DrnkMcDermott (2790) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - OCT 22, 2003
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. A good pale ale, which calls to mind a Goose island Honker’s Ale for me. The sharop bitterness of an APA only starts to creep up on you as go get further into the glass.
b3shine (5305) - Indiana, USA - MAY 20, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft to taster at Olde Peninsula. This year’s batch is a 100% Citra-hopped IPA listed at 6.5%. Looks good; a mostly transparent golden orange with foamy off-white head that dissipates into sticky lacing. Smells and tastes of Citra hops and pale malt with an average, medium-bodied mouthfeel. There’s something grassy in the too that’s almost vegetal and detracts from the pure Citra flavor. Not bad, but could be significantly better if it were cleaner-tasting.
jtw (1089) - farmington, Michigan, USA - MAY 17, 2004
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
typical pale ale appearance, with a stronger hop bite than most of the style. not a bad beer by any means, but not outstanding.
thehoff (596) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 7, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy orange gold. Looks quite like Oberon. Very bitter and hoppy. The distinctiveness of the Pale Ale is definite in this beer. OK but not the best I have had of this style.