jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - FEB 16, 2006
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
From a 12 oz. long neck twist cap brown bottle with a blurb about the pale ale on the neck wrapping and no freshness date. Made a decent appearance, poured a clear red hued golden with a small foamy white head that left a minimal amount of sticking. Had a faint piney/citric hop aroma and just traces of sweet maltiness. Medium carbonation and a slick, smooth light bodied mouth feel, above average drinkability. Had a big, but somewhat watery, piney/citric hop taste, a mild bitterness, a buried sweet pale maltiness and a dry, crisp citrus bitter finish.
lilsumsum (16) - Chicago (S. Side), Illinois, USA - FEB 12, 2006
2.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
too much for me, the hop flavor was very strong, also the finish was quite bitter.
smoosh (534) - New Albany, Indiana, USA - FEB 11, 2006
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle - nice, unmistakeable Cascade hop nose. Cloudy medium gold body with a head of largish white bubbles. Decent Cascade flavor with a supporting malt background. Kind of thin. Okay - not great.
ebarnes (235) - Beech Grove, Indiana, USA - FEB 4, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. Pours crystal clear amber with a small head that leaves a tiny bit of lacing. Aroma is very light. Flavor has hints of spice and some kind of citrus. Maybe orange. Very slight. Seems like this would be a fine beer after cutting the grass on a hot summer day.
walleye (1061) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - JAN 3, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
from the bottle. poured a nice amber with a white head head that left a small amount of lacing. aroma the yeast and hops took the front seat on this one than the malts came in followed by a mild spiceyness. flavor caramel and hops, pine citrus, malts with a slight bitterness to it. a very refreshing and easy to drink beer.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 27, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a still, transparent copper amber with a thin-lacing white head. Aroma of nice fresh, piney cascade hops and some mild crystal malt. Body starts with a light caramel sweetness, some nicely balancing fresh piney hops and a hint of citrus. A decent APA but could use some more malt and hops. I’m glad to see Point trying some new styles.
Tmoney99 (9977) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 22, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Clear dark amber with an average frothy off-white head that diminished slowly. Good hoopy pine aroma. Medium body with a slick texture. Well balanced hoppy flavor with a moderate bitter finish. Above average brew.
Frank (2303) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 29, 2005
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Not much here--kinda hoppy, kinda caramelly, sorta flat, sorta boring. Drinkable.
jimmyh221 (157) - Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, USA - NOV 26, 2005
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
This beer had a small diminishing head and was light in color. It had decent flavor with a bitter finish.
JFGrind (1800) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 1, 2005
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
I’m not a Point Cascade hater, I just think the "kiss of [cascade] hops" gives this APA a generic macro flavor.