UNCCTF (512) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - MAR 9, 2004
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Poured a slightly hazy orange color with a small white head. This one has very little flavor - I wish it had more hop flavor and some more malts so that it could remotely compete with Sierra Nevada. A good crisp pale.
slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - JAN 27, 2004
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 28, 2004 Off-white head. Loose lace. Sweet tea best describes the color. The aroma is floral and of hops. The taste follows all the way. The malts are hidden, slightly due to a lemon/cirtus linger. A very good beer and slightly under-rated.
sdfink (30) - Aiken, South Carolina, USA - JAN 8, 2004
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Darker tea color. Fairly bitter taste -- almost too biteer -- with hints of citrus. Reasonably good head that persists. Lasting aftertaste.
BBB63 (6368) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - NOV 21, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks Matt for the beer: Orangy amber hue with good frothy light brown head and good lace. Aroma hinted of buttered toast, piney and floral hops, mild fruit and spice. The taste starts smooth and sweet with nice malt presense. The finish added a touch of pine and bitterness, hint of spice as well. Overall, this is a quaffable brew that you can drink two or three of in a session.
jgb9348 (4972) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - NOV 2, 2003
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Copper colour with orange highlights and an off-white head. Nice aroma of hops, malt and even some nutmeg. Medium-bodied; Strong medicinal taste initially, followed by some malt and stale hops. Aftertaste has more astringent taste and a sort of hoppy ending. Overall, a good beer...needs some work though! I owe a large thanks to Mabdoney for this one...cheers Matt! I sampled this 12 ounce bottle on 02-November-2003.
Indra (2689) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - OCT 27, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Rather slight aroma, some citrusy hop and honeyish sweetness. Light-medium amber color, unfiltered, with an uneven, creamy and lasting head. Toasty, sweet maltiness mingles with juicy, citric hoppiness, becoming bitter and faintly astringent. Light-medium body, plenty of carbonation. Pleasantly hoppy. Thanks, Matt!
Libeerian (209) - Garner, North Carolina, USA - OCT 17, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This dark gold brew sports a bold citrusy aroma and flavor. It's got plenty of bitterness but there's enough malt for support.
Andrew196 (1091) - Katy, Texas, USA - OCT 13, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
golden-amber in color. I would call this one a session pale, easy to drink, tastey, but not spectacular. Citric, spicy, hop aroma. Very crisp, almost peppery on the tongue. Sweet malts meshed well with more hoppiness. Not bad.
AceOfHearts (1374) - Mountain View, California, USA - OCT 11, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Light orange, clear, average head. Citric flavor with prominent oranges. Expectedly hoppy and crisp, a typical pale ale. Maltiness toward the finish, which somewhat clashes with the persisting effervescence. Decent.
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 27, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I drank this beer on draft over a dozen times last week, and it was outstanding on every occasion. When in Charleston I bought a 6 pack of this bottled Pale Ale to bring home and share with others, but this is not the same beer that I had experienced on draft.???? ** The draft version is far more aromatic, very citric and flavorful with hops. Yet, this bottled version has little aroma, it is more malty, grain like, and nutty, however; it nails you with a burly hoppy finish, standard APA bitterness, maybe a bit more. The hops are still present, but not nearly as pronounced, or even as fresh and flavorful as the draft.???? This copper colored Pale Ale still has great lacing, a medium and smooth mouth-feel, and nice effervescence, it is actually becoming more like I remembered as it warms, but this beer still feels like a stranger?