goz (359) - Chelmsford, Massachusetts, USA - APR 27, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour is a medium red, with a medium sized, medium diminishing white head that leaves good lacing. Aroma is floral, piney, grassy, and citrus from the hops, with some mild caramel maltiness in the back. Flavor has light caramel start, some apple poked through in the middle, and then a bunch of hops come in to leave a wonderfull bitter and lingering aftertaste.
notalush (4914) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 27, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Perfect-looking APA - copper, with slight amber tint and beautiful white lacing - powerful hop aroma that gets my salivary glands working - big malt presence for an APA, with a perfect amount of hops to balance it out - the finish, however, isn't as great as the rest of it - hop bitterness turns to a slightly metallic taste every few sips - otherwise a nice APA.
BierBauch (784) - Cape Coral Waterfront Wonderland, Florida, USA - APR 26, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I've heard good things about this ale so I gave it a shot on a recommendation. Poured a copper red with a short but adequate beige head that dissapeared quickly. A surprisingly malty ale and a little heavy on the bittering. Noticed an immediate bitterness at the back of my throat and a slight aftertaste I didn't care for. Slightly higher in carbonation than other ales I've had recently in the same style. Has a wonderful creamy mouthfeel to it, although the bitter aftertaste will probably prevent me from buying again.
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 26, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark ambet body, and a nice, little-lasting head. Looks very drinkable. Smells very drinkable too. Sweet, yet highly hoppy. After sipping, my impression is this: Mmmm...hoppy, dry and crips. A tad thin-bodied, but it is refresing and enjoyable nonetheless.
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - APR 22, 2003
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hoppy aroma and hoppy flavor. Somehow, I had thought I'd tried this brew already. Now I wonder why I bothered. It's just lacking in complexity, though I do see the malt in the background, which helps prop up the hoppiness. Finish has bite.
Frank (2930) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 17, 2003
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hoppy aroma with a some citrus and floral notes along with a hint of bready malts. Nice orange amber color. Little spots of lace are left by a thin head. A masterpiece that shows of all aspects of the almighty hop--floral and pine notes, tons of bitterness. This is all complimented by a great fruity malt backbone. Lingering citrus notes in the finish. A classic APA.
guzzler67 (1509) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - APR 8, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Kind of dark (pumpkin color) for a pale ale. This is a brew for those of us who love hops. Had both on tap and from the bottle; tap seemed more fruity and the bottle more hoppy. But there could have been a lot of variables. Liked the lingering bite in the finish.
Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - APR 7, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Medium amber hue. Spicy floral nose. Light beige head sticks around for a bit. Light roasted grain support big assertve hops, all floral with strong bitterness. Medium bodied, very drinkable...A pleasant session pale.
JCW (1275) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 6, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 15/20
I agree with the description whole heartedly. This beer is on the almost an IPA, but is more balanced towards the malty side. Excellent beer no matter what you call it. Cheers!
BigSkyman007 (202) - USA - APR 3, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
What impressed me about this beer was the pleasant balance of hops, definitely noticeable, but not overpowering. A very slight hint of citrus in this beer. Very nice copper color with a full head.