Gmku (294) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAY 25, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
I think itís good! My homebrewed pale is better, but for a lower-priced commerical pale, this is very serviceable. And itís very reasonably priced. Iíll buy this again.
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - APR 27, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Copper. Nose has a faint hint of Cascades, but a bit funky. Citric hops are there in the flavor, but it kind of tastes like a real pale ale thatís been watered down due to the thin malts and weakened hops.
thedm (4868) - Fort Wayne, USA - APR 21, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This bottled brew poured a small sized white colored frothy head of fine to medium sized mostly lasting bubbles that left behind a transparent softly carbonated amber colored body and a fair lacing. The aroma contained notes of mild caramel and was very hoppy. The mouth feel was initially strong and tingly with a hop rush in the finish that mellowed after a while along with its tingle. It had a hoppy flavor with mild caramel and malty notes. Not too hoppy for me and rather well balanced.
heemer77 (5078) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - APR 19, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A light amber color with a thin head. The aroma is toasted caramel and hint of pine and oranges. Nice relatively strong aroma for an APA. The taste is toffee and grapefruit. Greasy and slick mouthfeel. There is also some slight tobacco in this. A fairly nice brew, but needs a little more body.
Falconseye8 (542) - Evans, Colorado, USA - APR 17, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I really really liked this beer!!! Its hoppy, malty and a very nice APA. Very drinkable and another great product from wisconsin. Not many have tried this one. Itís one you should definitely try.
darkstar (69) - Eureka, Missouri, USA - APR 9, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice foamy head with decent lacing. Mild hops and malts. Very mellow beer. Nothing special.
sethdude (687) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 8, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours gold with a reasonable head, heavy carbonation. Aroma is mellow and wonderful hops, very nice. Flavor is less impressive, and pretty well balanced. There are better, but this one is tasty and cheap.
thegreenrooster (3056) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - APR 1, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour is a hazy orange with a small white haed. Aroma is of fresh,clean hops with a little citrus thrown in there. Flavor is piney hops with the right amount of malts. Easy to drink and even non hops heads could find this pleasing.
McKnizzle69 (89) - Machesney Park, Illinois, USA - MAR 17, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
BOTTLE: Very light hop flavor with piney finish. Almost sweet. A great summer beer.
gws57 (1274) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - FEB 11, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 26, 2006 Had this one bottled. Clear, light golden color, thin, rapidly dissipating head. Nose of maple syrup, very slight hoppy taste, thin mouthfeel.
RERATE 6/26/06: Hoppiness is seriously understated. This is an excellent example of the type.