SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - AUG 4, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
In the bottle from HyVee CB. Pours a dark gold with a medium to thick sustainable head in my pilsner glass. Mild toasted malt aroma. Medium soda cracker-like flavor that cannot mask too much watery metals. This is only a medium-class pale ale. Hop content not very artistic.
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Pours a clear orange tinged copper color with a small white head, that does leave some nice lacing. Aroma, citrus hops, pale malts. Flavor, doughy and nutty malt notes, with a light citrus/orange hop flavor very little bitterness on the finish. The body is on the lighter side.
topherh (1916) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - JUL 5, 2007
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz bottle poured a light orange. Thin white head. Hoppy aroma. Taste is mildly hoppy and somewhat grassy. Not exactly what I was expecting, but overall not to bad.
scoobysnak (333) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 5, 2007
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle in a variety pack. Light colored with a very small head. Was a fairly run of the mill pale ale. Could have had more hopsy flavor.
BustedFlat (554) - Edina, Minnesota, USA - JUL 4, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 ounce bottle. Shaker glass. Golden with a small head. Hops and a hint of malt on the aroma. Taste was slightly hoppy with some bitteness. I’ve had better.
doubelknv3 (1059) - Illinois, USA - JUN 23, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Medium citrus with notes of rust aroma. Golden copper, with nice lasting head. Fruity, balanced, and mild hop flavour. Smooth with a dry finish.
iowaherkeye (2703) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - JUN 17, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz no date from hopdog, thanks Stephen! Pours a clear slightly dark orange with a 1/2 finger whtie head, low retention. Aroma is sweaty with some mild grapefruit and floral hops, a bit of caramel malts. Flavor is a litle more tart and acidic than what I remember this thing being. There is still some citrus and floral hops, light caramel malts and a wee bit of wet paper. Overall bitterness is pretty low. Thin body with moderate carbonation. About as good as I remember--slightly better than average.
PattyBoy (302) - North Liberty, Iowa, USA - JUN 7, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours copper, thin white head, some lacing. Kind of thin & watery, not much for malts. The hops that are present are citrusy. Not outstanding, but very quaffable, by far the best of the sampler pack.
17thfloor (2440) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 31, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUL 13, 2008 Deep golden slightly amber pour with medium white sudsy head. Strong hop smell.. little sour. Palate is very crisp but thin, like sparkling spring water. Flavor of light caramel malt and some salty piney bitter cascade hops. Its almost like a "lite" version of Sierra Nevada. Great Brew, very drinkable.
presario (4901) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 29, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Chicago trip. Tuesday 12:15. Bottle at Old Chicago by O’Hare. Amber. Brick head. Nice hop aroma. Light malt. Prominent hops. Nice APA.