Tmoney99 (10408) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 26, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at New Holland. Medium dark amber color with average creamy off-white head. Medium aroma that was complex balance of malt and hops. Medium body. Same complex flavor with short finish.
1FastSTi (3333) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 20, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured to a thick, dense cream of wheat, rocky head with big popping bubbles. The body is an opaque caramel color with decent carbonation. The aroma is strong. Sweet, honey, floral, lemon, tangerine, nectar sugars, very nice fleshy pitted fruitiness and flowers. Sorta reminds me a little of DFH Midas Touch. The flavor is grass and floral hops, buttered bitterness, and some malts. The palate is a medium-full bodied beer with a lively carbonation and a short-lived bitter finish.
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 19, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pale, clear yellow in color with the small, oily head I’ve grown to expect from any beer that New Holland produces. Aroma is sweet nectar, floral hops and lemon poppyseed muffins. Flavor holds a good hop bitterness up front, along with some grassy and herbal butter elements. Gentle, subtle hops and some malts to back it up. High carbonation. Sweet, bitter finish. True to style.
hopscotch (8783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 26, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle... Clear amber ale with a large, rocky, vanilla head. Terrific retention. Malty aroma with notes of yellow grapefruit, orange blossom honey and sweat. A bit sweet with notes of honey and lightly roasted malts up front. Tangy hops kick in on the backside for decent balance and mild bitterness. Medium-bodied and lightly creamy with mild carbonation. Just a touch too thin. Tangy, lightly bitter finish. Seems to be more of an EPA than an APA, IMHO.
blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 25, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
this was a nicely done apa. The first taste was of hops, but the malt character grew sip after sip. Pretty well balanced with a good falvor. Well done
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - APR 14, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Peach color with a dense, creamy white head. Light aroma of tangerine and hops. Taste is dry and fruity. Mellow hops take away any sweet fruitiness. Metalic aftertaste is the only thing that takes away from this being a very good summer brew.
ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - JAN 7, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Nose of citrus & spruce, also hints of burnt wheat, "cologne-ish". Pours a cloudy medium orange amber. The creamy white head is fully lasting with good lacing. The flavor starts moderately sweet with a low acidic warm middle. The finish is pretty sedate for the style. Soft to lively medium creamy body. The finish feels clean.
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - JAN 1, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light amber with no head. Grapefruit hop aroma. Decent balance in the flavor, just not a whole lot of flavor. Good beer for the macro drinker.
larsniclas (5526) - Billdal, SWEDEN - DEC 28, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber. Hoppy aroma with citrus.
Flowery flavour with a lot of citrus and grapefruit. Late bitterness.
AlchemistZ (493) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - DEC 27, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A nice copper color with a sustained, tight, white head. Aroma of creamy, grainy malt and citric, grapefruity hops. A solid bitterness intensifies then rinses away the complex tapestry of flavor that include the aroma components as well as a subtle yeast fruit, and strong spiciness, and a slightly overdone toasty, grainy malt character.