legion242 (2299) - Richardson, Texas, USA - NOV 5, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear orange color; Dense white head. Thinish to start. Slightly spicy. Slightly yeasty. Good sweetness. Not bad.
Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 13, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sweet fruity aroma. Small clean head. Golden bronze hue. I got the bottle version, out in western MA finally. I really enjoy this brew and find it very drinkable. I also kinda agree that this might not be catagorized, and it is one in its own. Has awesome malt structure, Medium to full bodied, kind of oily texture, and wonderful yeast in the finish; hops come through much more after warming. This is something to check out, cuz not too many have yet!
gbzia (195) - Cedar Knolls, New Jersey, USA - OCT 4, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice flavor and aroma. I wouldn’t class this as a strong ale as Dann P is not trying for a specific profile but rather to create an "American Artisinal" beer.
goz (359) - Chelmsford, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 26, 2002
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours beautifully into the 22oz goblet with a nice thick white head. Dark orange in color, nice malty aroma. Nice malty flavor, seems almost like a barleywine.
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUL 20, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Vermont Brewers’ Fest. Very malty on the nose; peachy? Sweet-tarts on the tastebuds; good maltier-than average pale ale.
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 17, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: DEC 21, 2003 Bottle 12/03: Sour, spoiled and really bad. Infected bottle for sure. On tap Boston Beer Summit '02: Orange color with no head. Comes off as a full bodied, well balanced, tasty American pale ale. I'll be on the lookout for bottles of this.