Cletus (6177) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 6, 2006
1.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Pours amber with a thin white head. Smells breaddy with little else popping out. Some minor hoppy notes are detectable, but otherwise this is a watery mess.
BückDich (5467) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JUN 23, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Copper color, sticky white head, fair lacing. The aroma is lightly hoppy with some caramel. Light hoppy flavor, fairly mild, caramel malts & light biscuits & dusty hops. Finishes balanced, medium bodied. Thanks Falconseye!
Braudog (5025) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - MAY 19, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft at the St Louis Microfest, 5/13/06: Shapr copper aroma with a tan head. Nice tart hop bitterness. I’d drink this again and again.
heemer77 (5008) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JAN 21, 2005
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
New label. I had this many years ago when Pony Express was under a different company. Now rating the new version. A very thin white head. Very light amber color. Aroma is oranges, bread and some green beans. The taste has a slightly metallic tint with some strong grass and tobacco. Also a weird aftertaste of butter. A decent light pale ale. There are better micros made in KC, as there were many years ago.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 28, 2003
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I'm quite sure this sample is dated as the brewery is now under new management, but I proceed. Light citrus and celery aromas. Amber color with a cream colored moderate head. Light feel. Has some of the grainy tastes of a light beer. Somewhat like some of the new light ambers.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - APR 26, 2006
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at the 2006 Best of the Midwest Brewers’ Festival. redish amber in color with a fluffy white head. Light malty aroma is pleasant. Has a good head retention. Looks identical to the Flying Monkey, but tastes much better.
Aubrey (3339) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - FEB 9, 2002
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
IMHO, slightly below-average pale ale. Some malty-fruitiness, and a little hop flavor/bitterness. Not enough to get my attention; and unfortunately, not very aromatic either. Some bitterness in the finish... which was a little dry, and rather bland. Not totally BAD, but def not GREAT.
jsquire (2953) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - JUL 19, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden yellow in my pilsner glass with a nice fluffy off-white head. Soft body, maybe a little thin. Light peppery hop finish. Not very interesting, but nothing to detract from a solid, easy drinkin' beer.
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - AUG 2, 2006
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
This one had some really offensive chalky like bitterness. I don’t know if the bottles I purchased are old, or what, but all the things I have tried from this brewery are terrible. Flavor is a bit metallic, with some light caramel maltiness, and a hint of earthy hops. Yucky
iowaherkeye (2636) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - APR 23, 2006
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
12oz bottle, no date. Pours a clear reddish orange with a moderatesmall, off-white head. I smell some carbonated hops and a weird unappealing carbonated port wine/roast meat smell--I can’t explain it, though I don’t like it. Some caramel malts as well. Taste is the roast meat again, some earthy hops, and a finish of biscuity malts. Me no likey.