ttboy8099 (73) - Corvallis, Oregon, USA - FEB 6, 2002
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
One of my favorite pale ales that I have had. Nice and smooth!
TAR (2581) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 6, 2002
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
The aroma discharges loads of real caramel, (not caramel malt) perfume, toast malt, and citric hop rind. The dense and creamy head that floats atop is going nowhere fast. The mouthfeel is semifull with a delicate creaminess, and the best over-the-top balance, in both departments, I have seen in a Pale ale. This raisies the bar to what pale ales can potentailly become, which is at the heighth of greatness. Honeyish hints, caramel flavors, and a rush of sweetness with bitter hops gives this beer the perfect finish. This caramel thing, which is delicious and dominant in their Stock ale, is pure bliss. Contact me if you find a more complex and balanced Pale ale. This is the total package. It was nice to revisit my long lost love. I don’t want to even think what this could do in a cask.
joet (2492) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - APR 27, 2002
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sweet perfumey nose in a fill figured porn star head, gorgeous amber (sue me for using a pilsener glass for getting more appearance info) and tiny particulate cloudiness. That’s truly an amazing aroma! Beautiful body with some fruit and sweetness, ample sharpness in effervescence and acid and enough bitterness to coast for a short while. Curious from the nose to the feel, taste and aftertaste (which leaves a little room for addition). This is a VERY COOL beer and something I’d like the recipe for. Go Christian Krogstad!
Dawghouse Brewers99 (91) - Exeter, California, USA - NOV 9, 2001
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Big foamy white head leaves a nice lacing on the glass. Fruity aroma is apparent in this amber colored medium bodied beer. Nice hoppy flavor. Excellent beer Orchard Street!
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - APR 19, 2002
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow. I love this style, and I love this beer. Hoppy, yes, but one of the most well-balanced beers (soft, rich, complex, malty, very slightly sweet) that I have ever had. If the aroma had more malt depth, it would move up even more. Not like SNPA; bigger bodied, nice sweet malt at the close. This is a serious keeper. This exemplifies why I always get two -- just in case the beer is an absolute winner. Glad I have one more.
MP99 (6) - California, USA - JUL 2, 2002 does not count
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Loads of bouquet. Could be a little unripe, maybe a touch too sweet. Still, its aroma is something to experience.
Merc (313) - Pullman, Washington, USA - JUN 12, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Everything you could ever want from an american pale and then some. The palate is what put me over the edge, wonderfully creamy. Per the deScription, fruity and hoppy. Not to be missed.
Diego (79) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 16, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A skunky smell greets the nose as one pops open this fine brew. The flavor does not let you down. It has a complex, hoppy twang to it that I enjoyed very much as well as a rather rich body reminicent of some of my favorite IPA’s. A good summer beer and a great brew for just hanging around by the pool with a couple of friends-jabbing about the game: Buffalo beat Miami! You’re sick! You are sick!! I think you’ll be pleased.
BillKismet (3721) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 19, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Piquant aroma of (cascade?) hops in this orange amber brew. In fact, the aroma is so hoppy as to seem to indicate a sturdy IPA. Lovely hop flavor, and a fruity citric hoppiness redolent of some yet unnamed rememberance of my youth. A top 10 APA for sure, and not impossibly a top 5. This is some seriously good stuff--must have some more so I can pinpoint the taste. A god damn beautiful beer!
groovinhigh (170) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - APR 24, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very nice example of the style. Very well balanced and very drinkable. You can tell they take care in making their beer. Highly refined taste.