jazz88 (2564) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 27, 2002
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JUL 19, 2003 Rating #1 - Bottle (5 3 5 2 13). A lighter color than I expected. A very dry finish, a nice head when poured. Citric taste that does not finish well. Rating #2 - Tap at brewpub in Hopland, CA (6 3 6 2 12). Amber color with an off-white head. Malty but also well balanced. A little touch of fruit. Rating #3 - Bottle of the commemorative 22oz Reggae on the River. Amber color with a lush foamy off-white head. A light malt and earthy aroma and flavor. Must and wet, this beer lacks character and support.
ucsbdude (68) - Santa Barbara, California, USA - MAY 21, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very well crafted.Rich malty flavor with a nice hop finish.Goes well with food.
dins (266) - Texas, USA - MAY 18, 2002
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Decent amber. Crisp and nice hops. Pretty light. Be a good after lawnmowing beer.
casper31399 (7) - memphis, Tennessee, USA - MAY 18, 2002 does not count
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
good american ale, but a little bitter/hoppy. went well with the blackened chicken i cooked that night. not for everyone, try it once,
Bolt (117) - Boulder Creek, California, USA - MAY 10, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very well crafted ale. Full of flavor and nice finish. I’m happy that most places here carry it. Very nice label.
Try it, You’ll like it!
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 (3778) - 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.