PullMeABeer (203) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUN 30, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught @ PH Portland. This beer could make a hophead out of anyone. Approachable light amber, thin head. This beer really shows how good fresh north western hops can be. They are backed beautifully with light earthy malt notes. Very Clean and refreshing beer.
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 29, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Plesant citrus aroma with a mild hop profile. Nice pouring beer. Cloudy amber with a frothy white head. More citrus in the taste. Huge hops for the style. Much thicker than an English style ESB. Nice stuff.
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - JUN 28, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle - Poured cloudy amber with a short white head. Aroma of grapefruit and some grass and some spice. Flavor is mostly hops.. a little grain. On the palate this is medium bodied crisp and clean and finishes with a bitter almost sour aftertaste. This was a good ESB.
LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - JUN 27, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft - Amber colored with a great lasting head. This was very crisp with a nice hop bite at the end. Not usually a fan of this style, but this was great.
3daddict (139) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUN 26, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice rich honey color with little head. If your an IPA fan. go buy this beer. It’s like a hops smoothie. Texture of apple cider, hints of citrus, bitter in the best sort of way. Best $12 six-pack I’ve ever bought. I just ran to toss another in freezer to get it cold
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 25, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
appears hazy amber, with a nice head, smells great very spicey, the taste almost like lemon iced tea, good hops, somewhat bitter, very drinkable, and truely brutal.
DuffManOhYeah (133) - USA - JUN 25, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I liked it, but it was a little spicy for my taste. A bit too many hops in this one.
Sregnar35 (1031) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - JUN 23, 2005
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 1, 2005 Wow, this is a really interesting brew. The first bitter I’ve ever had that actually dries your tongue out, but without leaving an aftertaste, very good.
Dextolen (151) - Michigan, USA - JUN 22, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Big Bottle. Golden Amber with a quickly dissapating head. Strong piney aromas along with a fruity/estery yeast aroma in the second glass (sediment rich). Great hoppy bite, with sour / coppery finish.
Zeswaft (1505) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - JUN 21, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I’ve never been a fan or just never understood what a bitter is. However, this is one is pretty good. Full hops in effect and a subtle malt body. There’s that lingering bitter bite in the aftertaste which i guess makes it a bitter. other than that it tastes like an average pale ale.