scrawfis (143) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - OCT 15, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great copper coloring. The flavor is similar to other American pale ales with the mix of aroma and bittering hops. The difference is the extra roasted malt that comes through. Overall a solid ale.
foduck (328) - Denton, Texas, USA - OCT 12, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Reddish/copper color. Malty aroma. Hoppy at first on the tongue, then malty. Then a slightly bitter finish. Nice beer. Some fruitiness underneath the aggressive hoppiness, kind of like one of those orange creamsicles. It’s nice how they made this a hoppy beer but showed restraint.
hopscotch (8460) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 9, 2002
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 20, 2006 Bottle... Dark golden color. Hazy Looks a bit like lightly filtered Apple juice. The aroma is of alcohol, flowers and spice. It tingles the nose. The flavor is complex. The malt and hops are right there, up front. Bang! A bit heavier on the hop side. It finishes dry fizzy, acrid and bitter, but leaves a lingering malty flavor. This is an excellent beer. Interesting and delicious.
Admiral (524) - Schnecksville, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 6, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cascade hops all the way, but actually in a pleasing, citrus/herbal way, not as belligerent as most West Coast cascade-infested APAs.
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 6, 2002
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Super hoppy with tonnes of citrus and floral aroma. A nice dry, crisp bitterness makes this very enjoyable. A nice session beer.
herbjones (742) - Orange, California, USA - OCT 5, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice floral nose. Pretty copper color. Nice hop bite, balanced pretty well. Good everyday drinker.
AxeMaster221 (343) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 5, 2002
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a slightly cloudy amber color, with a white head. Nice bit of hops in the aroma, but not overpowering. This was actually very smooth. Might become a good session beer I think, if Deschutes MIrror Pond wasnt a lot easier to find.
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - OCT 2, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
First Rate 9/11/00I belong to 4 beer of the month clubs, so I get a great variety of beers, I also do at least two beer runs to a couple of liqour/beer palaces that handle or will order almost anything from anywhere. Big hops and a great malt nose, very clean a crisp to the palate. A real treat for the serious beer lover.
Re-Rate 10/02/02 A cloudy deep orangeish amber, the head is voluminous, and beige, the lace in thick sheets. Nose is Sweet, floral, malt, hints of citrus. The start is sweet, the top light, the finish is quite acidic, very dry, copious amounts of hops, that linger in the aftertaste . Ranks #285 on my current 1000 beer master list.
DavefromChicago (201) - Illinois, USA - OCT 1, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Lighter sort of brew, clear gold, small, adequate head, but with the Godzilla of hops, Cascades, generously added to overpower every other nuance. Refreshing, dry, spicy, but not alot going other than the hops. To make a beer this mellow yet so hoppy is an achievement, so I feel this one’s worthy of a decent rating.
beerguy101 (5250) - Newark, California, USA - SEP 28, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pale Amber Color, medium head. Spicy hoppy aroma. Roasted malts, heavily hopped ale. Fairly simple taste, good flavor, nice balance of hops and malts. Finish is clean. Aftertaste is slightly spicy, somewhat bitter.