Tmoney99 (11686) - 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 (3269) - 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 (1894) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 1, 2005
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Iím not a Point Cascade hater, I just think the "kiss of [cascade] hops" gives this APA a generic macro flavor.
frankenkitty (1971) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - OCT 6, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a bright, caramel/amber with a yellow-tinged head that holds and laces. Big hopcit aroma makes my mouth water. Orange peel, lemon, some roasted malt, hint of pine. Flavorful hop bitterness with a slightly burnt ending. Pretty darn good, albeit a little thin. Surprising.
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StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 19, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear gold in color with a foamy, bubble-placated head. Aroma leads in with fresh honey hops, ginger and a gathering of sugary, tropical Starburst assortments. Flavor has a bit of lemon cleanser and an inappropriate yeast strain. Otherwise, weíve got some grassy characteristics and, you guessed it, cascade hops. Waxy yet dry palate feel. All said and done, it comes off as more of a hoppy Bohemian pilsner, but for the price, itís decent.
TheEnemy (562) - Chicago, USA - SEP 14, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2006 12-oz. bottle.
Strong citrus hop aroma, some hop bitter aroma as well. Nice light orange-amber appearance with decent foamy-white head. Excellent bitter & citrus hop flavor could use a bit more malt support but the malt is basically there. Spicy, slightly peppery flavor asserts later. An otherwise mundane brewery accidentally gets one right by using flavorful, quality ingredients and sticking to the basics. I only wish it was as common in the Chicago area as their flacid flagship "special" lager.
Terminus (3328) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - SEP 8, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle-pours clear orange with a small white head. nice sweet grapefruit aroma with a little grassy note as well. farily sweet by the aroma. flavors are big citric hop notes with a sweet malt base. mixes very well and refreshing. some candy like notes in the finish. I would say this is a very solid pale here. I would drink a 6er of this at a party with no problem. nice work point!
BuckyinMinn (18) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - AUG 29, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
I think that the score is low for this beer...it doesnít get the respect that it deserves.
Hoppy character, but not overpowering with a vegetable taste. One of the best pale ales for warmer temperatures--full of flavor but lighter than most pales.
BBB63 (6394) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUL 10, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle and enjoyed in a Fuller pint glass:
Clean golden hue that produced a lasting frothy head and very good lace. The aroma displayed the Cascade hops but they didnít dominate allowing the malting to appear along with a nice simple yeast character. The taste matches the aroma perfectly, clean and crisp juicy Cascades shine with light citric and earthy flavors. It is balanced with a subdued malt background and dry woody finish. The feel is surprisingly soft but some crispness shows along the edge. Straight forward and refreshing beer that reminds me that not all beers need to be complex palate monsters. A nice summer brew and I just donít understand the low ratings on this one. Great bang for the buck, it is what it is, adding two points to the overall score.