notes
Crit (3561) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 13, 2002
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask: Opaque red brown. Hop alcohol nose. Hops are present in flavor but are nearly undetectable due to alcohol heat. Poor balance
jazz88 (2606) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 31, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ Blue Moon in Portland. Good hop/malt balance. Solid pale ale. Thick enough to make it interesting.
TheBrews99 (9) - Oregon, USA - OCT 11, 2002 does not count
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Oh my god... I love this beer. Everything about it is great except for the smell of my empty pint glass after I finished drinking it. I could drink hammerhead as water and be a happy man.
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - AUG 25, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A cloudy colored ale w/ a hoppy flavor. It has a large tan head. Very nice, drinkable beer.
KingPinHead (390) - Des Moines, Washington, USA - JUL 7, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Zesty aroma a telling precursor to equally robust hoppy flavor. Appearance a cloudy copper color with a relatively weak head--still, not bad-looking...Flavor features strong hop profile, undergirded by enough malt presence to provide a slightly sweet counterbalance and nice mouthfeel. Finish is mildly hoppy and tangy. Solid American ale...
strictlydomed (34) - Vancouver, Washington, USA - APR 19, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great beer!!!! I really enjoyed it, one of the better ales Iíve had....I would suggest you try it for yourselves!
Tom Servo (424) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - APR 15, 2002
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great!!! Has an almost fruity quality to it, and the aroma is like candy. Medium head, and classic pale ale coloring. I suggest buying as much as possible. My new fave.