kwoeltje (2152) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - SEP 25, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle) Hazy amber/light copper. Quickly fading off white head.Floral hops aroma, but not as much as the label led me to expect. Well balanced pale ale with generous hops.
PhillyBeer2112 (2474) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - SEP 25, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Lightly hazy amber color, medium rocky head. Pleasing aroma focused on hops: grapefruit, floral, a touch of pine. Vaguely earthy and rustic. Balanced, with a fresh clean malt presence, tingly floral hops, and a finish that only mentions hops. Not very bitter at all, surprisingly. It might benefit from an extra dose of bittering hops but I think I enjoy the easy finish on this one. Something you could drink alot of, something that your non-ale drinking friends might be surprised to find they like. A good party pale ale. Would like to see on tap.
jcr (2101) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - SEP 25, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy orange pour that is inviting enough. The aroma is of hops and grain, though a bit muddled. Pleasant enough balance between bittering hops and sweet malts, but this flavor is not one to make your taste buds stand up and pay attention. There was a slight tendency toward a syrupy mouthfeel. Overall, nice drinking beer, slightly above average.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - SEP 19, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at the Crescent Moon Alehouse. Pours the color of a glass of ice tea. Mild while head. Hoppy and slightly fruity aroma. But not the citrus type of fruit. Flavor is slightly uninspiring. Balance is not so great and it seems a litle watery. Well-hopped, but by no means a hop-head beer. Drinkable, but looks and tastes a little too much like a glass of ice tea.
weisinator (67) - USA - SEP 15, 2005
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
On tap from Wymanís Number Five in Denver: Very hoppy with well-balanced bitterness and malty sweetness.Slight fruity notes. I wouldnít have known this existed if it werenít for the coaster the waitress put down. Iím glad she did. I need to find this in bottles and have them shipped to me in Nebraska.
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 3, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Just had the Cutthroat Pale Ale! Now Iím ready for the new kid on the block! Light amber hue with good head at first, but little retention. Sporadic medium bubbles clingling to the side of the glass. Sweet, sweet hop nose with a lil maltiness bringing up the rear. Man, flagrant hop aroma! Word of the day, Hops! Sweet hops, well, sweet and dry hops. Very little malt notes, but somehow a coffee note crossed my palate. More of an American pale as far as the hops are concerned. Drying mouth feel. As opposed to a malt/hop balance, I guess that a sweet/dry hop balance is in effect. I still love this brewery and this beer is no exception!
PBOYNY (316) - Westchester, New York, USA - AUG 29, 2005
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
somewhat hoppy, carmel flavor, small head, and a bit weak for my taste, kind of plain for being so hoppy, nothing special
thegreenrooster (2983) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 24, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour is orange with a small white head. Aroma is of nice fresh hops. Flavor is nice a hoppy and typical of the style. Pretty decent and quite tasty.
Kevin (2008) - Colorado, USA - JUL 30, 2005
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
had both the regular and a nitro version at the brewery. the nitro was actually more pleasant. that surprised me.iím listing just my notes from the regular tap because i donít know if it was a one off with the nitro tap. this pours a light copper tan with a citrus aroma and a bit of tangerine. a tart almost sour lemon lime notes mix with something malty, but the malt loses in this battle, a grassy sweet and still bitter finish.
Braudog (5391) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - JUL 24, 2005
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On draft at Yia Yiaís in Lincoln NE. Hazy dark orange with a wisp of a head. Only a hint of any aroma; the flavor is citric and bitter, but with a smooth finish. Average but fairly good American pale ale.