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 (7502) - 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 (2387) - 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.
TheDean (786) - MIlwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 4, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A real smooth beer with a great taste. Has a bit of a fruity taste.
Ok, watching the Second place game (The Sugar Bowl), and they changed the name of the Sear's Trophy to the ADT Trophy. While I hate Corporate Sponsorships on the name of a trophy, I can occasionally come to grips with it (the Winston Cup, The Sears Trophy). What annoys me is when sponsorships change yearly. Hell, I guess I'll just start calling it the Insert Big Corporation Name Here Trophy from now on.
WabashMan (1007) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - DEC 12, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A very good, standard APA. Nice hops in the nose, and a good color. Flavor is full, medium hoppiness, and has a lemony citrus note to it. A nice APA.
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 12, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours amber with the slightest haze and a small white head that diminished quickly but left good lacing. Malty aroma with pronounced citrus and pine nose. Smooth, clean and well balanced, sweet honey malts to start, nice hop bite with a lingering grapefruit finish. Medium body, nicely carbonated. Fine APA from this ambitious brewer and a nice surprise to find in the little MI town of Holland.
jgb9348 (4490) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - DEC 3, 2003
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slightly hazy orange-tinted amber colour with a dense off-white thick head. Aroma of pure cascade hop pellets with superb malt balance and a subtle fruit and sugar quality. Medium-bodied; Initial hoppy flavour with some off-tastes and an unfinished wortiness. Aftertaste shows sweetness and a slight hoppiness-not bittering. Overall, if they fermented this another month it would be great-this just appears to be unfinished! I got this twelve ounce bottle purchased by my mom from Merchant's in Dearborn, Michigan and sampled it on 23-November-2003.
ClarkVV (3863) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 21, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2004 2003 bottle. Has a sour yeasty smell with a little bit of dry malt and some sharper citrus aroma. Fairly deep orange, mostly clear, good white head and moderate lacing. Begins with some sharp citrus tones, but quickly some of those german tasting yeasts come into the picture, not real excited about that. Finishes with some sharp but light grapefruit flavors. Overall, a bit muddled, good attempt to bring something new to the APA table (german sour yeast), but in the end it is just a decent beer, nothing incredible.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 13, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden amber color with a solid beige head. Gentle aroma of light pine and sweet grapefruit. Small amout of fruitiness. Quite thin, but balanced. A bit of resin in the finish.