gwfrankpsu (231) - McKinleyville, California, USA - JUN 21, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very nice amber color, aroma of citrus and slight floral essense. Nice malt and hop balance, found the beer refreshing and quite a surprise. This was my first New Holland brew, I'll try more.
JMerritt (1724) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - JUN 12, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beautiful looking APA: cloudy orange full of microscopic particles, thin pure white head. Wonderful aroma: citris, Cascade hops, pinecones, and cotton candy. A lot of hop flavor, moreso than I was expecting. Malt balance is most excellent, bringing an appreciated sweetness to the party. Moderately carbonated. A very fine pale ale.
Silphium (3111) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAY 21, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Full of sediment, and dominated by floral hops flavor. Malts add to the complexity, providing an almost sweet backdrop. A tasty pale.
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 4, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear golden, piney hop aroma with some oranges. . . Pretty good bitter flavour, slightly sour. Could use some more malt, but the hops were nice regardless. . .
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 4, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a light amber/copper color with decent head formation. The aroma is pretty strongly slanted toward the hops. The flavor was also strongly hoppy, with little malt character. The hops lend a nice flavor, but really would have been better with a little fuller mouthfeel and balance from more malt. All in all, a tasty APA.
MaxPower (961) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 28, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle, pours cloudy light golden-copper in color, has a good frothy white head that sticks around for a bit, citrus and flowery hoppy aromas. Great refreshing citrus flavors balanced with a nice malt presence, creamy rounded mouthfeel that finishes clean and crisp, very drinkable and tasty.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 8, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is big on hops with just some malt there. Pours a light copper with frothy white head. Light almost stale grainy flavor with moderate bitterness. Decent pale ale, finishes crisp and dry.
jskendzel (602) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 30, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Citrus and floral notes. A decent example, but nothing to brag about. SOmething missing; altogether not great, but not terrible.
fraternie (797) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 29, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Spicy, vegatable/peppery aroma. Malt is citric/grassy/peppery...very vegetabley malt for a pale ale. Nice crisp, hoppy finish. A nice variation from the standard fruity, hoppy APA, although not necessarily my fave.
redlem (1290) - Ohio, USA - MAR 2, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber/gold color with a medium head. Slight pine aroma. First impression of first bottle was this stuff is nasty. Something just wasnt right. Toward the end of my glass and a bottle the next night I was feeling better about this beer. It doesn't help that I have drank so many American ambers and pales lately that I am all "pine-ed" out. This one is a little more mild than others. Will save a bottle to re-rate later.