mike mcneil (660) - St Augustine, Florida, USA - OCT 30, 2000
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Another quality NA product. The appearance, aroma and taste all deliver here. Rich, dry and clean with lots of crystal malt and hops in nose and palate. All factors extremely well balanced.
karl (158) - Glendale, New York, USA - NOV 18, 2000
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Slipstream (2096) - USA - OCT 20, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This was a favorite of mine back in the 1980s, one of the first microbrews I can remember trying. It was popular for a few years, but then the quality declined, and it began to disappear from the refrigerators of New York City corner stores. I am not sure where this resurrection is coming from (the label looks a little different from the one I recall), but I welcome it, because this is a good brew, and it deserves a higher rating. Fruity, fully hopped ale aroma. Dark amber pour with an impressive head. The taste is dry, a little sharp, and well hopped, with some nice esters. This is a fine brew, very much in the tradition of the New Amsterdam that I remember.
PhillyBeer2112 (2564) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - MAY 29, 2001
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice and smooth. Crisply hoppy in the APA style. Very easy drinking and refreshing.
prpplague (247) - Euless, Texas, USA - MAY 18, 2002
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
nice aroma, clear amber/brown color, good clean taste, but the finish is of a strange hop flavor.
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 6, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A decent, but not great ale. Oddly, their ale is lighter in color than their Amber Lager. It’s very lightly hopped and is an easy brew to drink. Uneventful.
crazyvin (2008) - New York, USA - JAN 26, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
labeled as single batch pale ale. A decent amber ale, a nice amber body that did not have much of a head. Aroma had big pine notes snf dome caramel notes, but mostly hops. Flavor was good but one dementional hop flavor with some caramel notes. A smooth but very thin finish. A good session beer.
elihapa (1529) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - MAY 9, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours hazel brown with a medium white head. Aroma of caramel malt and toasted wood. Palate is average. Primary flavors lean heavily towards burnt malt, emphasizing roasty flavors that are matched with a semi-sweet body. Bold, flavorful brew that reminded me of Bass Ale.
hopscotch (9727) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 12, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The commercial description will have to suffice. No time to write. It IS a quality brew. I don’t highly recommend this ale over many others. Mine was bottled under the name of Campaign Ale, Election ’96. Donkey and Elephant on the label. Kinda cool. Kept the bottle. The beer is kinda forgettable. Try a Tahoe Red instead.
Aurelius (4443) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 27, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Woody. Slightly tart but has a general mellow presentation. Tinny on the lips. Buttery palate with a long bitter finish. This got better as it warmed. Orange-amber with clean green and gold label.