kumite56 (473) - Cordova, Tennessee, USA - JAN 4, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
An initial sweet malty tast followed up by a nice balance of hopps bitterness. Amber color with a smallish off white head. Medium bodies and lots of carbonation. NOt a bad effort.
JoeM500 (1908) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - JAN 2, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
After seeing this brewers big ads adorn the pages of so many beer publications I was expecting a lot from this beer. It is pretty average, so I was let down a bit! It’s nice malt profile is clean and delicious, but thats where the ride ends. It seemed like it had the carbonation level of a mineral water because the bubbles kept rising and rising. My bottle says it was brewed in New York.
Oristo (67) - Orinda, California, USA - DEC 31, 2002
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Good rich golden color with a weak head and fair lacing. A bit cloudy but honestly so. Good malt-dominated taste with nice fine carbonation. Light in the mount ... not watery, though’ Good malts early with a lingering hop finish.
AustinMilbarge (681) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 29, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Creamy head. Slowly diminishing. Mild carbonation. Malty nose. Bitter hoppy flavor. Pretty simple.
jskendzel (602) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 29, 2002
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Golden orange with a steady small head. Orange and floral aroma. Bitterness evident. Quite mono-dimensional, simple and boring.
VENOM (941) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 17, 2002
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dirty golden peach. Thin, frothy off white head. Minimal carbonation. Fruity, orange aroma with mild yeast hints. Crisp, zesty and citric with a dry malt base and tingly bitterness. Strange farmy, citric aftertaste. Medium light body. A very dry, very sharp feel to it. Gets less interesting as it goes along. Finishes arid and maltless and still biting. Average on all counts.
cb (810) - Roeland Park, Kansas, USA - DEC 11, 2002
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
A spring/summer beer to my taste. Fruity and refreshing but not as heavy as I’d like for mid-December. I like the dry finish a lot.
grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - DEC 11, 2002
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Interesting pear-like taste. Nice hops bite at the end. This beer is lacking in warm malty flavors but is very, very refreshing. A little watery tasting but I think that this would go great with spicy foods as a cooler.
psychodrama311 (122) - petaluma, Nevada, USA - DEC 9, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
great beer. easy drinking. nothing bad. great taste..great aroma.
gsmitty80 (2130) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 1, 2002
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not a bad reddish ale. My favorite out of the sampler case.