BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JUL 4, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Slight hop aroma with a malty background with some citrus. copper colored with dissapointing head. Well balanced flavors and a good touch of hops. Very nice finish, clean, smooth and soft, it was like drinking perfectly carbonated silk. Overall it's finish is something to marvel over, but for flavor and aroma, I'll stick to Sierra Nevada for my APA offerings.
UnionMade (621) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 1, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pretty decent. Malty and moderately hoppy, with a bit of yeastiness. I would have preferred a little more estery flavors, but it was a good beer for breakfast.
3fourths (8055) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 26, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 15, 2004 CASK at the brewery. Medium red hue, large beige head. Peach aroma of sweet fruity hope, but lacking the strength of an IPA-like aroma. A little flat in the body, but understandable because it was from cask, but I would still prefer slightly more carbonation. Mild oak and pine flavors, altogethor fairly mild. Finish is the most impressive aspect of this ale, with a good spicy and robust feeling on the tongue.
GreatStelle (363) - Chico, California, USA - JUN 25, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
no dought a good beer. Good smell, great taste and it's not expensive.
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 22, 2003
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours clear orange with a small head. Huge delicious grapefruit aroma. Body is a bit thin. Basically, some wonderful aroma, without the malt backup.
BBB63 (6051) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUN 22, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Copper hue with small white head. Outstanding lacing. Medium-bodied. Hoppy aroma with a touch of vinous qualities. Hop explosion on the palate with a bit of spicey and fruity undertones. More akin to a IPA than an APA. Dry and thin finish, lingering bitterness. Not bad, but slighty overrated.
ericnixon (740) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 19, 2003
3.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nice thick head when poured out of the bottle...amazing hop-ay aroma. the taste was nice at first but then i noticed that it tasted a little...off, i guess. not skunky...no, not quite there yet, but Volgon said it seemed stale to him. this is definately a 'smellin' beer' and not a 'sippin' beer'.
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUN 13, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 17, 2005 Beautiful copper color with a nice fluffy white head. Mild sour aroma. Malty, buttery taste with twinge of NW hops. The finish lasts.
Holdwine (1077) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 8, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very enjoyable pale ale. Quite the hops. Average pour with a nice white head. Coppery in color, the malt starts strong, but gets blown away by the hops, not that that's a bad thing...
ross (2088) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - MAY 31, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
a very good brew, worth the money for sure. this is my favorite of the north coast brewing ales with the exception of acme pale.