frankR (145) - Davis, California, USA - MAR 20, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: APR 3, 2004 2002 release: Thick lasting white foamy head. Liquid is cloudy "yellow snow" color. Nose is malty, some hops present. Flavor starts with some malts and transitions to mild pine hops with a hint of juniper berries. Palate is bit on the watery side. Needs more quantities of everything.
envane (567) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 19, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAY 27, 2005 5/2005 Rerate: Juniper flavour way more up front here.
The junipers are barely perceptable, so what you are left with is a rather dry, citrusy APA. And there are better and easier to find APA’s out there.
Nuffield (3668) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 16, 2004
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Amber-yellow color. Dusty aroma. Simple, basic session beer. Fruity sweetness strikes my tastebuds after I swallow. Some dry bitterness in the finish. Nothing too exceptional. (on tap at Rogue Ales Public House, Portland)
MrManning (2003) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 9, 2004
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Every now and again, you come accross a beer that blows your mind. This is one of those beers. Dark gold body with a small head. Aromas of hops and citrus that are really balanced very well. Taste is slightly hoppy with some nice bitterness in the back of the throat. Big thanks to Doug Shoemaker for hooking me up with this one!
Duke (117) - New York, USA - MAR 5, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy gold. Big foamy white head with lacing all the way to the bottom of the glass. Aroma is hoppy, citrus, floral. Good palate. Nice balance. Really enjoy this one.
Alcoholist (570) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - FEB 28, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Big hearty pale ale with an unfortunate name. Poors a deep cloudy golden colour. thick head with nice lacing. Great balance between bitter and malt, thick body, dry finish.
ross (2080) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - FEB 28, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
mm this is pretty good. nice smell, small white head, a little bitter tasting, yet good. has the taste that all rogue beers have. this brewery doesnt make a bad beer, second only to the anchor brewing co
elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - FEB 27, 2004
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
To be kind, I suppose I could say that this is a very distinctive APA. To be honest, I can't say it's all that pleasant of a distinction. The malt character did get better as it warmed, but the balance is off, and the finish is lingering acidic. No reason to do this one again.
Lubiere (9904) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 21, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy gold with a white frothy head which collpases quickly. Had 2 versions, yellow snow and Seahorse. YS had a lighter hoppy nose than SH, but the bitterness was more intense in the YS, with lots more citrus. my take is that the YS was fresher (bought at LCBO) whereas SH was bought in upstate NY (tend to have old bottles). Both had nice bodies, creamy in mouth (tasted New year 2004)
Nexxus (261) - Apple Valley, Minnesota, USA - FEB 18, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy light amber with a thick diminishing white head. Aroma mostly of flowers and citrus with a hint of toasted bread. Medium watery body with a moderate amount of carbonation. Refreshing, but astringent. Slightly sweet initial flavor of honey, citrus and toast. Finishes slighly bitter with a hint of the juniper berries claimed on the label. Decent.