Zeswaft (1397) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 25, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
aroma of malt and grass. Light copper in color. Flavor is malty and grassy, quite sweet. you can feel the plaque building up on your teeth. moderately bitter. passable.
Thaichile (599) - 10aFly, New Jersey, USA - JAN 22, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a light amber. Lightly floral on the nose. Really good attempt at a balanced APA, mixing malt and hops, but could have used a slight injection of some further hops. Some bitterness, intertwined with caramel. Nice.
JFGrind (1859) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 16, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I’m not a fan of dancing bears but a huge fan of Lollapaloozer. New Holland’s dancing bear label and ’Paleooza’ name had me conflicted even before I opened the beer. The beer itself was a good representation of an APA, light golden color, generous amount of floral hops and a foamy head.
Ughsmash (7181) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 23, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Poured a hazy medium amber with a towering initial white head... took about 7 minutes to pour, and there was still a creamy cap after about 20 minutes. Nose picked up citrus fruitage (lemon and orange zest), floral hops, and sweet, pale malts... but the aroma was a bit on the weak side. Crisp, clean, hoppy mouthfeel with moderate bitterness throughout. Hoppy orange and grapefruit flavors with a lighter malt backbone. Finish was long, fruity, and quite pleasant.
pintbypint (2696) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 13, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
355ml brown bottle, shared with gilvanblight. Poured cloudy orange with a thin white head. Fruity aroma, floral hops and oranges. Hop flavour jumps right out, malty base. Well hopped finish with long lingering bitterness. Medium body and carbonation.
thedm (4971) - Fort Wayne, USA - NOV 2, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
This draft brew from the brewery poured a small head of foamy fine to medium sized mostly diminishing bubbles that left behind a softly carbonated transparent light orange brown colored body and a fair lacing. The aroma was a simple mild malt hop one. The mouth feel was tingly from start to finish with a tingly hop feel. The flavor mostly crisp clean hops.
sandwichpants (117) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - OCT 28, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A nice, straightforward American Pale. Well balanced malt and hop in the aroma and the flavour, a little light, a little bit of depth. My batch was metallic at first until aging mellowed it a bit, otherwise I might rate it higher.
hotstuff (4269) - Indiana, USA - OCT 22, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at NHBC. Poured a small off-white head that mostly diminished, fine-small sized bubbles, fair lacing, transparent, minimal carbonation, and a yellow gold hue. Malty, hoppy nose and ditto for the flavor. Palate was tingly and hoppy.
Rastacouere (6137) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 20, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear orange to deep golden. The had if white, foamy and small, but lacing a nice impression. Aromatic cascade make for a very floral, but also oangey, grapefruity. Minty undertones procures a welcome leafyness. Dry and hoppy with mellow toasted malts backing. Fruity, light bodied and drinkable, though in a rather sour fashion, lightly yeast at that on top of citric. Far from complex, but very clean and an unpretentious hard-worker to quench the thirst. Soft bodied, fitting medium carbonation. Unspectacular, but good.
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 11, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bottle) Pours a clear copper body with a moderate off-white head. Aroma of fresh florals and citrus. Flavor of sweet malt, caramel, and florals.