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?
VAYankee (334) - Virginia, USA - JUL 20, 2003
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Copper color with small white head. Aromatic - mostly of citrus hops, but there is a nearly hidden sweet (caramel?) malt. Initial flavor is mostly a hoppy tang, but there is an element of subtle sweet maltiness. Has an overwhelming metallic aftertaste.
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUL 1, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Color is a golden coppery yellow with a super even head of off-white and tight foam about a finger high and some of the tinyest spots of lace I've ever seen. Smells a bit musty with some citrusy orange coming through and breadish notes of pretzel, nice and medium soft on the nose. Taste is smooth of nice, somewhat chewy and sticky malt with a light balance of hop, quite mellow and very easy, the best part is the slight tang and drying quality near the end thats very subtle and pleasing. Good medium body and a very mild and light chewyness, very soft and pleasant for a pale. This is a pretty decent American Pale and possibly worth checking out, session beer for sure, damn easy drinkin' here.
Nate (3806) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 12, 2003
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had a weak aroma - limited malt and hops smells - slightly stale. Maybe cause I had to wait for it to warm up in a frosted mug. Deep amber clear with small foamy white lacing head. Medium watery body and medium carb. Mellow malt flavor, not too sweet up front. Big hops gives nice bittering finish with a nice nutty bitter after. An OK APA.
aobecksy (700) - Middle of no where, Ohio, USA - JAN 16, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Drink this always at the NAC center, and really enjoy it. My visits are often in Aug and this is a real thirst quencher.
Uglyradio (791) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - NOV 30, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear copper color with a rocky white head. It has a nice fruity hop aroma that is typical of IPA’s and APA’s. Medium bodied with good malty chewiness up front and finishes with a slight hop twang. A very nice American style pale ale.
joet (2347) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - AUG 22, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
hey, sure it didn’t open to anything amazing nor did it seem to be made from the choicest ingredients but it was ballsy and offered more of an IPA experience than a lot of what I’ve had recently. Fairly dry, non-estery, bulbous and unified bitter of EKGish ilk, slightly dusty but not oxidized. I say RIGHT ON.
Aubrey (3482) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JUL 21, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lighter than I like in an APA, but still flavorful and well-balanced. An impressive beer from a ’non-progressive’ beer region. Has some juicy hop flavors that seem to complement its semi-sweet malt presence; I only wish there were more of both. Nevertheless, it’s very easy to drink and I found it to be one of the better (bottled) offerings from South Carolina.
Raytailgater (105) - Rockledge, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 19, 2002
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A very good beer from the Carolinas. Pretty cool label also.