DerWeg (1394) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 21, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JUL 24, 2005 ReRate fresh (non stubby silkscreened) bottle. This is more like it. Powerful and bold yet refreshing pale ale with substantial hop signature. Toasty malts add sweetness under grapefruity complex hops, Aroma more subdued than taste. Good.<P>
Stubby cold as ice, Bettyís. Very hoppy bite throughout although not pleasantly so. Malt does not balance the full-frontal mouth attack nor is the hop character so interesting (as it is in say Sgt. Majorís IPA) As the glass warms I find nothing more interesting to report. Not bad beer but for me it was tiresome, I was ready to order something else. 5/3/5/3/9 = 2.5
heemer77 (5013) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - MAY 19, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from pintbypint. Poured a dark hazy orange with a slightly yellowish head. The aroma is flowery with brown sugar and oranges. The taste is slightly bitter toasted bread with some peanuts. Sticky mouthfeel. A nicely balanced APA.
JoeMcPhee (7625) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 2, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Rich amber colour, thin sticky white head. Cascade aroma, some sweet caramel malt. Flavour is sweet up front, with bready and toasty malts mingling nicely with light citrus hop character. I would like a bit more hop aroma, but still quite good.
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 29, 2005
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Love that bottle. Pours a nice amber in color, fairly hazy, with slight head. Sweet malty aroma, syrupy sweet with a hint of citrus. Chewy mouthfeel. Lts of hops and malts going on here - toffee and caramel, orange and pineapple, very lively on the palate, sweet and sour in perfect harmony. A vey enjoyable brew. Well Done! Thanks to radiomgb for the brew!
Chugalug (29) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - APR 28, 2005
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very attractive amber ale. Nicely hopped, with not too much complexity. Noticeable citrus notes. Quite smooth yet lively on the tongue--worth a sample. Reminds me of Anchor Steam.
Lubiere (8248) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 5, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 5, 2011 Nice amber ale with a thick off white head. Light hops in aroma. Extremely fresh malts and hops in mouth, with light citrus notes. Good bodied and well balanced. Excellent. March 5th 2005. Bottle.7-3-8-4-15 <BR>
As Tankenstein, dry-hopped, hazed amber ale with a thin lacing off white head. In aroma, smooth British hops, light wood extract, caramel and malt. In mouth, a nice crisp malt woth British herbal hops, a bit thin but nice, very British. Cask, dry hopped, at Ottawa cask fest., June 26 2011. 8-3-7-3-13
5000 (4974) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 27, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pours amber, heavy on the caramel hues, large off-white pancake batter like head, web like lacing, with very active carbonation. † Caramel malt on the nose. † Smells tasty! † Malty up front, semi-sweet, soft caramel, with a subtle hop background. † This is very smooth... delicious! † Body and mouthfeel are full to medium. † Finishes clean, malty, fairly soft, with lingering caramel sweetness and mild hop bitterness.   Thanks goes out to radiomgb for the trade!
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - JAN 8, 2005
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a really perfect session ale, the sort which would be great at an English style pub. Malty, with less hop influence than a typical APA, with a staggeringly long finish. Long finishes are not what I think of when I think of British style session ales. It is superb here.
JadoreBlanche (114) - London, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 2, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap @ Cesít what!. Orangay brown coloured body with minimal head that leaves slight lacing. Aromas of hops, sour, and malts. tatse is very hoppy, slight malt, and slight nuttiness on the finish. Bitter all the way through. not bad!
BuckNaked (1231) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JAN 2, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Thanks to my secret santa for this one. Deep, mostly clear amber color with a small off white head. Light to medium bodied. Aroma: cereal grains, caramel, citrus, soap, pine, melon, roasted malt, sour grape. Taste: Grapefruit/citrus hops open things up, followed by a nice earth taste, pine, caramel, herbs, soap, light pepper. Many flavors, both sweet and hoppy, hit the tongue at about the same time. Finishes dry, watery, and lacking in much flavor.