Dogbrick (7123) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 1, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a lightly hazy golden orange color with a medium thin white head. Thin lacing. The aroma is floral hops and citrus. Medium body with a nicely bitter character throughout. Hops, citrus and pine are all evident. It contains just a touch of sourness toward the end but nothing too bad. The finish is nicely hopped with a pinch of malt. Overall this is a solid APA.
heemer77 (5079) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - MAY 29, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A very solid APA. Little head with a light amber body poured from the bottle. A little citrus and vanilla aroma. The taste is oak and orange peels. Very drinkable, an excellent session beer.
BBB63 (5701) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAY 27, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slightly hazy light copper hue with very good frothy head and lace. The aroma has notes of grapefruit and floral hops, roasted caramel malts, biscuit, and a hint of pepper. The taste is bitter and citric upfront with a very nice balance of malt and yeast. I got some spicy tones on the finish with a final dose of classic bitters. The mouthfeel is lively, crsip, and clean. Not a huge beer but one that is very enjoyable any time of year, it has a little of evrything you would want in the style.
5000 (5984) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAY 6, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pours hazy orange, small frothish white head, good lacing, and with medium carbonation. Lots of little yeastie bits floating about. Grapefruit and hops on the nose. Forwardly malt/bready, very light citrus & hop profile. Enjoyable, but not very crisp. Tiz one of the maltier APAs I've ever had. Good body, flavor lasts throughout, finishes very bready. Thanks goes out to MarkR for the trade!
steview (1012) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 3, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Duvel tulip glass: tasty, quaffable. big white and a bit frothy, head. amber, fizzy appearance... some little floaties within. it tastes great. live palate. bready, malty, hoppy. slightly citrus, and floral. good!
Darkover (1511) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 21, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear amber with a big beige head. Malty, bready aroma. Balanced hop and malt flavors. Kind of thin and pretty mild as APA's go. Very drinkable.
invalid (302) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 9, 2004
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours very clear for a bottle conditioned beer. Light brown body, white head. Not as much hops in the nose as I expected, as I mainly smell a malty beer. Pretty balanced flavor, however, between the sweet caramel malts and the bitterness. Very Drinkable, which raised its scored quite a bit for me. Not bad at all.
DocLock (7445) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 9, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark golden, with medium head and good lacing. Very nice hoppy aroma. Tastes extremely hoppy, with a good balanced malt element. Finishes smooth, crisp, with hops, floral, and slight citrus tastes. This one surprised me. It is absolutely excellent. Hop heads rejoice! I can't wait to try the New Holland IPA later this evening!
Frank (2306) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pale orange golden--very hazy but I might have shaken it up in transit a bit. Big foamy head of large bubbles. Biscuity, citric nose. Slightly thin mouthfeel with soft carbonation. A very standard American-style pale with some nice fruity notes in the finish along with a slightly lower than expected hop presence.
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - JAN 7, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
New Holland has some very good brews. This didn't meet those standards. Cloudy amber body with white head. Fruity aroma. The taste was, to me, odd. Couldn't place it. The first reaction was simply that it was odd. Drank it all and was satisfied but still found something strange about the flavor.