groovinhigh (170) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - MAY 7, 2002
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Sour... I was very disappointed with this beer. Not full-flavored, or crisp. SOUR!
Nate (3648) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 30, 2002
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Medium, creamy body with soft carb. A light sweet/bitter start and finish. Creamy, off-white head that lasted my whole beer (from bottle). Medium amber and slightly hazy. Light malt and light hops aroma. This was a very good ale and I hope to find it locally. Thanks Jon&Susan for the intro to this one.
booyaatribe (453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 20, 2002
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Judging from other folks’ comments, this is an inconsistent brew. My batch is extremely interesting, with a split personality-- part hoppy amber ale, part cidery strong ale (think immort or oerbier). Good, although I’m sure my next batch will be different. Maybe it’s skunked?
Andrew196 (1091) - Katy, Texas, USA - APR 16, 2002
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Very weak beer, I was expecting more. Definitely not full of flavor as the label says.
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - APR 12, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pretty lively pour, good head formation, pale-ale like honey color. Clean aroma with hints of roasted malts, hop fruitiness and a little roasty. Vague fruity front turns a little toasty mid-palate. Crisp hop bite in the finish but not in great quantity. Quenches a little in the aftertaste but doesn’t seem to challenge the tastebuds too much. A little woodiness seems to run throughout along with an overall dryness. Flavor grows as the beer warms but never really fulfills.
greystreet80 (191) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 28, 2002
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
It has a strong hoppy taste. It lingers in the mouth. A very strong amber, but good.
heykevin (1274) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - MAR 28, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nothing bad, nothing great. Caramel sweetnes throughout with reasonable hop presence. An average offering from one of my least favorite american microbreweries. I was trying this to see if the ones that are actually brewed in California are better than the ones brewed in new york. I wasn’t particularly impressed.
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 22, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Though this beer is a very smooth drinking ale, the sour flavor is unexpected and not entirely welcome. Nice color and aroma, decent hops, subtle alcohol, but unusual flavor.
Raytailgater (105) - Rockledge, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 16, 2002
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Stumbled onto this beer first in South Carolina. Good beer. Great label.
mmmm,beer99 (9) - Milford, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 14, 2002 does not count
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
This beer is horrible. I took one sip and had to pour it out. Tried another a few days later, same result. Very sour, undrinkable. I have the other 4 bottles and am going to throw them out. Can an entire 6-pack be skunky?