austinpowers (2827) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 1, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A proud ale that hails from Blanco, TX, right in the middle of nowheresville. This is a hard-biting APA that has an odd something (must be the rye) in the taste that’s out-of-the-ordinary. My label did not look like the cool label above but rather depicted the Blanco County courthouse (how boring is that?!). Plently of bittering hops and I like the rye. At least it’s not watery like Yellow Rose and Balcones Fault beers.
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - SEP 16, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good twist on a pale ale. Cloudy dark amber color and great head formation. Aroma shows some bubble gum malt, lightly hopped citrus and spice. Palate is initially sweet and malty with licorice that runs through the middle, some peppery spice towards the end and a good citric finish.
scottyg (79) - Gainesville, Florida, USA - AUG 27, 2002
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not Real Ale’s best beer, not not bad.
nstal (237) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 23, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good use of the spicy rye flavor with a nice hop finish. Above average pale ale overall.
GreatSatanUSA (107) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 7, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice bitter pale ale. Muddy, tannish color, very little head. I actually liked the aftertaste, kind of gave me a warm feeling in my mouth.
AceOfHearts (1374) - Mountain View, California, USA - FEB 11, 2002
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I normally can dig a good bitter beer, but the rye in this just didn’t appeal to me. It really sticks with you in the aftertaste, too.
amalgamous99 (7) - USA, California, USA - FEB 10, 2002 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I just plain like this beer. Nicely hoppy which is right up my alley. Medium-ish on the palate, but with plenty of flavor.
Andrew196 (1091) - Katy, Texas, USA - FEB 10, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sort of a peppery beginning that comes with the rye. Hops bite pretty hard in the end, goes down nicely though.
VENOM (941) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 12, 2001
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy amber with slow fat bubbles rising and a thin but lasting head. Suspended yeast particles. Malty aroma with citric hints. Sharp mouthfeel with loads of initially stinging Cascade hops. Definite mellow maltiness with some rye tang to it. Lightly sweet and very drinkable. Dryish at the finish where the hops have also mellowed a bit. Nice brew. Very tasty. Thanks Dallas.
legion242 (2071) - Richardson, Texas, USA - OCT 26, 2001
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A great beer from some young guys in the Texas backwoods. Sweet and rye-y. Very satisfying.